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Resisters give shout-out for Riot Boosting Act
Resisters give shout-out for Riot Boosting Act (October 3, 2019)

Native activists have scored a big victory against a new law that was written to stifle their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction
Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction (June 19, 2019)

The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.


Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (April 4, 2019)

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.


Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline
Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline (December 10, 2018)

Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.


TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)

The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.


Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)

Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.


Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota
Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota (May 11, 2017)

Tribal leaders and activists say it's only a matter of time before the Dakota Access Pipeline causes significant harm.


Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)

Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.


Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)

The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.


Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (April 7, 2017)

'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.


Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit
Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit (April 4, 2017)

A new lawsuit accuses the Trump administration of failing to consider all of the impacts of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.


Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)

'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!'
Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!' (March 17, 2017)

Beginning on March 7, tipi poles were in the ground kicking off four days of lobbying, ceremonies, cultural events, and discussions culminating in a march from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota (March 13, 2017)

Controversial pipeline would transport foreign oil, made with foreign steel, to foreign countries.


Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)

Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.


Judge won't rush ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline easement amid big changes
Judge won't rush ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline easement amid big changes (December 9, 2016)

The arrival of Republican Donald Trump and extreme weather in North Dakota are affecting developments in the #NoDAPL movement.


Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (December 5, 2016)

The battle is far from over but a long-standing request to examine the impacts of the controversial project is now on the table thanks to the Obama administration.


Tom Goldtooth and Annie Leonard: President Barack Obama can stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Tom Goldtooth and Annie Leonard: President Barack Obama can stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 21, 2016)

With Donald Trump’s presidency on the horizon, it is now more important than ever for President Obama to stop the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline.


Democracy Now: New resistance camp and more arrests in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline
Democracy Now: New resistance camp and more arrests in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)

The new frontline camp is just to the east of North Dakota State Highway 1806, across from the site where Dakota Access security guards unleashed pepper spray and dogs against Native Americans.


#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota (September 7, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shared his people's struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa
Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa (June 22, 2016)

The controversial energy project is moving forward despite objections from tribes and indigenous activists.


Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles oil pipeline
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles oil pipeline (June 8, 2016)

Officials shut down construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline immediately after objectors at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation raised a 'human shield of prayer' on May 24.


Iowa board approves energy pipeline work amid tribal objections
Iowa board approves energy pipeline work amid tribal objections (June 7, 2016)

The Upper Sioux Community, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribes have raised concerns about a burial site in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia
Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia (May 18, 2016)

Fresh from a 500-mile relay run to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline construction across Lakota Territory, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal youth Joseph White Eyes headed for the Land Down Under to speak out against a mammoth coal mine that threatens Aboriginal land and water.


Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines
Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines (April 20, 2016)

After Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes railed for months against the Dakota Access Pipeline project, federal officials are responding to pleas for defense of water, cultural resources, and tribal sovereignty.


Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices
Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices (January 26, 2016)

So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.


Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate
Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate (December 28, 2015)

Indigenous activists were among the most critical of the U.N. accord reached at the Paris Climate Summit, although the official framers of the agreement gave them and other grassroots stakeholders credit for pressure resulting in a treaty binding on 190 nations.


Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accord
Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accord (December 15, 2015)

Calling for inclusion of indigenous rights in global climate accords during a canoe paddling event to highlight grassroots concerns, about 150 organizations signed a statement reflecting traditional Native American elders’ formal position


Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France
Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France (December 7, 2015)

The Indigenous Environmental Network is taking a delegation of more than 45 'frontline leaders' to participate in the activities of grassroots coalitions and in the official parley at the 2015 Paris negotiations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit (November 4, 2015)

The Indigenous Environmental Network said the 2016 presidential election motivated TransCanada's request to delay the decision.


Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL
Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL (August 13, 2015)

While the world waited for South Dakota’s pivotal decision on TransCanada Corp.’s application to renew its Keystone XL permit, tribal members capped nine days of hearings with fiery statements insisting that treaty rights dictate denial.


Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd
Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd (July 30, 2015)

A massive, new spill from a bitumen pipeline in the tar-sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada’s Athabascan territory fueled a series of pipeline protests by Native Americans and allies across South Dakota.


Lakota Country Times: Activists gear up for Keystone XL hearings
Lakota Country Times: Activists gear up for Keystone XL hearings (July 8, 2015)

According to tribal advocates who oppose tar sands development, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission did not consider aboriginal title in a recent Keystone XL pipeline permit certification hearing.


Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains
Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains (July 7, 2015)

Anticipated destruction of natural resources, sacred sites, and family farm economy is triggering tribal governments, their enrollees, Native American non-profits, their allies, and rural people to defy the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.


Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message
Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message (May 15, 2015)

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate presented a star quilt to the president that was made by a tribal member.


Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama
Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama (May 14, 2015)

When President Barack Obama completed his agenda for visiting all 50 states with a stop in South Dakota, Native Americans and allies made sure to focus his attention on the longstanding demand to prevent the proposed construction of the Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.


Protest urges President Obama to deny Keystone XL Pipeline
Protest urges President Obama to deny Keystone XL Pipeline (May 8, 2015)

Tribal members are a holding a protest and rally to draw the president's attention during his visit to Watertown, South Dakota.


South Dakota tribes form alliance to battle Keystone XL plan
South Dakota tribes form alliance to battle Keystone XL plan (May 6, 2015)

The company behind the project is seeking re-certification of the 313-mile route through the state.


Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (March 5, 2015)

The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.


Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL
Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (March 3, 2015)

The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.


Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline
Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (January 16, 2015)

The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.


Tribes challenge permit for Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota
Tribes challenge permit for Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota (December 10, 2014)

TransCanada needs to re-certify its permit for the pipeline route.


Q&A with Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network
Q&A with Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (May 11, 2012)

"As Rio+20 approaches, IPS interviewed Tom B.K. Goldtooth, who has been an activist for social change in Native American communities for more than three decades and is the executive director...


Indian activists to protest Keystone XL during Obama's visit
Indian activists to protest Keystone XL during Obama's visit (March 22, 2012)

The Indigenous Environmental Network and other Indian activists will protest the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline as President Barack Obama visits Oklahoma today. But the protesters will be forced to hold...


Native Sun News: Native activists meet on climate change
Native Sun News: Native activists meet on climate change (December 9, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Protesters at U.N.climate change summit in Durban, South Africa, link tar sands crude to...


Truthout: Indigenous people taking on  Keystone XL Pipeline
Truthout: Indigenous people taking on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 2, 2011)

"As people gather to protest the greed and corruption of Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and throughout the world, the territories of indigenous peoples and nations have been the front...


Straight Goods: First Nations participate in Keystone XL  protest
Straight Goods: First Nations participate in Keystone XL protest (September 28, 2011)

"Nearly a thousand people gathered Monday on Parliament Hill in front of the Centennial Flame to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands crude oil to Texas....