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Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock
Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (February 1, 2017)

The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.


Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills
Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills (September 20, 2016)

The Michigan tribe is calling for a full environmental review of an oil pipeline that crosses through treaty territory.


Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)

The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.


Water a major concern in controversy for Keystone XL Pipeline
Water a major concern in controversy for Keystone XL Pipeline (August 7, 2012)

The Ogallala Aquifer is a major concern in the battle over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The aquifer is one of the world's largest underground sources of fresh water. it...


EPA reaches deal for oil companies on Fort Peck Reservation
EPA reaches deal for oil companies on Fort Peck Reservation (March 27, 2012)

The Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with three oil companies that were accused of polluting water on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Murphy Exploration & Production Co., Pioneer...


OPB: Makah Nation concerned about oil tanker traffic  in waters
OPB: Makah Nation concerned about oil tanker traffic in waters (December 5, 2011)

"The Department of Ecology’s budget cuts have left shortcomings in cleanup equipment quality and capacity to store oil from spills, said Chad Bowechop, manager of the Makah Tribal Council’s Office...


Blog: Cofan people in Ecuador battle  Chevron for 18 years
Blog: Cofan people in Ecuador battle Chevron for 18 years (November 4, 2011)

"Lago Agrio, Ecuador—The sprawl of scorched pavement and crumbling cement buildings in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This city, once a small oil boom town founded by Texaco in...


North Dakota tribe's permit for oil refinery on hold for appeal
North Dakota tribe's permit for oil refinery on hold for appeal (November 2, 2011)

Six members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota are challenging the tribe's oil refinery. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit for the project in October....


North Dakota tribe seeks financing for oil refinery plan
North Dakota tribe seeks financing for oil refinery plan (October 31, 2011)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is seeking bids for a proposed oil refinery. The tribe issued a request for proposals for the project. The estimated cost...


S.E. Ruckman: Keystone XL Pipeline impacts Indian Country
S.E. Ruckman: Keystone XL Pipeline impacts Indian Country (October 11, 2011)

"This past month, I saw news stories that seemed to echo from the comic books of my past. At a recent meeting of the United Nations (UN), leaders of small...


Nellis Kennedy-Howard: Speak up about Keystone XL Pipeline
Nellis Kennedy-Howard: Speak up about Keystone XL Pipeline (October 3, 2011)

Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And, here we sit, digging for oil. The State Department is currently...


Opinion: New pipelines would cross more than 40 First Nations
Opinion: New pipelines would cross more than 40 First Nations (September 26, 2011)

"There are countless little brooks and rivulets garlanding the islands and inlets of the Great Bear Rainforest in remote northern British Columbia, many without even a name. But the salmon...


Native Sun News: Tribal rights at issue in Keystone XL pipeline
Native Sun News: Tribal rights at issue in Keystone XL pipeline (September 1, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Actress Tantoo Cardinal and actress Margot Kidder at protest in front of White House...


Editorial: Share views  on     TransCanada's  Keystone XL pipeline
Editorial: Share views on TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline (August 30, 2011)

"The appropriately deliberate approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline took another big step last week when the State Department said the project is not likely to cause significant environmental...


Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Nation complete after six weeks
Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Nation complete after six weeks (August 23, 2011)

Federal officials will visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana on Wednesday to inspect the site of an oil spill that went unreported for a month. About 840 gallons spilled on...


Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Reservation about halfway done
Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Reservation about halfway done (August 9, 2011)

The cleanup of an oil spill on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana is about 50 percent complete, The Great Falls Tribune reported. About 840 gallons spilled on the reservation on...


Crews still working at cleanup  of oil spill on the Blackfeet Nation
Crews still working at cleanup of oil spill on the Blackfeet Nation (July 28, 2011)

The Blackfeet Nation wants all oil and gas producers in Montana to be informed of their responsibilities in case of spills. A reported 840 gallons of oil spilled on the...


Morongo Band confirms waste  oil  spill  did not reach   reservation
Morongo Band confirms waste oil spill did not reach reservation (July 27, 2011)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California says a waste oil spill did not reach the reservation. About 100 gallons of potentially hazardous waste spilled into a storm drain...


S.E. Ruckman:  Disastrous oil spill uncovers some tribal artifacts
S.E. Ruckman: Disastrous oil spill uncovers some tribal artifacts (July 27, 2011)

'In my way of thinking, commerce and culture don’t usually caught my attention. It was a headline with the word, “Indian” that nabbed me. Whether it’s our eastern Indian brethren...


Native Sun News: Criminal probe into oil spill on Blackfeet Nation
Native Sun News: Criminal probe into oil spill on Blackfeet Nation (July 27, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. BROWNING, MONTANA -- The Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division is reviewing oil company...


Drilling company kept oil spill a secret from Blackfeet Nation, EPA
Drilling company kept oil spill a secret from Blackfeet Nation, EPA (July 19, 2011)

A drilling company that failed to report an oil spill to the Blackfeet Nation and the Environmental Protection Agency could face penalties. On June 12, a pipeline broke and leaked...


Editorial: Osage Nation puts up brick wall to wind farm projects
Editorial: Osage Nation puts up brick wall to wind farm projects (June 20, 2011)

"An effort by two out-of-state companies to build wind farms in Osage County has officially run into a brick wall. It comes in the form of a challenge this week...


Editorial: Osage Nation shouldn't oppose wind farm proposals
Editorial: Osage Nation shouldn't oppose wind farm proposals (June 17, 2011)

"The Osage Nation has come out against a plan to build wind farms in Osage County. The main concerns are possible harm to the ecosystem — particularly the Nature Conservancy’s...


Native Sun News: Bear Butte stirs passions at county meeting
Native Sun News: Bear Butte stirs passions at county meeting (June 17, 2011)

James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. Mark Norstegaard, a landowner. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA – After citizens bid for keeping calm, Meade County commissioners abandoned the notion of suing over...


Osage Nation raising objections about  proposed wind farms
Osage Nation raising objections about proposed wind farms (June 14, 2011)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is opposing wind farm developments in Osage County. Chief John D. Red Eagle said the tribe is worried about the impact on oil and gas...


Native Sun News: TransCanada  under   scrutiny for crude    spills
Native Sun News: TransCanada under scrutiny for crude spills (June 13, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Just as the June 6 public comment deadline approached on TransCanada Inc.’s controversial proposed...


Native Sun News: Spill affects Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Native Sun News: Spill affects Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (May 27, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Disastrous flooding has hampered cleanup of toxic waste from Keystone 1 Pipeline spill of...


South Dakota approves development by sacred Bear Butte
South Dakota approves development by sacred Bear Butte (May 19, 2011)

After two days of hearing from tribes and other parties, the South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment approved an application for an oil field near sacred Bear Butte. Lower...


Shell Oil to seek federal approval to develop in Arctic Ocean
Shell Oil to seek federal approval to develop in Arctic Ocean (May 2, 2011)

Shell Oil will file permits this week to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, The New York Times reports. Shell wants to drill up to 10 exploratory wells....


Ute Tribe in Utah plans more oil drilling on the reservation
Ute Tribe in Utah plans more oil drilling on the reservation (April 21, 2011)

The Ute Tribe announces plans for more oil development on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. The tribe's Ute Energy company entered into a development agreement with Newfield Production...


Native Sun News: Something rotten in oil field regulations
Native Sun News: Something rotten in oil field regulations (April 21, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. The stink of rotten eggs from gas and oil operations is due to a...


Blood Tribe announces   partnership for oil and gas development
Blood Tribe announces partnership for oil and gas development (April 5, 2011)

The Blood Tribe of Alberta has formed an energy company to take advantage of oil and gas development on the reserve. Kainai Energy, the new company, will work with Native...


Al Jazeera: North Dakota's black gold rush a concern for tribe
Al Jazeera: North Dakota's black gold rush a concern for tribe (March 29, 2011)

"Far away from city lights, blackness easily moves across the sky as the sun sets over the plains of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. But across this wide...


Blog: Koch Oil   caught stealing from reservations in Oklahoma
Blog: Koch Oil caught stealing from reservations in Oklahoma (March 25, 2011)

"Just what is this Koch Industries? Should it be called a "company?" If so we need to re-think the idea of what a company and a business is supposed to...


Judge awards Alaska Native family $4.9M for breach of trust case
Judge awards Alaska Native family $4.9M for breach of trust case (February 9, 2011)

A federal judge says the federal government owes an Alaska Native family $4.9 million in a breach of trust case. Judge Nancy Firestone of the Court of Federal Claims previously...


North Dakota tribe blames EPA for holding up oil refinery project
North Dakota tribe blames EPA for holding up oil refinery project (January 19, 2011)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota says plans for an oil refinery are being held up by the Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe began the project in...


North Dakota governor doesn't want to reopen  deal for oil taxes
North Dakota governor doesn't want to reopen deal for oil taxes (January 11, 2011)

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) doesn't think the state has to renegotiate an oil tax agreement with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The state shares oil tax revenue...


Alaska Native family wins money damages in breach of trust case
Alaska Native family wins money damages in breach of trust case (January 6, 2011)

An Alaska Native family has won a multi-million dollar judgment in a breach of trust lawsuit against the federal government. Judge Nancy Firestone of the Court of Federal Claims ruled...