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Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector
Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (May 23, 2019)

Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe
Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe (September 17, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.


Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation
Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars
Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars (September 8, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.


Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.


Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our lands
Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our lands (October 12, 2016)

Widespread pollution - in spite of government agencies, environmental organizations and front-line activists – is still a global concern.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)

Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.


Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (July 5, 2016)

Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.


Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (April 28, 2016)

Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (April 15, 2016)

A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic waste into the Columbia River.


President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.


Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine (March 30, 2016)

The Anaconda Copper Mine is located near the Yerington Paiute Reservation and has contaminated wells with uranium, arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals.


Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination
Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination (February 5, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must pay the tribe for costs incurred at Bradford Island, a treaty fishing site on the Columbia River.


Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site
Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site (October 30, 2015)

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle’s hometown became part of the world’s first Superfund site after abandoned lead mines polluted nearby Tar Creek and ruined many people’s homes in Ottawa County.


Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)

The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.


EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.


Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill
Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)

Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.


Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine
Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (August 25, 2014)

No amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses uranium mining has imposed on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo peoples.


Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country
Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country (June 19, 2014)

Terri Hansen highlights a few of the 532 Superfund sites in Indian Country.


Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites
Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites (June 4, 2014)

Tribal lands are contaminated by waste from lead and zinc mining.


Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine
Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine (April 29, 2014)

Newspaper says Spokane Tribe should be given more time to comment on the $193 million cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine.


Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted site
Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted site (May 22, 2013)

A polluted site on the Makah Nation in Washington could be added to the national Superfund list. The Warmhouse Beach dump was used as a dump site by the...


Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plans
Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plans (October 19, 2012)

"The Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Territory, also known as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, is located in the immediate area of three United States Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) designated Superfund cleanup...


Superfund site still poses a theat for St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Superfund site still poses a theat for St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (March 26, 2012)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. of New York continues to deal with pollution from a Superfund site along the St. Lawrence River. A study 20 years ago found high levels...


Mohawk man won't recognize jurisdiction of state's court
Mohawk man won't recognize jurisdiction of state's court (February 28, 2012)

A Mohawk man appeared in New York state court on Monday to face charges for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Wearing a traditional...


Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund site
Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund site (February 7, 2012)

A Mohawk man was indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk...


Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes battle toxic giant
Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes battle toxic giant (October 19, 2011)

"A few years ago, USA Today did a two-page article about the problems faced by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in their battle to clean up a Superfund plant on the Fort...


Coeur d'Alene Tribe benefits from $263.4M  Superfund  lawsuit
Coeur d'Alene Tribe benefits from $263.4M Superfund lawsuit (September 9, 2011)

A federal judge approved a $263.4 million settlement to settle a Superfund lawsuit that was originally filed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho. The tribe file the case in...


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against 'illegal' digging at Superfund site
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against 'illegal' digging at Superfund site (August 23, 2011)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is condemning the "illegal" actions of a man who was arrested for removing soil from a Superfund site near the reservation. The...


Mohawk man arrested for digging up ground at Superfund site
Mohawk man arrested for digging up ground at Superfund site (August 12, 2011)

A Mohawk man was arrested on Thursday for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk name is...


BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation
BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation (August 5, 2011)

In 2003, Congress earmarked $1 million to help the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma consolidate its land base, which sits on the largest Superfund site in the U.S. Consolidation has helped...


Coeur d'Alene Tribe to share in $6.8M mine cleanup settlement
Coeur d'Alene Tribe to share in $6.8M mine cleanup settlement (February 16, 2011)

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho will share in a $6.8 million settlement to clean up a defunct mine in the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Atlantic Richfield Co. agreed to pay...