Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.
A court settlement over radioactive and toxic uranium mining waste abandoned in the Black Hills will help the Navajo Nation with a new health study.
Tribal monitors are helping collect data on culturally significant sites that are facing an uncertain future in Arizona.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.
A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.
'If federal land is going to be transferred, it should be returned to its original owners,' said Washoe Tribe Chairman Neil Mortimer.
The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.
Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the 'dangerous' Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
The state wants to take over federally-managed land that was promised to the Sioux Nation by treaty.
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.
A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.
The Tule River Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians saw bipartisan support for their land-into-trust bills.
Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.
Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.
The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.
The Organized Village of Kake won a decision that protects the Tongass National Forest from roads, logging and other development.
The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.
Rep. Shawn Bordeaux (D), a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, spoke in favor of a resolution that called for 'full and fair compensation' to the Sioux Nation.
The Canadian company that proposed to mine rare earth minerals near the culturally significant tribal landmark of Mahto Tipila, or Devils Tower, suspended activities at the so-called Bear Lodge Project.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has remained open because the agency that serves the Burns Paiute Tribe is more than 200 miles from the site of the armed takeover.
The San Francisco Peaks in Arizona are being desecrated by the use of treated sewage at a privately-operated ski resort located on federal land.
The tribe is cheering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for opposing development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but the battle isn't over yet.
Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.
No one from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community or the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has come forward to claim the animals.
Everyone but one person spoke out against energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.
Malachi Bradley got separated from his family in a national forest that borders the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
It’s bad enough that federal crews have to clean up after the shooters leave their bullet-riddled detritus behind in the forests.
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Ariel Rodriquez, at age 23 got tired of holding down desk, waitress and in-side summer jobs to help finance her college education.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to round up horses from land adjacent to the reservation.
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.
Nearly a dozen young tribal members visited sites in and around the Shawnee National Forest.
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.
Animal rights groups are questioning a proposal to gather as many as 2,000 horses on federal land surrounding the reservation.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is backing the tribe's efforts to cancel oil and gas leases in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area.
Tribal members helped build a footbridge in the Tongass National Forest.
The Karuk Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are working with the University of California and the U.S. Forest Service to maintain their traditional foods.
Chief Joseph led his people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to avoid being forced onto a reservation.
Merv George said he is the first American Indian to serve as supervisor in the U.S. Forest Service.
Exchange has been in the works for more than 10 years.
Deal expands the reservation and helps protect land within national forest.
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is suing the Obama administration to stop a gold mine.