Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.
Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.
Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
The backer of the Keystone XL Pipeline is seeking permits to draw nearly 167 million gallons of water from rivers in South Dakota.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
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.
Tribes played a critical role in the negotiation of a multi-state drought plan that is about to become law.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.
The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years
These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.
It’s taken years of negotiating to reach a deal, which involves seven states, local and tribal governments, plus the U.S. and Mexico.
Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.
The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.
In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Here’s how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.
Finally, plant species have rights, too.
The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Water protectors from far and wide gathered to celebrate and foster the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.
Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.
I’m proud that Cherokee Nation took the lead in removing a risk that would have threatened our communities forever.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
News of the federal judge's decision spread quickly across social media in Indian Country.
The White House plans to improve water reliability and availability in the West by streamlining regulatory processes and conducting expedited reviews on water projects. But details remain scarce.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
The leader of the Crow Tribe is vowing to pay back any misspent federal funds after yet another audit uncovered problems on the reservation.
The Crow Tribe is accused of misusing and mismanaging $12.8 million in federal funds.
A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
The Trump administration has yet to release its Dakota Access Pipeline decision, more than two weeks after it was supposedly finished.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.
Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.
Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.
Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.
It's been a week since the Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline again. Where's the actual decision?
Jon Kyl will take the late John McCain's place on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.