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Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears
Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears (November 9, 2018)

According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.


Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone
Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone (October 11, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is protecting one area of Montana as the Blackfeet Nation calls on him to protect another.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)

Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.


Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.


Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.


Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears
Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.


Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again
Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again (October 4, 2016)

Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.


President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal
President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (May 9, 2016)

The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.


Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (April 29, 2016)

The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.


Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal
Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (April 27, 2016)

H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts grizzly bear decision
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts grizzly bear decision (March 15, 2016)

The US Fish and Wildlife has announced its proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears that despite formal objections submitted by some fifty tribes and the Assembly of First Nations.


Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears
Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears (March 4, 2016)

Vice President Tom Poor Bear of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the decision will lead to non-Indian hunting.


Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse
Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse (February 18, 2016)

Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.


Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan
Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan (January 13, 2016)

This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.


Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park
Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park (January 6, 2016)

Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.


National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison (November 20, 2015)

The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.


National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone (November 19, 2015)

Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.


Tribes demand consultation on grizzly bears in Yellowstone
Tribes demand consultation on grizzly bears in Yellowstone (November 12, 2015)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acknowledged missteps in its outreach to Indian Country.


Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison
Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison (September 10, 2015)

President Mark Azure said the 19 animals that died didn't go without water.


Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (August 18, 2015)

Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.


Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison
Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison (July 29, 2015)

The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.


Native Sun News: Opposition grows to delisting of grizzly bears
Native Sun News: Opposition grows to delisting of grizzly bears (July 1, 2015)

Tribal opposition continues to mount against the federal government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act status from the iconic Yellowstone grizzly.


Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone
Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (June 17, 2015)

Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.


Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar
Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar (June 16, 2015)

Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his 'fitness to participate in this process.'


Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks
Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (May 15, 2015)

James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.


Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy
Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (April 22, 2015)

In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.


Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana
Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana (February 11, 2015)

The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.


Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter
Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter (January 23, 2015)

Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.


Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear
Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear (January 9, 2015)

Tribes are worried about trophy hunting of the Yellowstone bear in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.


Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting (December 24, 2014)

Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear does not just touch the lives of the Standing Rock Sioux people, but also the other 25 Tribal Nations the federal government has acknowledged hold an ancestral connection to Yellowstone.


Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes
Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes (December 9, 2014)

Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?


Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison
Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison (November 13, 2014)

About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.


Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list
Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list (November 12, 2014)

Tribes are worried that delisting will lead to state-sanctioned hunts.


Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes
Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes (October 17, 2014)

Officials said they were confident of the tribe's ability to host and protect the herd.


Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64
Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64 (August 13, 2014)

Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.


Tribes in running to receive bison from Yellowstone National Park
Tribes in running to receive bison from Yellowstone National Park (June 17, 2014)

The Cherokee Nation and the Fort Peck Tribes are among five finalists for the animals.


Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park
Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park (May 7, 2014)

Three tribes are applying to receive a share of bison that were taken from Yellowstone National Park.


Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison
Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison (April 30, 2014)

Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Darrell Geist of the Buffalo Field Campaign, question tribal participation in the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park.


Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices
Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices (March 6, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has a treaty right to hunt bison from Yellowstone National Park, Chairman Silas Whitman said.


Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe
Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe (March 5, 2014)

A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes take Yellowstone bison
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes take Yellowstone bison (February 20, 2014)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have taken 37 bison from Yellowstone National Park.


Tribes to receive meat from slaughter of  Yellowstone bison
Tribes to receive meat from slaughter of Yellowstone bison (February 12, 2014)

Tribes are due to receive meat, hide and other parts from bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park.


MTPR: Fort Belknap Tribes defend introduction of bison herd
MTPR: Fort Belknap Tribes defend introduction of bison herd (September 12, 2013)

Some members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana are questioning why the tribe accepted bison from Yellowstone National Park.


Editorial: Court makes right call in transfer of bison to tribes
Editorial: Court makes right call in transfer of bison to tribes (June 25, 2013)

Montana newspaper welcomes decision affecting transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Tribes and the Fort Belknap Indian Community:


Montana court upholds transfer of  Yellowstone bison to tribes
Montana court upholds transfer of Yellowstone bison to tribes (June 20, 2013)

The Montana Supreme Court ruled that bison from Yellowstone National Park can be transferred to two tribes.


Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over     Montana bison hunt
Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over Montana bison hunt (April 15, 2013)

Rodney W. Abrahamson, the vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was cited for taking part in a bison hunt in Montana, The Spokesman Review reports. Abrahamson went hunting...


Tribal members see record bison hunting season in Montana
Tribal members see record bison hunting season in Montana (March 28, 2013)

Tribal members are enjoying a record bison hunting season in Montana, The Wall Street Journal reports. Some 249 bison have been killed during the winter 2012-2013 season. Of those, 212...


Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute
Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute (August 14, 2012)

A legal disputes continues over bison that the Yellowstone National Park transferred to the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana. The tribe accepted 61 bison from the park. Some of the...


NYT Blog: Lawsuit continues over bison on Montana reservations
NYT Blog: Lawsuit continues over bison on Montana reservations (May 31, 2012)

"The legal battle continues over the fate of a herd of wild bison that are roaming the plains of northern Montana for the first time in more than a century....


Judge blocks transfers of Yellowstone bison to Montana tribes
Judge blocks transfers of Yellowstone bison to Montana tribes (May 10, 2012)

A judge in Montana barred the state from transferring any more bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribes. The Fort Peck Tribes accepted more than 60 bison from the park....


Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes
Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes (April 27, 2012)

Non-Indian farmers and ranchers in Montana continue to fight the transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribes. Bison were once plentiful across the state. Over-hunting led to their...


Review: Yellowstone creation story in 'Empire of Shadows'
Review: Yellowstone creation story in 'Empire of Shadows' (April 16, 2012)

"For an American, a visit to a national park in another country can be disorienting. Where are the Winnebagos? The air-conditioned visitor center? The paved roads? If you venture...


Blog: Good news for wild bison in Yellowstone National Park
Blog: Good news for wild bison in Yellowstone National Park (March 15, 2012)

"Last April, I wrote about an historic agreement made by the federal, state, and tribal agencies that collectively manage Yellowstone’s wild buffalo population, which gave the iconic critters access to...


Opinion: Montana aims to move bison to two reservations
Opinion: Montana aims to move bison to two reservations (October 20, 2011)

"It was like a scene straight from an epic western: 94 wild Yellowstone bison, their instincts in full throttle despite five years behind government fences, thundering through an open gate...


Opinion: Yellowstone bison pay the price for poor management
Opinion: Yellowstone bison pay the price for poor management (July 14, 2011)

"The collective guilt of mindless cruelty on our wild Yellowstone buffalo by Yellowstone National Park, the Montana Department of Livestock and Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks is beyond...