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Filed Under: Environment | National
EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (02/24)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Energy industry brings gangs and drugs to tribe in North Dakota (02/23)
Methamphetamine is being trafficked by heavily-armed gangs from out of state and Latin America. Even heroin has shown up.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership (02/18)
The leader of the Interior Department visited to Native villages and met with the Alaska Federation of Natives on her two-day trip.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk man stands up for his people (02/17)
Kanaharonton-Alvin Jock is a Mohawk businessman, known throughout Akwesasne for this towing service and car parts.

Filed Under: Education | Environment
Narragansett Tribe works to identify off-shore ancestral sites (02/10)
The tribe wants to protect burial grounds and other sites that could be affected by wind energy projects.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oil flares lighting up North Dakota tribe's skies (02/09)
Welcome to Mandaree, the segment of the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation that extracts the most oil in the Bakken Formation’s fracking frenzy.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills at meeting (02/04)
The bills address Native youth issues, energy development and self-determination.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | National | Politics
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (02/04)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/02)
The meeting focuses on four bills while the hearing focuses on loan leveraging in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Mark Anthony Rolo: Declaration of war against Keystone Pipeline (01/30)
Just outside Winner, South Dakota, on sparsely populated land, sits a small camp made up of two Army tents and a few teepees, surrounded by 1,500-pound hay bales that protect against the prairie’s raging winter winds.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso: Empowering Indian Country in the GOP Congress (01/29)
During this Congress, the Committee will hold hearings and meet with tribal leaders on how Congress can help empower tribes.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment (01/28)
This is the Climate Moment. A possible turning point.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Wildlife refuge in Alaska deserves stronger protections (01/27)
Wilderness designation is the highest level of protection the government can confer on public land. It would bar commercial development of any kind.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project (01/27)
The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee (01/26)
Indian Country can expect hearings on energy development, government waste, irrigation projects and juvenile justice.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska (01/26)
The proposal drew immediate condemnation from the state's Congressional delegation.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: North Dakota takes on impacts of energy boom (01/26)
A golden sunset behind the Killdeer Mountains glows with more luminosity than a Karl Bodmer landscape, tinting the clouds pink in the waning light of a wintery evening.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Keystone fight is about more than a pipeline (01/21)
The danger of the Keystone XL pipeline is a real one.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe confronts many challenges (01/20)
When Mark Fox took the oath of the highest office in the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation, he initiated his first four-year term with a pledge to bolster the reservation’s economic self-sufficiency.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable (01/19)
The disappointing decisions of the federal government in the face of lucrative energy prospects are nothing new for Native Americans.

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