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Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Matt Remle: Tribal nations take a stand to protect Turtle Island (05/22)
With the recent mass demonstrations in Seattle, tribal Nations across Turtle Island continue to lead the larger efforts to combat climate change, ending the desecration of Mother Earth, and towards protecting the welfare of future generations.

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Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill (05/21)
While watchdogs Walter and Lisa DeVille were calling attention to truckloads of sewage being discharged on the edge of Lake Sakakawea, not far away a frack-water spill dumped 220,000 gallons of toxic brine on the Ft. Berthold Reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Jay Daniels: Indian Country forced to choose among two evils (05/20)
Indian country is faced with a tremendous quandary. Live without realizing economic development in areas where development isn’t always fully viable.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Energy Department announces new director of Indian office (05/19)
Chris Deschene is best known as the Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was ordered off the ballot last year.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (05/19)
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (05/19)
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

Filed Under: Environment | National
DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (05/12)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments (05/11)
For over five years, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked to impose a terrible pet idea of his on the Nez Perce Tribe: to make U.S. 12 a high-and-wide corridor for football field-sized megaloads.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Roger Birdbear: Indian mineral owners cheated on royalties (05/11)
From misuse and misunderstanding of regulations and statute surrounding transportation deductions, poor application of valuation methods, and even to blatant disregard of basic contract law, mineral owners are losing out.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes keep up fight against Keystone XL plan (05/05)
The pipeline, dubbed the Black Snake by opponents, has given rise to spirit camps along its route, in which tipis are erected to support direct action and peaceful resistance, if permits are granted for construction across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

Filed Under: Environment
Fort Mojave Tribe still waiting for cleanup plan at sacred site (05/04)
An energy company contaminated the sacred Topock Maze with chemicals, some of which also seeped onto the reservation.

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Camaray Devalos: Colonial mindset continues to destroy tribes (05/04)
There are countless incidents where corporations have set up their toxic workshops on Native land, usually without the consent of the tribe.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Jay Daniels: There's a whole lotta shaking going on in Oklahoma (04/30)
In one recent day, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
North Dakota tribe re-examines agreement after oil tax changes (04/30)
Chairman Mark Fox said the tribe will consider withdrawing from a 2008 revenue-sharing agreement.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (04/23)
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Gulf of Mexico still at risk after massive 2010 oil spill (04/22)
In the run-up to the fifth anniversary on Monday of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, the 2010 BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the country has heard happy talk from the company most responsible for it.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (04/16)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.

Filed Under: Opinion
Paul Moorehead: Tribes need greater control over their lands (04/15)
Having lost hundreds of millions of acres of land to allotment and tax auction, sale, fraud and federal chicanery beginning in the late 1880s, Indian tribes have ever since been on a decades-long mission to acquire and reconsolidate their once-mighty land holdings.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee talks coal at hearing in Montana (04/09)
The Crow Tribe is just one of three in Indian Country that develops its coal resources.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribe in North Dakota puts a hold on oil refinery (04/09)
'Wishing you a Happy Easter!' the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara Nation said in a March 31 announcement of a $1,000 gift to each enrolled tribal member.

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