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Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (04/27)
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the authority of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in December 2013 but the case has yet to be resolved in federal court.

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: 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: Environment | Politics
Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country (04/07)
Representatives of the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Navajo Nation will testify but no one from the other side of the debate is on the witness list.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Trust
Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water (04/03)
The water supply on the reservation contains levels of arsenic that exceed limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Business | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing in Montana (04/02)
The hearing on the Crow Reservation will focus on coal development in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spill (03/23)
When Nancy Kile saw the hazmat truck heading to the Chadron waste collection site, she all but panicked, dreading that the driver would dump its load of chemically contaminated soil at the place where she obtains compost to enrich her garden.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river (03/16)
Since 1818, the heart of the Nation’s reservation has been the islands in the river north from Indian Island, their town 15 miles upriver from Bangor.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters (03/05)
For a number of years, one of our projects has been monitoring nuclear radioactivity in the water and air in the 1868 Treaty Territory, including the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Environment
New Mexico tribe worries about water pollution from big city (02/19)
The tribe has had to stop using the Rio Grande River for ceremonies at certain times due to pollution from neighboring Albuquerque.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (02/16)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone (02/13)
Keystone XL resisters announced a civil-disobedience and direct-action training at the Lakota Community Center in the Cheyenne River Indian homelands, February 20-22.

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: 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: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (01/30)
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Allies unite over uranium cleanup in New Mexico (01/05)
Jonnie and Milton Head’s granddaughter won’t bring her children to visit them at their home here in the Bluewater Valley.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dean Suagee: EPA's Clean Power Plan affects Indian Country (11/26)
Attorney urges Indian Country to take a closer look at the Clean Power Plan.

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