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Filed Under: Environment | Politics
South Dakota board won't back name change for sacred peak (07/01)
Confusion arose after two different names were discussed for the site in the Black Hills.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place (06/30)
The South Mountain Freeway would cut through the South Mountains over the tribe's objections.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: BLM to update plan for land near Bear Butte (06/30)
The 6,693-acre Fort Meade Recreation Area between Bear Butte and Sturgis would remain a Special Recreation Management Area, with motorized travel limited to existing roads and trails.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Jemez Pueblo gets second shot at making case for ancestral land (06/29)
In a unanimous decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress has never extinguished aboriginal title to the area in question.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Blackfeet Nation to honor Sen. Tester for sacred site support (06/25)
The tribe is trying to protect the Badger-Two Medicine Area from energy development.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak (06/25)
Whether to change the name of Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga was on the floor of the Pennington County Commissioner’s last week.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (06/24)
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.

Filed Under: Environment
Comment sought on potential change to name of Devils Tower (06/23)
The current name is a mistranslation of the Lakota term for the sacred Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (06/19)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (06/19)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Judge questions delay in drilling on Blackfeet Nation sacred site (06/17)
The tribe isn't a party to a lawsuit that could lead to energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Hopi Tribe working on settlement over wastewater at sacred site (06/16)
The tribe filed the lawsuit over the use of treated sewage at the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sites (06/10)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a petition May 26, indicating it will continue to fight tooth and nail against the Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill proposed in the underground water tables 50 miles upstream from the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Judge to hear arguments in Blackfeet Nation sacred site dispute (06/09)
An energy company has been trying to explore for oil and gas in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana since the 1980s.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
March planned in nation's capitol over mine at sacred Apache site (06/04)
Congress authorized the transfer of federal land to a foreign-controlled company that will build a copper mine on sacred Apache lands.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns (06/04)
An ancient, sacred Mohave Indian tribal site has been destroyed as a result of the Obama administration's push for solar development on public land.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Take fight over sacred Apache site to higher court (06/03)
Article 20 of the American Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of conscience and religion, a freedom that the Apaches cannot enjoy with their sacred sites destroyed.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes told of potential burials near Bear Butte (06/02)
All the Tribal Historic Preservation Offices associated with the Bear Butte sacred protected area in Meade County have been notified about a study revealing burial sites on the proposed route of a controversial bypass road near the peak.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Lydia Millet: Selling off sacred Apache land to foreign interests (05/29)
Congress has handed over a sacred Native American site to a foreign-owned company for what may be the first time in our nation’s history.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (05/27)
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

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