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Filed Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Efforts to rename sacred peak ramp up (03/30)
Myron Pourier of Black Elk Development is helping lead the push to rename a sacred peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation opposes energy development on sacred lands (03/30)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is backing the tribe's efforts to cancel oil and gas leases in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site (03/27)
A privately-owned ski areas uses treated wastewater to make fake snow in the San Francisco Peaks.

Filed Under: Opinion
Richard Iron Cloud: Remove murderer's name from sacred peak (03/26)
I stand in solidarity with esteemed Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart who points out the highest peak in He Sapa (Black Hills) is named after a general who massacred Sioux women and children.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (03/17)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (03/17)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (03/04)
A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
9th Circuit to consider Medicine Lake sacred site dispute again (03/04)
The Pit River Tribe and supporters are trying to stop a geothermal plant from being built near their place of worship.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dean Suagee: Tribal issues being ignored in Keystone XL battle (02/24)
If the pipeline goes through, there would be widespread adverse effects on traditional cultural properties and other places of religious and cultural importance.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte (02/24)
Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte?

Filed Under: Opinion
Wendsler Nosie: US government approves theft of sacred land (02/20)
The taking of property without the laws that apply normally. Isn’t that called stealing?

Filed Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights hostile takeover (02/20)
The San Carlos Apache battle cry to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S. neo-colonialism against Native nations.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Trust
Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land (02/11)
Bear Butte is a mountain considered sacred by the Northern Cheyenne and the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Should it be protected by placing it into federal trust status?

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
San Carlos Apache Tribe leads 40-mile march for sacred site (02/06)
Participants will gather at Oak Flat for a prayer ceremony and other events.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
San Carlos Apache Tribe to hold spiritual march to sacred site (02/03)
The 40-mile walk and gathering will highlight opposition to a copper mine on sacred lands used for food, medicinal gathering and ceremonies.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Michael Paul Hill: Save sacred Apache lands from exploitation (02/03)
Why do they want to expand mining at a time when global warming is the hot topic of the day? Money is what they want.

Filed Under: Environment
Native American Land Conservancy works to protect sacred site (01/21)
The Chemehuevi Tribe helped bless the work at the in Old Woman Mountains Preserve in California.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (01/21)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

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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