tag: sacred sites

Supercell in Oklahoma
Native people face a six-fold increased risk of flash floods because of climate change in the next two years, according to a new study.
Choctaw Nation Advanced Technology Initiatives
Native drone pilots are building careers using drones for scoping out landscapes for construction, searching for lost hikers, and even assessing potentially sacred areas.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is celebrating young leaders at the Reservation Economic Summit.
Thacker Pass
Tribal communities are on the frontlines of a push to create new, domestic sources for lithium.
San Pedro Valley
The Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda is being tested in court with a lawsuit from tribes opposed to a $4 billion development that runs through their homelands.
Wind Farm
Tribal cultural resources are being threatened by growing demand for renewable energy projects.
National Congress of American Indians
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is marking a milestone event with an election of new leaders and debate on a controversial issue.
Verlon Jose
The leader of the Tohono O’odham said construction of a border wall on his tribe’s territory has caused irreversible damage.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the third of his administration.
Crazy Mountains
The high-profile proposal involving more than 15 square miles and seven landowners drew more than 1,000 public comments.
Lakota Nation vs United States
In the U.S. government’s long record of broken treaties, land theft, and genocide, the taking of the Black Hills ranks as one of the most disgraceful examples of imperial aggression.
H.R.3371 - Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.3371, the Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act, on September 18, 2023.
Badger-Two Medicine
A settlement agreement with the Blackfeet Nation marks the end of a 40-year energy development fight in a sacred area of Montana.
Santa Fe Indian Market
The organization that puts on the largest juried Indian art market in the world continues to face criticism on social media after thanking a sponsor of the popular event.
George Thompson
In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
H.R.423 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
Tanasi Memorial
The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
Bruce Westerman
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
Senate Committee on Indian aAffairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Badger-Two Medicine
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Margo Gray
All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
Crazy Mountains
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
Cherokee Nation Park
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.
Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.
Mount Adams
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Moonhouse - Bears Ears National Monument
The Biden administration says it wants to work with tribes to co-manage federal land that is also sacred or culturally important.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6032, H.R. 6964, H.R. 7581 [Discussion Draft ANS], H.R. 8115, H.R. 8286, H.R. 8380, and H.R. 8387
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States meets for a legislative hearing on September 14, 2022.
Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Black Hills Land Defenders
The Republican governor of South Dakota has once again been turned away in court over efforts to set off fireworks in the sacred Black Hills.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Christina West, a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, has dedicated much of her life to working in Indian Country.
Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
Kaw Nation - Sacred Red Rock
“It’s really important that we go back and let people know that we are still thriving,” said Galen Cloud of the Muscogee National Council.