House committee advances slate of Indian Country bills (June 14, 2023)Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Cleanup continues of abandoned mines in national forest (January 17, 2023)About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands (December 12, 2022)An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled (November 29, 2022)A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Apache Stronghold heads back to court to protect sacred Oak Flat (September 6, 2022)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.
Cronkite News: Fight over copper mine at sacred Apache site continues (August 15, 2022)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.
POSTPONED: House Committee on Natural Resources Markup (March 16, 2022)The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
Cronkite News: Indian schools in line for Great American Outdoors Act funding (November 10, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Apache Stronghold v. United States (October 22, 2021)The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise (August 31, 2021)Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Bill introduced to protect sacred Apache site from development (March 15, 2021)Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have once again introduced legislation to permanently protect a sacred Apache site from development.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop copper mine on sacred Apache site (February 15, 2021)A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
Native America Calling: Oak Flat at a crossroads (January 21, 2021)Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.
Cronkite News: Trump administration eyes action on mine at sacred Apache site (November 27, 2020)Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.
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