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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation to Norway (3/24/2017)
(Norway) -- Native American women who took a stand at Standing Rock in North Dakota to defend the water from a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River are arriving...
article Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video) (3/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest...
article Opinion: #NDPL: Ongoing Movement of Native Americans (3/23/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The last time a group of Native Americans gathered in North America was in 1973 at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 members of Oglala...
article Pipeline company reports 'physical attacks' along route as oil set to flow (3/20/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the Dakota Access Pipeline route have posed threats to life, physical safety and the...
article Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline (3/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing...
article Next steps in the battle against the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines (3/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week in Washington, DC, members of American Indian tribes and their supporters demonstrated against the construction of the Dakota Access...
article Oil Could Flow in Dakota Access Pipeline as Early as Monday (3/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Oil could be flowing through the embattled Dakota Access pipeline as early as Monday as a U.S. appeals court shut down a request Saturday from a Native...
article With his Pipeline protest, Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig gains a heartfelt Brewers admirer (3/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Brewers reliever Joba Chamberlain wants to shake hands with 22-year-old Wisconsin basketball star Bronson Koenig. Not because Chamberlain is a die-hard...
article A Federal Appeals Court Won’t Block The Dakota Access Pipeline As It Nears Completion (3/18/2017)
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a last-minute request to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, just a few days before the company building it...
article Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement (3/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- It is snowing in Washington — strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many of the activists and...
article San Francisco Votes No on DAPL (3/18/2017)
(California) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a resolution asking the municipal treasurer to filter out Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)...
article Local tribes show solidarity with Standing Rock through art (3/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Local tribes showed solidarity with the Standing Sioux on Saturday, unveiling a sculpture by artist Ed Archie NoiseCat during the Nisqually Indian...
article Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access (3/18/2017)
(Norway) -- In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund...
article Judge denies emergency injunction before oil is expected to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline next week (3/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court...
article Native Americans march to the White House in spiritual battle against pipeline (3/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On a cold rainy morning, members of the American Indian tribes shouted "Water is sacred" and "Keep it in the soil; can’t drink...
article Native communities look toward the next battleground after the Dakota Access pipeline (3/15/2017)
(USA) -- The last hundred people camped out for several months in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction marched out of the campground last month. A...
article Standing Rock is history repeating itself (3/15/2017)
(Washington) -- Democracies usually prefer not to wage war on their own citizens, and in particular, on peaceful demonstrators. Yet what images were evoked when you saw...
article Water is Life: The Rise of the Mní Wičóni Movement (3/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- One year ago in February, our families on Standing Rock started organizing with urgency and a new community action collective, Chante Tin’sa...
article Canada’s spy agency was watching Standing Rock (3/15/2017)
(Canada) -- Two secret reports on Standing Rock obtained by VICE News show the Canadian spy agency has been monitoring the protest camps and acts of pipeline sabotage in...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Stay on Court’s DAPL Religious Freedom Decision (3/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Update, March 14, 10:30p.m. ET: Late today, March 14, the D.C. District Court denied lawyer Nichole Ducheneaux’s request for an emergency...
article Hundreds Rally & March in San Francisco in Solidarity & Support for Standing Rock (3/14/2017)
(California) -- Last Friday, March 10, between some 800 Natives and non-Native supporters gathered at the Federal Building in San Francisco for a march and rally that...
article Divesting From DAPL in Favor of Indian-Owned Credit Unions (3/14/2017)
(USA) -- Credit unions are depository institutions that offer disinvestment possibilities for those seeking to move their money out of banks funding the Dakota Access...
article Activists complete 8 day, 90 mile prayer walk for clean water (3/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The walk was organized by Jun-san Yasuda, an international activist and founder of the Grafton Peace Pagoda of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order....
article Largest march for native rights in DC ignored by the White House and mainstream media (3/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House didn't comment nor answer to the tribe's request. There were a few mainstream Media sources that relayed the event, but the...
article 'You can’t drink oil. Keep it in the soil' DAPL protesters chant during OKC march (3/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A few hundred people marched through downtown Oklahoma City Saturday morning to protest a pipeline making national headlines. The protesters were marching...
article Native Americans picket White House in #NoDAPL protest (3/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- On Friday, a march of about 2 miles is planned from the Army Corps of Engineers office to the White House, where a rally is scheduled. Members of...
article Standing Rock Sioux take the fight to Washington (3/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of Native American tribes and Peace & Justice activists took to the streets Friday to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline that...
article Akwesasne residents among tribal representatives seeking pact in D.C. (3/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jesse and Chantelle Beeson, members of the Mohawk nation, drove to Washington, D.C., on Friday morning from Akwesasne, N.Y. Mae Hank, who’s...
article Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights (3/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- If rain on your wedding day is good luck, then snow on the day of the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. on March 10, served as a sign of...
article Striking protest photos show the power and pride of Indigenous communities (3/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- "We exist. We resist. We rise." This powerful statement was boldly brought to the White House, through protest signs and spirit, on March...
article The Most Powerful Moments From the Native Nations March on Washington (3/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- On March 10, hundreds of Native Americans protested outside of the White House to make their voices heard loud and clear regarding Trump's...
article Standing Rock protesters to lead Washington DC march urging Donald Trump to discuss indigenous rights (3/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Standing Rock protesters are heading to the US capital for four days of demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington (3/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of Indian tribes from across the US have begun to arrive in Washington, D.C., for four days of protests, prayer and demonstrations to assert...
article The “fight is not over and we will not surrender”: Despite court losses Native Tribes continue to halt pipeline construction (3/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 7, a U.S. judge ruled against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s request to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the...
article Tipis Rise on the National Mall (3/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tipis have sprung up on the National Mall alongside the Washington Monument as Natives and allies converge on the U.S. capital to demand a halt to...
35 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (3/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country is preparing for another round of resistance after the Trump administration approved the Keystone XL Pipeline without consulting...
article Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change (3/24/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Nurses remain adamantly opposed to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and will continue to speak out and join public protests against the...
article Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs (3/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline,...
article Keystone XL Pipeline to Gain State Department Approval on Monday (3/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department will approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Monday. This comes after President Trump signed a presidential memorandum...
article Daugaard urges calm from tribes (3/15/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked nine tribal chairmen to consult with the state on possible protests to the KeystoneXL pipeline.
article Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota (3/14/2017)
(South Dakota) -- As tribal plaintiffs headed to the courthouse here March 8 in their appeal against TransCanada Corps’ state permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Court rejects cases on Navajo Generating Station impact, its closing (3/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions on the...
article Begaye says Nation needs to move away from coal and oil as revenue sources (3/21/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- In addressing tribal economic diversification, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the Nation needs to move away from coal and oil based revenue...
article Navajo Nation Responds to Possible Closure of the San Juan Generating Station (3/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begaye released the following statement in response to the possible closure of the San Juan Generating Station in the Farmington area.
article Native groups weigh in on coal plant's future (3/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- Bureau of Reclamation officials promised a more concerted effort to include tribal groups in planning for the future of the Navajo Generating Station during...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Natural gas line through Polk County creates little clamor (3/18/2017)
(Florida) -- Oil and gas pipelines have become magnets for controversy. Nationally, the Keystone XL Pipeline, a crude oil system now under construction in the West, has...
article Theatre review: The Pipeline Project asks whose hands are clean? (3/14/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Artists are citizens, too. If you’re an artist with strong political convictions, you want to use your art to express them. The challenge is...
article After multi-year slump, interest in lands among Yukon oil and gas explorers picks up (3/14/2017)
(Yukon) -- The Yukon government says interest was higher than anticipated during the last call for oil and gas companies to flag potential locations for future...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

ANWR

article As hopes for drilling in ANWR rise, Native corporations argue over potential riches (3/17/2017)
(Alaska) -- With some Alaskans increasingly hopeful the new Congress will open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling after decades of failed attempts, some...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Peck

article TransCanada meets with tribal officials away from public (3/16/2017)
(Montana) -- Officials from TransCanada, the parent company of the Keystone XL pipeline, pulled out of a public meeting Thursday with the Fort Peck Tribal Executive...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article London area residents protest Invenergy wind power project (3/24/2017)
(Ontario) -- A year after it was approved by the province, residents of a London-area rural township are still fighting against a wind farm that’s going ahead...
article Indigenous groups heard from on last day of NEB hearings in Maritimes (3/22/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- The group tasked with overhauling the National Energy Board wrapped up its final day of consultations in the Maritimes by hearing recommendations from...
article Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, The First Solar Farm On Tribal Land, Is Now Online (3/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- On March 16th, the first solar farm on tribal land in the US was activated. The 250 megawatt Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located on the 112 square...
article Court Turns Down Challenges To EPA For Coal-Fired Power Plant (3/20/2017)
(Arizona) -- A federal court has denied two legal challenges to federal clean-air regulators' plan for reducing haze by limiting emissions from the Navajo Generating...
article First Solar starts commercial operation of 250MW solar project in US (3/20/2017)
(Nevada) -- Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer First Solar has commenced commercial operation on 250MW alternating current (AC) Moapa Southern Paiute project in Nevada, US.
article Officials mark completion of tribal land solar power plant (3/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Elected officials and tribal leaders helped Friday to power up a sun-to-electricity array that, in 2012, was the first utility-scale power production...
article Utility pulls plug on Moapa coal-fired plant (3/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- Environmental advocates and members of an Indian tribe who live nearby hailed the closure Thursday of an embattled coal-fired NV Energy power plant 40 miles...
article Officials mark completion of tribal land solar power plant (3/17/2017)
(Nevada) -- Elected officials and tribal leaders helped Friday to power up a sun-to-electricity array that, in 2012, was the first utility-scale power production plant...
article Nevada coal power plant shut down amid pressure from Native American tribe (3/16/2017)
(Nevada) -- Southern Nevada’s oldest coal-fired power plant will cease operation after a half-century of production. The Moapa Band of Paiutes tribe has long...
article Saskatoon hydro power station decision to wait until fall (3/14/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatoon city councillors have asked for more information before approving a partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council to build a hydro power...
article Tsuut’ina Nation tells Calgary to take its dam somewhere else (3/14/2017)
(Alberta) -- In 2013, thousands of Calgarians were displaced, and hundreds of homes damaged in what was called the most destructive flood in the history of Alberta.
article Northern Alberta First Nation walks back on plan to block oil and gas companies (3/12/2017)
(Alberta) -- A northern Alberta community is walking back on its initial proposal to stop certain oil and gas companies from entering by putting up gates at the entrance...
article Indigenous NEB panelist says there’s a lot of work to do to gain trust from First Nation and Métis communities (3/12/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The co-chair of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) modernization review panel says there is a lot of work to do toward building trust with Canadians and...
article Tsuut'ina Nation opposes Springbank dry dam, says its consent required (3/9/2017)
(Alberta) -- The Tsuut'ina Nation says it is steadfastly against the proposed Springbank dry dam flood mitigation project on its border and will not give its consent...
article Senate confirms Dakota Access ally to lead Energy Department (3/3/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A paid ally of the Dakota Access Pipeline is officially joining the administration of Republican President Donald Trump. The Senate voted 62 to 37...
article Organizations join forces in Québec to wean communities off diesel power (3/3/2017)
(Quebec) -- Inuit in Nunavik are taking a lead role in renewable energy projects across their territory. In February, two Inuit owned economic development organizations...
article Kugaaruk 'lucky' its power plant's fuel tank didn't explode during school fire (3/3/2017)
(Nunavut) -- A fire that destroyed Kugaaruk's only school Tuesday night also came close to cutting the community's power supply. The power plant's 80,000-...
article A Battle Of Energy-Producing Native Americans Vs. Report-Producing Federal Contractors (3/1/2017)
(Arizona) -- In Northern Arizona, the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and a coal mine team to produce reliable, affordable electricity while providing 755 good-paying...
article California's Wrecking The Western Electric Grid - Now 755 Mostly Native American Jobs Are At Risk (2/24/2017)
(California) -- California is an energy policy bully. Using market share and political willpower, global warming-fearing Golden State politicians are reshaping the...
article Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (2/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs...

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