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Food Sovereignty

article Big food’s attempt to further industrialise what we eat (6/24/2019)
(USA) -- Food is not a commodity, it is not ‘stuff’ put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories. Food is life. Food holds the...
article New Laws Deliver Landmark Protections for Sustenance Fishing and Clean Rivers (6/21/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine’s tribes will receive long-sought water quality protections for sustenance fishing under a bill signed into law by Governor Janet Mills today....
article Law will give blueberry growers more say on commission (6/18/2019)
(Maine) -- A bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Alley (D-Beals) to give blueberry growers an equal role on the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine was signed into law by...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article DiamondJacks Casino Is Back Open (6/24/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Mother nature interrupted a night of gambling for some folks. Guests and employees were evacuated from the DiamondJacks property in Bossier city after...
article Damage due to high winds closes Bossier casino (6/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- All employees and customers at the DiamondJacks Casino have been evacuated because of damage to the riverboat. According to Louisiana State Police, high...
article High Winds Batter Bossier City; DiamondJacks Casino Evacuated (6/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Bossier has once again been pounded by strong winds from severe thunderstorms. Sunday evening, the downtown Bossier City area, including a local casino,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Eastern Shoshone Tribe's wild buffalo herd continues to grow (6/23/2019)
(Wyoming) -- William Roberts stood at the edge of a hill overlooking the Wind River on Sunday morning taking pictures with a cellphone of a handful of buffalo grazing...
article Photos: Tribal members and sponsors visit the Eastern Shoshone tribal buffalo herd on the Wind River Reservation (6/23/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Photos from a visit to the Eastern Shoshone tribal buffalo herd on the Wind River Reservation Sunday morning, June 23, 2019.
article Kansas A to Z: 'S' is for Sandsage Bison Range & Wildlife Area (6/17/2019)
(Kansas) -- Barely a mile south of Garden City, visitors from around the world have long visited a 5-square-mile plat of prairie where dozens of bison have roamed free...
article Buffalo rising: Iconic animal's return feeds renaissance of Blackfeet culture (6/16/2019)
(Montana) -- In the end, all that remained of the bison was a windpipe, 40 pounds of half-digested grass and some blood. A few tufts of winter hair rode a breeze toward...
article Oakland Zoo helping return American Bison to tribal lands in Montana (6/12/2019)
(California) -- The Oakland Zoo is doing their part to strengthen American bison herds that roam Blackfeet tribal lands in Montana and national parks in the Rocky...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Raging Rivers And Casino to Reopen (6/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- As the floodwaters continue to recede from the Riverbend, businesses impacted from the flood are re-opening. Argosy Alton Casino has announced that it will...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Exploration under way for southeast Alaska mine project (6/23/2019)
(Alaska) -- The developer of a proposed mine in southeast Alaska is moving ahead with exploration following a favorable court decision. Constantine Metal Resources took...
article Yurok Tribe calling for help to defend Klamath River against proposed gas pipeline (6/21/2019)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is asking for help from tribal members to attend a hearing on a proposed gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export terminal which...
article Massive Gemini Solar Project near Las Vegas faces resistance (6/18/2019)
(Nevada) -- The construction of a solar plant that would send power to Nevada, Arizona and California is receiving pushback from some environmental groups. The Gemini...
article Tester Ramps up Pressure on Interior to Safeguard Badger-Two Medicine (6/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Thursday ramped up pressure on Interior Department officials with a resolution to furnish permanent protections on the...
article Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case (6/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot'in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake in the central Interior despite a blow from Canada'...
article Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case (6/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot'in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake in the central Interior despite a blow from Canada'...
article Trump administration signals support for uranium mining that could touch Grand Canyon (6/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration is signaling a renewed push to consider uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, a move that would undoubtedly ignite a political...
article Dakota to Cushing Pipeline Proposed (6/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Tulsa River Spirit Casino Open For Business After Historic Flooding (6/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After being closed from flooding for nearly a month, part of the River Spirit Casino and Resort is back open. The casino was forced to close after about a...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Kayenta community members seek to rebuild diversion dam and revitalize Navajo farming (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- On June 12, the Navajo Nation president and members of the council met with federal officials and the local community of Kayenta seeking to rebuild the...
article Nation to be reimbursed for storm expenses (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- The total expended to prepare for the severe snowstorms that hit Navajo in February tallied to about $570,000, and the Navajo Nation is due to be reimbursed...
article More than valley of rocks (6/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- Sacred land to the Navajo, whose name for it translates as valley of the rocks, Monument Valley was thrown into the limelight when director John Ford cast...
article Fire crews ready, caution urged with any burning (6/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Since June 4, four wildfires have been quelled on the Navajo Nation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire and Aviation Management. On Friday, as the Navajo...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Indigenous drummers lead Trans Mountain pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria (6/23/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The federal government’s reapproval last week of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion won’t stop efforts in British Columbia to halt...
article Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-km march in Victoria (6/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The government approval of the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion won't stop efforts in British Columbia to halt the project, protesters...
article Trans Mountain approval frustrating, says B.C. chief with unresolved concerns about pipeline project (6/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn't surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain...
article Trans Mountain approval frustrating, says B.C. chief with unresolved concerns about pipeline project (6/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn't surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain...
article Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline is a go. What’s that mean for WA? (6/19/2019)
(Washington) -- The international border that runs through Boundary Pass is a line on the map. It is invisible to the naked eye and the tides that flow through it and...
article Washington tribes and Inslee alarmed by Canadian pipeline approval (6/19/2019)
(Washington) -- One day after declaring a national climate emergency, Canada has approved a pipeline project to boost the flow of climate-damaging oil from Alberta to...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears

article Grizzly meeting leaves lots off agenda (6/22/2019)
(Montana) -- Grizzly bear activity has been swirling in 2019, but little of it will show up on Tuesday’s Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee’s summer meeting...
article Experts disagree on why grizzlies are ranging further afield (6/20/2019)
(Montana) -- It’s undisputed that the number of conflicts between grizzly bears and people are on the rise in northwest Wyoming, with bears roaming further and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Native American Water Walker Blesses Cuyahoga River (6/22/2019)
(Ohio) -- This week for the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire, Native American Sharon Day led an ancient, ceremonial river walk.Along with a small group of...
article Governor's bill aims to protect tribal fishing rights (6/16/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine lawmakers have sent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills a bill she introduced aiming to protect fishing rights for tribes. The bill gives Maine until March 2020...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Tribe seeks to set its own water standards (6/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is petitioning the federal government to hand it...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Prairie's Edge Casino Resort hits 'refresh' with smoke-free expansion (6/21/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Prairie's Edge Casino Resort just pushed the refresh button on its gaming and entertainment operations, as in "fresh." This Monday it...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash, Audubon Fight Lompoc Wind Farm (6/20/2019)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and two regional chapters of the Audubon Society launched their opposition this week to a commercial wind farm...
1 Article on this Issue

Orca & Whales

article A pod of killer whales — with a new calf — swims into Monterey Bay for the first time (6/20/2019)
(California) -- Two families of killer whales made their first appearance in Monterey Bay this week after a recent wave of orca sightings in the area. On Monday, whale...
article Remembering Lolita, an orca taken nearly 49 years ago and still in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium (6/16/2019)
(Washington) -- Lyla Snover can still hear the cries from the day the captors came for the southern resident orca whales at Penn Cove, in August 1970, separating...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Biologist from Yurok Tribe discovers new species of lampreys (6/20/2019)
(California) -- Keith Parker has had a lot of jobs and even a couple of careers in his life. It wasn’t until after he turned 40, however, that he said he found his...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Enbridge pipeline project hits another Minnesota obstacle (6/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article You could even swim in the Mystic at Encore (6/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- ADD SWIMMING TO THE LIST of ways you can get to the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett. After a massive $70 million cleanup effort by Wynn Resorts...
1 Article on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Fire season starts Monday in Northeast Oregon (6/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- Due to recent wildfire starts across the region, Monday is the official start of fire season for Northeast Oregon. Fire managers and weather forecasters look...
1 Article on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Idaho officials open salmon season in northern Idaho (6/15/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has reopened spring chinook fishing on parts of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in northern Idaho. The agency...
1 Article on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Hanford Journey honors tribal leader, acknowledges ongoing fight for environmental cleanup (6/15/2019)
(Washington) -- More than 150 people gathered Friday for the first day-long “Hanford Journey,” a collaboration between the Yakama Nation and the Columbia...
1 Article on this Issue

Deb Haaland

article Rep. Haaland Secures New Mexico Jobs, Military Housing Protections, Contamination Cleanup, Climate Change Provisions in NDAA (6/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a 21-hour, U.S. House Armed Services Committee markup to address the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article First Nations push for conservation plan to protect 40,000 sq. km of northern B.C. (6/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in northern British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to endorse an ambitious proposal for a 40,000-square kilometre...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Canyon

article Trump administration considers uranium mining in Grand Canyon, threatening ancient Native American tribe (6/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration is considering a policy that could spark a renewed push for uranium mining in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon, and pit...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Giant Message to Trump Etched into Nebraska Cornfield: “No 45” + “No KXL” (6/12/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A gigantic message to President Trump, etched into a 33-acre Nebraska cornfield was unveiled on Wednesday, featuring the U.S. Constitution’s “...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article People 'treated like mines' (6/24/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people's ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of...
article Top 10 quotes on Indigenous peoples and climate change (6/24/2019)
(Germany) -- On the banks of Germany’s Rhine River, the chants of prayers to Mother Earth, the harmonics of Siberian throat singing, the drum-led music of...
article Nebraska archaeologists hope to find nothing in flooded farms (6/24/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Archaeologists are hoping to not find any significant historical remains on recently flooded Nebraska farms. The discovery of anything historically...
article Canoe Journey Parallels Tribal Efforts to Return Salmon to Upper Columbia (6/23/2019)
(Washington) -- Upper Columbia River tribes finished an eight-day journey Saturday that traced the route salmon haven’t run for 80 years. That afternoon, ten...
article Mills Signs Bill Designed To Protect Maine Tribal Nations' Fishing Rights (6/22/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed legislation designed to protect the rights of Maine Indigenous Tribes to safely fish on certain rivers and streams. “...
article Fishing Regulations On The Kuskokwim: Do They Restrict Yup'ik Culture Or Preserve it? (6/20/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Kuskokwim River has now had three fishing openings for drift gillnets, but many people in Akiak are not happy. KYUK went fishing with the mayor of Akiak...
article Floodwater takes aim at Spiro Mounds (6/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a warning, saying an unprecedented amount of floodwater was on its way to Oklahoma’s only open...
article Tla-o-qui-aht board fish farms to obtain video footage of pens (6/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- On June 11, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members and Tribal Park allies boarded two Creative Salmon fish farms with Go Pros on rods to get video...
article Plan to ban single-use plastics has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories worried (6/17/2019)
(Canada) -- A plan to ban single-use plastics in Canada has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories that rely on bottled water concerned about how they...
article Labrador anti-Muskrat Falls group happy with consultation from UN representative (6/14/2019)
(Labrador) -- Members of the Labrador Land Protectors group say a United Nations representative was receptive to their concerns about Muskrat Falls — but the grand...
article Idaho officials open salmon season in northern Idaho (6/14/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has reopened spring chinook fishing on parts of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in northern Idaho.
article Remote B.C. reserve at leading edge of saving bears with animal-resistant bins (6/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Bears are a common sight on the remote, forested road to Binche, 1,000 kilometres north of Vancouver on Stuart Lake. And beside every home on the...
article Senate report calls on Ottawa to fix 'neglected' Arctic (6/12/2019)
(North Canada) -- Canada's Northern regions have been neglected, overlooked, and passed by for far too long. And it's time for Canada to "wake up."...
article A Fight Between Humboldt Stakeholders Over the Klamath Dams is Impacting Environmental Protections Across the Country (6/12/2019)
(California) -- The past 15 years have seen a lot of complex negotiating, arguing and legal wrangling over the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project. For the most part...
article Report: Fish Passage Above The Columbia's Biggest Dam Can Be Done (6/11/2019)
(Washington) -- It’s been nearly 80 years since salmon and steelhead made it past Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams in Washington’s Upper Columbia Basin. It...
article Tribal sustenance fishing bill headed to Gov. Mills’ desk (6/10/2019)
(Maine) -- Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill regarded as a key step in resolving long-standing disputes between the state and tribal governments over...
article Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing — and why (6/10/2019)
(Manitoba) -- During a supper hour in the middle of May, Ingolf, Ont., storekeeper Lise Lyons looked over Longpine Lake and watched a forest fire consume an A-frame...
article New fire marshal's office will aim to prevent fatal fires in Indigenous communities (6/8/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Homes hollowed out by fire have become an all-too-common sight in Indigenous communities across the country, prompting a plan to create a national...
article Would Casino Resorts Harm The Malaysian Environment? (6/7/2019)
(Malaysia) -- Over the last 20 years or so, Southeast Asia and the larger Pacific region have become known for having some of the premier casino resort areas in the...
article Steps taken to end tribal sustenance fishing dispute (6/6/2019)
(Maine) -- The Mills administration and leaders of Maine’s Native American tribes are hoping to set aside long-standing legal disputes over sustenance fishing...

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