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Chemehuevi Tribe

article Lake Havasu boat ramps open as Arizona pushes outdoor recreation (4/1/2020)
(Arizona) -- All of the boat ramps in Lake Havasu City remain open as part of the essential function to provide outdoor recreation to residents per the governor’s...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Yellowstone bison cull ends for year (3/31/2020)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part...
article Yellowstone Bison Culling Operations Finished For The Year (3/30/2020)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part...
article More than 460 Yellowstone bison killed so far this season (3/27/2020)
(Montana) -- With the season nearing its end, tribal hunters have killed more than 200 Yellowstone National Park bison this winter with another 267 shipped to slaughter...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Historic Michigan tribal burial ground threatened by coastal erosion (3/31/2020)
(Michigan) -- In June of 1662, hundreds of invading Native Americans from the Iroquois nation were killed on the shore of Lake Superior by local Chippewa defending their...
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Chaco Canyon

article Groups: More Time Needed to Weigh New Mexico Drilling Plan (3/30/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Archaeologists, historians and environmentalists are joining New Mexico's congressional delegation and a coalition of Native American tribes in...
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Fond du Lac Band

article Fond du Lac tribal council supports elk restoration (3/30/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee has given the go-ahead for the long-developing effort to restore elk to eastern Minnesota, and tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribe files $21 million claim against U.S., companies for firefighting foam contamination (3/30/2020)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe joined multiple other jurisdictions across the country Monday, filing a major lawsuit over water contamination due to cancer-causing...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe, commercial fishermen win more water for Klamath River to protect salmon (3/30/2020)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), represented by...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Band Tribal Resolution 54-07 - Red Lake Nation Fishing Season will close on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (3/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Band Tribal Resolution 54-07 - Red Lake Nation Fishing Season will close on Saturday, March 28, 2020
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Water Issues

article Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water (3/29/2020)
(California) -- The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with...
article Tribal Nations Enter Negotiations Over Colorado River Water (3/15/2020)
(USA) -- The Colorado River Basin is the setting for some of the most drawn-out and complex water issues in the Western US. In 2019, the Colorado River Drought...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article The ‘water is life’ movement just scored a big win against an oil pipeline (3/28/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Here’s a bit of good news for a change: On Wednesday, a federal court issued a major ruling in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s...
article Court orders feds to do environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (3/25/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge has decided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must perform an environmental review of...
article Dakota Access Pipeline Needs More Federal Review, Court Says (3/25/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials must again study the impacts of the Dakota Access pipeline, after a federal court on Wednesday largely sided with American Indian...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case (3/25/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In a significant victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered a sweeping new environmental review of the Dakota...
article U.S. court orders full environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline (3/25/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A federal court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a controversial segment of the Dakota Access...
article Dakota Access Pipeline’s Fate Again in Court’s Hands (3/18/2020)
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes on Wednesday renewed their calls for a federal court to halt the embattled Dakota Access pipeline, which has now been pumping...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Young Quinault tribal member talks how clear cutting is affecting his reservation (3/28/2020)
(Washington) -- It’s a wet, chilly, Thursday morning in mid-February, and a group of us are huddled in a circle in the parking lot of the July Creek Pullout on the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article 'It’s Like Bringing Smallpox Blankets In': Tribes Fight Keystone XL Amid Covid-19 (3/27/2020)
(USA) -- The threat of an unfamiliar virus devastating Native American communities is as old as colonialism itself. When European empires sailed to North American shores...
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Native Voices

article COMMENTARY: 'The life-giving Skagit has been purposely dewatered by the city of Seattle, and why?' (3/25/2020)
(Washington) -- Dear Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Councilmembers: I am writing to share my feelings with you and ask questions regarding the three hydroelectric dams...
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Mining & Drilling

article Native Groups, Private Citizens Among Those Concerned About Possible Mining Near Wolf River (3/24/2020)
(Tennessee) -- Badger Minerals, a subsidiary of a Canadian mining company, wants to begin exploratory testing in eastern Oneida County near the headwaters of the Wolf...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? (3/21/2020)
(Utah) -- Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article CTUIR Incident Command Team update (3/21/2020)
(Oregon) -- CTUIR Department of Children and Family Services and Yellowhawk Community Wellness collaborated to distribute donated produce and dairy products from...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Canyon

article Environmentalists fear more uranium mining near Grand Canyon may be impending (3/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- Environmentalists and tribal leaders are gearing up to address a long-anticipated recommendation to reopen the Grand Canyon region to uranium mining. The...
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Oak Flat

article Opponents of proposed copper mine speak out about threat to Oak Flat (3/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous American advocates and environmental and mining experts urged a U.S. congressional subcommittee Thursday to stop a proposed copper mine...
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COVID-19

article Everything you need to know about how tribes are handling COVID-19 (3/16/2020)
(Montana) -- As businesses and schools close across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus, tribes must navigate additional challenges. Because Native...
article Blood Tribe declares State of Emergency amidst COVID-19 outbreak (3/16/2020)
(Alberta) -- The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta to declare a local State of Emergency. The order was issued Monday as a safety...
article Coronavirus in Arizona: Tribes respond with emergency declarations and testing (3/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Several Arizona tribes have declared a state of emergency to deal with COVID-19, while at least one announced that tribal citizens had been tested for the...
article Native American tribes brace for coronavirus: 'It's going to be a test' (3/15/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The normal sound of students shuffling through the hall has been replaced by silence at Marty Indian School, a kindergarten to grade 12 facility on...
article How Southern California casinos are responding to coronavirus (3/13/2020)
(California) -- In the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley, Southern California’s casinos are social hubs; they’re the places that people go to see shows...
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Hard Rock

article Coronavirus: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to close poker room, create space between slots (3/16/2020)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa remains open, but is closing its poker room at 7 p.m. Tuesday until further notice, has turned off many slot...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe declares state of emergency due to coronavirus (3/15/2020)
(Montana) -- Crow Tribal officials have declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus. An announcement made in a press release issued by Chairman Alvin Not Afraid...
article Crow Tribe orders quarantine and curfew (3/15/2020)
(Montana) -- Anyone who has left the Crow Indian Reservation and traveled to areas affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, is being asked to self...
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Havasupai Tribe

article Havasupai Falls closes temporarily because of coronavirus threat (3/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Tribal Council on Saturday announced a temporary suspension of hiking and tourism to the tribe's wildly popular Havasupai Falls in a...
article Havasupai Tribe: Tourism to Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls suspended until April 14 (3/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Tourism to one of Arizona's most popular destinations -- the Havasupai Falls -- has been temporarily suspended, the Havasupai Tribal Council announced...
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Makah Tribe

article Makah Tribe closes Neah Bay to non-residents (3/15/2020)
(Washington) -- The Makah Tribe is shutting down to outsiders. As of Monday and until further notice, businesses and properties owned by the Makah Tribe will limit or...
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Muckleshoot Tribe

article Muckleshoot Casino playing 250-person limit (3/15/2020)
(Washington) -- Gaming tribes throughout Washington – including the Muckleshoots – are following the governor’s order to restrict public gatherings of...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article FireKeepers Casino Hotel remains open with added precautions amid coronavirus concerns (3/15/2020)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel announced Sunday added efforts to help prevent spread of the coronavirus. Changes that will take effect Monday beginning at 3 a.m...
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Table Mountain Rancheria

press release Statement By The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors (3/15/2020)
(California) -- The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors met today, Sunday, March 15, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary...
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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

article Bois Forte Band declares public health emergency (3/14/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council on Friday signed a public health emergency declaration over the coronavirus pandemic — a decision...
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Detroit Gaming

article Splitting up the slot players: Casinos close buffets, build temporary walls to stay open amid crowd ban (3/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- Detroit casinos are pulling the plug on large parts of their businesses and taking creative steps to keep the lights on while also staying compliant with...
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Grand Traverse Band

article Turtle Creek remains open, takes precautions to maintain safety (3/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- While we have seen a lot of closures this week, Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel is open while taking extra precautions for customers and guests. As guests...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article 2 Rhode Island casinos close down for a week for deep cleaning (3/14/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Two Rhode Island casinos say they have closed their doors for at least a week for deep cleaning to stop the spread of coronavirus. Twin River Casino in...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article Seneca Gaming takes more precautions because of COVID-19 (3/14/2020)
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming is implementing social distancing protocols in its gaming facilities. That means, starting Saturday, there may be fewer active gaming devices...
1 Article on this Issue

Bay Mills

article Bay Mills Indian Community Employees Cleared of Coronavirus (3/13/2020)
(Michigan) -- On Tuesday, the Bay Mills Indian Community became aware that two of their employees were potentially exposed to the coronavirus due to out of state travel...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Nation: We are focused on prevention (3/13/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Not all entertainment venues are closed. The president of the Ho-Chunk nation says casinos are open as they continue monitoring the spread of the...
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Maryland Gaming

article Maryland casinos remain open during coronavirus pandemic; intrepid gamblers arrive with sanitizer, wipes (3/13/2020)
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos remained open Friday and intrepid customers continued to venture inside as the state sought assurances that the large gathering...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee Tribe declares state of emergency (3/13/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Menominee Tribe Thursday declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus and implemented a number of precautionary measures to address...
article Wisconsin tribe recognizes Menominee River rights (3/13/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- You may be familiar with the concept that people have rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Have you ever considered the rights of a river...
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Other News

article Houlton Band of Maliseets receive $245,000 for snow removal equipment (3/31/2020)
(Maine) -- Although the need for snow removal equipment has seemingly come to an end for another season, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are getting a jump start on...
article Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation (3/31/2020)
(United Nations) -- THE ALASKA NATIVE VILLAGE OF KIVALINA sits on a barrier reef island in the Chukchi Sea 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, accessible only by plane...
article The wondrous life and mysterious death of Golden Eagle 1703 (3/31/2020)
(Alaska) -- One morning toward the end of January 2019, Steve Lewis, a US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) biologist in Juneau, Alaska, logged on to the website Movebank....
article Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nova Scotia's appeal on duty to consult (3/27/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the province of Nova Scotia's bid to appeal whether it must consult with a Mi'kmaw community on how...
article Explore 3-D Models of Historic Yukon Structures Threatened by Erosion (3/23/2020)
(Canada) -- Three miles off the northern coast of Canada’s Yukon territory, a 44-square-mile island once at the center of the Arctic whaling industry lies largely...
article Fire, Forests, and Our Lands: An Indigenous Ecological Perspective (3/16/2020)
(Indian Country) -- This article is the second in a series of articles published by NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (First Nations),...
article Protecting And Preserving Ancient Sites At Risk From Sea-Level Rise In Florida (3/16/2020)
(Florida) -- Long before condominiums lined the shoreline in Miami Beach, before air conditioning, many thousands of years before Columbus, people lived along Florida...
article Montana Faces Youth Lawsuit Over Its Energy Policy (3/14/2020)
(Montana) -- A group of Montana youths are suing the state of Montana over its energy policy, which the youths say relies on too heavily on fossil-fuel development and...
article Rupert River Cup almost lost in blizzard after snowmobile trip gone wrong on James Bay (3/12/2020)
(North Canada) -- The story of how the Rupert River Cup was won over the weekend, then strapped to a snowmobile for a trip across the ice of James Bay between...
article LEGAL BLOG: House Democratic Climate Proposals Series: Key Tribal Provisions (3/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In an eight-part series, we will examine initiatives outlined in recent congressional Democratic climate proposals, particularly the Climate...
article House Democratic Climate Proposals Series: Key Tribal Provisions (3/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In an eight-part series, we will examine initiatives outlined in recent congressional Democratic climate proposals, particularly the Climate...
article State Patrol takes power tools to indigenous structures, arrests two in Olympia climate protest (3/10/2020)
(Washington) -- The day ended in two arrests for the Protectors of the Salish Sea, a climate activist group headed by indigenous leaders. The group set up two tipi-like...
article Protecting the Earth, Protecting Ourselves: Stories from Native America (3/9/2020)
(USA) -- Over the next two months, NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), will publish on a weekly basis a series of articles...
article Efforts underway to bolster tribes’ energy independence (3/9/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Energy infrastructure is lacking for tribes like the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. The tribe has “suffered from the effects of energy poverty,”...
article How artwork shows the impact of climate crisis on Indigenous Americans (3/9/2020)
(New York) -- In 2016, Barack Obama declared the Bears Ears in Utah, – a pair of buttes towering above Cedar Mesa, a national monument. At the time, it was...
article Lakota Backcountry Skier Puts Native Americans in the Lens (3/5/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Reconnecting with the land means recognizing the people who came before us, and that life is about more than just skiing. This ski film is about...
article Tribal Members and Youth Speak Out on Delta Tunnel: “Shut It Down!” (3/5/2020)
(California) -- After marching into the room, they testified before the Department of Water Resources staff about damage that would be caused to their livelihoods and...
article Price tag for Klamath Dams removal within restoration nonprofit’s $450M budget (3/4/2020)
(California) -- The longstanding effort to remove dams at the Klamath River will come at a hefty price, but one that fits neatly into the budget of a nonprofit...
article DNR fisheries and Tribal fisheries differ on walleye allowable harvest (3/4/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee met on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort with the DNR fisheries department regarding...
article 'We know what that tunnel is coming for': Delta water plan draws strong protest by tribes (3/3/2020)
(California) -- The message was loud and clear for state water officials at a public meeting Monday evening in Redding: Don't send any more water south through a...

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