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Buffalo & Bison

article 55 Yellowstone bison moved to Montana Indian reservation (8/23/2019)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park has transferred 55 wild bison to a Montana Indian reservation under a program that aims to establish new disease-free herds of the...
article Heritage Yellowstone Park bison to join Montana tribal herds (8/12/2019)
(Montana) -- Descendants of genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison, part of a herd in northern Colorado, will make their way back to Montana tribal lands by...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court (8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline’s passage through Nebraska was approved Friday by the state Supreme Court, to the dismay of several Indian tribes and...
article Castro, Steyer join pledge opposing the Keystone XL pipeline (8/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- White House hopefuls Julián Castro and Tom Steyer on Monday signed a pledge to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, joining three other 2020 contenders...
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Mining & Drilling

article David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier (8/23/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A few years ago, I was sitting in the book-lined study of an elegant condo with a view of downtown Washington, interviewing a former senior Koch...
article Native American tribe claims nuclear waste can’t be stored on its land (8/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- To the Western Shoshone, most of Nevada isn’t Nevada. At least not in the current sense. More than 150 years after the first treaty between the Western...
article Native council opposes big Alaska gold project (8/12/2019)
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native council has announced its opposition to a proposed gold mine project, a report said. The Quinhagak Native Tribal Council has issued a...
article Quinhagak opposes Donlin Gold mine (8/12/2019)
(Alaska) -- There haven’t been any public protests against the proposed Donlin Gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since last summer. But one tribe broke the...
article Native council announces opposition to Alaska gold mine (8/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native council has announced its opposition to a proposed gold mine project. KYUK-AM reported Friday that the Quinhagak Native Tribal Council has...
article ‘Gold Over Life, Literally’: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem (8/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- “Gold over life, literally.” That was the succinct and critical reaction of Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein to reporting on Friday that...
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Grand Traverse Band

article All eyes on Grand Traverse Bay as deadline looms for tribal fishing decree (8/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- Cindi John didn’t always enjoy her husband’s fishy fragrance. She recalled the early years of their relationship when Ed John would return from...
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Karuk Tribe

article Karuk Tribe Calls On Governor Newsom To Allow Traditional Fire Management (8/22/2019)
(California) -- Tribal fire management practices were essentially outlawed 100 years ago. But the Karuk tribe is looking to change that. The Karuk say their traditional...
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Mauna Kea

article Why are Jason Momoa and other Native Hawaiians protesting a telescope on Mauna Kea? What's at stake? (8/22/2019)
(Hawaii) -- On Hawaii's Big Island, protests against the construction of a 18-story telescope atop a dormant volcano that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred have...
article Mauna Kea's Thirty Metre Telescope Is The Latest Front In The New Fight For Indigenous Sovereignty (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Kealoha Pisciotta used to journey up Mauna Kea in Hawaii for work. A Native Hawaiian (or Kanaka Maoli), Pisciotta worked at the Joint Astronomy Center for...
article Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- At the base of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain and the first point on earth where raindrops touch the earth, the largest land defense action in...
article ‘Justice League’ Stars Jason Momoa & Ezra Miller Reunite To Protest TMT Construction (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, recently took to Instagram to express his protest against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea in...
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Meskwaki Tribe

article Meskwaki Tribe is the first in four-state area to gain status for own water quality standards (8/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- "Treatment as a State" (TAS) has been achieved by the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - Meskwakis - with documents signed by Tribal...
article Meskwaki Nation Near Des Moines, Iowa, is First Tribe in Region to Achieve EPA Approval to Develop Water Quality Standards (8/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Tribal leaders of the Meskwaki Nation joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 officials in a signing ceremony on Thursday as the tribe...
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Orca & Whales

article Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective (8/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- For the first time, after visiting the islands for nearly 20 years, First Nations marine naturalist educators, researchers and conservationists...
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ANWR

article The White House Saw Riches in the Arctic Refuge, but Reality May Fall Short (8/21/2019)
(Alaska) -- When the Trump administration first pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, it predicted that drilling would...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and others establish Pacific lamprey exhibit at the Oregon Zoo (8/21/2019)
(Oregon) -- The ancient, eel-like fish are settling into the Great Northwest habitat. The Oregon Zoo’s newest residents are also its oldest. Five Pacific lamprey...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article North Dakota PSC sets Nov. 13 hearing on expanding DAPL (8/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators have set a Nov. 13 public hearing on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to...
article ‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the fight against the DAPL (8/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The media may have forgotten the ferocious battle the Standing Rock water protectors fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline but that doesn’t...
article Tribal leaders still awaiting decision on pipeline hearing (8/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Leaders from several tribes of the Great Sioux Nation remain in the dark about whether or not the North Dakota Public Service Commission will grant a...
article Tribe raises stakes in Dakota Access pipeline fight amid surge in Democratic 2020 support (8/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux are renewing their battle against the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, just as several Democratic presidential...
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Shoshone-Bannock

article Tribes: Septic issues suspected in hazardous materials incident at truck stop (8/21/2019)
(Idaho) -- A septic system issue appears to have played a role in the unusual odor that prompted the evacuation and closure of a local truck stop over the weekend. The...
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First Nations

article Federal government funds economic development projects in Seine River (8/20/2019)
(Ontario) -- A northwestern Ontario Indigenous community will build a new, 8,000-square-foot multi-use centre with help from the federal government. FedNor on Monday...
article 'Looked like fire': Lightning strike at First Nation sends 13 people to hospital (8/17/2019)
(Canada) -- More than a dozen people were sent to hospital Friday evening after a bolt of lightning struck a tent that had fallen over at a powwow on Ebb and Flow First...
article Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Manitoba’s Forest Sector (8/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. That is why Canada is investing in...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article North Dakota's First Solar Farm Opens on Standing Rock Tribal Land (8/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- It all started with a fight. In 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was engaged in a pitched battle to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Line 3 protesters shut down Bemidji Enbridge office (8/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- After firmly locking his neck to the chain-link fence surrounding the Enbridge office building Monday morning, Kieran Cuddy grabbed his banjo and began to...
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Land Issues

article Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation (8/19/2019)
(Colorado) -- The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions....
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Spokane Tribe

article Evacuation notices issued for Spokane reservation (8/19/2019)
(Washington) -- Officials issued evacuation notices Sunday morning to Spokane Tribe of Indians and Stevens County residents near an 8-acre, wind-driven wildfire that...
article Wind-driven wildfire burns 25 acres on Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation (8/19/2019)
(Washington) -- A wind-fueled fire that began in a single-wide trailer Sunday morning on the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of Indians had spread to 25 acres by early...
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Trump Adminstration

article Patagonia CEO Issues Searing Rebuke of Trump Administration Over Endangered Species Act (8/19/2019)
(California) -- In its latest effort to loosen longstanding U.S. environmental protections, on Monday the Trump Administration moved to significantly weaken the landmark...
article Statement on the Trump Administration Gutting the Endangered Speices Act to Benefit Extractive Industry & Suppress Indigenous Voices (8/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Global Indigenous Council (GIC) issued the following statement Thursday in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it is...
article These Alaska Natives want to upend Trump's pro-timber rule (8/14/2019)
(Alaska) -- To the 569 residents of this island community in the Tongass National Forest, picking blueberries may offer more promise in the long run than harvesting...
article New Trump rules weaken wildlife protections (8/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration took its final step Monday to weaken the Endangered Species Act, a bedrock law that brought the bald eagle, the American...
article Trump Administration Overhauls Endangered Species Act. Critics Say It Will Speed Extinction Rates (8/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act,...
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Yurok Tribe

article 10-Year Project Returns Ancestral Lands to Yurok Tribe and Conserves Blue Creek (8/19/2019)
(California) -- On Monday, August 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a decade-long, hard-won effort to...
press release Yurok Tribe Acquires 50,000 Acres From Green Diamond; Land Along Blue Creek, Other Klamath Tributaries Will Be Managed for Conservation (8/14/2019)
(California) -- On Monday, August 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a decade-long, hard-won effort to...
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Menominee Tribe

article Mine Approved Despite Environmental Concerns (8/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Documents show Michigan environmental regulators had significant concerns about information submitted on the impacts of a Canadian company’s...
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Peggy Flanagan

article 30 years later, eagles, Eagle Center both thrive (8/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Thirty years ago, the National Eagle Center was a small, newly established environmental organization and bald eagles were an endangered species. On...
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Navajo Nation

article America's mega-emitters are starting to close (8/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in American history....
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Pigs Are Eating Las Vegas' Casino Leftovers and It's Saving the Damn Planet (8/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- Las Vegas is known to be the city of excess, but after the party, someone has to clean up. And, in Vegas, that means figuring out how to deal with an...
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Colville Tribe

article Mother Nature Helps Crews Tame Williams Flats Fire (8/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Cooler, wetter weather has helped crews battling a large wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation. Fire spokesman Michael Krueger says as much...
article Williams Flats Fire burning 43,000 acres, 40 percent contained, level 1 through level 3 evacuations still in place (8/11/2019)
(Washington) -- The Williams Flats Fire in now 40 percent contained at 43,000 acres. According to Northwest Interagency Management Team 8, level 1 through level 3...
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Pine Ridge

article Flash flooding around the region leading to road closures (8/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Video courtesy of Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management shows a flooded road between Sharps Corner and Porcupine. The road was closed, but officials...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Tribe offering free removal, replacement of ash trees (8/11/2019)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division held a public presentation of the emerald ash borer survey results that was conducted in...
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Agua Caliente

article Indian Canyons in Palm Springs to be temporarily closed for maintenance later this month (8/10/2019)
(California) -- The Indian Canyons in Palm Springs will be closed two weekends this month for routine maintenance. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians gave notice...
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Other News

article Several small brush fires burn near Aguanga (8/23/2019)
(California) -- At least three separate fires burned close to each other near the southwest Riverside County community of Aguanga on Thursday, Aug. 22, prompting a large...
article Williams Flats Fire burns nearly 45,000 acres, 90 percent contained (8/23/2019)
(Washington) -- A fire on the Colville Reservation has burned nearly 45,000 acres in more than a week. Lightning likely sparked the Williams Flats Fire on Aug. 2 after...
article Wolastoqew loggers face charges of unauthorized timber harvesting in New Brunswick (8/21/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- Three members of a First Nations firewood harvesting association are facing charges in New Brunswick provincial court of illegally harvesting timber...
article Genetic study of sockeye salmon in B.C. river suggests 75% decline since 1913 (8/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A new study that suggests sockeye returns have dropped by three-quarters in the Skeena River over the last century should serve as a "wake-up...
article Caucus Begins Wednesday; ReVision Update; Coastal Clamming Narrows (8/19/2019)
(Oregon) -- This Wednesday at Three Rivers Casino the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians will be holding the 8th annual Oregon Coastal...
article Oyster seed operation takes root on Shoalwater Bay Reservation (8/19/2019)
(Washington) -- About 2.5 million tiny Pacific oysters are growing in the new Willapa Bay Oyster Co. facility on the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation in Tokeland. When...
article Salmon cannon could restore the population in the Upper Columbia (8/19/2019)
(Washington) -- A so-called salmon cannon could restore salmon populations in parts of the upper Columbia river that have not seen the fish in 90 years. The salmon...
article Dokken: Possible federal protection has no immediate impact on lake sturgeon management, regulations in Minnesota (8/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- In the short term, the Fish and Wildlife Service will begin gathering information from states and tribes on lake sturgeon status and management, said...
article 'It's a no-brainer': Hunters call for steps to stop 'Zombie deer disease' epidemic (8/19/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Deer hunter David Pezderic used to lay out hay or grain as bait to lure white-tailed deer near his farm in the Saskatoon area. But that was 15 years...
article Wisconsin Native American tribes granted $2.5 million for green projects (8/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead...
article Wisconsin Native Americans granted funds for green projects (8/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead...
article 'Bees, not refugees': the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting.
article Hiawatha First Nation members block access to site where gas station being built on wetland (8/15/2019)
(Ontario) -- A checkpoint has been set up on the road leading into an Ontario First Nation to block work on a new gas station that opponents say is situated on a wetland...
article Opinion: People don't need to 'believe' in climate change to act on it, study suggests (8/15/2019)
(Washington) -- Skiing and glacier-viewing are two of the most popular tourist draws in Washington state’s North Cascades communities of Glacier and Concrete, but...
article Meat from 21 contaminated elk herds entered Canada's food supply over last 5 years (8/15/2019)
(Canada) -- Elk meat from 21 herds where chronic wasting disease was found has been released into Canada's food supply over the last five years, CBC News has learned...
article Ottawa will not commit to federal assessment of Northern Pulp plan (8/14/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- The federal government is not committing to an environmental assessment of Northern Pulp's plans to pump treated effluent from their plant...
article Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land (8/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- There are two things you need to know from last week’s report on land use and climate change from the United Nations. First: Governments around the...
article Opinion: What a drier and hotter future means for the arid Southwest (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- It’s a dry heat” is usually considered a positive expression, a relief on high-temperature days, and salve for the reality that the southwestern U.S...
article OP/ED: Japanese Whaling Is Not the Greatest Threat to Whale Conservation (8/13/2019)
(Worldwide) -- In July, Japan resumed commercial whaling after a three-decade hiatus. Many Western nations and organizations condemned the move. Although I would...
article Reservoir impoundment puts Atlantic Inuit culture at the “point of no return,” says Indigenous leader (8/12/2019)
(Canada) -- The president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit region of the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, says the beginning of the impoundment of the...

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