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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Tribe official calls for better communication from lawmakers (1/18/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Thursday called on South Dakota lawmakers to improve communication with Native American communities,...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Growth Properties: A Smart Bet (1/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Growth Properties, LLC (NYSE:MGP), along with Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) and VICI Properties (OTC:VICI), is one of three triple-net...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecocks’ Rallying Cry: ‘Not One More Acre’ (1/16/2020)
(New York) -- “We are not protesters, we are protectors,” Margo Thunderbird, an elder, told a crowd that gathered outside the Shinnecock Museum and Cultural...
article Shinnecock Protest Development On Possible Ancient Burial Site (1/15/2020)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a peaceful protest at a Southampton housing development that they believe could be an ancient burial site....
article Shinnecock Tribe Protests Building On Sacred Burial Site (12/31/2019)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation are protesting the desecration of their ancestors' sacred burial site by a development given the green light by...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Ho-Chunk subsidiary buys $1.3 million of farmland on Winnebago reservation (1/16/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc. has finalized a $1.3 million deal to buy 231 acres, its first purchase of farmland on the Winnebago Tribe's reservation...
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Land Issues

article Morgan Hill throws support behind tribal band in effort to preserve sacred land in South Bay (1/15/2020)
(California) -- In the South Bay, city leaders in Morgan Hill voted unanimously to throw their support behind the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The Amah Mutsun are hoping 6,...
article Comments sought on proposed Lower Sioux Agency land conversion (1/15/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting public comments through Feb. 10 on an environmental assessment involving 125 acres of...
article Judge: County violated federal Indian law In zoning dispute with Lake Superior Tribe (1/12/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has ruled a northern Wisconsin county violated federal Indian law when it enforced its zoning rules on land owned by tribal members within...
article Judge: County Violated Federal Indian Law In Zoning Dispute With Lake Superior Tribe (1/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has ruled a northern Wisconsin county violated federal Indian law when it enforced its zoning rules on land owned by tribal members within...
article Tribal land in East Valley may finally see development. Here's what is envisioned (1/11/2020)
(Arizona) -- Plenty of big ideas have been floated in the past for a swath of mostly vacant desert at the interchange of two busy freeways in the East Valley. The Salt...
article Series of talks to examine importance of public lands (1/10/2020)
(Montana) -- To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is working with Powell Valley Community Education, Northwest...
article Bills would prohibit landowners from transferring private property to feds (1/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- Fearing an eroding tax base, two Republican legislators are leading efforts to block private individuals from transferring property to the federal...
article Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019 (1/2/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way...
article Silicon Valley Construction Boom Threatens Local Tribal Land (12/31/2019)
(California) -- Just past noon one weekend in September, hundreds of people gather in prayer. This isn’t a typical Sunday church service. The congregation has come...
article Alaska Native group seeks support for Southeast land selections (12/28/2019)
(Alaska) -- Representatives of an effort to seek land for Alaska Natives in five Southeast Alaska communities spoke briefly with Petersburg’s borough assembly this...
article Alaska Native group seeks support for Southeast land selections (12/27/2019)
(Alaska) -- Representatives of an effort to seek land for Alaska Natives in five Southeast Alaska communities spoke briefly with Petersburg’s borough assembly this...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Shingle Springs

article Shingle Springs tribe makes $1.5 million land purchase near Red Hawk Casino (sub req) (1/15/2020)
(California) -- The Native American tribe that owns Red Hawk Casino near Placerville has purchased more land around the casino. Public records show the Shingle Springs...
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Tule River

article County, tribe agree on terms of casino move (1/15/2020)
(California) -- A proposal to relocate a Native American gaming casino from the steep hillsides above Springville to the flat streets of Porterville took another step...
article Tulare County, Tule tribe reach agreement on casino move (1/13/2020)
(California) -- The Tulare County Board of Supervisors and the Tule River tribe have entered an agreement to pay for roadway improvements and to mitigate the county...
article Tule River Indian Tribe Wins Another Round in Quest to Move Eagle Mountain Casino (1/8/2020)
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe notched another victory in its effort to move its Eagle Mountain Casino in Northern California Tuesday when the Tulare County...
article Tulare Co., tribe reach agreement on relocating Eagle Mountain Casino (1/7/2020)
(California) -- The long push toward relocating Tulare County’s Eagle Mountain Casino received an added boost Tuesday when the Tulare County Board of Supervisors...
article Supes Bet On Casino: County and Tribe reach agreement on relocation (1/7/2020)
(California) -- On Tuesday, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement (MOU) with the Tule River...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article Sources: Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming entity (1/14/2020)
(Nevada) -- Harrah’s Reno, one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks, will be sold by real estate investment trust VICI Properties and converted...
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First Nations

article Kanesatake, surrounding municipalities join forces to create permanent liaison committee (1/13/2020)
(Montreal) -- Six months after tempers flared over a proposed bequest of land on disputed territory, the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake and mayors of surrounding...
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Tohono O’odham

article Rep. Grijalva Comes to Defense of Tohono O’odham Nation in Its Opposition of Border Wall Through its Reservation (1/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- Just after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the Tohono O’odham Nation, with tribal lands in Arizona that run 62-miles along the...
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Mining & Drilling

article B.C. human rights commissioner calls on Canada to stop eviction of Wet'suwet'en people in pipeline standoff (1/11/2020)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s human rights commissioner is urging the Canadian government to stop the eviction of Wet'suwet'en and Secwepemc peoples who are...
article 'We don't give consent': Portage and Main round dance shows solidarity for Wet'suwet'en in pipeline battle (1/11/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Despite frigid weather, more than 100 people turned out for a round dance at the iconic corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg Friday...
article Tribal groups condemn federal plan to open up millions of acres to mining interests (1/5/2020)
(Alaska) -- More than two dozen Alaska tribes are protesting a Trump Administration land-use proposal that, if approved, could open millions of acres of wilderness to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Residential complex planned at South Philly site of scuttled Foxwoods Casino (1/9/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The site of the ill-fated Foxwoods Casino once proposed in South Philadelphia appears to be moving toward firm plans for a residential complex with...
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North Fork Rancheria

article State Supreme Court to Hear Mono Casino Appeal (1/8/2020)
(California) -- The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in the appeal currently blocking efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to...
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Mescalero Apache

article White Sands National Park is the newest in the US (1/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- It was the midst of the Great Depression when President Herbert Hoover declared a swath of undulating, eerily pale dunes in southern New Mexico a...
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Little Shell Tribe

article The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana is Homeless No More (1/3/2020)
(Montana) -- For decades, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana have lived in a state of neitherness — neither completely Native American nor non-...
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Chumash Tribe

article Camp 4 One Step Closer (1/1/2020)
(California) -- President Trump on December 20 signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language directing the Department of Interior to take...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump’s border wall threatens fish species (12/31/2019)
(Arizona) -- The survival of eight endangered and threatened species, including four kinds of endemic fish, is in doubt in Arizona, as massive quantities of groundwater...
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Wiyot Tribe

article YEAR IN REVIEW: Historic moment for Wiyot Tribe in Indian Island’s return (12/31/2019)
(California) -- For years, lands on Indian Island were subjected to industrial degradation and Western occupation. The island’s legacy went from that of a Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Little Traverse Bay

article Former casino site's redevelopment continues near Petoskey (12/27/2019)
(Michigan) -- Efforts continue to redevelop a former casino property just south of Petoskey, with a hotel recently joining the lineup of businesses operating at the...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Bill aiming to return historic Cherokee land passes House, heads to Senate (12/26/2019)
(Tennessee) -- A U.S. House bill aimed at keeping a promise made decades ago to the Cherokee people now has passed out of that chamber and is headed to the U.S. Senate.
article Park, Tribe seeking amendments to sochan gathering agreement (12/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Officials from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are happy with the implementation of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Tribe awarded millions decades after land lost to Grand Coulee Dam flooding (12/26/2019)
(Washington) -- Decades later, the Spokane Tribe of Indians is set to receive compensation after their ancestral land was flooded by the Grand Coulee Dam years ago....
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Oregon Trail causes a bump in the road for CDA (12/25/2019)
(Oregon) -- There’s a bump in the road towards the U.S. Army turning over the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot land to the Columbia Development Authority. The...
article LETTER: Tribal members not consulted on acquisition of Hamley's, golf course (12/24/2019)
(Oregon) -- There is a standard process that the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation use when making major decisions, such the recent acquisitions of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamestown S’Klallam

article Pope Resources, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe enter into historic land deal (12/25/2019)
(Washington) -- Pope Resources and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe have entered into a stewardship agreement which will see the sale of some 937 acres of...
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Lytton Band

article Defense bill shields Petaluma from casino development (12/25/2019)
(California) -- Buried in a 3,448-page defense spending bill that Congress passed last week was an early Christmas present for the city of Petaluma. The $738 billion...
article Lytton homeland approved by feds, signed by president (12/23/2019)
(California) -- After nearly a decade of work, the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians have their rancheria on 511 acres west of Windsor. The bill placing the land in trust for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Elder reclaims grazing land, with a little help (12/22/2019)
(Colorado) -- Joan Delgai had always run a few sheep on the grazing permit she inherited from her parents in Cornfields, Arizona. But after 44 years as a teacher, she...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article At Akwesasne, where the border runs straight and nothing is simple (12/22/2019)
(New York) -- In this Mohawk Nation territory, there are seven roadways and two rivers where people can cross the border without a security check. For people with...
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Gila River

article Freeway to open, bringing a new world to thousands (12/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- After decades of planning and preparation, years of litigation and 36 months of digging, blasting and back-breaking work, the Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway...
article Governor remains noncommittal on Tonto Creek bridge (12/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey won't commit to seek $20 million for a bridge over a creek where three people died last month even as he formally dedicated a $1.7...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article Source: Casino land escrow still open (12/20/2019)
(California) -- Escrow is still open for the 26.48 acre Ridgecrest property planned for use as a Timbisha Shoshone casino, according to a confidential source. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article 'Landmark' Indigenous knowledge collaboration (1/9/2020)
(Indonesia) -- Commitment to preserving traditional knowledge proves successful in Indonesia. The Indonesian archipelago is one of the most biologically rich areas on...
article Almost 450 residences coming to South Philly waterfront land once eyed for casino (1/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just to the southeast of the Riverview Theater multiplex lies a vast swathe of marshland on the Delaware River, where developers have tried to build...
article OP/ED: Nature Lovers Too Radical for Tejon Open Space? (1/4/2020)
(California) -- Does anyone remember the protests of the 1960s? I was too young to be a part of it, but from what I’ve seen on the History Channel, all kinds of...
article Helicopters might be weakening Utah’s arches and towers, U. study finds (12/26/2019)
(Utah) -- Are helicopter flights damaging Utah’s arches and other red rock features? Perhaps not immediately, but a new University of Utah study presented at the...
article LETTER: Tribal members not consulted on acquisition of Hamley's, golf course (12/24/2019)
(Oregon) -- There is a standard process that the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation use when making major decisions, such the recent acquisitions of...
article Officials to close Descending Sheep Petroglyph Panel to implement measures against vandalism (12/23/2019)
(Utah) -- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is implementing a voluntary closure of the Descending Sheep Petroglyph Panel and its immediate surrounding area on the...
article Keystone pipeline legal challenge by tribes clears first hurdle (12/21/2019)
(Montana) -- Native American tribes cleared a hurdle in their lawsuit to block the Trump administration's permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from...
article Reports of RCMP snipers dispatched to Wet'suwet'en blockade 'concerning,' says Indigenous services minister (12/21/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Indigenous services minister is calling for a review of how RCMP resources are deployed in "sensitive" conflicts over Indigenous land...
article Grant allows PUD to study fiber expansion to Oakville, Chehalis Indian Reservation (12/21/2019)
(Washington) -- Grays Harbor PUD is exploring an extension of its fiber network to allow high-speed, open-access broadband service south of Elma to Oakville and the...
article Why we must teach the ugly side of public lands history + a tool to help (12/16/2019)
(USA) -- While the conservation movement has many storied moments worth celebrating, the legacies we choose to focus on are far too often centered around the tales of...
article House votes climate change aid to native villages on Olympic Peninsula (12/14/2019)
(Washington) -- Seventeen Native American tribal communities have made ancestral homes along the 3,000 miles of Washington's marine coastline. Such villages as the...
article Alberta First Nations fighting to protect land from agriculture deal (12/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- A number of First Nations in northern Alberta say they’re fighting to protect their land after hearing about a plan to use Treaty land for...
article Bill ends water dispute, gives tribes Bison Range ownership (12/12/2019)
(Montana) -- In a new bill introduced by Montana’s senators, the federal government would transfer control of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish...
article Lives adrift in a warming world (12/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- Aaliyah Kasaiuli slept in on the last morning in her home, almost everything packed for the move. It was time to finally abandon this house, and later, this...
article 'Our language comes from this land': How culture and territory connect for Homalco First Nation (12/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A large cardboard-backed calendar sits in the Homalco band office in Campbell River, B.C. It looks like a medicine wheel, or pie chart, dissected...
article Curious Cbus: Are Ohio's Highways Based On American Indian Trails? (11/28/2019)
(Ohio) -- Before Europeans settled here, Ohio was home to many different indigeonous cultures. From the Adena and Hopewell people, who constructed massive earthworks...
article The American Indian Student Union wants UMD to acknowledge it is built on tribal land (11/23/2019)
(Maryland) -- The American Indian Student Union at the University of Maryland is trying to gather support for a campuswide statement acknowledging the university’s...
article P.E.I. Mi'kmaq 'disappointed' in dismissal of Mill River land sale appeal (11/15/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- The Mi'kmaq of P.E.I. are disappointed after the P.E.I. Court of Appeal decision to dismiss their appeal on the sale of the Mill River...
article To honor North Dakota tribe, Senate OKs changing wildlife refuge name tied to dark, violent past (11/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government is one step closer to reinstating the traditional name for a national wildlife refuge in North Dakota after the Senate passed...
article We Are All on Native Land (11/11/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Indian Country Today — a media outlet covering Indian Country that was on hiatus less than two years ago — has roared back to life,...

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