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Bears Ears

article Golden Braid Books to host Bears Ears voices in panel discussion (6/22/2017)
(Utah) -- Keeping native and wild lands in the public domain is not a new controversy in Utah. It is, however, a generations old one in the history of the Native...
article Counties drawing maps on preferred monument boundaries (6/20/2017)
(Utah) -- Kane and Garfield counties are drawing new monument boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante at the request of the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of...
article Beyond Division: American Indians Unite to Create Bears Ears (6/19/2017)
(Utah) -- Sitting on the ground, in a grass clearing surrounded by ponderosa pines, in the shadow of the Bears Ears butte, Angelo Baca speaks first of his grandmother....
article Check out the new book of Native American voices about Bears Ears (6/19/2017)
(Utah) -- An important new collection of Native American writers essaying the cultural significance of Utah's Bears Ears landscape will be launched with two Utah...
article LA TIMES: Shrinking Utah's Bears Ears National Monument would be one more broken promise to Native Americans (6/19/2017)
(Utah) -- Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to advise President Trump to shrink Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument to a scatter of isolated sites. The...
article Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias (6/18/2017)
(Utah) -- President Donald Trump’s call to review 27 national monuments established by three former presidents put in limbo protections on large swaths of land...
article If Bears Ears monument gets smaller, oil and gas operators are poised to push for drilling rights (6/17/2017)
(Utah) -- In making their case for rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, Utah officials have downplayed the potential for oil and gas development on the lands that...
article Interior Secretary Zinke Threatens Safety of Bears Ears National Monument (6/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, is recommending the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be slashed and redistributed following an...
article Our View: A monumental decision (6/16/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Not that it’s any surprise, but Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending in an interim report that the new Bears Ears National Monument be...
article Column: Zinke discounts Native voices (6/15/2017)
(Montana) -- As Secretary Ryan Zinke concludes touring the Bear's Ears, he seems set on committing an adamant political massacre of an ignorance similar to Custer...
article Cutting up Bears Ears: The ugly racial politics behind the national monument battle (6/14/2017)
(Utah) -- On Monday afternoon Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proved that even the most mundane of federal powers — the creation and maintenance of national...
article Who Will Handle Bears Ears Shrinkage? (6/14/2017)
(Utah) -- In a report Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed downsizing the Bears Ears National Monument. In the language of the original 1906 Antiquities Act,...
article Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (6/14/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the...
article Downsizing Utah monument pleases Republicans, angers tribes (6/13/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah was applauded by the state's top Republican...
article Trump Administration Wants To Shrink Bears Ears National Monument (6/13/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be shrunk. He also is calling on Congress to give...
article Zinke Says Tribes Are ‘Happy’ to Have Bears Ears Modifications; Tribes Disagree (6/13/2017)
(Utah) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is misrepresenting tribal positions about his plan to reduce a yet unspecified portion of the Bears Ears National...
article Despite tribal opposition, Trump’s Interior Secretary wants to shrink Bears Ears National Monument (6/12/2017)
(Utah) -- Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump cut the boundary of the culturally significant Bears Ears National Monument in an...
article Interior secretary recommends Trump consider scaling back Bears Ears National Monument (6/12/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Donald Trump “revise the existing boundaries” of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument...
article Zinke recommends shrinking size of Bears Ears monument (6/12/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday he recommended President Donald Trump shrink the size of the 1.3-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in Utah...
article Bears Ears deadline today; announcement expected soon | KSL.com (6/10/2017)
(Utah) -- The deadline for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to make a recommendation to President Donald Trump on the fate of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument is...
article Interior Secretary to make proposal on Bears Ears monument in test for protected land (6/10/2017)
(Utah) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is due to make a recommendation to the White House on Saturday on whether to rescind or resize Utah’s Bears Ears...
article OP/ED: 'We want it to be protected': Looming Bears Ears decision weighs on Native Americans' minds (6/9/2017)
(Utah) -- Native Americans from around Utah began gathering in Comb Wash on Thursday to celebrate Bears Ears National Monument ­— just ahead of an announcement...
article Judith K. Wellington: Our battle to protect sacred spaces from Trump (6/4/2017)
(Arizona) -- This month I’m traveling to Washington to call on decision-makers to uphold the Bears Ears National Monument. I do this through my ministry with the...
23 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Department of Interior Delays Land Into Trust Decision (6/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will wait another week before the Department of the Interior issues a land into trust decision. The department was...
article New Deadline Set In Tribal Remand (6/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government has set a new timeline of Tuesday, June 27, for a decision on the remand process in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's legal...
article Interior Department delays decision on Wampanoag land (6/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to take up to another week to issue its decision on whether the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe qualifies for...
article Mashpee tribe’s land in trust decision- including Taunton casino site - delayed (6/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- No one should jump to conclusions about the delay Monday by the U.S. Department of Interior in a decision regarding the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’...
article Mashpee tribe’s land in trust decision delayed (6/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on whether the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe qualifies for reservation lands was not released Monday as...
article Mashpee Selectmen Support Tribe's Land Status (6/6/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Board of Selectmen reinforced its support on Monday, June 5, for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in its request for land in trust from the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Broken Arrow

article Broken Arrow project re-ignites casino controversy (6/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- When plans to build a casino in south Broken Arrow became public in late 2011, it led to protests, lawsuits, the termination of the city manager and the...
article Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed (6/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Nation is warning one of its citizens not to engage in gaming on his allotment in Oklahoma. Tribal officials believe landowner Steve Bruner is...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Desperation is driving an indigenous tribe in Venezuela to make the trek into Brazil (6/18/2017)
(Brazil) -- Bergassio Quiñonez knew he had to get his family out of Venezuela when his wife and two young daughters went without eating for four days. Their home in...
article First Nation Trying to Reclaim What was Once Theirs (6/11/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- A very impertinent vote will be made in the summer month of July. The future vote will be to decide if a First Nation that is situated not too far from...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Generating Station owners deny deadline extension (6/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- The owners of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have rejected the Navajo Nation's request for a 30-day extension of a July 1 deadline for the...
1 Article on this Issue

Oak Flat

article Grijalva Bill Reverses Giveaway of Sacred Tribal Land to Foreign-Owned Mining Company – Sen. Sanders Offering Senate Companion (6/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva today introduced the Save Oak Flat Act, which repeals an unjustified congressional giveaway of sacred Native...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Star Lake Casino: Environmental Assessment Public Hearing This Week (6/12/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A packed house is expected Thursday night for an informational meeting about a controversial casino proposal on a lake east of Pelican Rapids. Many...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Frontier Hotel-Casino site up for sale at $400 million (6/11/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A prime center-Strip location that had been earmarked for a major casino called Alon is up for sale. Alon’s developer, Crown Resorts, out of...
1 Article on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article 3 minutes on the global stage: Tohono O'odham member fights border wall at U.N. (6/9/2017)
(New York) -- Sitting in a gray chair on the floor of United Nations headquarters, David Garcia clutched the papers with his statement and eyed the wristwatch he'd...
article VIDEO: The border wall is "a slap in the face," says one agent (6/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona border with Mexico is like no other -- it lies on the Tohono O'Odham Nation. The Native Americans approved a two-foot barrier along its 62...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Seek Property Tax Relief (6/7/2017)
(California) -- State legislation to expand property tax relief for all Native American tribes is stirring up controversy in the Santa Ynez Valley, especially because...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Former Seminole chief Billie to leverage sovereign land in the legal weed game (6/6/2017)
(Florida) -- When it comes to the medical marijuana business, the complex web of local, state and federal regulations is among the greatest complications holding back...
article Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business -- Tax Free (6/6/2017)
(Florida) -- With medical marijuana legal in most states and recreational marijuana in a growing number, there is still much talk about taxing the profits. Some fear...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Lawmakers move to end dispute over waterfront lease payments (6/6/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi lawmakers are moving to resolve a dispute over lease payments for Gulf Coast waterfront property occupied by a casino. The House has...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article District Court reverses decision on UKB land-into-trust application (6/6/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the United Keetoowah Band say a U.S. district court's decision last week to reverse the decision of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to...
article Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (6/1/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article City, Casino Eye Next Step Toward Theater Buy (6/2/2017)
(Illinois) -- A new agreement will likely set the stage for the city’s potential purchase of the iconic Des Plaines Theater. Rivers Casino and Des Plaines are...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article State High Court Declines to Review Lake Quinault Case (6/2/2017)
(Washington) -- The Washington state Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit that challenged the Quinault Indian Nation’s ownership in Lake Quinault. A...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Coyote Valley Casino could be relocated (5/31/2017)
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Band Of Pomo Indians revealed that the tribe is in talks with Mendocino County authorities to relocate the Coyote Valley Casino to a...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Dehcho First Nations to decide if GNWT to be part of land claim negotiations (5/31/2017)
(North Canada) -- Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations, along with negotiators, are travelling to Dehcho communities throughout southwestern N.W.T....
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Federal court rules in favor of Cherokee Nation in UKB case (5/31/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A United States District Court today ruled in favor of Cherokee Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior to prevent 76 acres of...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Google adds more than 3,000 Canadian indigenous lands to Google Maps, Google Earth (6/23/2017)
(Internet) -- Google is adding a significant number of Canadian indigenous reserves and land settlements to its popular mapping services, a move that will help...
article Fort William First Nation in talks for new bridge over Kam River, says chief (6/19/2017)
(Ontario) -- The chief of Fort William First Nation says it will likely be years before a new bridge is built over the Kaministiquia River, between Thunder Bay and the...
article Petroglyph day; interpretations and mysteries of Parowan Gap (6/18/2017)
(Utah) -- One of the most concentrated collections of Native American petroglyphs in the Western United States – and also one of the least understood – is in...
article County asks WYDOT for Tribal Trails help (6/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Teton County has been talking about building the Tribal Trails connector for decades. Now county commissioners are asking the Wyoming Department of...
article First Nation Trying to Reclaim What was Once Theirs (6/9/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- A very impertinent vote will be made in the summer month of July. The future vote will be to decide if a First Nation that is situated not too far from...
article Navajo elder: Utah leaders “never supported” preserving sacred American Indian sites (6/9/2017)
(Utah) -- The politics surrounding Bears Ears National Monument are cut and dried. Or so says Mark Maryboy, the first Navajo elected to the San Juan County Commission,...
article Tribal Land Buyback program offers sent to landowners with fractional interests at Pala and Sycuan Indian Reservations (6/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly 600 landowners with fractional interests at the Pala and Sycuan Indian Reservations in...
article FCC chairman hopes to better telecommunication in rural areas (6/9/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Two officials from Washington D.C stopped in Rapid City Friday to talk to the public and stakeholders about all things communication related. Senator...
article Former Obama Indian Head Calls Out Trump Tribal Land Acquisition Cuts (6/8/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A former top Obama administration Indian Affairs official is taking issue with a Trump administration claim that its fiscal year 2018 budget would...
article Ute Indian Tribe Calls Congressional & Administrative Reforms for Indian Trust Lnads a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (6/8/2017)
(Utah) -- The Ute Tribal Business Committee calls on Congress and the Trump administration to stop working to undermine and question the Indian Reorganization Act of...
article Nunavut's Hope Bay mine celebrates commercial production with Inuit landowners (6/7/2017)
(Nunavut) -- After decades of exploration, numerous owners and the complex logistics of getting a gold mine up and running in the Arctic, Nunavut's Hope Bay mine is...
article Lawsuit threatens to shut down Kouchibouguac National Park (6/3/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- A lawsuit filed this month with the Court of Queen's Bench against the federal government is seeking a permanent injunction prohibiting the...
article Residents on remote Alaska island fear climate change will doom way of life (6/2/2017)
(Alaska) -- Annie Weyiouanna remembers her home being bigger. For decades, the relentless Chukchi Sea has been washing away the fine sand that makes up Sarichef Island...
article Quinault Indian Nation Wins… Again (6/1/2017)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Supreme Court today denied a petition for review filed by the landowners in a case in which some landowners sought to take ownership...
article Former River Tasalmi golf course will become park (5/31/2017)
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria won't sell the former River Tasalmi golf course and instead will repurpose the property as a park. After closing it in April...
article OP/ED: [3] Oklahoma U.S. Reps. introduce the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017 (5/27/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Moore) released the following statement after introducing the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017, along with other Oklahoma U.S. Reps....
article US Interior inbox filling with emails about Nevada monument (5/27/2017)
(Nevada) -- A debate is raging in the inbox of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior about whether President Donald Trump should keep the scenic, ecologically fragile and...
article Tribes Gather for State Park Opening in South Dakota (5/22/2017)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota welcomed Native Americans from around the region for the opening of Good Earth State Park. Tribal members from around the Plains gathered...
article Jesuits Return 525 Acres to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (5/19/2017)
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday, May 2, the Jesuit-run St. Francis Mission announced it will return more than 500 acres to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
article Opinion: Value of designated monuments is great (5/18/2017)
(Colorado) -- If you want to recreate your childhood road trip across the Southwest and pass on that life-changing experience to your kids, now is the time. Just search...

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