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Bears Ears

article Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (4/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is setting his sights on a new target: a national monument that enjoys strong support across Indian Country.
article Jewell defends Bears Ears monument process (4/25/2017)
(Utah) -- On her journey home to Seattle from Washington, D.C., Sally Jewell spent a few weeks this spring in New Mexico, Utah and Nevada visiting some of the lands set...
article Utah Republicans look to rescind status of new ‘Bears Ears’ national monument (3/27/2017)
(Utah) -- The Bears Ears National Monument, just a few months old, has no visitor’s center, information kiosks or even a highway entrance sign. Chris Russell and...
article New ad campaign takes aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument (3/22/2017)
(Utah) -- A website and advertisement campaign launched this week is taking aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, emphasizing the impact the monument has on...
article Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument (3/20/2017)
(Utah) -- When word came down on Dec. 28 that President Barack Obama had created a 1.35 million-acre national monument called Bears Ears, Jonah Yellowman celebrated. So...
article Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic (3/18/2017)
(Utah) -- Members of a newly formed tribal advisory commission for the Bears Ears National Monument reminded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a letter Friday that his...
article Patagonia celebrates Bears Ears National Monument with 360-degree interactive films (3/17/2017)
(Utah) -- For years, Patagonia worked to protect natural land across the United States. Since 2013, it’s mainly focused on Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and...
article Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic (3/17/2017)
(Utah) -- Members of a newly formed tribal advisory commission for the Bears Ears National Monument reminded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a letter Friday that his...
article Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say (3/13/2017)
(Utah) -- Utah legislators and the San Juan County, Utah, commission are urging President Donald Trump to undo the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. But at a...
article Uncovering the Controversy Behind Bears Ears National Monument (3/12/2017)
(Utah) -- Right before he left office, President Barack Obama set aside 1.3 million acres of land as the Bear Ears National Monument in Utah. This was a contentious move...
article Bears Ears National Monument, sacred to native tribes, faces challenge to its status (3/11/2017)
(Washington) -- At the end of his second term, then-President Obama gratified a coalition of Western Native Americans by creating Bears Ears National Monument in...
article Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say (3/11/2017)
(Utah) -- Could the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah be overturned or decreased in size by the Trump administration? Utah legislators and the San Juan...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Tribal leader warns of protest if Trump insists on border wall: 'There is no word for wall in our language' (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The strangers arriving in the noisy caravan of white vans seemed out of place at the desert mission in Topawa, where a ghostly rhythm drew on the sounds of...
article Trump's border wall faces another challenge with Indian reservation (4/24/2017)
(Arizona) -- Verlon Jose is vice chairman on the Tohono O’odham Nation -- a tribe of American Indians allowed to cross the border where most Americans cannot....
article The Mexican tribe that fears it will be split in two by Trump's border wall (4/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- On the baked sands of northern Mexico, barefoot tribeswomen chant and dance in clouds of incense, calling on the eagle to save them from US President Donald...
article Native tribe fear Trump's Mexico wall will divide them (3/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- On the baked sands of northern Mexico, barefoot tribeswomen chant and dance in clouds of incense, calling on the eagle to save them from US President Donald...
article Binational Tribe in Resistance against Trump Wall (3/12/2017)
(Mexico) -- The binational tribe Tohono O''odham (people of the desert), declared a resistance against the wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on...
article Tohono O’odham Chairman on Border Wall: ‘Not Going to Happen’ (3/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation Executive Branch is firm on their stance against a border wall being built. “[It’s] not going to happen,”...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Patchak Decision

article Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (4/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of a long-running casino land case. The U.S....
article Justices Told Law Nixing Tribal Casino Suit Is Constitutional [sub req] (3/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition by a Michigan man seeking to revive his challenge to a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Delays continue for planned Wilton Rancheria casino in California (4/24/2017)
(California) -- In California, the plan from the Wilton Rancheria to build a $400 million casino resort in southern Sacramento County is still reportedly being delayed...
article Supreme Court Decision on Temporary Presidential Appointments Could Affect Elk Grove Casino (3/21/2017)
(California) -- A United States Supreme Court Decision handed down today may adversely affect the Wilton Rancheria's proposed $400 million casino resort in Elk Grove...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dinosaur Casino

article Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado (4/19/2017)
(Colorado) -- The new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it clear that he won't allow the sale or transfer of public land, a stance that endangers a...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (4/18/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking forward to a new dawn after winning a major gaming dispute. On April 11, a panel of three judges on the 1st...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article DOI Got Casino Land Ruling Right, Calif. Tribe Tells DC Circ. [sub req] (4/10/2017)
(California) -- The Mechoopda Indian Tribe pressed the D.C. Circuit on Friday to uphold a lower court ruling backing the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash move to dismiss Camp 4 appeals (4/7/2017)
(California) -- A legal battle over the federal government’s decision to take more than 1,400 acres of Santa Ynez Valley land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of...
article Proposed bill would confirm Camp 4 as part of Chumash reservation (3/22/2017)
(California) -- New federal legislation was introduced earlier this month in an attempt to uphold the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Jan. 19 decision to place...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Swinomish Tribe

article County wants court to decide issue of Swinomish boundaries (4/7/2017)
(Washington) -- The Board of Skagit County Commissioners has asked the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to let a federal district court decide whether the March Point...
article Tribe’s possible boundary change causes concern (3/22/2017)
(Washington) -- A potential Swinomish Indian Tribal Community constitution change has worried some area property owners because the tribe would redraw the currently...
article Concerns remain over Swinomish boundaries (3/19/2017)
(Washington) -- For more than 140 years, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has felt it was shortchanged when the boundaries of the tribe’s reservation were set...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article 6 things to know when developing on tribal land (4/5/2017)
(Arizona) -- Developing on tribal land can be a complex process with many moving parts. Developers will have to work with the federal government, its (slow) speed,...
1 Article on this Issue

Yocha Dehe

article California tribe signs “landmark agreement” to expand Capay Valley property (4/5/2017)
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has agreed to provide the government of Yolo County with more than USD 161M over the next 22 years, as part of a plan to...
1 Article on this Issue

Narragansett Tribe

article Narragansett Tribe seeks injunction to stop work on Providence Viaduct (4/4/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- A dispute between Rhode Island and the Narragansett Tribe over a damaged archaeological site buried beneath Route 95 in downtown Providence has landed...
article Narragansetts Sue State Over Delay In Transferring Three Historic Properties (4/4/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- The Narragansett Tribe is asking a federal judge to hold Rhode Island to an agreement to transfer three historic properties in Washington County to the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Nation citizen loses attempt to diminish reservation border (4/4/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A citizen of the Red Lake Nation will continue to serve time in federal prison after losing a challenge to the boundaries of his tribe's reservation.
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article Obama's land grab in Wyoming killed by appeals court (4/4/2017)
(Wyoming) -- President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency distinguished itself from the rest of his administration for its hostility to the rule of law,...
1 Article on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (4/3/2017)
(Washington) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered some good news to Indian Country by putting an end to a long-running land dispute. Without comment, the justices on...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article CHEROKEE LANDING'S FUTURE: Tribal officials considering remedial action if state closes park (3/30/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Chia and Liam Ryals play along the shore of Lake Tenkiller at Cherokee Landing State Park. Cherokee Nation officials are considering ways they might help...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Hills

article Tribes win federal trust status for Pe Sla property in Black Hills (3/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A five-year effort to put a tract of tribal land in the Black Hills into federal trust is over. And now that the fight to keep the tract permanently in...
1 Article on this Issue

Redding Rancheria

article The Buzz: Owner of Redding Inn wants to buy golf course (3/24/2017)
(California) -- With Redding Rancheria officials scheduled to meet next week with homeowners who live near soon-to-be-closed River Tasalmi, the nine-hole golf course has...
1 Article on this Issue

Mechoopda Tribe

article Calif. County Says DOI Took Liberties With Casino Land Ruling (3/23/2017)
(California) -- A California county urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a lower court ruling backing the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Residents get first look at agreement for former Norwich Hospital (3/22/2017)
(Connecticut) -- About two dozen people attended the first public informational meeting Wednesday to hear details of a proposed purchase and sales agreement between the...
1 Article on this Issue

Pinoleville

article Ukiah tribe purchases property for new casino (3/22/2017)
(California) -- A proposal to build a 90,000-square-foot casino at the north edge of Ukiah apparently is back on track as the Pinoleville Pomo Nation last month...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in court settlement 'augurs well' for relations with Yukon, says lawyer (3/18/2017)
(Yukon) -- The Yukon government and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation have avoided another court case over First Nations rights. The First Nation filed a...
article Bigstone Cree Nation monitor traffic entering community in dispute with oil companies (3/16/2017)
(Edmonton) -- The Bigstone Cree Nation has set a toll station on the highway into community of Wabasca-Desmarais in an effort to control entry. The First Nation is...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article How should northern on-the-land programs be evaluated? (3/17/2017)
(North Canada) -- The first pan-territorial On the Land Summit concluded with a frank exchange of views in Dettah, N.W.T. A panel discussion of how on-the-land programs...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Judge Delays Opening Of Appeal On Tribal Land In Trust (3/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A judge with the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit agreed to push back the beginning stages of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s appeal in a...
article Fight over Mashpee tribe’s land, casino continues in Trump era (3/15/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Justice Department has not yet decided whether to appeal a judge's rejection of the way the government took land into trust for the Mashpee...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oak Flat

article Oak Flat mine protesters march 40 miles on trail of opposition (3/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Thick clouds fill the sky, with slivers of sunshine...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawks request land that holds communications tower (3/13/2017)
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk tribal officials have applied to the American government to have a third tract of disputed land placed in trust for future use. This...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Crown land deal on hold pending First Nations consultations (4/26/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- A pending long-term lease for management of some Nova Scotia Crown lands by a consortium of mills is delayed as the provincial government continues...
article 'Our DNA comes from this region': Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation (4/23/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Fisherman Steve Stark peers out at the Fraser River on a cloudy afternoon. The water stretches into the horizon, undisturbed by boats and swimmers...
article Brazilian Tribal Leader Fronts Global Protests for Land Rights (4/21/2017)
(UK) -- A global wave of protest organized by Survival International has called for a halt to the destruction of tribal peoples’ land, lives, and human rights in...
article Officials: Shawnee Park sports complex wouldn’t affect burial mound (4/16/2017)
(West Virginia) -- A proposal to build a sports complex at Shawnee Regional Park would not affect a Native American burial mound there, officials say. The mound would...
article Lost city found: Etzanoa of the great Wichita Nation (4/16/2017)
(Kansas) -- Make note of the name Etzanoa, a long-lost city. Donald Blakeslee says he’s found it. The discovery could put south-central Kansas on the map as the...
article Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Now Owns Lands West of Spanish Springs (4/15/2017)
(Nevada) -- The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is the new owner of 21 square miles of land west of Spanish Springs and north of Sun Valley. In 2016, Congress passed the...
article Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (4/13/2017)
(Washington) -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental...
article Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (4/13/2017)
(Utah) -- Secretary Ryan Zinke, the new leader of the Department of the Interior, announced the reopening of a sacred area in Utah to recreational vehicle traffic.
article Brazil’s land war between Indigenous people and farmers: ‘We just need to be home’ (4/9/2017)
(Brazil) -- Disputes over Brazil’s farmland are growing increasingly violent, pitting farmers against the original residents of the area, Stephanie Nolen reports.
article Parks Canada to consult Mi'kmaq of P.E.I. about revising national historic site name (4/8/2017)
(Prince Edward Island) -- Parks Canada says it will accept a recommendation by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and consult the Mi'kmaq of P.E.I. to...
article Sac and Fox Tribe seeks for more land be placed in trust (4/3/2017)
(Iowa) -- Tama County Supervisors said Monday, March 27, they have been notified the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is requesting three more sections of...
article S’Klallam Tribe removes former gun club building (4/3/2017)
(Washington) -- The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has removed the former gun club building from its trust land on the corner of Hansville Road and NE 288th Street.
article First Nation sues Ottawa, province over outstanding land claim (3/31/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba reserve is suing Ottawa and the province over a 21-year-old land claim agreement. The Roseau River First Nation says terms of the decades-old...
article Old maps — newly released — indicate Shellmound landmark missed the mark (3/28/2017)
(California) -- A group of Native American activists and allies fighting plans to build on Spenger’s parking lot in West Berkeley has pledged to protect what it says is...
article Tribe closes unimproved roads (3/28/2017)
(Washington) -- Some Colville Indian Reservation road are being closed on a short-term basis to protect natural resources, road infrastructure, water quality and public...
article Landcare funding boost to include $15m for new Indigenous protected areas (3/26/2017)
(Australia) -- A $100m funding package to Landcare will include $15m for new Indigenous protected areas, raising hopes of further federal support for the environmental...
article Aboriginal leaders bid to take over neglected national park (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Two Aboriginal community leaders have put in a bid to take over one of Sydney's most prestigious harbourside national parks at Watsons Bay, with the...
article Tribal Members Oppose Border Wall, Protesting McCain (3/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- A group of Tohono O'odham tribal members plans on protesting President Donald Trump's proposed border wall outside Sen. John McCain's Tucson...
article How should northern on-the-land programs be evaluated? (3/17/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- The first pan-territorial On the Land Summit concluded with a frank exchange of views in Dettah, N.W.T. A panel discussion of how on-the-land...
article Alberta chief urges Canada to take action on UN warning to protect national park (3/15/2017)
(Alberta) -- The chief of a First Nation in northern Alberta is calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action in protecting the Wood Buffalo National Park.

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