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article Richards: National Monument Shrinking Undermines Native Voices (12/16/2017)
(Utah) -- On Dec. 4, eyes all across the nation were on Utah as Donald Trump arrived at the State Capitol. People waited anxiously for the President’s highly...
article Co-management proposal for Bears Ears is slap in the face, tribes say (12/12/2017)
(Utah) -- President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say...
article John Spezia: National Monuments are sacred and need protection (12/12/2017)
(Colorado) -- Since 1979, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments have been my workplace, which has provided a modest living and a place where I...
article Professor: National monument reductions follow history of land theft in US (12/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Last week, President Donald J. Trump announced plans to reduce by 85 percent Bears Ears National Monument—land that was given protective status...
article DOCUMENTS: When a Uranium Mining Company Lobbied for Bears Ears National Monument Action, the Trump Administration Acted (12/11/2017)
(Colorado) -- The Washington Post is reporting that a uranium mining company “launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument,...
article Here’s a breakdown of the 5 lawsuits filed against Trump that challenge his cuts to 2 Utah national monuments (12/11/2017)
(Utah) -- 1. Hopi Tribe et al v. Trump et al. • Filed: Federal district court in D.C. • Plaintiffs: Five American Indian tribes (Hopi, Navajo, Ute Indian, Ute...
article OP/ED: The Federal Land-Grab Dreams of Donald Trump (12/11/2017)
(USA) -- President Trump routinely cloaks his presidency in claims that his actions are “the best” or “the biggest” whether they are or not. His...
article Spiritual and Historic Roots Spur Tribes to Fight for National Monuments (12/11/2017)
(Utah) -- Jonah Yellowman fondly remembers family excursions to Bears Ears, hiking, camping and “listening to nature.” “We were living in that area...
article Tribes: Monument Co-Management Proposal Is Slap in the Face (12/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say...
article U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Utah parks angers St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council (12/11/2017)
(New York) -- U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing to receive criticism from American Indian tribes, including the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, after he...
article YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (12/11/2017)
(California) -- On December 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante...
article By renaming new Utah monument Shash Jaa, is Trump trying to divide Native American tribes? (12/11/2017)
(Utah) -- President Donald Trump not only trimmed and broke up the Bears Ears National Monument when he visited Utah last week. He also renamed it with the Navajo-...
article Judd: America’s blatant disregard of Native American civil rights (12/11/2017)
(Iowa) -- President Trump’s bias against Native Americans rang true well before he was in office, but his actions as president reflect repeated dehumanization of...
article Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes (12/9/2017)
(Montana) -- This week brought a heavy blow to several tribal communities, and no doubt many more conservationists, in the West, as President Donald Trump declared he...
article Bears Ears Is Here to Stay (12/9/2017)
(Utah) -- Bears Ears, first and foremost, is indigenous land. It is a place essential to the physical, spiritual and cultural identity of the Hopi, Zuni, Ute and Navajo...
article Bears Ears Commission of Tribes Condemns President Trump’s Unilateral Action to Revoke Bears Ears National Monument (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- Leaders of the Bears Ears Commission of Tribes (Commission) expressed dismay at Monday’s action by President Trump that attempts to revoke and replace Bears...
article Five Tribes Are Suing Trump Over Bears Ears. Can They Win? (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- If there's one thing that Ryan Zinke wants you to know about his and President Trump's decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, it's that...
article Monument Lawsuits Start To Stack Up (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- Environmental groups and Native American tribes wasted no time in filing lawsuits to stop the Trump administration's vast cuts to two Utah national...
article Out of Trump’s monument actions, Rep. Chris Stewart seeks to create a new national park, but critics call it a ruse (12/6/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Chris Stewart said Tuesday he’ll introduce legislation to turn a piece of the now-dismantled Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument...
article Tribal and Enviro Lawyers Take on Trump Over Bears Ears (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- The legal fight against President Donald Trump’s use of the Antiquities Act to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is...
article Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue (12/6/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection...
article Trump Slashes Two Million Acres off of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase: Tribes To Sue (12/6/2017)
(USA) -- In an announcement by President Trump on Monday in Salt Lake City, the size of two national monuments would be drastically reduced.
article Zinke defends monument reductions, supports Badger-Two Medicine (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink or modify several national monuments, saying Tuesday that opponents...
article Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props (12/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- Acting by fiat and claiming the opposite has been a hallmark of this presidency. On Monday in Salt Lake City, President Trump announced he was reducing the...
article Local tribal members decry national monument recommendations (12/6/2017)
(California) -- Local conservation and tribal leaders decried the Department of the Interior's report recommending boundary reductions to several national monuments.
press release Rep. Bass Statement on Trump Admin Attack on Native Lands (12/6/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement following President Trump signing proclamations to shrink two national monuments...
article Trump’s Dismemberment of Bears Ears National Monument: Perspective From Indigenous Scholars (12/6/2017)
(Utah) -- President Trump’s visit to Salt Lake City Monday to sign two orders slashing the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments also...
article NARF Files Suit to Protect Bears Ears (12/5/2017)
(USA) -- President Trump’s action to revoke and replace the Bears Ears National Monument is not only an attack on the five sovereign nations with deep ties to the Bears...
article Native American Tribes Join to File Lawsuit Against Trump Attack on Bears Ears National Monument (12/5/2017)
(Utah) -- Five Native American tribes have joined to file what they are calling an historic lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and...
article Native Americans to fight back against Trump’s attack on national monuments in Utah (12/5/2017)
(Utah) -- Native American tribes worked for decades to get the U.S. government to designate an area in southeastern Utah as a national monument.
article Navajo Nation Files Joint Complaint to Defend Bears Ears (12/5/2017)
(Arizona) -- Yesterday the Navajo Nation joined the Hopi Tribe, Zuni Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe in filing a Complaint against the Trump...
article Navajo Nation sues Trump over Utah monument reduction (12/5/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Navajo Nation and four other American Indian tribes said Tuesday they had sued President Trump to undo his action reducing the Bears Ears...
article Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (12/5/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the Department of the Interior is lashing out against "special interests" as tribes fight to save the Bears Ears National...
article Trump slashed Utah national monuments by 2 million acres. Now comes the legal battle. (12/5/2017)
(Utah) -- President Donald Trump announced Monday that his administration will roll back federal protections on 2 million acres of land in two national monuments in Utah.
article Native Americans React To Cuts To Bears Ears National Monument (12/5/2017)
(Utah) -- The Trump administration has decided to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shaun Chapoose, one of the Native...
article Tribes: Trump's monument order disrespects native people (12/5/2017)
(Utah) -- President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who...
36 Total Articles on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands (12/16/2017)
(Iowa) -- The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands. The city of Council Bluffs,...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Steve Wynn ‘warehousing’ former Alon site in $336M purchase (12/16/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts’ announcement that it is buying the Alon project site could raise hopes that a long-awaited revival of the sleepy north Strip is in the...
article Wynn Resorts Announces Major Land Acquisition On North End Of Las Vegas Strip (12/14/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy the site that Australian billionaire James Packer had once...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (12/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American...
1 Article on this Issue

Gila River

article Ruling Makes Opening of South Mountain Freeway a Reality for Late 2019 (12/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- Valley motorists have experienced night closures on Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix, and have seen freeway interchanges taking shape. In the rural...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Wynn Resorts buying former site of New Frontier on Las Vegas Strip (12/13/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- In a major step forward for the struggling north Strip, Wynn Resorts has announced it reached an agreement to buy the empty lot on Las Vegas Boulevard...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute (12/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- While the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered good news to one tribe and its homelands, another must wait longer for an answer. The Aquinnah Wampanoag...
press release Aquinnah Increasing Homelands by Acquiring Additional Settlement Land on Martha’s Vineyard (12/13/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is expanding their land base. “We agreed to settle our aboriginal land claims on Martha’s...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes (12/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has quietly reinstated a waiting period for land-into-trust applications, reversing an Obama-era policy without consulting...
article Montana Tribe Wary of Monument Offer, Seek Land’s Ownership (12/10/2017)
(Montana) -- Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Trump’s message for tribes: Let them eat yellowcake (12/12/2017)
(USA) -- Uranium, it’s now part of Navajo DNA. With over 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation, people living near these mines are exposed daily to...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump’s Interior secretary: Shameless tool of oil and gas industries (12/11/2017)
(USA) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke loves to portray himself as a humble, outdoorsy man of the people, a loving steward of the purple mountain majesties and fruited...
article NYT OP/ED: The Looting of America’s Public Lands (12/9/2017)
(New York) -- The protections put in place over the last half-century by both political parties to guarantee Americans clean air, clean water and bountiful open space...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Supreme Court

article SCOTUS BLOG: Court adds seven new cases to merits docket (12/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court issued a preliminary set of orders from its conference today, adding seven new cases to its merits docket for the term. The new...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article County, tribes make progress toward roadway settlements (12/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Santa Fe County this week revealed the scope of proposed settlements to resolve long-standing roadway disputes with four pueblos after months of closed-...
article Vast Yukon Wilderness Protected in Ruling for Native Tribes (12/6/2017)
(Yukon) -- Environmental and indigenous groups are cheering a landmark decision by Canada’s highest court on Friday, which ordered the Yukon Territorial Government...
press release Secretary Zinke Recommends Keeping Federal Lands in Federal Ownership, Adding Three New Monuments (12/5/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, 2017, Executive Order (EO), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released...
article Local leaders tour shoreline property (12/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- Local leaders were updated Friday on a concept to develop vacant shoreline property in Wells Township into businesses, housing and recreational areas being...
article Senate passes bill to improve tribal sites (12/2/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- With unanimous support, the U.S. Senate passed the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act this week.
article Local leaders tour shoreline property (12/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- Local leaders were updated Friday on a concept to develop vacant shoreline property in Wells Township into businesses, housing and recreational areas being...
article New law curbs ability to deny conditional use permits (11/24/2017)
(New York) -- When the state Assembly passed the new Homeowners Bill of Rights two weeks ago and sent the measure to the governor for his signature, most of the...
article Indigenous women can find healing through balanced relationships with the land, says educator (11/20/2017)
(Edmonton) -- The climate change crisis is a spiritual battle playing out in physical form affecting traditional roles of Indigenous women, and contributing to the...
article Protesters greet appearance by land-use attorney Budd-Falen (11/18/2017)
(Montana) -- Around 100 Ravalli County citizens and conservation group members gathered at Hamilton Middle School Saturday morning to protest what they called an effort...
article Gaming panel approves tribe’s plan for casino near Omaha (11/15/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has again approved the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s plan to build a casino near Omaha, but after a decade of court...
article Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (11/15/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the National Indian Gaming Commission...
article Land claims regions aren't 'protected areas,' says former minister to Premier McLeod (11/15/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- A former N.W.T. environment minister says Premier Bob McLeod shouldn't classify land that's part of final or ongoing land claim...
article Ontario provincial park closed after indigenous men who say it's 'rightfully theirs' threaten to occupy it (11/10/2017)
(Ontario) -- Pinery Provincial Park along the eastern shore of Lake Huron has been closed to the public “until further notice” due to a threatened occupation...
article Shoshone Tribe Working With Utah State University to Restore Bear River Massacre Land (11/9/2017)
(Utah) -- The northwestern band of the Shoshone Native American tribe recently purchased the land where an 1863 attack by California militia volunteers against Native...
article Supreme court ruling clears way for B.C. ski resort on sacred Indigenous land (11/3/2017)
(Ottawa) -- In a landmark freedom-of-religion case, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a massive ski resort development in southeast British Columbia can go...
article Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (11/3/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Back in July the Bennett County Commission passed a resolution calling for more “federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian...
article ‘This Land is Your Land’: If you can pay and are white (11/3/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Recently I was watching an IMAX movie entitled the “National Parks Adventure.” The cinematic presentation consists of the usual dramatic 3D...
article Saskatoon's city power utility seeks land for solar power plant (11/2/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatoon Light & Power wants city council to set aside land for a solar power plant that could be operating by 2020. The proposed plant would be...
article Final arguments made in Ramapough Lenape Nation land rights case (10/31/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Attorneys for the Ramapough Lenape Nation invoked the First Amendment protections to religion during final summations in state Superior Court on Tuesday...
article Canadian Criminal Court Jurisdiction Relative to Unceded Indian Territory (10/27/2017)
(Internet) -- Abstract: The Indian part of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (Revised Statutes Canada 1985, Appendix II, No. 1) consolidates previously established British...

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