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article New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve (9/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has rejected an effort by a Native American tribe to reclaim Valles Caldera National Preserve. U.S. District Judge James Browning...
article Western Michigan University honors place on indigenous land in public statement (9/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- Western Michigan University acknowledged its place on indigenous land in a public statement approved by the Board of Trustees Wednesday. The board approved...
article Ancestral land to be returned to Nipmuc tribe at public ceremony in Petersham (9/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of New England can’t help but be aware of just how badly Native Americans were treated...
article Rent Is Recognition and Restitution for Seattle’s Native Inhabitants (9/9/2019)
(Washington) -- A grassroots movement encourages non-Native city dwellers to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish, a Native American tribe that’s petitioned for...
article Feds to sell oil and gas leases in San Juan County cultural areas, ignoring pleas from tribal officials and others (9/6/2019)
(Utah) -- For the third time since last year, the Bureau of Land Management is auctioning oil and gas leases on archaeologically rich canyons and mesas in San Juan...
article Making a Monument (9/1/2019)
(California) -- When developers set their sights too close to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, concerned citizens won public and tribal support to create a...
article New Jersey tribe sues over land use (8/30/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A Native American tribe in the United States state of New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against its neighbours. The Ramapough Lenape Nation accuses...
article Native American lawsuit: New Jersey tribe sues over land use (8/30/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A Native American tribe in the United States state of New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against its neighbours. The Ramapough Lenape Nation accuses...
article Governor signs land trust, Mattaponi Reservation will double in size (8/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Mattaponi Indian Tribe will gain over 100 acres of additional land in King William County, doubling the size of the reservation, when a land trust...
article Is the USDA now leaning toward a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in Alaska? (8/29/2019)
(Alaska) -- President Donald Trump is pushing for a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in Alaska, according to a Washington Post story published this week. It’s...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, National Park Service finds (9/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Trump’s border barrier could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona...
article 450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts (9/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that...
article Border Wall Construction Under Way in Arizona (9/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from the dry bed of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that...
article Tohono O’odham Invaded By Border Patrol & Israeli Surveillance Tech (9/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham nation sits on the US-Mexico border. Tribal member, activist, and scholar Nellie Jo David describes the threats to the Native...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article How Georgina Island First Nation took back control of lands and resources (9/14/2019)
(Ontario) -- In the early 1990s, Maurice Sandford attended a meeting where soon-to-expire leases for cottage lots on the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation were...
article A land agreement in the Yukon just set tone for conservation in the North (8/28/2019)
(North Canada) -- First Nations of the Peel Watershed came together with the Yukon government on Aug. 22 after 15 years of negotiations, court battles, protests and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article Resort residents being evicted by Colorado River Indian Tribes (9/11/2019)
(California) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes have confirmed the Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park in Earp, Calif., will be closed as of the end of February 2020.
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Democrats grill acting BLM head on public land views (9/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional Democrats grilled acting U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director William Perry Pendley during a committee hearing Tuesday for...
article Interior broke law in reopening parks during shutdown, government watchdog says (9/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Leaders of the Trump administration's Interior Department violated federal law in dipping into user fees to reopen national parks during last...
article Agency boss: Past support for US land sales is 'irrelevant' (8/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A newly appointed Trump administration official said his past support for selling federal lands was "irrelevant," after his selection to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe Paves Way For Norfolk Casino Approval With $10 Million Property Purchase Agreement (9/11/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe agreed to pay nearly $10 million for waterfront property in Norfolk, Va. if the city signs off on plans to permit the tribe to...
1 Article on this Issue

Alaska Gaming

article Russellville leaders consider moves towards casino land annexation (9/10/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Leaders of Russellville are toying with the idea of annexing the land for a future casino in Pope County. Tuesday night, City Council introduced a new...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Nez-Lizer administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (9/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Aug. 30, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer attended the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition tribal leadership meeting, to discuss the collaborative...
article Navajo Nation president backs Bears Ears, but Utah’s governor hopes to keep talking (8/29/2019)
(Utah) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez reiterated his support for a lawsuit against President Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. In a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article How Canadians Raised Millions to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres (9/10/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The students in a fifth-grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada were on an environmental mission in June. At their...
1 Article on this Issue

Pascua Yaqui

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson move to put piece of land in trust (9/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The city of Tucson and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe entered into an agreement Wednesday that supports the tribe's action to put tribal lands within city...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article The Shinnecock Nation's Land: Is It A Territory Or A Reservation? (9/9/2019)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s 800-acre peninsula of land, known as Shinnecock Neck, has been called both a territory and a reservation — state...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Canyon

article Italian company asks to access land near Grand Canyon (9/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Italian real estate company that has long eyed development outside the Grand Canyon’s South Rim again is seeking permission to improve forest roads...
article Developer and town propose roads for hotels and hundreds of homes near Grand Canyon (9/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The town of Tusayan and an Italian developer are launching a new effort to build resorts and hundreds of homes south of the Grand Canyon, submitting a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Malheur Conflict

article How the bizarre tale of the ‘Oregon standoff’ explains what happened to America in 2016 (9/8/2019)
(Oregon) -- Anthony McCann’s “Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff” is one of those extraordinary books that seems to be about one...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article UKB says land-trust win a ‘springboard’ to federal funds (9/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The wheels of justice, while slow, according to United Keetoowah Band leaders, finally turned in their favor with a court victory in the tribe’s...
article 10th Circuit Sides With Tribe in Land Fight With Cherokee Nation (9/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The formerly landless United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee in Oklahoma may finally have a plot to call home, after a 10th Circuit panel lifted an injunction...
article Federal ruling hands authority over land to Keetoowah tribe (9/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A federal appeals court has determined that land owned by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma can be placed in federal trust, giving...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article ICYMI: Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show (9/5/2019)
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...
article Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show (9/2/2019)
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article LEZA: For Native Americans, United States-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’ (9/3/2019)
(USA) -- Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the United States-Mexico border even before...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program (9/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated...
article Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program (8/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and...
article Tribal ranches: too much or not enough? (8/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- When it comes to raising livestock, the Navajos have long been victims of their own success. After the Long Walk, the government issued the tribe 30,000...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article ICYMI: Judge rules disputed land is part of Yakama Reservation (9/1/2019)
(Washington) -- A federal judge has ruled that a disputed area in southern Washington state is part of the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation. The Yakima-Herald Republic...
article Yakama Nation has sacred ties to the land and the Ellensburg Rodeo grounds (8/31/2019)
(Washington) -- Hundreds of years ago all 14 bands of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation used to gather for a summer celebration. It was a time to...
article Judge rules disputed land is part of Yakama Reservation (8/30/2019)
(Washington) -- A federal judge has ruled that a disputed area in southern Washington state is part of the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation. The Yakima-Herald Republic...
article Federal court affirms Yakama reservation boundaries (8/29/2019)
(Washington) -- The United States District Court has affirmed the reservation status of the Yakama reservation. The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Scotts Valley Casino

article Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision (8/31/2019)
(California) -- The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is suing the Trump administration for derailing the tribe's plan for a casino in the Bay Area of California....
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Temporary Truce Allows Tribe to Secure Bingo Hall Site in Aquinnah (8/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- After nearly two months of bickering in and out of court, the Wampanoag tribe and town of Aquinnah have a written agreement that allows the tribe to...
article Judge to Tribe: Secure Casino Site (8/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has been ordered by a federal judge to secure its casino site until an appeal filed with the First Circuit...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Tribal ranches: too much or not enough? (8/29/2019)
(Indian Country) -- When it comes to raising livestock, the Navajos have long been victims of their own success. After the Long Walk, the government issued the tribe 30,...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision (8/29/2019)
(California) -- The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is suing the Trump administration for derailing the tribe's plan for a casino in the Bay Area of California....
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Russellville city council discuss annexing proposed casino land (8/28/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville city council is now hoping to get a piece of the tax pie when a casino comes to the county. Talks of annexing the proposed casino site...
1 Article on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Legal dispute over Prairie Rose Casino in Carter Lake continues (8/28/2019)
(Iowa) -- Lawyers for the States of Iowa and Nebraska as well as the City of Council Bluffs have filed an appeal to try to shut down the Native American casino in Carter...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Ancestral land to be returned to Nipmuc tribe (9/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Anyone with an interest in the history of New England can’t help but be aware of just how badly Native Americans were treated following the...
article PODCAST: The push for a tribal park in San Juan Capistrano (9/16/2019)
(California) -- When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the...
article Community walks for Juristac (9/15/2019)
(California) -- “We must give reverence where reverence is due. We are on sacred land,” Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez said to over 300 community...
article Iowa Man Makes Unexpected Donation to Ute Land Trust (9/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- In 2015, Rich Snyder did what Americans do when they have a little money: he bought a piece of property, built a home and settled there with his dog. Snyder...
article A nomadic plumber found mysterious stones on his land — so he became the first person to return land to the Ute Indian Tribe (9/13/2019)
(Colorado) -- On the on-line, the property gave the impression perfect: a pair of acres on a mesa in southern Colorado for $3,000 — and Affluent Snyder had honest about...
article Will a tribal village rise on San Juan Capistrano land? (9/11/2019)
(California) -- Acjachemen tribal members said they hope to end delays that have dragged out for 4 years efforts to build a small simulated Native American village in a...
article Trespassing Artist Honors Tequesta Circle at Downtown Construction Site (9/10/2019)
(Florida) -- Jenna Balfe gently placed a dozen plants at the edge of the ancient circle linked to the Tequesta Indians dating back 2,000 years. She set them down one at...
article Idaho National Guard builds a new road for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe (8/28/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team and...
article As It Was: Cow Creek Indians Overcome Century of U.S. Neglect (8/27/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Treaty of April 12, 1854, between the U.S. Government and the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians ceded more than 800 square miles of Southern...
article New Grand Staircase plans greenlight mining on lands Trump stripped from Utah monument (8/23/2019)
(Utah) -- Hundreds of thousands of acres inside what used to be Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument will be opened to mining and drilling under a plan the Bureau...
article When public lands become tribal lands again (8/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage...
article Badger-Two Medicine deserves protection as sacred ground to Blackfeet (8/15/2019)
(Montana) -- There is a place, deeply sacred to us as Blackfeet people, called the Badger-Two Medicine. It is the backbone of our culture and a major area of our origin...
article NAC: Defending sacred places (8/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Kanaka Maoli and their allies are entering their fifth week of demonstrations to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii. They...
article Feds taking cautious approach in latest Oka conflict to avoid 'highly explosive situation' (8/14/2019)
(Quebec) -- With just over two months until the federal election, the governing Liberals find themselves walking a fine line in trying to defuse tensions between the...
article Kanesatake's 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada's Specific Claims Policy (8/14/2019)
(Quebec) -- That's how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land. The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land...
article OP\ED: We must balance energy development with protections for national parks and public lands (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- The Western Energy Alliance recently published an op-ed in The Hill, touting their efforts to protect our national parks. However, the piece failed to address...
article Wilderness advocates question Idaho Fish and Game airstrip (8/7/2019)
(Idaho) -- Wilderness advocates and fans are upset over an Idaho Fish and Game airstrip built in the middle of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area but...
article Visual Arts (8/4/2019)
(Worldwide) -- There was snow on Yellowstone Park that day. Bushes reached out of the ground like clumps of tangled fingers and yellow winter-flowers bloomed in the...
article Former American Indian school site tabbed for development (8/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- Nearly three decades after the closure of a federal boarding school for Native American children, a long-vacant part of its former site in midtown Phoenix...
article Fronteras: 'There's Another Battle At The Alamo' And It's Over A Cemetery (8/2/2019)
(Texas) -- The Texas Historical Commission designated the Alamo a “Historic Texas Cemetery” in 2019, but local indigenous peoples and descendants of early...

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