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Sacred Sites

Shinnecock Tribe

article PBS to air documentary chronicling Shinnecocks' efforts to save sacred sites (11/12/2019)
(New York) -- A five-year documentary project detailing the struggle of the Shinnecock Indian Nation to maintain its identity in the face of development around...
article PBS to air documentary chronicling Shinnecocks' efforts to save sacred sites (11/11/2019)
(New York) -- A five-year documentary project detailing the struggle of the Shinnecock Indian Nation to maintain its identity in the face of development around...
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Winnemem Wintu

article Winnemem Wintu Tribe reminds people not to spread cremains on sacred ground (11/8/2019)
(California) -- People come from all over the world to do it, but the Winnemem Wintu Tribe is reminding people not to dump cremated remains on sacred land. Chief Caleen...
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Suquamish Tribe

article Crown land to be returned to Squamish Nation, including world-class rock climbing area (10/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Long before the small plot of land near a provincial park in Squamish, B.C. was a climbing haven, it belonged to the Squamish Nation — and now that...
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Trail of Tears

article United Methodists return land to Native Americans (10/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The humble-looking mission church in the middle of a cemetery was built two centuries ago with $1,333 and Native Americans’ labor. John Stewart, a...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article The 27 sites Nova Scotia has announced as newly protected lands (10/1/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is applauding a move by the province that will protect more than 14,000 hectares of land. In a media release, the group...
article First Nations burial site caught in bureaucracy (6/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Lightning Rock is a sacred site to the Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation in the Fraser Valley. Thousands of people could be buried nearby, including...
article Sask. artifact rules violate international law, says professor (6/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The failure to notify First Nations of a rare artifact discovery in central Saskatchewan violates international law, says an academic. The bigger...
article Growing First Nations coalition will 'go the distance' to stop Sask. road project after artifacts found (6/6/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A growing coalition of First Nations says it's prepared to "go the distance" to stop a controversial gravel road project in central...
article Saskatchewan First Nations want road project stopped after rare artifact discovery (6/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Sheldon Wuttunee says he felt connected to his ancestors when he held an ancient Indigenous artifact in his hands for the first time Wednesday. The...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article ‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites (9/25/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Politics and social structures tend to divide us, but our shared reverence for the land and its history can be the bond that unites us, Samantha...
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Forest County Potawatomi

article Human remains found on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (9/16/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say remains have been found on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation that may belong to a man who has been missing for more than a year.
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Mining & Drilling

article Oil Drilling Plan Near Sacred Utah Monument Draws Tribal Opposition (9/10/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition (9/9/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article US Forest Service issues review of underground Arizona mine (8/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Friday issued a draft environmental review of a proposed underground copper mine in the mountains east of Phoenix, saying it...
article Tsilhqot'in roadblock halts Taseko mine work on land it considers sacred (7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous roadblock has stopped workers and equipment heading to do preliminary work on a proposed copper and gold mine in the Chilcotin, west...
article Tribes Seek Injunction against Hudbay Minerals’ Colossal Copper Mine Set to Desecrate Burial Grounds and Sacred Sites (5/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Three Native American Tribes have filed a preliminary injunction against Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals to stop its plans to raze lands which...
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Land Issues

article AUDIO: Monacan Tribe Fights for Historic Site Faced With Construction (9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- East of Charlottesville, at a point where two rivers merge, there’s a little-known site with great historical value. For centuries, it was home...
article Unearthing Resistance (5/8/2019)
(Texas) -- Hollis Rutledge’s second-story office in downtown Mission is a shrine to Texas conservatism. A campaign sign wedged into the front window announces his...
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Bears Ears

article Native tribes frozen out of controversial plan for Bears Ears Monument (8/22/2019)
(Utah) -- Federal law requires our government to consult with Native American tribes about the Bears Ears monument in southern Utah. But Trump is only giving lip service...
article After President Trump reduced the monument by 85%, what remains of Bears Ears? (5/6/2019)
(Utah) -- For the past 13,000 years, humans have inhabited this part of the West. They carved arrowheads from stone and hunted giant sloths. They learned to farm corn...
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Mauna Kea

article Why are Jason Momoa and other Native Hawaiians protesting a telescope on Mauna Kea? What's at stake? (8/22/2019)
(Hawaii) -- On Hawaii's Big Island, protests against the construction of a 18-story telescope atop a dormant volcano that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred have...
article Mauna Kea's Thirty Metre Telescope Is The Latest Front In The New Fight For Indigenous Sovereignty (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Kealoha Pisciotta used to journey up Mauna Kea in Hawaii for work. A Native Hawaiian (or Kanaka Maoli), Pisciotta worked at the Joint Astronomy Center for...
article Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- At the base of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain and the first point on earth where raindrops touch the earth, the largest land defense action in...
article ‘Justice League’ Stars Jason Momoa & Ezra Miller Reunite To Protest TMT Construction (8/12/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, recently took to Instagram to express his protest against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea in...
article Mauna Kea's Thirty Meter Telescope Is the Latest Front in the New Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty (8/9/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Kealoha Pisciotta used to journey up Mauna Kea in Hawaii for work. A Native Hawaiian (or Kanaka Maoli), Pisciotta worked at the Joint Astronomy Center for...
article Why protecting Mauna Kea in Hawai'i is a crucial fight for native rights (8/9/2019)
(Hawaii) -- I have always been proud that Hawaiian blood courses through my veins. That's why recent news of Mauna Kea emphatically hit me – and the Pacific...
article Mauna Kea is a clear voice from the Hawaiian people. (But they don't hear) (8/4/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Healani Sonoda-Pale is a Native Hawaiian activist, organizer, and a ku kia’i mauna or mountain protector. She was one of more than a hundred faculty...
article The fight over Mauna Kea is about more than a telescope (8/3/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week rescinded his emergency proclamation aimed at thwarting native Hawaiian protesters and granted the Thirty Meter Telescope (...
article Inside the protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope (7/25/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Around three in the morning on July 15, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, her partner and six other protectors chained themselves to the cattle guard at the Mauna...
article Indigenous Hawaiian protester calls on Canada to stop funding giant telescope (7/22/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Protesters at Hawaii's Mauna Kea will continue "standing on the mountain" until the construction of a giant telescope is shut down, says...
article For activists, Thirty Meter Telescope fight a boiling point in Native Hawaiian history (7/21/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant...
article Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents protest in Waikiki (7/21/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hundreds of protesters marched along Kalauaka Avenue this morning in opposition to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea on Hawaii...
article Mauna Kea is only latest thing they want to take, 'we will not give it to them' (7/21/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Mauna Kea, also known as Mauna a Wakea, is a 13,800 foot high mountain on Hawai‘i Island, and considered the most sacred site to Kanaka ‘Ōiwi,...
article Protests continue around state, nation against TMT (7/21/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hundreds continue to gather in solidarity against the construction of TMT on Mauna Kea. On the Valley Isle, employees at the Old Lahaina Luau shared their...
article Thirty Meter Telescope opponents host workshops at Mauna Kea (7/21/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Paddlers, club officials and spectators showed their support for the Mauna Kea protestors today during the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association...
article Standing Rock Sioux stand with Hawaiian telescope protesters (7/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal members plan to gather at the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protests to show solidarity with Native Hawaiians who...
article Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” (7/20/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hundreds of Native Hawaiians and their supporters gathered last week at the base of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the state, to block construction of a...
article Standoff on Hawaii mountain is about more than a telescope (7/20/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant...
article LETTER: UCLA American Indian Studies Center Supports Kia‘i of Mauna Kea (7/20/2019)
(California) -- Chokma/ Aloha Kākou, The UCLA American Indian Studies Center is a community of students, faculty, and stakeholders advocating for Indigenous and American...
article Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” (7/19/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hundreds of Native Hawaiians and their supporters gathered last week at the base of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the state, to block construction of a...
article Dozens of Honolulu police officers deployed to assist law enforcement at Mauna Kea (7/16/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Dozens of Honolulu police officers were en route to Hawaii Island on Tuesday morning to support law enforcement at the base of Mauna Kea after what was a...
article In new victory for protesters, police back away from Mauna Kea for second straight day (7/16/2019)
(Hawaii) -- For the second straight day, law enforcement authorities on Hawaii Island said Tuesday that they would take no action against Thirty Meter Telescope...
article Why an 18-story, billion-dollar telescope is compelling hundreds to protest at the foot of a mountain (7/16/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered at the base of a mountain in Hawaii on Monday to block the construction of a billion-dollar telescope on its peak. To Native...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (6/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration won't stand in the way of legislation to protect ancestral tribal territory from development despite adopting a policy...
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Chaco Canyon

article US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land (5/29/2019)
(New Mexico) -- U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that tribes consider sacred surrounding Chaco Canyon...
article Which people will make recommendations about land use near Chaco? (4/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A group consisting primarily of tribal leaders and environmental advocates will make recommendations to State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard...
article The Greater Chaco landscape: The pueblos speak out (4/27/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Chaco Canyon and its landscape represent arguably the single most significant cultural site on public land in America, but, in an administration not...
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Cherokee Nation

article Deep in a cave, Cherokee texts still have much to teach (4/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- Working deep underground in a vast cavern system in modern-day Alabama, in the south-eastern United States, scientists have been translating messages...
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Caddo Nation

article Pool: Building and rebuilding at Caddo Mounds (4/23/2019)
(Texas) -- Last week the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burned, and there was a disaster overtaking a cultural monument about the same time here in East Texas. A...
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Other News

article Largest Child-Sacrifice Graveyard Strikes Huge Blow to Native American Innocence Myth (11/2/2019)
(Peru) -- Every Columbus Day, liberals insist that the story of European colonization is a simple narrative of good versus evil: horrible Europeans came upon innocent...
article Climbers Permanently Banned From Uluru, Australia's Sacred Red Rock (10/28/2019)
(Australia) -- The sacred red rock named Uluru, located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in central Australia, has been permanently closed to tourists looking to climb...
article Australians divided over rush to climb Uluru before ban kicks in on Oct 26 (10/18/2019)
(Australia) -- In outback Australia, hordes of people have been queueing each day to make the trek to the top of Uluru, or Ayers Rock, an enormous sandstone rock that is...
article CAFE 541: A deeper dive into Crater Lake (10/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- There are a few facts about Crater Lake National Park that are abundantly clear — it's the only national park in Oregon, it was formed by a volcano...
article Courthouse Rock dig offers clues to Native American history (10/13/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Courthouse Rock was bustling last week as nearly 30 people worked to excavate a Native American site near the formation. The dig was put on by History...
article Thousands of tourists flock to climb Uluru in Australia ahead of ban (10/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Hordes of tourists are descending on the sacred Australian rock Uluru to climb it before a ban comes into force. Around 1,000 people a day are climbing...
article The Battle Over the Octagon Earthworks (10/8/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Octagon Earthworks were all but disregarded for centuries, perhaps the greatest ancient wonder the modern world forgot. The Ohio History Connection hopes...
article Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home (10/5/2019)
(Colorado) -- After more than 100 years in a museum in Finland, the ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde...
article Dumping of construction dirt on Native American site sparks protests at CSULB (9/28/2019)
(California) -- Cal State Long Beach has been moving dirt from a nearby construction project onto a sacred Native American site, sparking protests even though school...
article The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway (9/26/2019)
(Ohio) -- The next few days could mean either preservation or loss for the Fortified Hill Earthwork, an ancient site constructed by the people of the Hopewell culture...
article Pipestone National Monument to stop sale of pipes on park grounds (9/22/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Beginning later this year, pipes will no longer be sold at Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota. The move is the culmination of decades...
article The civil rights leader ‘almost nobody knows about’ gets a statue in the U.S. Capitol (9/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Chief Standing Bear just wanted to bury his son at home.The teenager, on his deathbed, told his dad he was worried that if his bones were not buried...
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 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 Police Looking for Couple Who Scrawled Graffiti at Ancient Native American Gathering Place, Posted Photo on Instagram: 'They Seemed Pretty Proud of It' (9/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a photograph which appears to show two people vandalizing a sandstorm formation which is more...
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 Honoring the Mounds gathering honors Native American ancestors (8/11/2019)
(California) -- Dozens of people gathered at Beattie Park to honor ties to Native American ancestors. Beattie Park is a registered historic space because of the Native...

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