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article National Bison Range: Popular, poor and again rudderless (4/16/2017)
(Montana) -- Last week, the first bison calf was spotted by the staff here at the National Bison Range. It is the signal for them to prepare for their opening weekend,...
article In fight over Wyoming's wild horses, advocates see test of public land stewardship (9/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal court battle over the fate of wild horses in Wyoming’s high desert could have implications for the management of public lands across the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Gambling with Wildlife? Report Says New Casino Will Push More Deer Into Backyards (4/14/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- Save Tiverton, a citizens group concerned about the environmental impact of the new Twin River gambling casino, served notice this week it is not...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation mulling horse hunt to curb wild population (4/5/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are considering a wild horse hunt in an effort to curb the number of free-roaming equines of the country’s largest Indian...
article Navajo Nation Inaugurates an Eagle Aviary (7/9/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo people know it as Atsá: the golden eagle. They revere the regal bird, moved by its beauty on the perch and its grace as it soars in the...
article Council member: 'We have failed our horses and we cannot neglect them any longer' (7/1/2015)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture (NNDOA) Director Leo Watchman estimates there are 70-80,000 feral horses throughout the Navajo Nation. Watchman made...
article Navajo Nation leaders continue discussion about feral horses (6/7/2015)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation's new administration is in preliminary talks with an anti-horse slaughter organization to address the issue of feral horses on...
article Navajo Nation eyes agreement reining in slaughter of wild horses (6/4/2015)
(New Mexico) -- The first effort of its kind to prevent wild horses roaming the Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest from being sent to slaughter in Mexico has gained the...
article Caring for Horses in the Navajo Nation (5/15/2015)
(Utah) -- Feral tribal horses walk the streets within the Navajo Nation. They’re outside restaurants. In people’s yards. There are just too many horses, and...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Seeks Herring Counters (3/24/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Conservation Department, in conjunction with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, will conduct a volunteer herring count program for the...
article Inmates help Mashpee Tribe with shellfish project (12/10/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Ernie Virgilio, left, and Joe Brait go over plans for a new shellfish incubator at the Mashpee Wampanoag’s Natural Resource Department facility...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Spiritual wounds from Dakota Access Pipeline protest won't soon heal (3/20/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline protest started with Standing Rock Sioux tribal council concerns over leaks and water purity and involved spirituality and...
article Oil and Water (12/11/2016)
(North Dakota) -- In what has been described as one of the largest gatherings of tribal representatives in history, thousands of supporters, over the last several months...
article How is This Allowed?! Wild Buffalo Rounded Up and Kept Without Food or Water to Protect Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site (11/11/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The fight to defend the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which is home to more than 8,000 members of the Sioux tribe, against the Dakota Access Oil...
article American Bison Stampeded During the Standing Rock Sioux Protests of Dakota Pipeline Protest (10/30/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline is being built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. If it is finished, it will transport about 570,000 barrels of crude...
article Pipeline Protest: Herd Of Wild Buffalo Appear At Native American Rally In North Dakota (10/30/2016)
(North Dakota) -- As Native American protestors faced down police in riot gear backed by helicopters and Humbles on Thursday, a massive herd of buffalo appeared on the...
article Video: Buffalo herd inspires Dakota Access Pipeline protesters (10/28/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A video has emerged of protesters at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota erupting in cheers as a herd of wild bison suddenly appear at the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Miccosukee Tribe

article Miccosukee, fed up with state and federal efforts, halt python research on tribal lands (1/31/2017)
(Florida) -- In a move that stunned scientists, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has ordered a halt to ongoing research into Burmese pythons on a reservation spread...
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Muscogee Creek

article US Forest Service-Southern Region issues apology to MCN (1/31/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A quarterly session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Jan. 28 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Council addressed the following...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Tribe, Farmers Agree to Keep Cows From Fouling Shellfish Beds (1/7/2017)
(Washington) -- A northwest Washington tribe's shellfish beds are a step closer to getting cleaned up after years of contamination. On Thursday, the Lummi Nation...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe Gets First Eagles for Aviary (12/31/2016)
(Idaho) -- The day was dark. Fog obliterated the landscape. Rain and snow alternated throughout the day. Despite that, the enthusiasm of the people in attendance couldn...
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Wind River

article Wind River Reservation Receives First Bison Since 1885 (12/31/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A thousand buffalo: That is the goal for bison resettlement on the Wind River Reservation, according to one of the people involved in a program that plans...
article Wild Bison Return To Wind River Reservation (11/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For the first time in 130 years, wild bison left their hoof prints on the land on the Wind River Indian Reservation last Thursday.
article Wyoming tribe marks return of buffalo after a century (11/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are marking the return of buffalo to their reservation in central Wyoming more than a century after the animals were...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Grays Harbor Oil Terminal Would Threaten Quinault Indian Nation (10/16/2016)
(Washington) -- The cultural significance of the Chehalis River to the Quinault Indian Nation cannot be overstated. Fishing is fundamental to our way of life and to our...
article Coal’s last gamble: A desperate industry bets on one more big score (9/25/2016)
(Alaska) -- Squeezing into a wobbly four-seater propeller plane is the only way to reach the tiny tribe of Tyonek, tucked deep in the roadless Alaskan wilderness....
article CSKT Honors Ancestors & Rejects Delisting of Sacred Grizzly as Mining Threats Loom Over Yellowstone (6/10/2016)
(Montana) -- Another three of Yellowstone’s ancestral tribes have rejected federal proposals to remove protections from the area’s most iconic species, the...
article Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights (4/24/2016)
(Washington) -- For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.
article Nunavut board allowed mining exploration on Bathurst caribou calving grounds (3/11/2016)
(Northwest Territories) -- A second exploration company is making plans to work inside Nunavut's caribou calving grounds — this time on the range of the...
article Mining exploration on Nunavut's Bluenose East caribou calving grounds allowed by board (3/4/2016)
(North Canada) -- A Vancouver-based exploration company has been drilling for copper on the Bluenose East caribou calving grounds in Nunavut — despite strong...
article Uranium mine proposal in Nunavut spurs debate about caribou herd (3/2/2015)
(North Canada) -- Hilu Tagoona was just a girl the first time uranium miners proposed to develop a massive deposit of the radioactive metal near her home town of Baker...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan looks east for next venture (9/22/2016)
(Connecticut) -- For its first non-U.S. venture, Mohegan Sun's parent company is betting that its approach to casino resorts will resonate with guests from China and...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (8/19/2016)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe of California is hosting its 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday under unusual circumstances. Due to extremely limited runs...
article Yurok, Karuk to Sue U.S. Government Over Klamath Salmon Parasite (7/22/2016)
(California) -- Salmon in the Klamath River could be on the verge of extinction, and the Yurok and Karuk tribes have announced plans to sue the federal government for...
article Yurok Tribe Threatens to Take Legal Action Over ‘Massive Fish Disease Outbreaks’ (6/26/2016)
(California) -- Yurok Tribe press release: In response to massive fish disease outbreaks in back-to-back years on the Klamath River, the Yurok Tribe submitted a 60-day...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cherokee Bear Zoo survives lawsuit (4/13/2016)
(North Carolina) -- After two-and-a-half years of litigation, the verdict is in on the Cherokee Bear Zoo — the case is dismissed, and business may continue as...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article FINLEY: Bison Range management an idea grounded in history (4/3/2016)
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes appreciated the Feb. 14 Missoulian editorial calling on Montana’s congressional delegation to work with us...
article SMITH: The Grey Wolf Is Just As Endangered As the Wisconsin Environment (2/27/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- I could tell you that with Act 169 in Wisconsin, many stakeholders, including the tribes and environmental advocacy voices were removed from any sort of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Fish habitat projects across state total $44 million (1/15/2016)
(Washington) -- Fish habitat restoration agencies have received $1.3 million for work in Cowlitz County, with other projects in neighboring counties.
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Water Issues

article Scott River flow ‘crisis’ preventing salmon spawning (11/20/2015)
(California) -- Near-record low flows on the Scott River are causing salmon to bash their heads on rocks in an attempt to reach spawning grounds, according to Yurok...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation to receive up to 50 more bison for its herd (9/24/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- A shipment of up to 50 bison arriving in Delaware County on Thursday will nearly double the Cherokee Nation’s bison herd. The bison are making the 900-mile...
article Cherokee Nation to Receive Another Herd of Surplus Bison (9/23/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is growing its bison herd once again, receiving a semi-truckload of the culturally significant animals on tribal land on Thursday.
article Cherokee Nation Natural Resources Expert Wins AISES Award (9/13/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Pat Gwin has rescued bald eagles, started a Native plants garden, restored 100 acres of coal mine land and sent heirloom seeds to...
article First Bison Calves Born on Cherokee Nation Tribal Land (4/25/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- It’s a girl! It’s been only six months since the Cherokee Nation acquired bison from the Dakotas, but there’s already been a special...
article Cherokee Bison Herd Grows (4/23/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Springtime has brought several new residents to the Cherokee Nation. Six months ago, the Intertribal Buffalo Council brought 50 bison to Oklahoma from...
article Bison Herd Relocated To Cherokee Land Delivers First Baby (4/22/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- It's been six month since a special delivery of bison from the badlands of South Dakota to Cherokee land in Delaware County, and now more deliveries...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Homecoming: Elk Step Onto Ho-Chunk Lands for First Time in 100 Years (9/10/2015)
(Wisconsin) -- They were driven out more than 100 years ago, but finally the elk are coming home to the Ho-Chunk Nation. In late August, 23 elk originating from Kentucky...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article Small lakes offer big fun on Red Lake Indian Reservation (6/14/2015)
(Minnesota) -- The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout.
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribe reintroduces buffalo via nutrition program (2/15/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- When buffalo all but disappeared from the plains of Oklahoma in the the late 1800s, so did the meat source upon which so many area tribes depended. But...
1 Article on this Issue

Idle No More

article Idle No More Duluth Fights to Save Wolf, Ojibwes' Brother (2/12/2015)
(Minnesota) -- Idle No More Duluth, based in northern Minnesota, is using the recent federal court ruling that put the gray wolf back on the endangered species list to...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Kwikwetlem First Nation fish release (4/28/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Kwikwetlem First Nation elder Bev Morzoczkowski, centre, offers a traditional blessing with councillors Fred Hulbert Sr. and John Peters prior to...
article Wolves can be shot on sight in most of Wyoming after state takes over management (4/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming assumed management once again of wolves within its borders on Tuesday, and those apex predators wandering outside the northwest corner of the state...
article Centuries-old Medicine Wheel draws thousands to national forest in Wyoming (4/23/2017)
(Montana) -- For centuries, the Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming has been used for prayer and vision quests by the Crow Tribe and other Native...
article Environment Canada on its way to court for failing to protect caribou herds (4/22/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has filed an application for judicial review before the Federal Court of Appeal. The goal officials say it to get...
article Wood Bison in Northwest Territories now considered threatened (4/22/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- The Wood Bison in the Northwest Territories has been put on the threatened species list by a coalition of government, environmental and First...
article Bison Range decision prompts speculation (4/21/2017)
(Montana) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s statement last week announcing his decision to halt discussion surrounding the return of the National Bison Range...
article Bison range management changes course (4/20/2017)
(Montana) -- Decisions concerning management at the National Bison Range changed course last week around April 12. Legislation was drafted to allow the Confederated...
article The Last Buffalo: Bringing Bison Back From the Brink (4/20/2017)
(USA) -- It’s no secret that bison once roamed the plains of Turtle Island, providing sustenance and great beauty to the landscape, and key survival tools to the...
article National Bison Range: Popular, poor and again rudderless (4/15/2017)
(Montana) -- Last week, the first bison calf was spotted by the staff here at the National Bison Range. It is the signal for them to prepare for their opening weekend,...
article Indigenous peoples can manage their forests better than anyone else (4/14/2017)
(Kenya) -- Many of our planet’s most beautiful areas are also sites of intense conflicts. In a recent example, traditional herdsmen took over the land around Mount...
article Tribal Eagle Aviaries in the Southwest Reflect the Spirit of the Ages (4/12/2017)
(USA) -- The eagle is our national emblem. It’s present on our United States of America seal and our currency. When Neil Armstrong steered his spacecraft to land...
article Bill Seeks to Allow Tribes to Kill Salmon-Eating Sea Lions (4/11/2017)
(Washington) -- Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill...
article Yakamas applaud bill that would allow tribes to remove sea lions feasting on fish (4/11/2017)
(Washington) -- After more than a decade of watching a growing number of sea lions in the Columbia River feasting on salmon and steelhead, the Yakama Nation is...
article Genocide by Other Means: U.S. Army Slaughtered Buffalo in Plains Indian Wars (4/10/2017)
(Montana) -- As long as the North American buffalo roamed free and bountiful, the Plains Indians were able to remain sovereign. Buffalo were their lifeline—the...
article Buffalo Field Campaign is Seeking Volunteers for Summer Outreach Program at Yellowstone National Park (4/9/2017)
(Montana) -- Buffalo Field Campaign is seeking volunteers for its summer outreach program. Volunteers get to spend five days a week camping in beautiful Yellowstone...
article Sheepherder Recalls Chilling Encounter with Mountain Lion that Killed Half His Flock (4/8/2017)
(Arizona) -- Joseph Redhair said what happened to his flock on March 29 hurt him deeply. Redhair started his day with a good breakfast and cooked for himself and his...
article Congresswoman Maxine Waters Shuns Bill O’Reilly and Steps Up to Defend Tribes in Grizzly Fight for Rights (4/4/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) isn’t “going to be put down” and isn’t “going to go anywhere.” Following Fox...
article ‘Nightmare’ Yurok Salmon Fishery Collapse (4/2/2017)
(Oregon) -- The number of Chinook salmon predicted to return to the Klamath River on the California-Oregon border this fall fishing season is around 11,000 fish. That is...
article History Trail: Native American cultural trail deepens historical perspective on Mackinac Island (4/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- With the ferries bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year to Mackinac Island, it has long been one of Michigan’s favorite vacation...
article Mountain Lions Kill 20 Sheep in Black Mesa Area (4/1/2017)
(Arizona) -- Livestock owners living in the Black Mesa, Ariz. area are on edge after a trio of mountain lions killed 20 sheep recently. According to Amos Johnson, a...

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