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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

Dakota Access Pipeline

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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

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...
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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...
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Land Issues

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...
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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...
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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...
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Navajo Nation

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
article Cherokee Tribe Brings American Bison Back To Oklahoma (2/5/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- In September of last year, a herd of Bison from Badlands National Park arrived here in Oklahoma. They're now on Cherokee tribal land in Delaware County.
article BAKER: Bison return to northeast Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation (10/13/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently received a herd of almost 40 bison from the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The herd of 2-year-old cows will soon be...
article Video: Watch 38 Bison Set Foot on Cherokee Nation Land (10/11/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- Greeted with a welcome blessing, 38 female bison trundled their way down a ramp from a tractor-trailer onto Cherokee Nation land on Thursday October 9,...
article Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah awarded 40 surplus bison from North Dakota, South Dakota (10/6/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah has been gifted a heard of bison and will tend to the animals for the first time since the 1970s.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Pine Ridge

article A Tragic Death Leads to a Nonprofit to Help Rescue Stray Pine Ridge Dogs (12/6/2014)
(South Dakota) -- The girl who was killed by dogs in Pine Ridge may be the littlest martyr ever. Eight-year-old Jayla Marie Rodriquez died on November 18 after being...
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Other News

article As Buffalo Slaughter Continues, Opposition and Solidarity Grow (2/23/2017)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park has been filling up livestock trailers nearly every weekday for the past two weeks, cramming them full of wild buffalo and turning...
article Visitors evacuated from Indian Canyons after mountain lion spotted (2/21/2017)
(California) -- Tribal rangers evacuated visitors from the Indian Canyons on Monday as a precaution after a mountain lion sighting, authorities said in a news release...
article Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 (2/20/2017)
(Montana) -- Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according...
article Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska archaeological site be the legendary 'weasel bear?' (2/19/2017)
(Arctic) -- Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving and...
article Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve would bring economic prosperity to Macon (2/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- When Macon was founded in 1823, its designers envisioned the creation of “a city in a park.” The natural beauty of the Ocmulgee River and the...
article Tribes studying porcupine decline (2/10/2017)
(Montana) -- Tribal Wildlife Biologists have witnessed a decline in porcupine numbers in recent years and ask for public volunteers to assist in reporting sightings of...
article Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rounds up horses (2/10/2017)
(Montana) -- Reminiscent of old western days, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been conducting a round-up of wild horses, clearing tribal range near public roadways for...
article Federal Court Protects Klamath Salmon, Tribal and Fishing Communities (2/9/2017)
(California) -- Today, a U.S. District Court judge ordered federal agencies to immediately take steps to protect juvenile coho salmon after several years of deadly...
article Hoopa Valley Tribe Wins Court Case to Protect Salmon (2/9/2017)
(California) -- A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that federal agencies must take preventative and emergency measures to reduce the incidence of disease among...
article Hoopa Valley Tribe, Allies Win Big Legal Fight For Salmon-Saving Klamath River Flows (2/9/2017)
(California) -- A federal judge today ruled that federal regulators must push more water down the Klamath River in order to combat a deadly parasite that kills juvenile...
article Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter Begins: Our National Mammal Dead or Domesticated (2/9/2017)
(Montana) -- On Wednesday morning, under the cover of darkness, the first fifteen of hundreds of Yellowstone buffalo — all young females and members of our country...
article B.C. Elder talks about why gathering of eagles in Vancouver should concern everyone (2/9/2017)
(British Columbia) -- An Elder in British Columbia says the sight of hundreds of eagles joining seagulls and crows around a Vancouver landfill is an ominous sign.
article Hundreds of bison sent to slaughter over tribes’ objections (2/8/2017)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a quarantine facility on a Montana...
article Tribe holistically approaches forest management (2/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians teamed up with Lone Rock Timber Management Company to create the sole proposal to buy 82,500 acres of the...
article Expanded Aquatic Reserve at Cherry Point Endangered (2/4/2017)
(Washington) -- A Washington State Senate committee is considering a bill that would require designation of aquatic reserves be approved by the Legislature—and...
article 400 Wild Buffalo Await Slaughter in Yellowstone’s Trap (2/4/2017)
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park has captured nearly 400 of the country’s last wild buffalo. The world’s first national park intends to consign America...
article Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter, sparing 25 males for tribes (2/3/2017)
(Montana) -- A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that...
article Message to Montana: Manage Will Buffalo Like Wild Elk (2/1/2017)
(Montana) -- A wild buffalo advocacy group is taking their message directly to Montanans by placing a billboard in the state Capitol calling for the repeal of Montana...
article Amazon Deforestation Rises as Government Moves to Weaken Indigenous Protections (1/29/2017)
(Brazil) -- The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving Indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of...
article Cow Creek Tribe takes holistic approach to forest management (1/29/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians teamed up with Lone Rock Timber Management Company to create the sole proposal to buy 82,500 acres of the...

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