Minnesota Department of Commerce Decides a New Oil Pipeline 'Isn't Needed'
Indigenous groups and environmentalists also oppose the 340-mile line.
Los Angeles is Largest U.S. City to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day
Council members voted 14-1 to replace the annual holiday with one that recognizes the Native peoples who occupied this land and resisted colonization.
Independent Lakota Nation Creates Human Rights Office to Investigate Police Killings, Unsolved Disappearances
“The international community is required to investigate a high capacity of unexplained deaths that occur randomly to Indigenous people at the hands of law enforcement.”
47 Years Ago: Native Activists Occupied Mount Rushmore to Protest Treaty Violations
In 1970, 23 Native activists scaled the presidential monument and renamed it “Crazy Horse Mountain” in protest of the U.S. government’s control of land it previously granted to the Sioux.
Bears Ears Among National Monuments Facing Reduction in Size
The Department of the Interior proposes opening up acres of protected land to private interests.
Sand to Snow National Monument Keeps Protected Status
The area is a sacred place for many Native American tribes, and home to various endangered species.
White House to Eliminate Office Tasked With Relocating Native Alaskan Coastal Communities
“We were getting down to the brass tacks of relocation [of towns at risk] and now work has just stopped.”
READ: How Native American Communities Are Faring Under the Trump Administration
From the border wall to land rights, an op-ed from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez explores the president’s policies for indigenous people.
Weeklong Public Hearings Begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline
A five-member state commission will decide if TransCanada’s permit should get the green light.
READ: How Public Schools Fail Native Students
The Nation explores how underfunding, disproportionate punishment and inferior instruction push Native American students out of classrooms.
EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages
The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.
Activists Launch a Solar Campaign to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
If the idea is successful, panels would dot the route instead.
Company Behind DAPL Removes Private Security Firm From Site
Energy Transfer Partners spokesperson: “We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground.”
READ: In Southern Louisiana, A Question of Whether to Stay or Go
Climate change has hit the region hard, and residents must answer an urgent question.
Why Opening Up the Atlantic and Arctic for Offshore Drilling Matters
A new effort by the Trump administration endangers waterways necessary to livelihoods and ways of life.
New Louisiana Anti-Pipeline Camp Increases Security by Requiring Water Protector Application
The vetting process is intended to keep out infiltrators and protect camp occupiers.
ICYMI: The Montana Tribe Torn Between Coal and Culture
The Northern Cheyenne Reservation sits atop the Powder River Basin, which holds 40 percent of the U.S. coal supply.
ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.
UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September
A U.S. District Court judge will hear arguments from both sides throughout the summer.
REPORT: Bank Investments in Fossil Fuels Threaten Climate Change Goals
A new report finds that with $87 billion going toward the fossil fuel industry last year, banks are funding the possible failure of the Paris Agreement.