Energy Fuels is trying to remove the excess water from an especially wet winter at Canyon Mine, which is not currently operating. (photo: Laurel Morales, KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk)
A man charged with the murder of a Navajo Nation police officer is being held pending a trial
Native American activist Leonard Peltier is suing the state of Washington for removing artwork from a display in Olympia
A Montana convenience store ordered to pay a fine after refusing to accept a tribal ID
Salish Kootenai College women’s basketball team win national tournament in Rapid City
A major financial company pulls its support from the Dakota Access Pipeline
U.S. Senators have reintroduced a bill to federally recognize six Virginia tribes
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expected to visit Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument this month
Two Native Americans selected as 2017 Bush Fellows
A Native American legal group is encouraged by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s record
Dakota Access Pipeline backers are keeping the project’s status under wraps
The Nez Perce tribe expresses concerns over sovereignty and other interests
The families of 17 Standing Rock Sioux veterans are receiving Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men’s service as code talkers during World War I. The men were among those fighting in the trenches along the Western Front in France seven years before Native Americans were granted citizenship by the United States government.
Following the massive, months-long protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, lawmakers in South Dakota enacted laws curtailing protests in that state. The legislation is in anticipation of demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. Now that it’s in effect, the bill stiffens penalties for protesters, expressly restricts blocking highways, and allows the governor to establish temporary ‘safe zones’ where access is limited.
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could eliminate jobs and environmental services at 18 Southeast Alaska tribes. Those tribes use the EPA’s Indian General Assistance Program. President Donald Trump’s proposal, intended to boost the defense budget, would slash the program’s $65-million funding by 29 percent.