The New York Times. "The Trump administration on Monday finalized its plan to open up part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas development, a move that overturns six decades of protections for the largest remaining stretch of wilderness in the United States." The area is home to Indigenous communities who have relied on uninhibited caribou migrations and calving
Indianz.com: "The Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered a pipeline company to pay $187 million for trespassing on the Fort Berthhold Reservation in North Dakota."
Indian Country Today. "The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is retiring its team name and logo, a fight Native activists have been leading for decades."
Indian Country Today. "In a decision being hailed as a win for tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large portion of eastern Oklahoma remains a reservation."
Indian Country Today. "A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the other plaintiffs."
Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed by Phil Brueck: This September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing a lease sale for more than 114,000 acres of public land in Utah.
Yale Environment 360. "With their deep ties to the land and reliance on fishing, hunting, and gathering, indigenous tribes are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Now, native communities across North America are stepping up to adopt climate action plans to protect their way of life."
Science Friday. "It’s important to recognize that our communities have been adapting to climate for a long time—that we have sciences and technologies that reflect that, and that it’s so important that we value them, and continue learning about them and passing them down to this next generation.”
Tazbah Rose Chaves (Bishop Paiute Tribe from the Nüümü, Diné and San Carlos Apache tribes) tells the story of seven Indigenous women who hiked the Nüümü Poyo—the People’s Trail— to reclaim their ancestral trade routes through healing and connection to the land.
Albuquerque Journal. "A sacred ceremonial shield stolen from the Pueblo of Acoma in the early 1970s is about to be repatriated to the pueblo after being saved from the auctioneer’s block in Paris."