Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was ‘cold’

Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was ‘cold’

Matthew Brown, Associated Press Matthew Brown, Associated Press A bison grazes in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont., in this March 9, 2016 photo. In clear violation of the ‘Leave No Trace’ policy, tourists at Yellowstone National Park picked up a baby bison and put it in their car, according to one woman. Karen Richardson […]

Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe’ Sla – Tulsa World

Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe’ Sla – Tulsa World

Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe’ Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of […]

Fish and Wildlife drops legal challenge to eagle killings 

Fish and Wildlife drops legal challenge to eagle killings 

Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday dropped its legal challenge to an American Indian tribe killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its Wyoming reservation — a move that could clear the way for issuing a federal permit in coming months. The agency filed notice with a federal […]

Williams sues ETE to ensure merger happens, while another lawsuit seeks to stop merger

Williams sues ETE to ensure merger happens, while another lawsuit seeks to stop merger

osted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:00 am | Updated: 1:26 am, Sat May 14, 2016. By CASEY SMITH  The Williams Cos. has filed a lawsuit in an effort to ensure that Energy Transfer Equity follows through with its obligation to close a merger deal by the end of June, the Tulsa company announced late Friday. […]

How Lummi Nation’s Treaty Stand Beat Big Coal

How Lummi Nation’s Treaty Stand Beat Big Coal

Author: Ralph Schwartz(@Ralph_Schwartz) on May 11, 2016 at 6:25 am This article is part of the series Northwest Coal & Oil Exports Editor’s note: Sightline commissioned this guest article from Bellingham-based writer Ralph Schwartz. We are honored to share more of the story of how Lummi Nation defeated one of the largest coal export terminals […]

Blackfeet Tribe asks to join court case on Badger-Two Medicine 

Blackfeet Tribe asks to join court case on Badger-Two Medicine 

ROB CHANEY rchaney@missoulian.com Updated Badger Two Medicine south fork The South Fork of the Two Medicine River flows through land considered sacred to the Blackfeet Indian Tribe. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Interior canceled leases to drill for oil and gas there. While a decades-long legal struggle over energy exploration in the Badger-Two Medicine […]

Reinvigorating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Reinvigorating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Gabriel S. Galanda5/12/16 Congress passed the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (“Act”) in 1935 to “promote the economic welfare” of Indians “through the development of Indian arts and crafts and the expansion of the market for the products of Indian art and craftsmanship.” The Act also created the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (“Board”), empowering […]

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