Federal Appeals Court to Determine Tribal Reserved Rights to Groundwater

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon determine whether the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has a federal reserved right to groundwater in a water rights case that could set a precedent for tribes across the West. The case is entitled Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water Dist., No. […]

ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek

ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek

BELFIELD, N.D. — A pipeline leak caused a significant oil spill in a tributary of the Little Missouri River this week, but the volume of oil released was still unknown Tuesday, Dec. 6, as a winter storm affected response efforts. The incident was discovered by a landowner, raising questions about whether the oil pipeline in […]

Trump Adviser Says Media ‘Distorted’ His Plans For Tribes

Trump Adviser Says Media ‘Distorted’ His Plans For Tribes

The Indians are riding a horse and spear ready to use In light of the Silhouette. Credit: VectorLifestylepic/Shutterstock The Indians are riding a horse and spear ready to use In light of the Silhouette. Credit: VectorLifestylepic/Shutterstock An adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says the media “distorted” his plan to give American Indian tribes control over […]

Morton County sets up shelter for protesters during blizzard conditions

Morton County sets up shelter for protesters during blizzard conditions

On Sunday, December 4, 2016 afternoon, Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and their allies celebrated, crying tears of joy, over the fact the Dakota Access Pipeline project would be rerouted away from land that’s deemed sacred. Posted: Tue 4:20 PM, Dec 06, 2016 | Updated: Tue 4:30 PM, Dec 06, 2016 MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News […]

Standing Rock casino becomes refuge as winter storm hits pipeline protest camp

Standing Rock casino becomes refuge as winter storm hits pipeline protest camp

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION—The Prairie Knights Casino and Resort on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is serving as a refuge for a growing number of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters seeking shelter through an ongoing winter storm. Rooms in the casino’s hotel filled rapidly. By Monday evening, a front desk attendant said the waiting list for […]

In Dakota Access pipeline controversy, Obama’s ties to tribes played pivotal role

In Dakota Access pipeline controversy, Obama’s ties to tribes played pivotal role

Juliet Eilperin, December 5 –Three months ago a young Malaysian woman asked President Obama about the protests taking place over the Dakota Access pipeline: She wanted to know what the president was doing “to ensure the protection of the ancestral land, the supply of clean water, and also environmental justice.” Obama was at a town […]

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