Native News Online: "A Year of Challenges and Triumphs for Indian Country" Sec. Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna) - December 28, 2021: As we head into the final days of yet another unforgettable year, it’s important to take lessons from where we’ve been and consider the road ahead. For Indigenous peoples, this year has brought so much promise – and there is no turning back...
Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) of Laguna Pueblo made history this month when she became the first Native American to be confirmed as Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we want to acknowledge and express our love for all our women, especially Indigenous women, throughout the world. Women are the backbone of our cultures. They are the t
The most profound aspect of Bears Ears is the Native presence that is interwoven into every cliff and corner. Wondrous though the natural formations are, these cultural elements combine with the land and contribute to its significance. This spirit is the beating heart of Bears Ears. The region is home to more than 100,000 sacred sites and is of paramount cultural and spiritual importance to
Patagonia. Public lands are Native lands, and when Tribes came together to protect Bears Ears as a national monument, they were seeking holistic preservation of the region and the sacred cultural knowledge tied to it. "This cultural information is important for all Native people. This is why tribes have set aside any differences and come together: If this information is lost, it’s lost fore
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
POLITICO. Tribal treaty rights and federal trust responsibility are spared as the nomination of William Perry Pendley is withdrawn by the White House.
Opinion article by Shaina Oliver, Diné. "The BLM director is in charge of 250 million acres of America’s public land, including land sacred to my people, the Diné. To qualify for this enormous responsibility, Pendley should support stewardship of these public lands and possess some basic cultural competencies. But he hasn’t done this, and he never will."
The Intercept. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nominee, William Perry Pendley, insinuates that Tribal treaty rights should be taken down and suggests removing the federal trust responsibility — Why?
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."