Environment

November 12, 2013
By:
Harry Smiskin & Virgil Lewis

Chairman of the Tribal Council and Virgil Lewis, Chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Committee of the Yakama Nation, Toppenish, Washington, have issued the following statement:

November 09, 2013
By:
Al Gedicks & Dave Blouin

October 28 was the 10th anniversary of the historic victory over the controversial Crandon mine project adjacent to the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Reservation.

October 01, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico
September 18, 2013
By:
Anne Castle and T. Darryl Vigil

The Colorado River has supported Native people in the West since time immemorial. Over the past century, more people and more demands have been placed on this vital—but limited—resource.

September 16, 2013
By:
Danielle Vigil-Masten

The Hoopa Valley Tribe applauds a recent decision by a federal judge to allow the federal Bureau of Reclamation to open the Lewiston dam and release Trinity River water needed to avoid a replay of the 2002 fish kill in the Klamath River.

August 21, 2013
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

 

August 15, 2013
By:
Eric Hansen

Whether you see Lake Superior and other Wisconsin waters as poetry or commodity, proposals for a massive expansion of Tar Sands crude oil shipments on and around the Great Lakes do not make sense.

August 08, 2013
By:
Sharon M. Day

My culture teaches that as an Ojibwe I have an inherent obligation to not only protect myself, my family, and my tribe but ultimately all humanity, including the environment that sustains us. We are spirit beings who came into this world to live the human experience.

July 13, 2013
By:
Halie Geller

Native Americans have been using eagle feathers and other parts in their religious and ceremonial practices since “time immemorial.” However, as the federal government passed laws and regulations and entered into treaties to protect the eagle and migratory bird populations, Native Americans have

July 10, 2013
By:
Johnny Rustywire

One spring a few years ago, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set up a wild horse roundup in Eastern Utah. I was doing some title search work and found myself one morning riding out with the wranglers who would be catching and rounding up the horses for the BLM adoption program.

July 02, 2013
By:
Winona LaDuke

Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.

July 01, 2013
By:
Nathan Small

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) is unacceptable to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall, Idaho. EPA paves the way for FMC Corp. to sweep their 50-year legacy of waste under the rug.

June 22, 2013
By:
Ryan Dreveskracht

Since the 19th Century, the plight of the North American bison has paralleled the way of the indigenous people of buffalo bountry and the land itself: decimation, almost to the point of extinction, by non-tribal peoples.

June 06, 2013
By:
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and Jose Aguto

The vast majority of the scientific community hasn’t disagreed about climate change for decades.

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