Environment

April 13, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

For plains Tribes, the preservation of grasslands is crucial to the survival of our culture. Its unique configuration of Native plants and grasses provide us with medicine, tools, shelter, and food.

April 09, 2012
By:
Delvin Cree

On a recent warm sunny day I watched as quite a few 18-wheelers, large tandem service trucks and 4x4 pick-up trucks (with big tires) drive by my brother's place on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Once in a while an ol' rez car will accompany this same highway which is very busy day and night.

April 03, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

When I sat down to write this column, I wanted to tell you about how well ICTMN is doing in promoting our (Indigenous) interpretation of the world through presenting our view of news, events and thought

April 01, 2012
By:
Andrea Lord Goldstein

One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the

March 25, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

"Coffee more...you want?" A young man, brown but of indeterminate nationality, is walking by with a carafe.

March 12, 2012
By:
Oliver J. Semans

Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R.

February 22, 2012
By:
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Indian Country Today Media Network covered the draft critical habitat designation proposed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ("

February 17, 2012
By:
John Maniscalco

The natural gas industry has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to convince consumers that their product is the proverbial “silver bullet” that will save them thousands of dollars in home heating costs for years to come, if only they would switch fuels.

February 15, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

Amid the top-volume crossfire these days about whose religion and whose health could be threatened by federal actions, it’s noteworthy that debaters and bloviators alike don’t notice or don’t care about ongoing violations of Native American Peoples’ religious freedom and well being.

February 09, 2012
By:
Jennifer S. Baker

In an open executive session of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Sen.

February 09, 2012
By:
Billy Frank Jr.

We are losing the battle for salmon recovery in western Washington because salmon habitat is being destroyed faster than it can be restored.

February 01, 2012
By:
Tina Hagedorn

This is the second in a three-part series that explores export opportunities for tribal forest products. Read part one here.

January 26, 2012
By:
Tina Hagedorn

This is the first in a three-part series that discusses the opportunity to brand and market tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.

January 23, 2012
By:
Robert Chanate

The plan seemed simple enough: go to the National Park office, pull a permit and be back at the park in two hours. With this in mind, I set out with two friends to find the office in Washington, DC in August of the past year.

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