The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would have put endangered orcas at risk. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Victory for Wildlife Over Costly Coal

Opposition to the high costs of coal to wildlife, fragile habitat, and tribes were heard again on May 9th, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Gateway Pacific coal export …

Colorado River. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Tribes Celebrate Vision for Protecting the Colorado River

“The Colorado River is sacred, water is life, the peoples are the keepers of the River, and we take full responsibility to care for the River.” So begins the vision …

Goldrunner sprints free on the Ft. Peck Reservation

Yellowstone Offers Rebirth of Bison on Tribal Lands

Yellowstone National Park recently released an Environmental Assessment for a new quarantine option that would place buffalo on the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeastern Montana. Like previous relocations of buffalo …

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that …

Students from Birney Day School get check out the Lummi Totem Pole. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson. All rights reserved.

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop…

A bison surveys the herd from a ridge in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

Adopt an Icon of the American West: Help Bison Today

Northern Cheyenne and Lummi sing together. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

Lummi Totem Pole carved by master carver Jewell James (House of Tears Carvers). Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

“We Draw The Line” Totem Pole Journey Starts in Montana’s Otter Creek Valley

On September 18, 2013, Northern Cheyenne tribal members, local ranchers, conservationists and community members from the Otter Creek valley and Ashland, Montana will gather to support the Lummi Nation in …

Bison start moving off to graze. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky

Restoration of 34 Wild Bison to Tribal Lands Marks New Milestone

  Another homecoming, another important milestone in the quest to restore wild bison to tribal lands and their rightful place—the grasslands they once roamed by the millions. An enthusiastic crowd of …

Otter Creek valley in southeastern Montana. Site of the proposed Otter Creek coal mine.

Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek Coal Mine

Guest post by Joyce Whiting Recently, my Tribe, the Oglala Lakota, passed a resolution opposing the proposed Otter Creek coal mine and Tongue River Railroad in our historical homelands and hunting grounds …

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