native americans

Fighting To Preserve Bears Ears: The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

Stretching over nearly two million acres, the Bears Ears region in Utah is abundant with wildlife including elk, bighorn sheep, black bear, lynx and more than 25 species of birds. …

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

Native peoples have deep ties to our greatest known parks – Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Olympic, Mesa Verde, Everglades – and many, many others. Indeed, it must be acknowledged that the …

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. …

Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting …

Tribes Cross the Border to Unite for Bison Protection

U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations Sign First Treaty in Over 150 Years to Restore Bison and Renew Cultural and Spiritual Connections to Buffalo Yesterday afternoon,  I witnessed leaders from …

Reject and Protect: Native Tribes and Ranchers rally against the…

This Saturday, thousands of cowboys, Native Americans, environmental activists and concerned citizens took to the streets of D.C. in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. This rally and march was …

Lone Yellowstone Bison

Restoring Buffalo to their Home on the Range

Yesterday, I drove a thousand miles across the Great Plains and saw not a single buffalo. I did see domestic cows and sheep, coal-fired power plants and wind farms, miles …

Yellowstone bison return to Fort Peck Reservation in Montana

Wind River Tribes Unite to Return Yellowstone Bison to Their Native Homeland

This is a guest post by Jason Baldes, a member of NWF’s Tribal Lands Advisory Council.  This week, a huge step was taken in the decades-long effort to restore Yellowstone …

Largest Young Professional Track to Date Hosted by Society for American Indian Government Employees

As part of its 10th anniversary conference last week (June 4–8, 2012) just outside of Denver, Colorado, the Society for American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), hosted its largest youth convening …

Wild Bison Homecoming for Indian Tribes

By the turn of the 19th-century, less than one hundred of the original 30 million bison remained in North America. This iconic American species, it seemed, was doomed to extinction …

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