Alaska Tribe and Conservation Groups Take Feds to Task on Mining

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, along with local and national conservation organizations, sued the Bureau of Land Management in federal court, accusing it of disregarding federal laws requiring consideration of the full impacts of mineral mining when it approved a mine exploration plan.

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Tribes Challenge Shrinking of Monuments as Zinke Pushes More Changes

On the heels of the President Donald Trump’s proclamations to drastically cut two national monument’s borders, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a final report recommending two more monuments for the chopping block and creating three new ones.

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Thomas Outraged in Dissent to Oneida Land Dispute

Calling it absurd that judges have supported a decision by the federal government to take New York land into trust for a tribe of Native Americans, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday his colleagues turned down a worthwhile case.

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SoCal Tribe Says Aggressive Sheriff Held Council Against Their Will

The Soboba tribe of Southern California claims the Riverside County sheriff violated its sovereignty, terrorized its people, falsely imprisoned its tribal council and coerced officials into handing over hundreds of hours of surveillance video while investigating a missing-person case.

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