indigenous rights

A Monumental Matter at Bears Ears — Land of Sacred Power

A Monumental Matter at Bears Ears — Land of Sacred Power

By Sharon Buccino This week, Secretary Haaland chose a visit to Bears Ears National Monument as her first trip as Interior Secretary. She is spending three days in Bluff, Utah, a small town just outside the monument, listening to representatives of the five tribes who first proposed its designation to President Obama in 2015. This […]

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    Indigenous People Not Invited to UN Biodiversity Talks

    Indigenous People Not Invited to UN Biodiversity Talks

    Aiming to preserve 30 percent of the world’s land and water by 2030, dozens of countries will take part in a UN biodiversity conference later this year – but Indigenous people won’t have a seat at the table. Indigenous communities have repeatedly mobilized to block logging, mining and overfishing, with great success. More than a […]

    Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Ends Early as Hunters Exceed Quota

    Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Ends Early as Hunters Exceed Quota

    Wisconsin will end its controversial wolf hunt early after hunters and trappers killed almost 70 percent of the state’s quota in the hunt’s first 48 hours. By the end of Tuesday, the second day of the hunt, 82 wolves had been killed, The Associated Press reported. As of Wednesday morning, 135 had been killed, exceeding […]

    Wisconsin Approves February Wolf Hunt

    Wisconsin Approves February Wolf Hunt

    As the former and current administration’s endangered species policies battle for prominence, Wisconsin’s wolves are caught in the crosshairs, literally. When the Trump administration delisted gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act, it triggered a Wisconsin law requiring the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to hold a wolf hunt from mid-October through February, Wisconsin […]

    Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River  Crossing Is Illegal

    Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River Crossing Is Illegal

    A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals from the D.C. Circuit agreed Tuesday with a lower court ruling that the pipeline‘s crossing at the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal and requires an in-depth […]

    Consequential Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About

    Consequential Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About

    By Andrew Rosenberg The first 24 hours of the administration of President Joe Biden were filled not only with ceremony, but also with real action. Executive orders and other directives were quickly signed. More actions have followed. All consequential. Many provide a basis for not just undoing actions of the previous administration, but also making […]

    Biden Likely Plans to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline on Day One

    Biden Likely Plans to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline on Day One

    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on the first day of his administration, a document reported by CBC on Sunday suggests. The words “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” were reportedly listed on a briefing note shared by the Biden transition team with U.S. stakeholders as part of a roundup […]