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Over 300 Tribal and non tribal energy leaders and companies held a conference June 10-12 aimed at helping tribes increase their self sufficiency efforts, explore energy policies and resource development.
The Tribal Joint Business Council signed a cooperative agreement with the Dept. of Energy for one year in order to address the work being done on the contaminated uranium mill tailings site on the Wind River Indian Res, WY.
Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly and others opened a three day conference in Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, to discuss the hurdles of developing natural resources, from oil to natural gas and renewable resources.
Northwester Indian College in Washington will open a new building on its main Lummi Reservation campus, allowing students and faculty to conduct environmental research that supports healthy, clean and vibrant environments.
Two prototype green homes have been built, attempting to regenerate the environment, the people and the culture. Modeled loosely on traditional roundhouses, they will provide a blueprint for 15 new healthy, water-and energy-efficient residences the Pinoleville Pomo Nation hopes to construct.
Four tribes celebrated Earth Day April 22 by breaking ground on a new eco-friendly business enterprise at a former Indian boarding school.
Two groups, starting at the site of the new solar development, lead an Earth day parade supporting solar power, protesting coal powered energy and celebrating the closing announcement of the Reid Gardner coal plant.
More than a month after members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa set up camp atop four oil pipelines to protest Enbridge Inc.’s alleged lack of easements across their tribal territory, protesters remain determined to convince Enbridge Inc. to shut off or move the pipelines.
Five native American women have begun to walk the length of the Mississippi River, gathering followers along their journey as they raise awareness about water pollution.
A study by University of Montana researchers shows that pollutants leeching into the heavily mined Elk River drainage in southeastern British Columbia have reached alarming levels, particularly as selenium threatens critical fish habitat in Canada, as well as downstream in Montana.
Trustees of the National Resource Damage Assessment, comprised of groups including two tribal governments, wants Enbridge to participate in studies involving vegetation and recreational use in the area affected by the company’s 2010 tar sands oil spill.
The future of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could be influenced by the Bad River Chippewa, which opposes the project and recently received authority from the federal government to regulate water pollution on and off the reservation.
The Sierra Club honored the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a former mayor of Quincy for their work to protect the environment. The tribes received a watershed heroes award and former Mayor Patty Martin received an environmental justice award.
The Stillaguamish tribe in Arlington, Washington has made a $5 million investment in MicroGREEN, a UW-based food-packaging company, to expand production of its eco-friendly products.
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