Tribal governments - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Tribal governments Friends, foes of national monument jockey for Zinke's ear MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — Fifth-generation Utah rancher Bruce Adams enjoyed a prime seat next to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as he toured a national monument created on land in Utah that Adams' ancestors helped settle in 1879. Adams, a county commissioner, joined Zinke on a horseback ride and a helicopter ride, describing the landscape of Bears Ears ... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT 2017-05-10T00:35:00Z Zinke: Monument status may not be best to save sacred land BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America's newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it. Zinke's aerial and ground tour of the Bears Ears National Monument was part of a review ordered by Presid... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT 2017-05-09T00:35:00Z US Interior secretary begins Utah tour to eye monument sites SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials in Utah on Sunday as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. Zinke said at a news conference that he views the trip as a listenin... Mon, 08 May 2017 01:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T01:17:00Z Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-04-23T00:46:00Z Yemen officials see latest US strikes as sustained operation SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. jets carried out dozens of airstrikes on al-Qaida targets in Yemen overnight and in the past 48 hours in one of the lengthiest, sustained operations inside this conflict-torn Arab country, Yemeni officials and residents said Friday. According to the officials, the strikes focused on a triangle-shaped mountainous region where three... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-03-03T17:59:00Z IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-02-27T23:19:00Z Weeklong occupation of tribal headquarters ends peacefully CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A group of Narragansett Indians ended a weeklong occupation of a tribal government building with a promise to resolve their disagreements with supporters of the tribe's longtime leader. The occupiers left the building and handed over its keys to a mediator at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. The breakthrough came after days of mediation t... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT 2016-12-27T22:00:00Z Governor, tribal leader discuss reducing protest tensions BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault have met to discuss reducing tensions between law officers and Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents, as the main protest camp begins to clear out after the federal government stalled the $3.8 billion project. Developer Energy Transfer Partners and the ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:09:00 GMT 2016-12-13T19:09:00Z Cherokee Nation attorney general: Tribe must OK gay marriage OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's attorney general legalized gay marriage for the country's second-largest Native American tribe, saying its same-sex marriage ban violates a tribal requirement for all of its citizens to be treated equally. Attorney General Todd Hembree's opinion, which was issued Friday, says parts of a 2004 tribal law that defin... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:42:00 GMT 2016-12-12T22:42:00Z Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite harsh winter weather and a tribal leaders' call to le... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:58:00 GMT 2016-12-05T23:58:00Z Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they've been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribes including the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access project because they fear it will harm drinki... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:56:00 GMT 2016-11-28T12:56:00Z Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has "no plans for forcible removal" of protesters who have been camping in North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Corps says in a statement Sunday that it "is seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location." The Corps notified tribal leade... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:38:00 GMT 2016-11-27T23:38:00Z Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so. Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and other protest organizers confidently explained that they'l... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:29:00 GMT 2016-11-26T23:29:00Z Tribe asks pipeline opponents to boycott Bismarck businesses BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is calling for all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota's capital, a move Bismarck's city administrator says is uncalled for and disappointing. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council voted in September to not spend money in Bismarck a... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-11-26T02:30:00Z