2017 Sacred Places News Stories

Lawsuits challenge Trump's trime of Utah monuments (High Country News) 12/9/17

Trump's message to Tribes: Let them eat yellowcake (Mother Jones) 12/17/17

Decades after it was destroyed, Yosemite's last Native American village is returning (The Fresno Bee) 12/15/17

Bay area Native Americans granted property rights to sacred mountain (KQED News) 12/14/17

Here's a breakdown of the 5 lawsuits filed against Trump that challenge his cuts to 2 Utah national monuments (The Salt Lake Tribune) 12/11/17

After reducing monuments in Utah, Trump might create a new on in Montana (The Salt Lake Tribune) 12/10/17

Attacking one sacred place is an attack on all sacred places (Santa Fe New Mexican) 12/9/17

Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration (GQ) 12/5/17

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (Indianz) 12/5/17

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah Monuments, environmentalists sue (The New York Times) 12/4/17

President Trump's Bears Ears order is an illegal attack on tribal sovereignty (HuffPost) 12/4/17 (See Complaint Filed via Narf.org)

What Trump's shrinking of National Monuments actually means (National Geographic) 12/4/17

Effort to shrink Bears Ears National Monument started before Donald Trump was elected president (The Salt Lake Tribune) 12/3/17

Thousands protest Trump's Utah monument reduction plan (Los Angeles Times) 12/2/17

Northwestern Band of The Shoshone Nation plans to restore sacred site (HJ News) 11/30/17

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (Indianz) 11/29/17

Protect the Peaks takes action as Snowbowl opens for season (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/28/17

Bears Ears perfects America's best idea by including tribes (San Fransico Chronicle) 11/22/17

Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (Indianz) 11/16/17

What's left when a national monument is reduced by 90 percent? (Earther) 11/15/17

Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves (Indy Star.) 11/13/17

Patagonia, Native Americans, poised to sue Trump over Bears Ears (GrindTV) 11/13/17

Environment groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (Indianz) 11/3/17

Trump's 'Review' of Utah Monument was over before it started (HuffPost) 10/31/17

Tribes say they want an open dialogue to protect cultural sites in Wyoming (Casper Star Tribune) 10/26/17

Bishop introduces bill to scale back Antiquities Act (Moab Sun News) 10/26/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 3990)

Navajo Nation lawmaker implores Trump to protect monuments (National Post) 10/26/17

Alaska senators tell Trump they want mountain's name to stay (Los Angeles Times) 10/24/17

Tribes seek reparations over destroyed Oregon site (Los Angeles Times) 10/23/17

Shoshone tribe plans to buy the Bear River land where a Utah-based militia slaughtered their ancestors 155 years ago (The Salt Lake Tribune) 10/21/17

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (Indianz) 10/13/17 ( See 115th Congress H.R. 3990)

Tribe purchases sacred ancestral grounds including site of Bear River Massacre (Idaho State Journal) 10/6/17

Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people (U.S. News) 9/28/17

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (Indianz) 9/27/17

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (Indianz) 9/27/17

Tribes reject Yellowstone Park names honoring war criminal and white supremacist (Counter Punch) 9/27/17

TMT Hearing: Oral arguments conclude; BLNR to rule (Big Island Now) 9/21/17

Navajo tribe says it's ready to sue Trump over changes to Bears Ears National Monument in Utah (Business Insider) 9/21/17

Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts (Indianz) 9/21/17

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (Indianz) 9/18/17

Local indigenous leaders discuss West Berkeley Shellmound, Ohlone burial site (The Daily Californian) 9/10/17

Two prehistoric Indian sites found in path of FM diversion route (Grand Forks Herald) 9/10/17

Indigenous California women leaders join forces to protect sacred sites and salmon (YubaNet.com) 9/7/17

Zinke recommends reducing Bears Ears (Indian Country Today) 8/28/17

Protestors: Don't develop on sacred tribal sites (Ptleader.com) 8/16/17

Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts (Indianz) 8/15/17

Tribal nations push Chaco protection (Albuquerque Journal) 8/14/17

Tribal members 'seek justice' for sacred site leveled to widen U.S. 26 (The Oregonian) 8/12/17

Narragansett tribe balks at pipeline-related stone monument destruction (Greenfield Recorder) 8/7/17

Native Americans in Oregon seek justice for bulldozed burial grounds (MyCentralOregon) 8/7/17

The fight to save ancient Hawaiian archeological sites (Honolulu Civil Beat) 7/31/17

National monuments help preserve Native cultures (Indian Country Today) 7/29/17

Giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea should be approved, judge says (The New York Times) 7/27/17

Treading lightly: Non-intrusive methods used to chart Ojibwe burial grounds (Duluth News Tribune) 7/22/17

Zinke gathers 1.2 million comments on plan to shrink Bears Ears, other monuments (Washington Examiner) 7/11/17

Interior secretary recommends scaling down Bears Ears National Monument (PRI) 7/5/17

Utah lawsuits to test President's power to shrink monuments (PBS) 6/28/17

Commentary: National Monuments review must be fair and full (ELKO Daily Free Press) 6/22/17

Hawaii astronomical observatory case goes to Supreme Court (Bristol Herald Courier) 6/17/17

Grijalva bill reverses giveaway of sacred tribal land to foreign-owned mining company – Sen. Sanders offering Senate companion (U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders) 6/15/17

Scaling back Bears Ears monument pleases GOP, angers Western tribes (PBS) 6/13/17

Tribes want Tiverton casino site scanned for burial grounds (News 10 Providence-New Bedford) 6/12/17

Interior Secretary recommends shrinking borders of Bears Ears Monument (The New York Times) 6/12/17

Burial site stops Highway 23 project (News Tribune) 6/9/17

3 minutes on the global stage: Tohono O'odham member fights border wall at U.N. (AZ Central) 6/9/17

Federal research has been stoking oil, gas interest in Bears Ears monument for years (Desmog) 6/7/17

Tribal leaders: Freeway planners bulldozed us (Ahwatukee Foothills News) 6/7/17

Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated as a historic site after 15-year effort (StarTribune) 6/3/17

Villages at Poipu Phase I at center of decades-long controversy (The Garden Island) 6/1/17

Unprecedented outpouring of support for Bears Ears shown during official comment period (The Wilderness Society) 5/27/17

Hatch, Congressional delegation urge full rescission of Bears Ears in letter to Zinke (US Senator Orrin Hatch) 5/26/17

Bears Ears Monument designation draws thousands of comments (Deseret News) 5/25/17

"The Spirits are still there": A personal reflection on Bears Ears National Monument (Saving Places) 5/24/17

Give Bears Ears to Native Americans (Forbes) 5/19/17

Interior Secretary claims he's made no decision on Bears Ears. His comments raise some doubts. (Huffington Post) 5/19/17

Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (Indianz) 5/15/17

Trump's attack on national monuments threatens California sites, Native Americans' culture (Sacramento Bee) 5/14/17

Battle over Bears Ears heats up as Trump rethinks its monument status (New York Times) 5/14/17

Interior secretary tours Bears Ears, hotly contested monument in Utah (PBS) 5/9/17

Is a monument the best way to save sacred land? (Cortez Journal) 5/9/17

GOP senator says 'the Indians' should 'just take my word for it' on sacred tribal lands (ThinkProgress) 5/8/17

Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (New York Times) 5/6/17

Tribes seek meetings with Interior over Bears Ears (Indian Country Today) 5/5/17

With national monuments under review, Bears Ears is focus of fierce debate (NPR) 5/5/17

Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders (High Country News) 5/4/17

Tribal leaders vow to sue if Trump rescinds Bears Ears monument (HuffPost) 5/3/17

Congress must protect lands sacred to Gwich'in people (Independent Record) 5/1/17

Clash over Bears Ears tests years of progress on Native spirituality (The Christian Science Monitor) 4/28/17

Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (Indianz) 4/28/17

Papahanaumokuakea one of 25 monuments being assessed by president's order (The Garden Island) 4/27/17

Navajo Nation Council urges Trump administration to uphold the Bears Ears National Monument designation (Navajo Nation Council Press Release) 4/26/17

Tribes upset over Trump order to review National Monuments (Vocativ) 4/26/17

Monumental battle (Salt Lake Magazine) 4/24/17

New delay mires progress of anti-freeway federal appeals case (Ahwatukee Foothills News) 4/18/17

Texas oilman sues for access to Blackfeet sacred land (Montana Standard) 4/17/17

Lawsuit challenges cancellation of Montana oil, gas leases (US News) 4/15/17

House dems: Documents show feds consulted with Utah leaders on Bears Ears before designation (Salt Lake Tribune) 4/13/17

Battle over Bears Ears (Telluride News) 4/13/17

Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (Indianz) 4/11/17

Op-ed: Bears Ears Tribal Commission brings a native voice to the table (Salt Lake Tribune) 4/8/17

An Indian court says glaciers and rivers are 'living entities.' Could the same approach work in the US? (Christian Science Monitor) 4/7/17

Report says Trump can rescind Bears Ears, others say he can't (San Juan Record) 4/4/17

Oak Flat and Apache Leap: no longer just a native issue (Indian Country Today) 4/4/17

Dakota Access attorneys fighting tribes' religion argument (Seattle Times) 3/30/17

How battles over sacred sites have revived Ohlone culture (IndyBay) 3/29/17

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument (myStatesman) 3/24/17

Monument protection for lands faces likely court battle (The Bulletin) 3/23/17

Why is water sacred to Native Americans? (The Conversation) 3/21/17

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic (U.S. News) 3/18/17

Patagonia celebrates Bears Ears National Monument with 360-degree interactive films (Digital Trends) 3/17/17

Feds must face claims over dozered sacred sites (Courthouse News Service) 3/15/17 (See Round Valley Indian Tribes of California v. United States Department of Transportation)

SUWA and partners win stay on proposed ATV route in Bears Ears (Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance) 3/14/17

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (Indianz) 3/14/17

Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say (The Journal) 3/14/17

Bears Ears National Monument, sacred to native tribes, faces a challenge to its status (Religion News Service) 3/10/17

Native American tribes pressure feds on oil, gas drilling (Denver Post) 3/5/17

UN special rapporteur: sacred sites not "dots on a map" & feds' failed consultation process marred by "lack of good faith" (Native News Online) 3/4/17

Committee: Utah should acquire Bears Ears National Monument (Deseret News) 2/28/17

Small California Indian tribe wins permanent access to sacred site (Blasting News) 2/27/17

Utah lawmakers seek to purchase Bears Ears land, take over management from feds (Salt Lake Tribune) 2/28/17

Border wall would cut across land sacred to Native tribe (NPR) 2/23/17

What makes a mountain, hill or prairie a 'sacred' place? (The Californian) 2/16/17

21 tribes seek intervention in freeway case (Ahwatukee) 2/15/17

Highway 101 bypass project looking inevitable (Courthouse News) 2/13/17

Op-ed: Tribes worked patiently for Bears Ears Monument, and it should endure (Salt Lake Tribune) 2/11/17

Dakota Access pipeline to continue despite concerns for sacred sites, water (The Christian Century) 2/10/17

Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists not done fighting Dakota pipeline (USA Today) 2/8/17

Poll shows Utahns hardly united against Bears Ears as House seeks to erase it (Salt Lake Tribune) 1/31/17

Judge denies motion to dismiss Willits Bypass tribal lawsuit against Caltrans (Willits News) 1/31/17

Battle lines form as Trump sets sights on Bears Ears (Indian Country Today) 1/30/17

Native American sacred sites not valued over infrastructure (Iowa State Daily) 1/26/17

Op-ed: Native Americans ready to work with others to make Bears Ears Monument succeed (Salt Lake Tribune) 1/23/17

Esselen nation asks P.G. to respect sacred site, deny proposed home. (Monterey County Weekly) 1/19/17

Injunction denied, South Mountain Freeway construction continues (KJZZ) 1/17/17

Federal agencies raise awareness of American Indian sacred sites (Department of Justice) 1/17/17

Low price of uranium slows expansion of mine near sacred Mato Tipila (Native Sun News) 1/11/17

BLM cancels final 2 oil, gas leases in Montana's Badger-Two Medicine area (SNL) 1/11/17

Part 2: the argument for and against Bears Ears National Monument (Utah Public Radio) 1/11/17

Part 1: the argument for and against Bears Ears National Monument (Utah Public Radio) 1/10/17

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (Indianz) 1/09/17

Office of Mauna Kea tries to balance mountain access while honoring cultural significance (West Hawaii Today) 1/03/17

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid (Arizona Daily Sun) 1/01/17


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