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  • A banker battles to hold the government accountable

    Browning, Mont., banker Elouise Cobell uncovers a huge financial mess involving billions of dollars of tribal money somehow misplaced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • A breath of fresh air

    For over 30 years, the Northern Cheyenne have stood firm against energy development and its environmental impacts, but now, faced with crushing poverty, some are starting to think about developing the reservation’s coal and methane resources

  • A community seeks to feed its own

    Tribal elder Laverne Brown donates seven acres to Wind River Indian Reservation to be used for a community garden.

  • A tribe that takes the high road

    The small but feisty Coeur d'Alene tribe has always tackled tough issues.

  • Agriculture, education key to Indian prosperity

    Supporters of land-grant status for Indian colleges say education is the key for Native American prosperity.

  • An island becomes a protest ground

    On La Framboise Island in Pierre, S.D., Sioux Indian activists have been protesting since March against the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to return most of Missouri River bottomland it once managed to the state, rather than giving all back to 7 tribes.

  • Another way to win back land

    The Timbisha Shoshone have won control of 314 acres with water rights in California's Death Valley National Park, and have gained shared management responsibilities for another 300,000 acres in the park, along with 7,400 acres of nearby federal land.

  • Apaches send a signal to nuclear industry

    Mescalero Apache Rufina Laws led successful fight to keep a nuclear-waste storage site off the reservation.

  • Bedrock environmental law takes a beating

    Congressman Richard Pombo’s task force tears into the National Environmental Policy Act

  • Can a hog farm bring home the bacon?

    A huge, industrial hog farm would bring much-needed jobs and profits to South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux Reservation, but a growing number of tribal members have begun to criticize the project and worry about the waste it would produce.

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