Incoming Trump Administration Announces Plan To Privatize Tribal Land

Just days after Standing Rock Sioux tribe members celebrated a victory in halting the pipeline, Trump’s team announces their controversial plans.

Cat Bigney, part of the Oglala Native American tribe, waits on the shore of the Cannonball river for travelers to arrive by canoe at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. So far, those at the camp have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures. But if they defy next week's government deadline to abandon the camp, demonstrators know the real deep freeze lies ahead. Life-threatening wind chills and towering snow drifts could mean the greatest challenge is simple survival. Dec. 1, 2016 photo, (AP Photo/David Goldman)

In the most recent attempt to strip Indigenous people of the riches buried under their ancestral lands, a new coalition of advisers on Native American issues to President-elect Donald Trump has suggested privatizing tribal lands. Though there are more than 56 million acres of tribal land currently under the administration of the U.S. Bureau

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Native Communities Feel The Heat Of Climate Change In The Southwest

Hopi officials’ moves to impound Navajo-owned sheep goes beyond a mere tribal dispute over grazing land to reveal how acutely climate change is impacting Native traditions and ways of life in the American Southwest.

A coal-burning facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz.  Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP PINON, Arizona --- Sheep have been an integral part of the lives of generations of Diné, providing food and wool to those living in relative isolation atop the Black Mesa in the

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