Skip to main content
Publish date:

Protecting sacred sites

The expansion of a ski resort in Arizona threatens sacred land — we speak with tribal citizens and how they plan to protect the land. Plus, an update on Line 3

Tribes in the Southwest have been fighting to protect sacred sites like Bears Ears National Monument and Oak Flat. Darrell Marks and his son Makaius are Diné and Chris Jocks, Kahnawake Mohawk, are Indigenous Circle of Flagstaff members who has been fighting for the sites. They give us an update on how they are going forward. 

Construction on Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is complete, following nearly eight years of opposition from Indigenous people. ICT's Mary Annette Pember has covered this issue through her series, “A Pipeline Runs Through It.” She gives us an update.

  •  Tribal leaders are preparing for The White House Tribal Nations Conference which takes place in a few weeks.
  • A school district in Philadelphia is working on trying to repatriate human remains found in a classroom closet this summer.
  • California’s only Native American Assemblyman is speaking out about a Math teacher caught on video behaving in a despicable way towards Native Americans.
  • In Bolivia Indigenous coca leaf producers gathered in the capital last week to share their crop. 
  • This weekend the men’s and women’s Haudenosaunee Lacrosse teams faced off with teams from both the U.S. and Canada.  
Indian Country Today - bridge logo

Today's newscast was created with work from:

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina. 

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work? All of our content is free. There are no subscriptions or costs. And we have hired more Native journalists in the past year than any news organization ─ and with your help we will continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.