Highest Peak in South Dakota Renamed for Oglala Lakota Medicine Man
A federal board has officially changed South Dakota's Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak. This isn't just any peak, the 7,242-foot promontory is the tallest point in South Dakota.Native Americans Locked in Standoff with Dakota Access Pipeline
Hundreds of Native Americans have been protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota, with the protests leading to arrests and the developers filing restraining orders against members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.President Obama Announces 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC. This will be the Presidentís eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, providing tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes with the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.Illegal Arrest of Guatemala Indigenous Authority Sparks Outrage
The ancestral leader has advocated for political prisoners and been a vocal critic of abuses perpetrated by hydroelectric corporations in the region.Indigenous Tribe Applauds State Move to Cancel Brazil Amazon Dam
Indigenous people living in Brazil's rainforest have welcomed a decision by the national environment agency to cancel a proposed mega-dam in the Amazon which they say would have displaced communities while opening the sensitive region to logging.