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Indigenous tribes advocate for co-management of sacred lands

Indigenous tribes in northern California seek greater decision-making power over sacred lands recently protected by a national monument expansion.

Taylar Dawn Stagner reports for Grist.

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Canada and the US tackle mine pollution with an international study

After years of advocacy by the Ktunaxa Nation, Canada and the U.S. have agreed to an International Joint Commission inquiry into pollution from southeast B.C.'s Elk Valley coal mines.

Ainslie Cruickshank reports for The Narwhal.

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This B.C. bighorn sheep herd’s fight for survival

Between a mysterious illness, dangerous weather and vanishing habitat, a herd of bighorn sheep almost disappeared from Tobacco Plains Indian Band’s backyard. To bring them back means returning the land to how it looked generations ago.

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Talbert Cypress: In Florida Everglades, our tribal conservation plan will end drilling in Big Cypress for good

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has a plan to stop the drilling and protect the aquifer.
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Renewable energy drive for Indigenous groups in Colombia

Local communities and indigenous groups can now set up partnerships to produce and sell renewable energy.
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Saugeen Ojibway Nation scrutinizes TC Energy's pumped hydro proposal

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is closely examining the ambitious Ontario hydroelectric storage project to ensure environmental, cultural and economic considerations are met.

— Fatima Syed reports for The Narwhal.

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Sámi knowledge helps developing climate policies

Finland’s recently launched Sámi Climate Council aims to introduce new ways of making decisions in the Arctic. Perhaps this will urge decision-makers to avoid some of the controversies shaking up the public debates in other Nordic countries.