Category Archives: Native American

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of Land Management announced this week that four parcels spanning Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties in New Mexico will be in an… Read More »

Russell Means, Native American activist turned actor, dies at 72

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American Indian nation within U.S. borders, the activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee reveled in the spotlight. But it was only on his… Read More »