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Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraudFiled Under: Education | Law
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (01/10)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred siteFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (01/02)
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | Law
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (12/15)
The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing RockFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (11/29)
'We’re doing this for the future to come,' runner Ricky Gray Grass said.
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (11/18)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.
Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wall (11/16)
Donald Trump will have to fight for every single mile of Tohono O’odham land—legally, and possibly even physically.
Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movement (11/15)
According to the Navajo teachings Sam Anderson learned as a child, water is sacred.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall (11/15)
Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (11/14)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lead 1400-mile run to Standing RockFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lead 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (11/09)
At 5am on October 28, a group of Native American runners left Arizona to run 1,400 miles to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seatFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (11/09)
One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wallFiled Under: National | Politics
Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall (11/07)
Vice Chair Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will anyone build a wall there.'
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rightFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic right (11/07)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (11/07)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (11/02)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.
Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with cultureFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture (11/01)
Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | National
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country (10/25)
A crowded session at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention focused on opioid addiction.
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructureFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructure (10/18)
'Forward-thinking tribes are looking for ways to diversify their industries to ensure their self-sufficiency, and some have been successful despite innate location challenges.'
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI conventionFiled Under: National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention (10/12)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is in Phoenix, Arizona, for the National Congress of American Indians 73rd annual convention.
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorerFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (10/12)
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (10/11)
Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (10/11)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing RockFiled Under: Environment | National
Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock (10/10)
It’s about a 15-year-old Hopi boy who has convictions about protecting other living things from the dangers of pollution.
Michael Paul Hill: Agent Orange affects San Carlos Apache TribeFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Michael Paul Hill: Agent Orange affects San Carlos Apache Tribe (10/10)
'We were used as lab rats to test the effects of the chemical on the body of Apaches.'
Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in ArizonaFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in Arizona (10/10)
'How much justice can you afford? Do you feel lucky?'
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (09/29)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.
Tohono O'odham Nation man ordered to pay $10M to victimFiled Under: Law
Tohono O'odham Nation man ordered to pay $10M to victim (09/21)
Jacob Harvey, 22, was convicted of a brutal sexual assault and has been sentenced to life in prison.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (09/12)
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites (09/08)
Tribes, archaeologists and Rep. Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River in Arizona as a national monument.
Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line voteFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote (09/08)
Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) blew up when faced with opposition to his bill to take funds from Bureau of Indian Education schools for a voucher program.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to scheduleFiled Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (09/06)
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (09/05)
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (09/02)
Water rights, Indian education and the theft of tribal property are on the agenda for the September 7 meeting.
Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freewayFiled Under: Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freeway (09/01)
The Arizona tribe says the South Mountain Freeway will destroy one of its most sacred sites.
President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade projectFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade project (09/01)
The $1 billion Grand Canyon Escalade has been pitched as a tourism and economic boost but it's extremely controversial on and off the reservation.
Mark Trahant: Two Native candidates fall short in Arizona primaryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Two Native candidates fall short in Arizona primary (08/31)
Victoria Steele, Seneca, and Shawn Redd, Navajo, are out of the running for seats in the U.S. Congress.
Police officer from Navajo Nation killed in the line of dutyFiled Under: Law
Police officer from Navajo Nation killed in the line of duty (08/30)
Leandro Frank was involved in a head-on collision while responding to a call on the Arizona portion of the reservation.
Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in waterFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (08/25)
The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.
Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribesFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribes (08/23)
More advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
Tohono O'odham Nation man seeks lawyer after losing $10M caseFiled Under: Law
Tohono O'odham Nation man seeks lawyer after losing $10M case (08/19)
Jacob Harvey, 22, wants to defend himself in a civil lawsuit filed by the woman he was convicted of raping.
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (08/17)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona (08/16)
A deal to trade drinking water for reclaimed water has been the source of a months-long battle on the on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.
Gila River Indian Community weighs options after losing Indian Child Welfare Act caseFiled Under: Law | National
Gila River Indian Community weighs options after losing Indian Child Welfare Act case (08/15)
A conservative group that want to invalidate the landmark Indian Child Welfare Act is representing the non-Indian foster couple in the dispute.
Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribesFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribes (08/15)
Understanding the right questions to ask is critical to any successful site selection process and given the right environment, a Native location might be the best answer.
Tohono O'odham Nation man might be forced to pay $10M to victimFiled Under: Law
Tohono O'odham Nation man might be forced to pay $10M to victim (08/09)
Jacob Harvey admitted he brutally raped a teacher while he was incarcerated in Arizona state prison.
Gila River Indian Community enters $43M agreement to sell waterFiled Under: Environment
Gila River Indian Community enters $43M agreement to sell water (08/09)
The tribe agreed to sell water to the city of Chandler, Arizona, for 100 years.
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislaturesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures (08/05)
If you look at the overall levels of representation, then state legislatures are where Native American candidates have been the most successful.
Editorial: Name of hotel in Arizona is a slap in the face to Native womenFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Name of hotel in Arizona is a slap in the face to Native women (08/05)
Is the word 'squaw' an obscene word? We think it all depends on the many variations of 'Obscenity.'
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (08/03)
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.
Tribes gain access to federal criminal databases with pilot programFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes gain access to federal criminal databases with pilot program (08/02)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe pf Arizona will be entering orders of protection and domestic violence criminal convictions into a key national system.
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for Congress (08/02)
August begins with eight Native American candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officerFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (08/01)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.
Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White HouseFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House (08/01)
Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation womanFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (07/25)
Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.
Johnny Rustywire: Navajo mother worked hard at motel for familyFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Navajo mother worked hard at motel for family (07/25)
The Pony Soldier Motel on Route 66 was just around the bend to East Flag—as in Flagstaff, Arizona, called Kinlani in Navajo.
Summit aims to boost number of radio stations in Indian CountryFiled Under: National | Technology
Summit aims to boost number of radio stations in Indian Country (07/19)
There are 58 radio stations in Indian Country and organizers want to help tribes start more.
Hualapai Tribe wins dismissal of lawsuit by former business partnerFiled Under: Business | Law
Hualapai Tribe wins dismissal of lawsuit by former business partner (07/07)
A judge in Arizona determine that proceeding with the lawsuit would violate the tribe's sovereignty.
Navajo Nation fills chief of police position after eight-year vacancyFiled Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation fills chief of police position after eight-year vacancy (07/06)
Phillip Francisco, 40, a tribal member, will start his new job in early August.
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo NationFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (07/05)
Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.

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