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Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border (January 30, 2019)

There’s nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the Mexican border, according to the Pentagon.


Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.


House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)

No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.


President Obama nominates Cherokee citizen to Defense position
President Obama nominates Cherokee citizen to Defense position (July 7, 2015)

Brad Carson has served in a series of high-level positions within the Obama administration for more than three years.


Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract
Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract (October 3, 2014)

All Native Solutions will provide furniture and equipment to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown (January 10, 2013)

Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...


Agencies reach memorandum  of understanding for sacred sites
Agencies reach memorandum of understanding for sacred sites (December 6, 2012)

Four Cabinet secretaries signed a memorandum of understanding to protect sacred sites. The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior agreed to collaborate on sacred site policies for the next...


Steven Newcomb: Anti-terror law threatens indigenous rights
Steven Newcomb: Anti-terror law threatens indigenous rights (May 1, 2012)

"We have been told that a fight against “terrorism” is the reason why the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress, and signed by President Obama on December...


Steven Newcomb: President Obama undermines   Constitution
Steven Newcomb: President Obama undermines Constitution (January 9, 2012)

"On December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012. By doing so, he thereby placed his imprimatur as President of the United States...


Steven Newcomb: New law a big  threat to rights of all citizens
Steven Newcomb: New law a big threat to rights of all citizens (January 3, 2012)

"During my decades of research into the origins of federal Indian law and international law, I discovered that domination is the Latin language for “government.” I keep returning to this...


Defense Department says 'Geronimo'  was  chosen randomly
Defense Department says 'Geronimo' was chosen randomly (May 5, 2011)

The Department of Defense says the use of "Geronimo" as a codename for the military mission against Osama bin Laden was not meant to be offensive. The department said the...


Seminole  Tribe comparison to terrorists still in Pentagon brief
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Seminole Tribe comparison to terrorists still in Pentagon brief (April 11, 2011)

The Department of Defense won't remove portions of a brief that compares ancestors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to the terrorist group al-Qaeda. The tribe asked Secretary of Defense...