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House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control
House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (March 22, 2019)

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Donald Trump continues to attack the late John McCain
Cronkite News: Donald Trump continues to attack the late John McCain (March 22, 2019)

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Sen. John McCain, Republican from Arizona.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge
Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge (March 20, 2019)

A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.


Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants
Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants (March 20, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.


Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country should thank Donald Trump for Justice Gorsuch
Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country should thank Donald Trump for Justice Gorsuch (March 20, 2019)

President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.


Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case
Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case (March 19, 2019)

The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.


Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency
Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency (March 19, 2019)

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.


Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America
Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America (March 18, 2019)

We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.


J.M. Opal: The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides
J.M. Opal: The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides (March 18, 2019)

Grim facts do not stop the 'blood and soil' nationalists of Donald Trump’s America from feeling victimized.


Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable
Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable (March 14, 2019)

President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.


Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law
Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law (March 12, 2019)

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.


President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs
President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs (March 11, 2019)

The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington
House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington (March 1, 2019)

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Mark Trahant: Testimony confirms what we know about Trump's views of Native peoples
Mark Trahant: Testimony confirms what we know about Trump's views of Native peoples (February 28, 2019)

The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.


AUDIO: Sen. Maria Cantwell on Trump nominee and tribal sovereignty
AUDIO: Sen. Maria Cantwell on Trump nominee and tribal sovereignty (February 26, 2019)

A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.


Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers
Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers (February 22, 2019)

The crisis in Venezuela took a turn for the worse with the deaths of indigenous activists, who were killed when soldiers aligned with the disputed president opened fire on them.


Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide
Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide (February 22, 2019)

Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters
Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters (February 21, 2019)

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.


Remember, again? John Wayne said terrible things about Indian people
Remember, again? John Wayne said terrible things about Indian people (February 20, 2019)

John Wayne, the actor who rose to fame as an Indian fighter on screen, had some questionable views about the first Americans.


Rep. Tom Cole: Government shutdown averted with compromise in Washington
Rep. Tom Cole: Government shutdown averted with compromise in Washington (February 19, 2019)

Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


Cronkite News: Trump's border wall emergency prompts lawsuits and protests
Cronkite News: Trump's border wall emergency prompts lawsuits and protests (February 19, 2019)

Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency (February 18, 2019)

The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.


Cronkite News: Democrats cross party lines to confirm Trump's new attorney general
Cronkite News: Democrats cross party lines to confirm Trump's new attorney general (February 18, 2019)

Critics are concerned that William Barr might interfere with probes of the Trump administration now that he's in charge of the Department of Justice.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president (February 18, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session
Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session (February 15, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.


White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (February 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work
'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work (February 7, 2019)

The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership (February 7, 2019)

There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.


Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service
Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service (February 6, 2019)

The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate (February 6, 2019)

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.


Chris Winters: What did we expect from Trump's State of the Union?
Chris Winters: What did we expect from Trump's State of the Union? (February 6, 2019)

A clear alternative to the prevailing nihilism followed the president’s State of the Union address.


Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union
Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union (February 6, 2019)

'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.


Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country (February 6, 2019)

President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.


Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump
Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump (February 5, 2019)

President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.


Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition
Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition (February 5, 2019)

President Trump deserves the opportunity to address the American people on the pressing issues facing our country in a setting that is both visually magnificent and historically significant.


Mark Trahant: President Trump announces new pick for Interior Department
Mark Trahant: President Trump announces new pick for Interior Department (February 5, 2019)

David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.


Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change
Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change (February 4, 2019)

Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.


O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee (February 4, 2019)

The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.


Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate
Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate (February 1, 2019)

A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.


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.


Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy
Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy (January 29, 2019)

The five-week government shutdown shaved as much as $11 billion off the real gross domestic product, according to the Congressional Budget Office.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp (January 29, 2019)

Republicans seem to be standing at the ready to 'normalize' the outrageous oppression of the rights by the Trump administration.


Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March
Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March (January 29, 2019)

The mocking harassment of a Native elder by Catholic high school students has sparked national and international outrage.


'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown
'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown (January 29, 2019)

With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.


Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now.
Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (January 28, 2019)

There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Cronkite News: Deal reopens federal government but only until February 15
Cronkite News: Deal reopens federal government but only until February 15 (January 28, 2019)

Arizona lawmakers welcomed a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government after a five-week partial shutdown, but cautioned that hard work remains to be done to make it stick.


Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me.
Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me. (January 28, 2019)

Have any of us ever seen such a debacle in the White House? Not in my lifetime.


Mark Trahant: Tribal voices missing in debate over shutdown and border wall
Mark Trahant: Tribal voices missing in debate over shutdown and border wall (January 25, 2019)

As the shutdown debate drags on in Washington, tribal leaders were meeting thousands of miles away to assert their rights.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Mark Trahant: Rep. Markwayne Mullin prioritizes border wall over Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Rep. Markwayne Mullin prioritizes border wall over Indian Country (January 24, 2019)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, fully supports a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount
Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount (January 23, 2019)

'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.