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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department
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Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department (January 11, 2018)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking 'bipartisan' support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny'
Education | National | Politics
Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)
New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)
Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
Education | National
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)
A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items
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Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (November 8, 2017)
Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.

Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president
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Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president (November 8, 2017)
Voters of the Mescalero Apache Tribe elected Arthur 'Butch' Blazer as president.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
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YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)
In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue
Arts & Entertainment | National
Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue (October 4, 2017)
A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest'
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YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest' (September 18, 2017)
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the 'conquest' of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
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Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot (August 22, 2017)
Artist Pat Pruitt of Laguna Pueblo took home the top award at the Santa Fe Indian Market for a unique metal sculpture.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)
Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment
DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
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Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian
Arts & Entertainment | National
Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian (August 2, 2017)
Virgil Ortiz, an artist from Cochiti Pueblo, is debuting an ambitious new collection as part of a collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico
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Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico (July 5, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking testimony on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act on Friday, July 7.

Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin
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Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin (June 27, 2017)
A top leader from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico is calling for the removal of the tribe's well-known sun symbol from a flag in Wisconsin.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs headed to New Mexico for hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs headed to New Mexico for hearing (June 26, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hitting the road again, this time for a hearing on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country
Law
Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country (June 6, 2017)
A tribal citizen who was convicted of second-degree murder was rightfully prosecuted in federal court, a federal judge in New Mexico has concluded.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
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Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
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Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
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YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments
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Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
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Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers
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Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers (May 2, 2017)
Three names are being added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in New Mexico.

Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue
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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (April 27, 2017)
Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize
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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (April 25, 2017)
The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.

Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man
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Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man (April 24, 2017)
The brutal beating of 66-year-old Irvin Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is reminiscent of the deaths of two Navajo men.

Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer
Law
Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer (April 21, 2017)
Historically, the tribe has opposed capital punishment but views have changed in recent years in response to certain cases.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit
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Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.

Murder charge filed for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation police officer
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Murder charge filed for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation police officer (March 22, 2017)
Houston James Largo, 27, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty
Law
Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty (March 13, 2017)
Houston James Largo, 27, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse
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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (February 28, 2017)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
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President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth
Law
Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (December 20, 2016)
A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (December 1, 2016)
With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.

Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong
Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong (November 21, 2016)
Because consultation broke down and so little of the pipeline has received tribal survey, we must wonder how much has been missed.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.

Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee
National | Politics
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (November 4, 2016)
Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.

Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico
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Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico (November 2, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee's new Native American Coalition is joining a rally in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center
Arts & Entertainment
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (October 19, 2016)
A new exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes
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Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes (October 19, 2016)
Tribal leaders sat in shock as a non-Indian witnesses brought out cardboard boxes containing what he said were sacred items.

Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property
Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.

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