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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venueFiled Under: National
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 prizeFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
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 manFiled Under: Law | National
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 officerFiled Under: 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 nationFiled Under: 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 summitFiled Under: Law | National
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 officerFiled Under: Law | National
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 dutyFiled Under: 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 greenhouseFiled Under: Business | Health | Law | National | Politics
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 wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
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 methFiled Under: 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 campFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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 wrongFiled Under: 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 levelFiled Under: 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 2016Filed Under: 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 nomineeFiled Under: 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 MexicoFiled Under: National | Politics
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 statesFiled Under: 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 centerFiled Under: 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 boxesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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 propertyFiled Under: 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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearing (October 13, 2016)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is chairing the October 18 hearing at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energyFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New MexicoFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New Mexico (September 30, 2016)
The tribe secured about 9,000 acres of sacred sites and other important areas near its reservation.
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal propertyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (September 23, 2016)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemicFiled Under: Health | Law | Opinion
Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic (September 21, 2016)
'It doesn’t matter where you live – East Liverpool or Washington D.C., in rural or urban America or Indian country – nearly everyone has been touched by this national epidemic.'
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conferenceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big eventFiled Under: Business | National
Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big event (September 13, 2016)
The tribe is a sponsor of the popular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta but restrictions on balloons have some fuming.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (September 5, 2016)
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.
Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma PuebloFiled Under: Law | National | World
Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (September 1, 2016)
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.
Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | National
Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster (August 23, 2016)
The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New MexicoFiled Under: National | Politics
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (August 22, 2016)
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.
Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce systemFiled Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system (August 22, 2016)
I am often surprised to find young people who assume that the wondrous supermarket has been around since the beginning of time.
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary ClintonFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (August 17, 2016)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia PuebloFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people (August 15, 2016)
It is long past time for the city of Santa Fe to take steps in order to change the narrative of the annual Fiesta celebration.
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881Filed Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (August 8, 2016)
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.
Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiencesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences (August 5, 2016)
'Wahzhazhe' has been staged in Oklahoma, Washington, D.C, and even before Pope Francis.
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma PuebloFiled Under: Law | National | World
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (August 2, 2016)
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National ConventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacksFiled Under: Business | Law | National | World
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.
Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for moneyFiled Under: National
Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money (July 20, 2016)
The Kwahadi Dancers of Texas have appropriated Navajo, Pueblo and other tribal ceremonies.
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issuesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues (July 13, 2016)
The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.
Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen todayFiled Under: Opinion
Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen today (July 8, 2016)
We in the native youth community celebrate together, we cry together, and we experience important events with each other.
Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis companyFiled Under: Business | National
Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (July 7, 2016)
Starting in 2017, the popular powwow will be known as 'Ultra Health - Gathering of Nations' as part of the deal with the Ultra Health company.
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural propertyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C.Filed Under: National
National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C. (July 6, 2016)
Dominic Peacock of Acoma Pueblo is happy working 60 to 75 hours a week in the nation's capital.
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo NationFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (July 5, 2016)
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.
Santa Ana Pueblo acquires large ranch that was listed for $33MFiled Under: National
Santa Ana Pueblo acquires large ranch that was listed for $33M (July 1, 2016)
The 74,000-acre Alamo Ranch is located near the tribe's reservation in New Mexico.
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighborsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors (June 27, 2016)
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online databaseFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database (June 27, 2016)
Federal government documents from the boarding school era will be accessible to tribal members.
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New MexicoFiled Under: Law | National
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico (June 24, 2016)
The tribe banished Steve Romero in February 2016 but he has repeatedly returned to the reservation.
Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United StatesFiled Under: National
Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United States (June 23, 2016)
Vanessa Hernandez is proud to represent her tribe as she prepares for the pageant later this summer.
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shieldFiled Under: Law | National | World
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield (June 22, 2016)
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)
The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meetingFiled Under: Business | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 9, 2016)
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New MexicoFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New Mexico (June 8, 2016)
It’s tempting to write that the primary season is over. That’s what we want, right?

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