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Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch (October 4, 2018)

Three Native women are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. This might be the year for all of them.


'Fake News!': Tribe swept up in Trump administration's law and order push
'Fake News!': Tribe swept up in Trump administration's law and order push (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration is more than happy to promote drug busts in Indian Country but one tribe is striking back.


Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country
Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools (September 25, 2018)

Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants
Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants (September 20, 2018)

The Trump team is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it.


'I draw the funny things': Pueblo cartoonist goes political
'I draw the funny things': Pueblo cartoonist goes political (September 20, 2018)

Cartoonist Ricardo Caté has turned his attention to politics and the environment.


'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country
'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country (September 19, 2018)

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association opens conference
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association opens conference (September 18, 2018)

Tourism in Indian Country is getting a big boost from the federal government.


A 'shameful moment': Film depicts violent deportation a century ago
A 'shameful moment': Film depicts violent deportation a century ago (September 18, 2018)

One hundred years ago, 1,200 striking miners were rounded up by gunpoint and forced to leave their homes.


Bureau of Indian Affairs officer credited with drug bust
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Bureau of Indian Affairs officer credited with drug bust (September 14, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has taken nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin off the market


'Historical injustices': Bill seeks study of treaty claims
'Historical injustices': Bill seeks study of treaty claims (September 6, 2018)

A new bill in Congress is offering some hope for communities in New Mexico who land was supposed to be protected by treaty.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country
Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country (September 4, 2018)

A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.


New event replaces one that celebrated 'conquest' of Pueblo peoples
New event replaces one that celebrated 'conquest' of Pueblo peoples (August 30, 2018)

A movement toward reconciliation is taking place after decades of divisiveness in New Mexico's capital city.


Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot
Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot (August 29, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.


Pueblo of Zuni set to reclaim sacred object taken decades ago
Pueblo of Zuni set to reclaim sacred object taken decades ago (August 28, 2018)

A sacred object that was taken from the Pueblo of Zuni more than four decades ago will be returning home


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


Native fashion designer Patricia Michaels suffers setback with flood
Native fashion designer Patricia Michaels suffers setback with flood (August 7, 2018)

Native fashion designer Patricia Michaels is trying to get back on her feet after losing much of her work in a flood.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


Event that celebrated 'conquest' of Pueblo peoples is no more
Event that celebrated 'conquest' of Pueblo peoples is no more (July 27, 2018)

A long-running event that celebrated the Spanish 'conquest' of New Mexico is finally ending following years of opposition from Pueblo tribes and activists.


Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory
Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory (July 26, 2018)

The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.


Man dubbed 'tribal' activist by media arrested for sexual assault
Man dubbed 'tribal' activist by media arrested for sexual assault (July 26, 2018)

Redwolf Pope, a man described in the media as a 'tribal' or 'Native' activist, has been arrested on sexual assault charges.


Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development
Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development (July 25, 2018)

Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.


'Long overdue': Congress finalizes bill for Apache water project
'Long overdue': Congress finalizes bill for Apache water project (July 24, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes benefit from a bill that gained final approval in Congress.


Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision
Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision (July 23, 2018)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a water project and two Pueblo tribes with economic development efforts has been revived.


'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks
'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (July 18, 2018)

One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.


'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box
'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box (July 18, 2018)

Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.


'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization
'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization (July 13, 2018)

Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.


Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.


Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade
Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade (July 3, 2018)

A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.


Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization
Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization (June 27, 2018)

The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.


Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development
Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development (June 15, 2018)

A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.


Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico
Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico (June 15, 2018)

Turquoise used by Native societies in Mexico did not come from the American Southwest as previously thought, according to a new study.


Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school
Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school (June 7, 2018)

Deb Haaland is connecting with voters by linking her Laguna Pueblo background to her progressive Democratic campaign in New Mexico.


'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress
'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress (June 6, 2018)

Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory
Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.


Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.


It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too
It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.


Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it
Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it (May 24, 2018)

How do you honor New Mexico’s colorful past without celebrating violent colonialism in racially charged festivities?


Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push
Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push (May 22, 2018)

Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.


University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.


Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.


Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology
Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology (May 1, 2018)

'In my spare time I would mess with computer programs to see what capabilities they had,' says Acoma Pueblo artist Jon Juanico.


Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case
Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.


Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS' (April 18, 2018)

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.


High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet
High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet (April 11, 2018)

Across sovereign governments, a group of Southwest tribes prepares to launch their own network.


Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.


Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)

The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico
Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.


Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.


Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination'
Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination' (March 30, 2018)

The top Indian education official in New Mexico was fired from her job last week.for unexplained reasons and no one wants to talk about it.


Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action
Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action (March 29, 2018)

Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.


Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.


Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions
Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions (March 22, 2018)

Police officers from the Pueblo of Santa Ana responded to a girl's soccer game after a racially-tinged brawl broke out among players and parents.


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.


Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists
Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists (March 19, 2018)

'It is so important for Native stories to be told by Native voices.'


Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.


Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.