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Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles
Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles (September 3, 2019)

A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.


Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory
Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory (August 5, 2019)

A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.


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: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate
Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate (January 29, 2019)

Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


'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.


Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory
Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory (August 15, 2018)

A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.


Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.


Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage
Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.


Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases
Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases (March 30, 2018)

A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.


House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)

Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.


Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents
Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents (July 13, 2017)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was the first with an approved enhanced tribal card and is now helping other Indians join the program.


Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender
Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender (May 24, 2017)

A non-Indian man awaits sentencing for an incident involving his wife, a tribal citizen.


Tribes gain access to federal criminal databases with pilot program
Tribes gain access to federal criminal databases with pilot program (August 2, 2016)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe pf Arizona will be entering orders of protection and domestic violence criminal convictions into a key national system.


Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop
Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop (June 20, 2016)

Carlyle Begay, a Republican candidate for Congress, said tribes spent about 30 minutes with the real estate mogul.


House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 8, 2016)

Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.


House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 6, 2016)

H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.


Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (May 19, 2016)

Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course


Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians
Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians (May 9, 2016)

The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.


Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (April 19, 2016)

A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.


House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)

Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.


Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian Country
Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian Country (February 22, 2016)

The 2013 reauthorization of the law recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to arrest, prosecute and punish non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses.


DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case
DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case (November 11, 2015)

The Obama administration is warning that American Indian and Alaska Native women could be terrorized even more unless the justices resolve an issue affecting repeat offenders.


Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)

The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.


House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills
House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills (November 5, 2015)

None of the measures drew any controversy or opposition at the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing, which lasted less than 40 minutes.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (November 4, 2015)

Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.


House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures
House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures (November 2, 2015)

Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.


Tribes still waiting on funds from Violence Against Women Act
Tribes still waiting on funds from Violence Against Women Act (October 16, 2015)

Alfred Urbina, the attorney general for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, estimated it could cost up to half a million dollars to comply with the law.


Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians
Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians (October 7, 2015)

The Tulalip Tribes and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are finally bringing all domestic violence offenders to justice.


Obama names Yaqui professor to environmental advisory panel
Obama names Yaqui professor to environmental advisory panel (September 15, 2015)

Octaviana Trujillo will serve on the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.


Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation
Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (April 10, 2015)

Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices of both North and South Dakota and Nebraska met with tribal officials to discuss how to implement the federal guidelines which will enable them to utilize the new provisions of the Violence Against Woman Act.


Pascua Yaqui Tribe prosecutes 19 non-Indian cases with VAWA
Pascua Yaqui Tribe prosecutes 19 non-Indian cases with VAWA (March 20, 2015)

Of the 19 cases, 18 involved children in the home and some were assaulted, the tribe's top law enforcer said.


Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians
Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (March 10, 2015)

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.


Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA
Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (March 9, 2015)

Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.


Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (July 28, 2014)

Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.


New eatery features food from Tohono O'odham and Yaqui tribes
New eatery features food from Tohono O'odham and Yaqui tribes (July 8, 2014)

Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, is due to open in early October.


Al Jazeera: Pascua Yaqui Tribe looks for justice under VAWA
Al Jazeera: Pascua Yaqui Tribe looks for justice under VAWA (April 24, 2014)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is one of the first tribes to exercise authority over non-Indian domestic violence offenders.


Pascua Yaqui Tribe faces a test of jurisdiction under VAWA
Pascua Yaqui Tribe faces a test of jurisdiction under VAWA (April 21, 2014)

All eyes are on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona as it prosecutes three non-Indian offenders.


First member of Pascua Yaqui Tribe signs to play basketball
First member of Pascua Yaqui Tribe signs to play basketball (April 16, 2014)

A member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has signed to play basketball for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Native Sun News: Native Republican in race for Arizona governor
Native Sun News: Native Republican in race for Arizona governor (April 8, 2014)

John Molina, a Native American who grew up in the tiny village of Guadalupe, has thrown his hat in to the Arizona gubernatorial race.


Pascua Yaqui Tribe exercises VAWA jurisdiction in five cases
Pascua Yaqui Tribe exercises VAWA jurisdiction in five cases (April 1, 2014)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is currently prosecuting five non-Indian domestic violence offenders.


IPR: VAWA provides a 'ray of hope' for Native victims of violence
IPR: VAWA provides a 'ray of hope' for Native victims of violence (February 21, 2014)

Three tribes are the first to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders under a pilot program established by S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.


Tribes ready to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence
Tribes ready to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence (February 7, 2014)

Three tribes will be able to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence offenses as part of a pilot project established by the Department of Justice.


Three tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders
Three tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (February 6, 2014)

Three tribes will be the first in the nation to exercise authority over non-Indian offenders under S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.


House approves land-into-trust bill for Pascua Yaqui Tribe
House approves land-into-trust bill for Pascua Yaqui Tribe (May 8, 2013)

The House passed H.R.507, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, by a vote of 401-2 on Monday. The bill places 20 acres in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe...


House due to consider   Pascua Yaqui Tribe's land-into-trust bill
House due to consider Pascua Yaqui Tribe's land-into-trust bill (April 18, 2013)

The House is due to consider H.R.507, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, today. The bill places 20 acres in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. The...


President Obama signs Bridgeport land and Pascua Yaqui bills
President Obama signs Bridgeport land and Pascua Yaqui bills (December 21, 2012)

President Barack Obama signed two Indian bills into law on Thursday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California The tribe gained federal recognition...


Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills
Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills (December 12, 2012)

The Senate approved two Indian bills by unanimous consent on Tuesday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California. The tribe gained federal recognition...


Pascua Yaqui Tribe asks Congress for right to set membership
Pascua Yaqui Tribe asks Congress for right to set membership (July 25, 2012)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona wants Congress to restore its right to set its own membership standards. The tribe gained federal recognition through an act of Congress in 1978....


Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs plans hearing
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs plans hearing (July 20, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, July 24, on three bills. The bills are: • H.R. 726, To amend the Grand...


House approves measure for Pascua Yaqui Tribe land-into-trust
House approves measure for Pascua Yaqui Tribe land-into-trust (June 6, 2012)

The House approved H.R. 4222, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, on Tuesday. The bill places about 20 acres in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. The...


Pascua Yaqui land bill, Alaska Native land bill on House schedule
Pascua Yaqui land bill, Alaska Native land bill on House schedule (June 4, 2012)

The House is due to consider two Indian bills tomorrow. H.R. 4222, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, places land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona....


DOJ accuses controversial sheriff in Arizona of discrimination
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DOJ accuses controversial sheriff in Arizona of discrimination (May 11, 2012)

The Department of Justice sued controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, accusing him and his office of engaging in "unlawful discriminatory police conduct" against Hispanic people in Maricopa County, Arizona....


House subcommittee holds hearing on Pascua Yaqui   bill
House subcommittee holds hearing on Pascua Yaqui bill (April 17, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing this morning on H.R.4222, a bill to transfer land to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. Chairman...


House hearings on tribal energy and Pascua Yaqui land bill
House hearings on tribal energy and Pascua Yaqui land bill (April 10, 2012)

The House Natural Resources Committee has two hearings of interest on its upcoming agenda. On Tuesday, April 17, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will hold a...


Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts work for $7.8M education center
Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts work for $7.8M education center (March 29, 2012)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has started construction on a $7.8 million education center with the help of a federally-backed program. The tribe broke ground on Pascua Yaqui Education...


Kootenai Tribe  is 2nd in Indian Country to use border card
Kootenai Tribe is 2nd in Indian Country to use border card (February 2, 2012)

CORRECTION: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, not the Kootenai Tribe, was the first in Indian Country with an approved enhanced tribal card. The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is the second in...


Pascua Yaqui  Tribe receives  grant to build  veterans cemetery
Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives grant to build veterans cemetery (October 4, 2011)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has received a $322,554 grant to build a veterans cemetery on the reservation. The tribe will use the money for a two-acre cemetery. The...


9th Circuit allows multiple tribal  sentences for multiple offenses
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9th Circuit allows multiple tribal sentences for multiple offenses (August 17, 2011)

Tribes can sentence offenders to consecutive sentences for multiple crimes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Beatrice Miranda, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, was...