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Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border
Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border (November 18, 2019)

'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (October 31, 2019)

Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.


House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon
House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon (October 31, 2019)

'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.


Money to burn: Forest Service wildfire fund ends its year in the black
Money to burn: Forest Service wildfire fund ends its year in the black (October 29, 2019)

For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.


House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry
House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry (October 28, 2019)

The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.


Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law
Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law (September 9, 2019)

The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.


Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance (July 18, 2019)

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill (June 27, 2019)

Tribal leaders are seeking support for bills that would guarantee water to their people in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands
Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands (June 26, 2019)

Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands
Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands (June 6, 2019)

Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers'
Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers' (June 5, 2019)

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation
Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation (March 26, 2019)

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


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.


Cronkite News: Land deals make it over the finish line after years of work
Cronkite News: Land deals make it over the finish line after years of work (March 1, 2019)

A public lands bill hailed as a 'true bipartisan success story' has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers vote along party lines for 'bipartisan' gun reform bill
Cronkite News: Lawmakers vote along party lines for 'bipartisan' gun reform bill (February 28, 2019)

Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.


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.


Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers
Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers (January 15, 2019)

President Donald Trump has promised back pay for furloughed federal workers but not all Republicans agree.


'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress
'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress (October 3, 2018)

Paul Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona but six of his brothers and sisters are endorsing his rival.


Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law
Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law (July 13, 2018)

'Republicans are turning their back on the most vulnerable species in the country,' an environmentalist said.


'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.


PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks
PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks (June 28, 2018)

A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.


Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House (May 21, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.


Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes
Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes (February 27, 2018)

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that will give tribes direct access to funds that will let them quickly post AMBER alerts over text messaging, radio and television to counties within reservation borders.


Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.


Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays
Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays (March 22, 2017)

The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.


San Carlos Apache Tribe welcomes designation at sacred Oak Flat
San Carlos Apache Tribe welcomes designation at sacred Oak Flat (March 18, 2016)

The ceremonial and gathering site is on the National Register of Historic Places but the tribe says the fight to protect Oak Flat from a copper mine is far from over.


Cronkite News: Apache leader welcomes listing at sacred Oak Flat
Cronkite News: Apache leader welcomes listing at sacred Oak Flat (March 15, 2016)

Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.


Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue
Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue (March 11, 2016)

What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.


Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona
Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 8, 2016)

Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 2, 2016)

Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.


War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona
War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona (July 27, 2015)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).


Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)

The following are the text of two Dear Colleague letters written by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.


Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)

Text of a Dear Colleague letter written by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.


San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally
San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (July 23, 2015)

Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.


Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)

The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.


Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in France
Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in France (May 27, 2015)

The tribe is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent the sale of the Katsina Friends on June 1.


House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)

The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.


Steven Newcomb: Sacred lands are Christmas gift for mining firm
Steven Newcomb: Sacred lands are Christmas gift for mining firm (December 29, 2014)

The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization.


Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (December 17, 2014)

Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.


Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards'
Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (December 11, 2014)

The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.


Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill
Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.


Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.


House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (December 2, 2014)

H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.


House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)

The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.


Tribal lobbying halts  measure for copper mine by sacred site
Tribal lobbying halts measure for copper mine by sacred site (November 14, 2013)

An Arizona Republican lashed out against the San Carlos Apache Tribe for stirring up opposition to a bill that would authorize the largest copper mine in North America.


House passes bill for land swap opposed by Arizona tribes
House passes bill for land swap opposed by Arizona tribes (October 27, 2011)

The House voted 235-186 to pass H.R.1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. The bill authorizes a land swap between the federal government and Resolution Copper. The company...


Appropriations bill allows     use of BIA funds for charter schools
Appropriations bill allows use of BIA funds for charter schools (August 2, 2011)

A provision in H.R.2584, the Interior appropriations bill, allows tribes to use Bureau of Indian Affairs funds to start charter schools. Current law bars charter schools at Bureau of Indian...


Navajo attorney seeks Democratic nod for Congressional seat
Navajo attorney seeks Democratic nod for Congressional seat (August 2, 2011)

Wenona Benally Baldenegro, a member of the Navajo Nation, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional district. Baldenegro is an attorney who lives in Flagstaff. She's hoping to...


Rep. Gosar signs onto bill to restrict Cobell attorney fees to $50M
Rep. Gosar signs onto bill to restrict Cobell attorney fees to $50M (March 11, 2011)

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), a new member of Congress, has signed onto H.R.887, a bill to limit attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50 million. Gosar sits...