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Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
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House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes (October 3, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire (September 27, 2017)
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)
In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era
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Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era (August 9, 2017)
Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high in June despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.

Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall
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Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)
The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.

Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska
Health | National | Politics
Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska (July 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition (July 27, 2017)
The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve 'in any capacity' in the military.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
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House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)
The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans
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Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (April 13, 2017)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
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Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays
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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.

Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again
Health | Opinion
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (February 2, 2017)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.

Raúl Grijalva: Tribes ignored once again as President Trump pushes oil pipelines
Opinion | Politics
Raúl Grijalva: Tribes ignored once again as President Trump pushes oil pipelines (January 30, 2017)
President Trump’s executive orders represent the potential death of tribal sovereignty when it was just beginning to reassert itself at the close of the Obama years.

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.

Democrats blast President Trump for ignoring Native opposition to pipelines
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Democrats blast President Trump for ignoring Native opposition to pipelines (January 24, 2017)
Tribes thought Keystone XL was long dead and they have been preparing to deal the same fate to Dakota Access as part of a new environmental review.

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
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Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (January 9, 2017)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.

Pipeline in North Dakota spills more than 176K gallons of crude oil
Environment | National
Pipeline in North Dakota spills more than 176K gallons of crude oil (December 13, 2016)
Some 3,100 barrels spilled into a nearby creek, contaminating more than 5 miles of the waterway.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement
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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement (December 5, 2016)
Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.

Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian Country
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian Country (October 26, 2016)
'Over the past two years, the House has failed to fulfill one of its most fundamental responsibilities to Indian country: approving and funding Indian water rights settlements.'

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
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House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill
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Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (September 21, 2016)
With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 14, 2016)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.

Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites (September 8, 2016)
Tribes, archaeologists and Rep. Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River in Arizona as a national monument.

Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah
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Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (July 15, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.

Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
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Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (July 13, 2016)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.

Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill
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Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (July 12, 2016)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.

Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
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Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
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.

Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon (April 27, 2016)
Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
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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.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement (February 17, 2016)
Victoria Steele, who is a Seneca, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

House Democrats call for armed group to leave refuge in Oregon
National | Politics
House Democrats call for armed group to leave refuge in Oregon (January 7, 2016)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) introduced a resolution condemning the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry
Environment | Opinion
Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry (November 18, 2015)
Coal companies are struggling largely because domestic coal is not economically competitive with the country’s cheap and abundant natural gas.

Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site
Environment | National | Politics
Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site (November 6, 2015)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.

Tribal leaders to appear at House roundtable on sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal leaders to appear at House roundtable on sacred sites (November 3, 2015)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is hosting the event on Capitol Hill.

Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon
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Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)
Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.

Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House
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Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House (October 9, 2015)
The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.

Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act
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Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (October 6, 2015)
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.

War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona
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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
Politics
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.

San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally
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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.

Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes
Opinion | Politics
Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes (July 23, 2015)
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.

San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site
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San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site (July 22, 2015)
After traveling 2,000 miles across the country, the Apache Stronghold is rally at the U.S. Capitol to save sacred Oak Flat from a mining development.

House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.

Company pushing mine at sacred site gives $10K to Apache youth
Environment | National | Politics
Company pushing mine at sacred site gives $10K to Apache youth (July 8, 2015)
The White Mountain Apache Youth Council will use the money to attend the UNITY conference in Washington, D.C.

Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.

House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel
National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (January 28, 2015)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
Politics
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.

Apology sought for Twitter post about Tohono O'odham leader
National | Politics | Technology
Apology sought for Twitter post about Tohono O'odham leader (July 25, 2013)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) is demanding an apology from a Washington, D.C., attorney for a Twitter post about Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr.

Rep.   Markey wins   election for Senate seat in Massachusetts
Politics
Rep. Markey wins election for Senate seat in Massachusetts (June 26, 2013)
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, will be joining the U.S. Senate.

Rep. Raul Grijalva: Indian Country planning for climate change
Opinion
Rep. Raul Grijalva: Indian Country planning for climate change (June 6, 2013)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Jose Aguto on environmental efforts in Indian Country:

Rep. Grijalva: Mining company doesn't care about tribal rights
Opinion
Rep. Grijalva: Mining company doesn't care about tribal rights (November 21, 2011)
"Let’s start at the beginning. Resolution Copper has proposed to exchange 4,500 acres of land in northern Arizona for the 3,000 federally owned acres it wants to mine. The land...

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