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As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
A high school teacher in New Mexico was placed on leave for allegedly calling one student a 'bloody Indian' and cutting the hair of another.
The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.
The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.
A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate is going after the top two candidates.
Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
Navajo Nation voters went to the polls and gave walking papers to incumbent President Russell Begaye.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
It's election season on the Navajo Nation and a whopping 18 candidates are seeking the tribe's highest office.
The Navajo Nation offered to pay up to $525 million in cash for the Remington gun company but the offer was rejected.
Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.
A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.
The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.
After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.
Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.
A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.
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.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are rejoicing after a federal judge rebuked the Trump administration for reducing the tribe's Head Start funds.
The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.
Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.
Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.
Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.
A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.
A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.
Houston James Largo, 27, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.
The new leader of the Interior Department is promising 'bold' changes that are slated to include the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.
Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.
Tribal officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to the Trump administration, recognizing potential positives but also raising concerns about sovereignty and other issues.
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.
The tribe's leader is warning of wide-ranging impacts after lawmakers ousted their controller, a certified public accountant.
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.