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'That's a big screwup': Federal agency exposed tribal sites in drilling report
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'That's a big screwup': Federal agency exposed tribal sites in drilling report (July 18, 2018)

Federal officials mistakenly published confidential information about cliff dwellings, spiritual structures, rock art and other Native sites in Utah.

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results
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Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization
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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.

Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
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Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
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'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert
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Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert (June 14, 2018)

Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.

High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
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High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.

Three men accused raping 9-year-old Native girl in Utah found not guilty
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Three men accused raping 9-year-old Native girl in Utah found not guilty (May 14, 2018)

Despite the testimony of the Native victim, now 11 years old, a jury cleared three men of sexual assault.

Three men go on trial for allegedly raping 9-year-old Native girl
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Three men go on trial for allegedly raping 9-year-old Native girl (May 7, 2018)

Three men are on trial in Utah state court for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Native girl two years ago.

Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration
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Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration (April 18, 2018)

Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
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Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)

Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast
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A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)

An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States
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The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States (February 23, 2018)

Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.

Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (February 1, 2018)

Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion
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Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)

A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)

Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears
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Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears (January 16, 2018)

A uranium mining company based in Canada stands to benefit from the gutting of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights
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The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights (December 18, 2017)

Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts
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YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)

Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
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Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)

The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
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Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)

Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah
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Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)

Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.

Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears
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Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (November 16, 2017)

Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
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Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)

A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

President Trump plans to shrink boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument
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President Trump plans to shrink boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument (October 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump is once again going against tribal interests with plans to shrink the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
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Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)

A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah
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Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah (October 13, 2017)

The United States Board on Geographic Names has adopted a new name for 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah.

Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre
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Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre (October 6, 2017)

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has reacquired 640 acres of ancestral territory, including the site of the 1863 Bear River Massacre.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land
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Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)

The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)

There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah
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Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah (September 21, 2017)

The Navajo Nation plans to file a lawsuit to protect the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
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Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Northwestern Band wants city to stop fake 'battle' with residents dressed as 'Indians'
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Northwestern Band wants city to stop fake 'battle' with residents dressed as 'Indians' (September 12, 2017)

The Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation is calling on a city in Utah to stop a fake event in which residents dress up as 'Indians' and attack settlers.

Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke sends secret monument report to White House
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Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke sends secret monument report to White House (August 25, 2017)

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not call for the removal of any national monuments but will recommend downsizing an unnamed 'handful' in a report to the White House.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)

Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
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Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)

Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments
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Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments (July 24, 2017)

An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments.

Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation
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Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation (July 12, 2017)

Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments
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Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)

The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary
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Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)

The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)

The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)

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.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
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Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)

The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans
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Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans (May 26, 2017)

National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
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Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)

'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)

About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments
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Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)

Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.

DVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in Utah
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DVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in Utah (May 9, 2017)

Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted an annual face-to-face meeting April 27-28 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.

Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock?
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Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (May 8, 2017)

If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
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Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)

A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review
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Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review (May 2, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.

Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
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Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)

Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.

Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'
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Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (April 27, 2017)

James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
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Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)

The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic
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Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (April 11, 2017)

The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.