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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
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
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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.

Northwest Band wants city to stop fake 'battle' with residents dressed as 'Indians'
National
Northwest 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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Environment | Health | National | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Law | National
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Opinion
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | Health | National
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National
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?
Environment | Opinion | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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'
Opinion | Politics
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites (January 10, 2017)
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
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.

Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah (December 13, 2016)
The administration recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline due to strong opposition from local residents. I urge it to give the same respect to the residents of San Juan County, Utah.

Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
Environment | National | Politics
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.

Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election
National | Politics
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election (October 20, 2016)
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.

Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues
Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (October 19, 2016)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.

Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill
National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (October 19, 2016)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.

Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.

Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.

Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (September 22, 2016)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.

Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (September 21, 2016)
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.

Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case
Environment | Law
Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case (September 21, 2016)
A non-Indian man was never brought to justice for stealing tribal property but his family has kept the dispute alive for years.

House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills
Environment | National | Politics
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.

Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 19, 2016)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab
Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (September 14, 2016)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.

House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill
Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (September 12, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites
Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (September 5, 2016)
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.

Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest
Law
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest (August 30, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.

Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute
Business | Law
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute (August 25, 2016)
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.

Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case
Law | National
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case (August 24, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.

Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal court
Education | Law | National
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal court (August 22, 2016)
The tribe is defending its court system from an 'attack' by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservation
Law
Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservation (August 17, 2016)
Wilda Annie Manning admitted she had been distracted by her cell phone when she rear-ended another car and caused a young man's death.

Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty
Law | National
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (August 11, 2016)
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.

Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time
Law | National
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time (August 10, 2016)
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.

Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monument
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monument (August 1, 2016)
Preserving Bears Ears is important not just to New Mexico or to the Four Corners area or to the state of Utah.

Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land
Environment | Opinion
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land (July 29, 2016)
Native American traditional wisdom about stewardship of God’s creation is too often dismissed.

Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears (July 20, 2016)
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.

Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
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.

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