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Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
Law
Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (October 10, 2017)
It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality
Health | National
Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)
Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks
Environment | National
Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 28, 2017)
A prayer walk and run on October 8 will call attention to efforts to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona (September 27, 2017)
An urban farm in Tucson, Arizona, brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win.

Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Environment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill (September 25, 2017)
Sen. John McCain cannot 'in good conscience' vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Republican leaders.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
Business | Health | National
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)
Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)
Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally (August 29, 2017)
The city of Phoenix is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after Donald Trump’s presidential rally.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
National | Politics
Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)
Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
Law | National | Politics
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.

Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona (August 24, 2017)
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally.

Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona (August 23, 2017)
President Donald Trump returned to Arizona for the first time since the election, flinging heat about illegal immigration, the media and Arizona's elected leaders.

Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally (August 22, 2017)
Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters.

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.

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: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National
Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era
National | Politics | World
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: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state (August 8, 2017)
A poll by Morning Consult looked at the popularity of each senator in his or her home state and put Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake in the bottom three – trailing only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally
Law | National
Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally (August 4, 2017)
The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.

Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book (July 31, 2017)
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to 'traditional conservatism' in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate (July 26, 2017)
Sen. John McCain had 16 minutes of floor time and he used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate (July 25, 2017)
Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) is returning to work in the nation's capital.

Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (July 24, 2017)
A conservative group with a history of attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act is back at it, advancing a faulty premise in a petition to the nation's highest court.

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.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis (July 20, 2017)
Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former two-term chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis (July 19, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is weighing in on the health care debate as he recovers from an unexpected surgery.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Environment | National
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents
National | World
Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents (July 13, 2017)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was the first with an approved enhanced tribal card and is now helping other Indians join the program.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case
Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)
The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development
Environment | Opinion
Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development (June 26, 2017)
Please stand with us to put an end to mining uranium in our home, which has always been the Grand Canyon, tribal council member Carletta Tilousi writes.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name
Education | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name (June 13, 2017)
A meteorite that landed on tribal land in Arizona a year ago now bears an Apache name.

Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
National
Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.

White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite
Education | Environment | Technology
White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite (June 5, 2017)
A unique meteorite discovered on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona has a name in the Apache language.

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.

Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women'
Business | National
Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women' (June 1, 2017)
Jane Russell Winiecki of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be featured in the 'Most Influential Women in Arizona Business' issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender
Law | National
Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender (May 24, 2017)
A non-Indian man awaits sentencing for an incident involving his wife, a tribal citizen.

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.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints
Education | National
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.

Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one
Opinion
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (April 27, 2017)
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?

Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation
Law
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (April 19, 2017)
Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.

Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (April 19, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.

Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.

Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities
Education | Health | National
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (April 3, 2017)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.

Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement
Environment | Law | National
Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement (March 30, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court contends the Central Arizona Water Conservation District isn't abiding by the 1984 agreement.

Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
National | Politics | World
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.

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