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Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions
Health | Opinion
Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions (June 19, 2017)
For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is very important, Shasta Dazen writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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.

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.

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.

Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
National | Politics
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote
Education | National | Politics
Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote (September 8, 2016)
Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) blew up when faced with opposition to his bill to take funds from Bureau of Indian Education schools for a voucher program.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting
Education | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (September 2, 2016)
Water rights, Indian education and the theft of tribal property are on the agenda for the September 7 meeting.

White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation
Law
White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation (August 31, 2016)
Over 2,400 plants were seized on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona after a tribal member reported being confronted by armed men.

White Mountain Apache Tribe recognizes student achievement
Education
White Mountain Apache Tribe recognizes student achievement (July 1, 2016)
More than 50 tribal students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average were inducted into the National Native American Honor Society.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (June 30, 2016)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.

White Mountain Apache Tribe welcomes 'significant' discovery of meteorites
Education | Environment | National
White Mountain Apache Tribe welcomes 'significant' discovery of meteorites (June 30, 2016)
In partnership with the tribe, researchers from Arizona State University found 15 meteorites on the reservation.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills
Environment | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (June 27, 2016)
The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (June 23, 2016)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.

Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop
National | Politics
Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop (June 20, 2016)
Carlyle Begay, a Republican candidate for Congress, said tribes spent about 30 minutes with the real estate mogul.

White Mountain Apache Tribe to vote on lowering blood quantum
Politics
White Mountain Apache Tribe to vote on lowering blood quantum (June 7, 2016)
Membership is currently open to people with at least one-half Indian blood, provided that one-fourth comes from White Mountain blood.

Non-Indian woman spent 9 days lost on Fort Apache Reservation
Environment | National
Non-Indian woman spent 9 days lost on Fort Apache Reservation (April 13, 2016)
Tribal, local and state authorities in Arizona rescued 72-year-old Ann Rodgers, who emerged unharmed from her lengthy ordeal.

White Mountain Apache Tribe considers change to blood quantum
Politics
White Mountain Apache Tribe considers change to blood quantum (February 10, 2016)
Membership is currently open to people with at least one-half Indian blood, provided that one-fourth comes from White Mountain blood.

Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Law | National
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)
The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching
Environment | Health
First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching (October 8, 2015)
Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.

Leader of White Mountain Apache Tribe warns of financial crisis
Politics
Leader of White Mountain Apache Tribe warns of financial crisis (September 9, 2015)
Chairman Ronnie Lupe said tribal employees are facing layoffs and pay cuts while the council refuses to reduce its own spending.

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.

Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation
Law
Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (June 22, 2015)
Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race
Environment | Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (May 27, 2015)
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

Mother and son killed in  mobile house fire on Navajo Nation
National
Mother and son killed in mobile house fire on Navajo Nation (January 13, 2015)
Sharilynn NovaDawn Rustin, 24, and her four-year-old son died two days before Christmas.

Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards'
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (December 11, 2014)
The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.

Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands
Environment | National | Politics
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.

Anthony Cooley: Apache family continues military tradition
Opinion
Anthony Cooley: Apache family continues military tradition (November 11, 2014)
Richard Cooley, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe who fought in World War II.

White Mountain Apache baseball player aims for major leagues
Sports
White Mountain Apache baseball player aims for major leagues (August 5, 2014)
Sebastian Kessay recently returned home to Arizona to host a baseball camp for youth.

Audit slams White Mountain Apache Tribe over housing funds
Law
Audit slams White Mountain Apache Tribe over housing funds (July 14, 2014)
The audit uncovered $2.3 million in misspending and an additional $8.2 million in spending that wasn't properly documented.

Opinion: No reason for worry in notices on Apache water rights
Opinion
Opinion: No reason for worry in notices on Apache water rights (May 28, 2014)
Attorney David A. Brown explains the need for a water rights settlement with the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona.

Audio for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on wildfires
Environment | Politics
Audio for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on wildfires (May 14, 2014)
Tribal lands and ancestral lands have suffered greatly from a spate of wildfires in recent years.

Sacred property being returned to tribes in Arizona after auction
Law | National | World
Sacred property being returned to tribes in Arizona after auction (February 20, 2014)
Two dozen sacred items are being returned to three tribes in Arizona after they were put up for sale in a controversial auction in France.

White Mountain Apache Tribe re-emerging from tough times
Law | National
White Mountain Apache Tribe re-emerging from tough times (February 3, 2014)
Four years ago, the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona was broke and its political and legal systems were in turmoil.

White Mountain Apache Tribe  hails settlement for water rights
Environment | Law | National
White Mountain Apache Tribe hails settlement for water rights (July 31, 2013)
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona signed a water rights agreement at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

White Mountain Apache Tribe in DC for water rights agreement
Environment | Law | National
White Mountain Apache Tribe in DC for water rights agreement (July 30, 2013)
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona is in Washington, D.C., to sign a water rights agreement at the Interior Department.

USDA Blog: White Mountain Apache Tribe restores forest land
Environment
USDA Blog: White Mountain Apache Tribe restores forest land (June 18, 2013)
The USDA is helping the White Mountain Apache Tribe recover from the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Fire.

Male inmate accused of assaulting female inmate at  tribal jail
Law
Male inmate accused of assaulting female inmate at tribal jail (February 7, 2013)
A male inmate has been charged for assaulting a female inmate at a jail operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. The inmates were placed in the same...

White Mountain Apache man faces more sexual abuse charges
Law
White Mountain Apache man faces more sexual abuse charges (November 29, 2012)
A member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona who is a serial sexual abuser is facing additional charges. Just last week, Jefferson Gatewood, 44, was convicted on 23...

White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks default judgment in fire case
Environment | Law
White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks default judgment in fire case (June 18, 2012)
The White Mountain Apache Tribe is seeking a default judgment against a non-Indian woman who admitted she started a part of the worst fire in Arizona's history. The tribe sued...

White Mountain Apache man linked to a string of sexual assaults
Law | National
White Mountain Apache man linked to a string of sexual assaults (May 31, 2012)
A member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe has been indicted for assaulting nine girls and women on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. Jefferson Gatewood, 48, is a registered...

White Mountain Apache woman sentenced over DUI death
Law
White Mountain Apache woman sentenced over DUI death (April 10, 2012)
A woman from the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona was sentenced in connection with a drunken driving incident. Adrienne Lee Shipp, 19, was sentenced to 108 months for involuntary...

Fronteras: Apache boarding school   on national landmark list
Education | National
Fronteras: Apache boarding school on national landmark list (March 8, 2012)
"The federal government has designated the Theodore Roosevelt School in Fort Apache, Arizona, as a national historic landmark. The school represents a shady chapter of American history between the U.S....

White Mountain Apache  chairman blesses   Army helicopter
National
White Mountain Apache chairman blesses Army helicopter (November 3, 2011)
Ronnie Lupe, the chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona, offered a blessing for the U.S. Army's newest helicopter. Lupe, who served in the Korean War, gave a...

Three Arizona tribes face loss of post offices under closure plan
National
Three Arizona tribes face loss of post offices under closure plan (July 28, 2011)
Three Arizona tribes will lose their local post offices under the the U.S. Postal Service closure plan. The Havasupai Tribe will lose the post office in Supai Village, at the...

Deon Classay, longtime BIA firefighter, found dead after blaze
National
Deon Classay, longtime BIA firefighter, found dead after blaze (July 26, 2011)
Deon Classay, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe who was a veteran Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter, was found dead on Sunday morning. Classay, 43, was part of...

Ex-police officer for White Mountain Apache Tribe indicted
Law
Ex-police officer for White Mountain Apache Tribe indicted (May 25, 2011)
Glenn Cromwell, a former police officer for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona, has been indicted for civil rights violations. According to federal prosecutors, Cromwell took 29-year-old Anthony Archuela...

White Mountain Apache Tribe accused of not paying benefits
Health | National
White Mountain Apache Tribe accused of not paying benefits (May 10, 2011)
Current and former employees of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona say they are being denied medical benefits. Employees of the fire department and the police department say the...

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