Cronkite News: Hia-Ced O’odham seek recognition from United States (January 30, 2023)In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Charges laid against Native woman reported as missing in Canada (August 8, 2022)Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Native America Calling: Indigenous farmworkers (March 31, 2022)Numbers are hard to come by, but one survey found the number of Indigenous farmworkers in California alone reached 140,000.
Self-described ‘agitator’ changes tribal affiliation story after inquiries (February 25, 2022)The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
Cronkite News: Border barriers continue to harm O’odham land (June 8, 2021)Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our people continue to be killed by police (April 28, 2021)Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
Native America Calling: COVID-19 south of the border (April 21, 2021)Native America Calling will get perspective on how the pandemic is affecting Indigenous peoples south of the U.S. border.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Native America Calling: A new direction on borders and immigration (February 8, 2021)What does the Joe Biden administration mean for future immigration policy and the treatment of Indigenous people who cross the border?
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
Indigenously: The realities of the Native vote (November 23, 2020)For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
Crushing Colonialism: Colonizer theft of Indigenous children (November 17, 2020)Children have been stolen from Indigenous communities for generations.
Cronkite News: Deaths of migrants rose amid COVID-19 and climate change (October 28, 2020)Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.
Onk Akimel Kikam condemns Indigenous Peoples Day attack on border protesters (October 20, 2020)Residents on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community are condemning the use of force against a opponents of Donald Trump’s border wall.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court to hear Trump border wall case (October 20, 2020)Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
Land and water protectors attacked and arrested at border checkpoint (October 14, 2020)O’odham land and water protectors who held a ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day were attacked and arrested by federal and state law enforcement in Arizona.
‘THIS MUST END’: Tohono O’odham Nation condemns attack by law enforcement (October 14, 2020)American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.
Cronkite News: Trump nominee defends work on border wall (September 24, 2020)Construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico continues to affect sacred and sensitive tribal sites in southern Arizona.
O’odham activists arrested for protesting border wall construction (September 9, 2020)
Members of the O’odham Anti Border Collective & Defend O’odham Jewed took direct action and halted construction of the border wall threatening O’odham lands near Ajo, Arizona.
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