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“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.
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When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the reservation were the highest in the country.
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Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
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An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.
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Detached from reality. That’s the way a federal judge has described a Donald Trump supporter who took part in the violent riot in the nation’s capital.
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“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.
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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Copper Court
The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.
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Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
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The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
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From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
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In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
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“This is what this fight for Oak Flat is revealing,” said Wendsler Nosie Sr. of the Apache Stronghold. “Why can’t all Americans know they’ve met an angel at a holy place?”
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“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
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In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
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Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.
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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.
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When the coronavirus hit a community bordering the Tohono O’odham Nation, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out.
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For Isabella Aiukli Cornell, prom was a way to bring attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
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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.
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Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
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Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
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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.
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For the fifth year, a Navajo Nation program is helping reservation residents stay warm through by distributing coal for free.
Volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation, where nearly 90 percent of homes rely on wood for heat.
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With a shortage of beds, oxygen and staff, the Navajo Nation can no longer depend on regional aid and is sending critical patients farther afield for health care.
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Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.
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Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.
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Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.
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Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.
American Indian Cancer Foundation
In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.
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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Native American Basketball Invitational
After a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July 2021.
A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
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Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
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Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Democrat Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory, a convincing victory” in the 2020 presidential election.
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Four days after the November 3 election, ballots are still being counted. Donald Trump’s supporters don’t like it.