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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family
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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family (July 19, 2018)

A family fleeing gang violence in Honduras was separated at the U.S. border under the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia
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'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia (July 18, 2018)

President Donald Trump sparked immediate backlash for siding with Russia. But then he said he misspoke.

Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation
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Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation (July 16, 2018)

A bill to help the Gila River Indian Community protect its homelands is slated for action on Capitol Hill.

Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law
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Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law (July 13, 2018)

'Republicans are turning their back on the most vulnerable species in the country,' an environmentalist said.

White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl
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White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl (July 11, 2018)

'She was destined to accomplish so much,' the sister of young victim Katherine Irene Tortice said.

'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters
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'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters (July 9, 2018)

Children as young as 5 are still being detained by the United States despite orders to reunite them with their families.

Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang
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Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang (July 6, 2018)

The leaders of the Red Skin Kingz, a violent gang on the Navajo Nation, were finally brought to justice after years of brutal crimes.

'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
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'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.

'They're sacred': Volunteers take care of wild horses on Navajo Nation
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'They're sacred': Volunteers take care of wild horses on Navajo Nation (July 2, 2018)

With drought conditions the worst in 15 years, wild horses on the Navajo Nation are looking for food and water.

'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter
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'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter (June 29, 2018)

First Lady Melania Trump visited a migrant shelter that houses more than 100 children who have been separated from their families.

PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks
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PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks (June 28, 2018)

A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.

'I am totally down to nothing': Navajo Nation affected by nuclear era
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'I am totally down to nothing': Navajo Nation affected by nuclear era (June 28, 2018)

Tribal citizens who were affected by uranium mining and nuclear tests during the Cold War are seeking compensation.

Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization
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Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization (June 27, 2018)

The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.

Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation
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Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation (June 25, 2018)

Tribal members positioned to help Border Patrol are instead getting run down by its agents.

'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy
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'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy (June 22, 2018)

Indigenous families are being separated at the border, Native lawmakers said, calling on tribal citizens to fight the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon
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Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon (June 20, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
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'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move
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Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move (June 19, 2018)

Navajo citizen JJ Nakai is blazing a trail for younger Native American basketball players.

'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
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'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident (June 15, 2018)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.

Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico
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Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico (June 15, 2018)

Turquoise used by Native societies in Mexico did not come from the American Southwest as previously thought, according to a new study.

Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
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Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation (June 15, 2018)

Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.

'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border
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'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border (June 13, 2018)

A new group called Free the Children Coalition is denouncing the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Cronkite News: Republican slams President Trump on same day of 'Flake' tweet
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Cronkite News: Republican slams President Trump on same day of 'Flake' tweet (June 8, 2018)

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) is heading out of office soon soon but he's still taking time to criticize President Donald Trump’s actions and policies.

Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running
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Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.

High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
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High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.

Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children
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Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children (June 1, 2018)

'If you come here illegally, whether you’re single, whether you have a family ... you’ve broken the law," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office
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Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office (May 31, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.

Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
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Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race
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Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race (May 23, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supports everything Donald Trump does. But he's not a 'yes man.'

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
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Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House (May 21, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.

Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer
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Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer (May 18, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls
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Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls (May 15, 2018)

Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy
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Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction (May 7, 2018)

A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.

House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
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House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention
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Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.

Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case
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Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon
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Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon (April 27, 2018)

Just after sunrise on one April day, eight Navajo students lifted off, pushed by the tailwinds of tribal history.

Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
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Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
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Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
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Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC (April 24, 2018)

The Gila River Indian Community spends big in the nation's capital, with a team of lobbyists working on health care, education and other key issues.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
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Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction (April 19, 2018)

A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
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Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field
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Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field (April 11, 2018)

Being a head coach in the NFL demands more than just teaching the X’s and O’s of the game.

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
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Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination (April 9, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage
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Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.

Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico
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Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico (April 5, 2018)

'By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.'

Indian students win round in bid to hold government accountable
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Indian students win round in bid to hold government accountable (April 2, 2018)

Indian students who are seeking a better education have won an early round in their historic lawsuit against the federal government.

Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases
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Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases (March 30, 2018)

A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.

Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action
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Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action (March 29, 2018)

Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.

Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks
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Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks (March 22, 2018)

Witnesses and panelists at a House hearing agreed that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.

Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border
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Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border (March 22, 2018)

When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Tohono O'odham Nation is divided.

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
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Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (March 20, 2018)

The Tohono O’odham Nation remains strongly opposed to a wall along the United States border even as the Trump administration continues to push for one.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
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A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona
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Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona (March 19, 2018)

Sam Bradford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, signed a $20 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals professional football team.

Conservative group claims victory in Indian Child Welfare Act case
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Conservative group claims victory in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 15, 2018)

The conservative Goldwater Institute is claiming victory in an Indian Child Welfare Act case in Ohio.