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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
Environment | National | Politics

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
Law | National | Politics

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
Environment | National | Politics

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
Environment | National

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
Sports

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
Law | National

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
Environment | National

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
Environment | Health | National

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
National | Politics | World

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
Education | Law | National

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
Law | National | Politics

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
National | Politics

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
Environment | National | Politics

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
National | Politics | World

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
National | Politics

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
National | Politics

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
National | Sports

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
Law | National

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.

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)

Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures (March 13, 2018)

High-school student Jordan Harb delivered a gun control message to politicians: 'We want our lives taken into account.'

Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance
National

Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance (March 12, 2018)

More than a dozen members of the Duncan family, spanning three generations, participate in the family’s passion for hoop dancing.

Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities (March 6, 2018)

In Arizona, as in much of the United States, the groups most targeted for hate crimes are African-Americans, Muslims, homosexual men and Jews.

High Country News: Indian Child Welfare Act under conservative fire
Law | National | Politics

High Country News: Indian Child Welfare Act under conservative fire (March 6, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act has helped repair the damage of the boarding-school era – but not everyone wants it in place.

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine (March 2, 2018)

The beat of a single drum rang out as Dianna White Dove Uqualla sang a prayer for a group of runners about to climb out of the deep crevasse of the Grand Canyon.

Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site
Environment | Law | National

Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site (March 1, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes
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Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes (February 27, 2018)

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that will give tribes direct access to funds that will let them quickly post AMBER alerts over text messaging, radio and television to counties within reservation borders.

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)

More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.

Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws (February 22, 2018)

The captain of the Mesa High School basketball team started the protest on Snapchat. A 15-year-old sophomore merged the social media brainstorming into a solid plan.

Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform (February 20, 2018)

A national walkout is planned for March 14 in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured.

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
Business | Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills

Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills (February 5, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on land bills affecting tribes in Alaska and Arizona.

White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks help in finding missing woman
National

White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks help in finding missing woman (February 1, 2018)

Laverne John, a citizen of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, remains missing after nearly two months.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on two more tribal land bills
Politics | Trust

House subcommittee schedules hearing on two more tribal land bills (February 1, 2018)

Two tribal land bills are getting their first hearing in the 115th Congress.

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums
National | Sports

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums (January 31, 2018)

Lawmakers in Arizona are trying to limit disparaging professional sports team logos from appearing in publicly funded sports venues.

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona
Environment | National | World

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona (January 25, 2018)

Seven humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
National | Politics

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

White Mountain Apache Tribe scores important win in trust fund case
Law | National | Trust

White Mountain Apache Tribe scores important win in trust fund case (January 18, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe can sue the federal government for mismanaging its trust funds all the way back to 1946, a federal judge said in a ruling with major implications for Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump (January 18, 2018)

Arizona’s two senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums, saying his attacks on the press and 'fake news' claims embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)

A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
National | Politics

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
National | Politics

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
National

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

White Mountain Apache Tribe refutes Facebook post about closure of ski resort
Business

White Mountain Apache Tribe refutes Facebook post about closure of ski resort (December 14, 2017)

Don't believe everything you read on social media, the White Mountain Apache Tribe is saying.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
Environment | Law | National | Politics

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface (December 11, 2017)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress Friday, just hours after he said he would step down in the face of a House Ethics inquiry.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
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Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)

Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)

The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona
Environment | Law | National

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona (November 29, 2017)

Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the 'dangerous' Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.

Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people
National

Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people (November 20, 2017)

On January 2, 2009, Kayla White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule
National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule (November 16, 2017)

Two more water rights settlements, one for the Navajo Nation and the other for the Hualapai Tribe, are on the radar in the 115th Congress.

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)

We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.

Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon
Environment | National

Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon (November 13, 2017)

Officials are considering lethal and nonlethal methods to reduce a growing bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe struggles to deal with mountains of trash
Environment | National

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe struggles to deal with mountains of trash (November 10, 2017)

Dozens of illegal dumping sites litter the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, putting the health of the people and their environment in jeopardy.

DVIDS: White Mountain Apache soldier proud to represent her tribe in the military
National

DVIDS: White Mountain Apache soldier proud to represent her tribe in the military (November 10, 2017)

Although she was born and raised in Ohio, Master Sgt. Serena Dedes’ history will always be rooted in Arizona, home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe.