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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
National | Politics
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.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
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Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water (November 3, 2017)
A leader of the White Mountain Apache Tribe said his people desperately need to replacing a 'failing and terminal' groundwater system on the reservation in Arizona.

Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)
Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.

Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case
Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen
Law | National | Politics
Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.

House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe
Environment | National | Politics
House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe (October 30, 2017)
A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a critical water project is making its way through Congress.

Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act (October 30, 2017)
Another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act has been rebuffed by the nation's highest court but the fight is far from over.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail
Environment | National | World
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail (October 27, 2017)
'The Sonoran Desert has a secret,' artist Alvaro Enciso said. 'Not very many people know about 3,000 casualties here, 2,000 people missing.'

Ak-Chin Indian Community citizen secures decision in favor of marriage equality
Law | National
Ak-Chin Indian Community citizen secures decision in favor of marriage equality (October 26, 2017)
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is accepting a ruling that requires the tribe to recognize all marriages.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
Law
Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (October 10, 2017)
It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality
Health | National
Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)
Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks
Environment | National
Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 28, 2017)
A prayer walk and run on October 8 will call attention to efforts to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona (September 27, 2017)
An urban farm in Tucson, Arizona, brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win.

Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Environment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill (September 25, 2017)
Sen. John McCain cannot 'in good conscience' vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Republican leaders.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
Business | Health | National
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)
Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)
Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally (August 29, 2017)
The city of Phoenix is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after Donald Trump’s presidential rally.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
National | Politics
Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)
Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)
In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona (August 24, 2017)
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally.

Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona (August 23, 2017)
President Donald Trump returned to Arizona for the first time since the election, flinging heat about illegal immigration, the media and Arizona's elected leaders.

Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally (August 22, 2017)
Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters.

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