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Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offenderFiled Under: Law | National
Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender (May 24, 2017)
A non-Indian man awaits sentencing for an incident involving his wife, a tribal citizen.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running waterFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two othersFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plantFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaintsFiled Under: Education | National
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved oneFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (April 27, 2017)
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River ReservationFiled Under: Law
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (April 19, 2017)
Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (April 19, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plansFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (April 13, 2017)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilitiesFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (April 3, 2017)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.
Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlementFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement (March 30, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court contends the Central Arizona Water Conservation District isn't abiding by the 1984 agreement.
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes fundingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plantFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)
A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed landFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)
The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.
Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delaysFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays (March 22, 2017)
The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groupsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.
Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plantFiled Under: Environment | Law
Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservationFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation (March 17, 2017)
Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.
Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo NationFiled Under: Law | National
Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation (March 16, 2017)
The remains were found near Ganado, on the Arizona portion of the reservation.
Cronkite News: Tribes remain wary of wall along US-Mexico borderFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tribes remain wary of wall along US-Mexico border (March 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump’s proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations – it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred siteFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (March 14, 2017)
It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native RepublicansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' storyFiled Under: Sports
New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story (February 27, 2017)
The Chinle High School Wildcats are finishing their season under new leadership.
Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workersFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall (February 21, 2017)
Chairman Ed Manuel and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose asked the Department of Homeland Security for a seat at the table.
Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plantFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (February 20, 2017)
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technologyFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology (February 10, 2017)
The STEM camps teach Navajo students, both middle and high school, how to merge chain reaction machines with storytelling and Navajo culture.
Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generationsFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generations (February 7, 2017)
Advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall (February 2, 2017)
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.
Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activitiesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activities (January 30, 2017)
Tensions are high on the Tohono O’odham Nation, where Border Patrol has proposed high-tech surveillance towers as part of a sophisticated 'virtual wall' system.
New TV series on indigenous resistance opens with Standing RockFiled Under: Environment | National
New TV series on indigenous resistance opens with Standing Rock (January 27, 2017)
The battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the focus of the first episode of RISE.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along borderFiled Under: Law | National | World
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (January 26, 2017)
The tribe was not consulted by President Donald Trump before he ordered a wall to be build through the reservation.
Apache attorney elected as chair of Arizona elections commissionFiled Under: Politics
Apache attorney elected as chair of Arizona elections commission (January 26, 2017)
Steve Titla is the first Native person to lead the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
Cronkite News: Havasupai students sue over failures in federal education systemFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Havasupai students sue over failures in federal education system (January 23, 2017)
Nine students in the Havasupai Nation have filed a lawsuit claiming that agencies including the Bureau of Indian Education 'have knowingly failed to provide basic general education' to children in the remote area of Arizona.
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraudFiled Under: Education | Law
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred siteFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (January 2, 2017)
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | Law
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (December 15, 2016)
The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing RockFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (November 29, 2016)
'We’re doing this for the future to come,' runner Ricky Gray Grass said.
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (November 18, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.
Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wall (November 16, 2016)
Donald Trump will have to fight for every single mile of Tohono O’odham land—legally, and possibly even physically.
Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movement (November 15, 2016)
According to the Navajo teachings Sam Anderson learned as a child, water is sacred.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall (November 15, 2016)
Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lead 1400-mile run to Standing RockFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lead 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (November 9, 2016)
At 5am on October 28, a group of Native American runners left Arizona to run 1,400 miles to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seatFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)
One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wallFiled Under: National | Politics
Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall (November 7, 2016)
Vice Chair Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will anyone build a wall there.'
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rightsFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights (November 7, 2016)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.
Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with cultureFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture (November 1, 2016)
Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | National
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country (October 25, 2016)
A crowded session at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention focused on opioid addiction.
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructureFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructure (October 18, 2016)
'Forward-thinking tribes are looking for ways to diversify their industries to ensure their self-sufficiency, and some have been successful despite innate location challenges.'
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI conventionFiled Under: National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention (October 12, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is in Phoenix, Arizona, for the National Congress of American Indians 73rd annual convention.
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorerFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (October 12, 2016)
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (October 11, 2016)
Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

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