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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis (July 20, 2017)
Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former two-term chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis (July 19, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is weighing in on the health care debate as he recovers from an unexpected surgery.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Environment | National
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents
National | World
Pascua Yaqui Tribe helps other nations with enhanced travel documents (July 13, 2017)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was the first with an approved enhanced tribal card and is now helping other Indians join the program.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case
Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)
The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development
Environment | Opinion
Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development (June 26, 2017)
Please stand with us to put an end to mining uranium in our home, which has always been the Grand Canyon, tribal council member Carletta Tilousi writes.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name
Education | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name (June 13, 2017)
A meteorite that landed on tribal land in Arizona a year ago now bears an Apache name.

Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
National
Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.

White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite
Education | Environment | Technology
White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite (June 5, 2017)
A unique meteorite discovered on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona has a name in the Apache language.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women'
Business | National
Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women' (June 1, 2017)
Jane Russell Winiecki of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be featured in the 'Most Influential Women in Arizona Business' issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender
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 water
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 others
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 plant
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 complaints
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 one
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 Reservation
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 gangs
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 plans
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 disabilities
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 settlement
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 funding
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 wall
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 plant
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 land
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 delays
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 groups
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 plant
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 reservation
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 Nation
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 border
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 site
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 Republicans
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 land
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' story
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 workers
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 wall
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 plant
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 technology
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 generations
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 wall
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 activities
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 Rock
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 border
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 commission
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 wall
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 system
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 fraud
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 site
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 Arizona
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 Rock
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 reservation
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 wall
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 movement
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 wall
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.'

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