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Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in officeFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office (04/25)
Unless Congress acts to replace or extend the budget, nonessential government services would stop at 12:01 a.m. Saturday – Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to governFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (04/24)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadlineFiled Under: National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (04/24)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
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 (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
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 (03/29)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rightsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (03/27)
A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.
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 (03/16)
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.
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with bordersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (02/27)
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall (02/21)
Chairman Ed Manuel and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose asked the Department of Homeland Security for a seat at the table.
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump eraFiled Under: National | Politics
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (02/13)
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby is delivering the speech in Washington, D.C.
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall (02/02)
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (01/31)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline (01/30)
Like most Republicans, Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) supports completion of the controversial project even though Indian Country doesn't want it.
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 (01/30)
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.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along borderFiled Under: Law | National | World
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (01/26)
The tribe was not consulted by President Donald Trump before he ordered a wall to be build through the reservation.
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 (01/25)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid methFiled Under: Law
Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (12/20)
A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.
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 (11/16)
Donald Trump will have to fight for every single mile of Tohono O’odham land—legally, and possibly even physically.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall (11/15)
Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'
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 (11/07)
Vice Chair Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will anyone build a wall there.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experienceFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience (08/04)
The Republican Party wants to do what we Iroquois could not: forcibly arrest, detain and expel an estimated 11.4 million people who have entered the U.S. in violation of immigration laws.
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald TrumpFiled Under: National | Politics
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (06/07)
The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade Filed Under: Business | First Nations in Canada | National
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (12/07)
Mohawk journalist Doug George-Kanentiio discusses how implementation of the Jay Treaty can improve economic conditions for First Nations in Canada and tribes in the United States.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross bordersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders (11/10)
Canada has refused to acknowledge that Native nations have the right to cross the border unimpeded.
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian borderFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border (10/30)
A judge in Canada rejected aboriginal rights to cross the border and held that national security rules are advanced in the bests interests of the Mohawk people.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people play key role in politicsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people play key role in politics (10/09)
Many Native people believe the federal elections mean little or nothing to them, that no matter the promises and gilded speeches, meaningful changes are impossible.
Charles Kader: Native people still divided by imaginary linesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Native people still divided by imaginary lines (09/25)
Rarely have two adjoining countries shared so much in common historically as have the U.S. and Canada.
Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border warFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border war (04/14)
To date, there has never been a framework to enjoin Mohawks directly to play a part in the security of the region.
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border billFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill (02/18)
When 9/11 happened, the national media was quick to point to Akwesasne as the route terrorists used to enter the country, and for weeks this information was shared around the world erroneously.
Opinion: Keep the politicians out of immigration reform debateFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Keep the politicians out of immigration reform debate (11/18)
Calling for a new approach to immigration reform.
Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham NationFiled Under: Law | National
Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham Nation (08/27)
Caitlin Dickson tries to find out why the U.S. Border Patrol appears to act with impunity on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodusFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (08/20)
Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrantsFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants (08/18)
Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.
Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiativesFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiatives (08/13)
Writer says tribes should be included in border security initiatives:
Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico borderFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico border (06/10)
An excerpt of a book by Todd Miller reveals a massive federal presence on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona.
Mask sent by Indian healer confiscated at Mexican borderFiled Under: National
Mask sent by Indian healer confiscated at Mexican border (01/23)
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated and burned a mask that was sent by an Indian healer in Mexico.
Charles Kader: Politicians must respect Two Row WampumFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Politicians must respect Two Row Wampum (01/22)
Charles Kader comments on the retirement of Rep. William Owens (D-New York)
Charles Kader: Border tribes threatened by pipeline projectsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Border tribes threatened by pipeline projects (05/06)
Charles Kader on pipeline projects that threaten tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border: The uneven progress associated with fossil fuel pipeline projects on Turtle Island has taken on...
GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issuesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issues (04/08)
The Government Accountability Office is urging the Department of Homeland Security to work more closely with tribes on border issues. The U.S. Border Patrol has signed government-to-government agreements with some,...
Border Patrol discovers rare items near Tohono O'odham Nation Filed Under: Environment | National
Border Patrol discovers rare items near Tohono O'odham Nation (07/30)
U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered several rare pots on federal land near the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona. The reddish-brown pots were found intact and were well preserved. They were...
House approves measure to allow Border Patrol to bypass lawsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves measure to allow Border Patrol to bypass laws (06/20)
The House voted 232 to 188 on Tuesday to pass H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act. The bill includes H.R. 1505, otherwise known as the National Security and...
Oliver Semans:  Border 'security' bill a major threat to tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Oliver Semans: Border 'security' bill a major threat to tribes (03/12)
"Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (should be called “Federal Land Grab”) and the actions taken...

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