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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.'

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream'
Opinion
The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)
On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
National | Politics | World
First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)
With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
National
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)
The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate
Opinion
Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate (September 5, 2017)
Because of our nation's history, and who is making the arguments, does not the entire conversation border on the absurd?

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: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era
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Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era (August 9, 2017)
Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high in June despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.

Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall
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Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)
The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.

Cronkite News: House passes bill with $1.6 billion to start wall along border
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: House passes bill with $1.6 billion to start wall along border (July 28, 2017)
The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending bill that includes almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a wall along the United States border with Mexico.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
Canada | National | Politics
Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)
Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border
Canada | Opinion
Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border (July 5, 2017)
Being recently detained at the US and Canada border served as a reminder of how hard it can be to be Native, Dorothy Grant writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers (April 26, 2017)
A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about corruption and misconduct.

Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office (April 25, 2017)
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 govern
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline
National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (April 24, 2017)
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 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.

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.

Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights
Canada | Law | National
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (March 27, 2017)
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 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.

Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders
Canada | Opinion
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (February 27, 2017)
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.

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.

First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era
National | Politics
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (February 13, 2017)
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 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.

Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
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 Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline (January 30, 2017)
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 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.

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.

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.

Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth
Law
Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (December 20, 2016)
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 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.

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.'

Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall
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.'

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience (August 4, 2016)
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 Trump
National | Politics
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)
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
Business | Canada | National
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (December 7, 2015)
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 borders
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders (November 10, 2015)
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 border
Canada | Law | National
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border (October 30, 2015)
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 politics
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people play key role in politics (October 9, 2015)
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 lines
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Native people still divided by imaginary lines (September 25, 2015)
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 war
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border war (April 14, 2015)
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 bill
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill (February 18, 2015)
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 debate
Opinion
Opinion: Keep the politicians out of immigration reform debate (November 18, 2014)
Calling for a new approach to immigration reform.

Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham Nation
Law | National
Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham Nation (August 27, 2014)
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 exodus
Opinion
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (August 20, 2014)
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 migrants
Opinion
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants (August 18, 2014)
Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.

Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiatives
Opinion | World
Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiatives (August 13, 2014)
Writer says tribes should be included in border security initiatives:

Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico border
Arts & Entertainment | National
Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico border (June 10, 2014)
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 border
National
Mask sent by Indian healer confiscated at Mexican border (January 23, 2014)
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 Wampum
Opinion
Charles Kader: Politicians must respect Two Row Wampum (January 22, 2014)
Charles Kader comments on the retirement of Rep. William Owens (D-New York)

Charles Kader: Border tribes threatened by pipeline projects
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Border tribes threatened by pipeline projects (May 6, 2013)
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 issues
Law | National | Politics
GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issues (April 8, 2013)
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
Environment | National
Border Patrol discovers rare items near Tohono O'odham Nation (July 30, 2012)
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 laws
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves measure to allow Border Patrol to bypass laws (June 20, 2012)
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 tribes
Opinion
Oliver Semans: Border 'security' bill a major threat to tribes (March 12, 2012)
"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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