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Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.


Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall
Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall (March 11, 2020)

'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.


Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting
Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting (March 10, 2020)

Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.


Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing
Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing (March 3, 2020)

Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- from two points on the border brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.


Blasting sacred sites for border wall ‘forever damaged’ tribes
Blasting sacred sites for border wall ‘forever damaged’ tribes (March 2, 2020)

An emotional Tohono O’odham Nation chairman said blasting sacred sites to build a border wall has 'forever damaged our people.'


Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall
Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall (February 26, 2020)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.


DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall
DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall (February 21, 2020)

The Trump administration took another step toward expediting a border wall, waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states.


Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes
Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes (February 18, 2020)

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.


'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands
'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration's point person on Indian policy took a brutal beating as tribal leaders warned about dire threats to their sovereignty.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats ignore true problems in America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats ignore true problems in America (February 3, 2020)

There are real problems the American people are facing every day that need our attention.


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019
Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019 (January 13, 2020)

The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress (January 8, 2020)

While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.


United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning (November 26, 2019)

This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.


Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths
Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths (November 19, 2019)

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border
Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border (November 18, 2019)

'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.


Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing
Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing (November 12, 2019)

The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj (October 3, 2019)

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.


Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely
Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely (September 30, 2019)

Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.


Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit
Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit (September 5, 2019)

'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.


Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely
Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely (August 29, 2019)

A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'


Cronkite News: Lawmakers clash along party lines on asylum reform bill
Cronkite News: Lawmakers clash along party lines on asylum reform bill (August 6, 2019)

Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.


'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down
'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down (August 5, 2019)

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.


Cronkite News: President Trump declares 'big victory' on border wall
Cronkite News: President Trump declares 'big victory' on border wall (July 30, 2019)

Advocates will continue to fight the use of federal funds for the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land
Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land (July 29, 2019)

Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?


Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions
Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions (July 29, 2019)

A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.


Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants
Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants (July 29, 2019)

Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats put party before America's defense
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats put party before America's defense (July 23, 2019)

Our military represents our nation’s strength across the globe and we cannot let politics get in the way of that.


Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps
Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps (July 22, 2019)

The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'


Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants
Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants (July 16, 2019)

The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.


Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy
Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy (July 15, 2019)

With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.


Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America
Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America (July 12, 2019)

It can be argued that thousands of 'Native' peoples are being detained but there are no exact figures on the number of people being detained in the U.S.


Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’
Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’ (July 5, 2019)

The human crisis on the border is worse than previously reported.


Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed
Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed (July 1, 2019)

Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.


Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens'
Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens' (June 19, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.


Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying
Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying (June 14, 2019)

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.


Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children (June 14, 2019)

The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?


Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants
Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants (June 12, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border (June 10, 2019)

More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.


Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken (June 10, 2019)

For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.


Cronkite News: 'Unprecedented' number of migrants apprehended at border
Cronkite News: 'Unprecedented' number of migrants apprehended at border (June 10, 2019)

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers'
Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers' (June 5, 2019)

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers
Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers (June 3, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.


Not 'extinct': Colville Tribes win appeal in hunting rights case in Canada
Not 'extinct': Colville Tribes win appeal in hunting rights case in Canada (May 2, 2019)

Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.


Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border
Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border (May 2, 2019)

A group of volunteers search for the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the southern U.S. deserts.


Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol
Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol (May 1, 2019)

For the thousands of migrants showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, health care is nearly impossible to afford.


The Revelator: Jaguars once thrived in the Americas. Until borders arrived.
The Revelator: Jaguars once thrived in the Americas. Until borders arrived. (April 30, 2019)

When big cats cross from one country into another, they can fall victim to wildlife traffickers, drug cartels, highways and more emerging threats.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall
Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall (April 26, 2019)

The Department of Homeland Security is waiving dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction of border barriers.


Tribal consultation policies still lacking amid challenges of Trump era
Tribal consultation policies still lacking amid challenges of Trump era (April 23, 2019)

Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.


Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S.
Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S. (April 22, 2019)

Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.


Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants
Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants (April 18, 2019)

Federal officials have dropped off nearly 1,300 migrants in the city of Yuma, Arizona.


Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office
Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office (April 18, 2019)

After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border (April 12, 2019)

Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border
Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border (April 10, 2019)

Apprehensions at the southern border in the first half of fiscal 2019 are almost as high as the total for all of 2018, with the number of families rising more than three times.


Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico
Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico (April 2, 2019)

'We’ll keep it closed for a long time, I’m not playing games,' the president said.


Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers
Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers (April 1, 2019)

'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency
Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency (March 19, 2019)

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.