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'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy
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'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy (June 22, 2018)

Indigenous families are being separated at the border, Native lawmakers said, calling on tribal citizens to fight the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill
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Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (June 22, 2018)

Conservative Republicans bucked their party’s leaders and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill in the House.

'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era
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'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era (June 21, 2018)

The Trump administration’s actions are an attempt to write another chapter of the boarding school era, this time for immigrant families.

Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families
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Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families (June 21, 2018)

Between May 5 and June 9, more than 2,300 children were taken from their parents after attempted crossings at the U.S. border.

'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees
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'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees (June 21, 2018)

We must not permit these Native children to be tossed about the country, living in fear.

Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government
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Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government (June 20, 2018)

There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
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'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
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'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families
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'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families (June 19, 2018)

At what point does the United States have to realize they are the bad guys?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation (June 19, 2018)

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.

Mark Charles: Separating families of color is a long tradition in America
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Mark Charles: Separating families of color is a long tradition in America (June 18, 2018)

Throughout our history, the United States has used the separation of families as a means of controlling people of color.

'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
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'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident (June 15, 2018)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.

'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border
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'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border (June 13, 2018)

A new group called Free the Children Coalition is denouncing the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.

Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children
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Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children (June 1, 2018)

'If you come here illegally, whether you’re single, whether you have a family ... you’ve broken the law," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

Indigenous woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agent
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Indigenous woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agent (May 30, 2018)

A 19-year-old indigenous woman from Guatemala was shot and killed by a federal agent after crossing into the United States.

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
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Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.

Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico
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Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.

Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico
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Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico (April 5, 2018)

'By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.'

Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico
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Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico (April 4, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the president’s 'big step.'

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
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Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border
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Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border (March 22, 2018)

When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Tohono O'odham Nation is divided.

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
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Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (March 20, 2018)

The Tohono O’odham Nation remains strongly opposed to a wall along the United States border even as the Trump administration continues to push for one.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
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Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
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Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)

A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
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Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)

A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona (January 25, 2018)

Seven humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
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Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
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Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.