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Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case
Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act (October 30, 2017)
Another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act has been rebuffed by the nation's highest court but the fight is far from over.

Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
Law
Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (October 10, 2017)
It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.

Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Environment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.

Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (July 24, 2017)
A conservative group with a history of attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act is back at it, advancing a faulty premise in a petition to the nation's highest court.

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.

Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute
Law | National
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (August 3, 2016)
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.

President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California
Law | Politics | Trust
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California (July 19, 2016)
As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.

Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election
Law | Politics | Trust
Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election (June 8, 2016)
One candidate fought tribes on land-into-trust issue while the other had to apologize for making offensive remarks.

Top leaders of Colorado River Indian Tribes face recall petitions
Politics
Top leaders of Colorado River Indian Tribes face recall petitions (March 29, 2016)
Chairman Dennis Patch, Treasurer Valerie Welsh-Tahbo and Secretary Amanda Barrera are being targeted by a tribal member.

Colorado River Indian Tribes celebrate 150 years after reservation
National
Colorado River Indian Tribes celebrate 150 years after reservation (March 1, 2016)
President Abraham Lincoln signed an executive order that created the reservation on March 3, 1865.

Colorado River Indian Tribes historian Michael Tsosie passes on
Education | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes historian Michael Tsosie passes on (January 20, 2016)
Michael Tsosie was a former director of the tribe's museum and a fierce defender of the tribe's sovereignty.

Dennis Patch: Tribal sacred sites ignored in push for solar energy
Environment | Opinion
Dennis Patch: Tribal sacred sites ignored in push for solar energy (October 27, 2015)
CRIT is not opposed to responsible renewable energy, but it should not be achieved by degrading the living history and cultural beliefs of our people.

Colorado River Indian Tribes host film fest and frybread contest
Arts & Entertainment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes host film fest and frybread contest (September 8, 2015)
The film lineup includes the acclaimed Songs My Brother Taught Me. The frybread contest offers $1,000 in prize money.

Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration
Environment | Law | National
Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration (September 4, 2015)
The traditional homelands of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are being targeted for solar energy development.

Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns
Environment | Opinion
Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns (June 4, 2015)
An ancient, sacred Mohave Indian tribal site has been destroyed as a result of the Obama administration's push for solar development on public land.

Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign
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Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (May 19, 2015)
The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Rep. Sanchez apologizes for insensitive remarks and gesture
National | Politics
Rep. Sanchez apologizes for insensitive remarks and gesture (May 18, 2015)
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate suffers another stumble in her newly-announced campaign.

Non-Indian tenant plans to fight Colorado River Indian Tribes
Law | National
Non-Indian tenant plans to fight Colorado River Indian Tribes (February 19, 2015)
Roger French has refused to pay rent to the tribe for 17 years.

Judge backs Colorado River Indian Tribes in jurisdiction case
Law | National
Judge backs Colorado River Indian Tribes in jurisdiction case (February 17, 2015)
The decision means the tribe's court can move forward with eviction proceedings against a non-Indian man who has refused to pay rent.

Non-Indians refuse to pay rent to Colorado River Indian Tribes
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Non-Indians refuse to pay rent to Colorado River Indian Tribes (January 15, 2015)
One holdout grosses about $150,000 a year from a mobile home park but won't pay any money due to the tribe under a lease.

Colorado River Indian Tribes don't plan to remove 'illegal aliens'
Law | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes don't plan to remove 'illegal aliens' (January 12, 2015)
Chairman Dennis Patch said the tribe has no intention of going after all non-Indians -- only those who are in trespass.

Petition asks CRIT to remove non-Indians from disputed territory
Law
Petition asks CRIT to remove non-Indians from disputed territory (January 7, 2015)
Tribal members are calling for the removal of 'illegal aliens' by June 1.

California supports non-Indian man in reservation boundary case
Law
California supports non-Indian man in reservation boundary case (December 16, 2014)
A lawsuit in federal court seeks to exclude the tribe's lands in California from the reservation.

Jacoby Ellsbury eager to serve as role model for Native youth
National | Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury eager to serve as role model for Native youth (June 12, 2014)
Baseball star holds camp for Native youth on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.

Jacoby Ellsbury makes strong debut with New York Yankees
Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury makes strong debut with New York Yankees (April 23, 2014)
Navajo baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury made his debut with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Authorities capture murder suspect who escaped CRIT custody
Law
Authorities capture murder suspect who escaped CRIT custody (March 12, 2014)
A homicide suspect who escaped from a detention facility operated by the Colorado River Indian Tribes has been recaptured.

Reward posted for murder suspect who escaped from CRIT jail
Law
Reward posted for murder suspect who escaped from CRIT jail (March 11, 2014)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are offering a $11,000 reward for information about a homicide suspect who escaped a detention facility.

USDA Blog: Arizona tribes using water wisely to live off the land
Environment
USDA Blog: Arizona tribes using water wisely to live off the land (March 10, 2014)
Kirk Hanlin of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service visited three tribes in Arizona.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, lines up $153M deal
Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, lines up $153M deal (December 4, 2013)
Jacoby Ellsbury has landed a $153 million deal with the New York Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, in line for deal
Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, in line for deal (November 12, 2013)
Jacoby Ellsbury could land a Major League Baseball deal worth at least $120 million

9th Circuit to resolve tribal membership issues in crime cases
Law | National
9th Circuit to resolve tribal membership issues in crime cases (April 19, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to reconsider two decisions involving the "Indian" status of criminal defendants. In US v. Zepeda, the court held that a "certificate of...

9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status
Law
9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status (March 18, 2013)
An "unauthenticated" enrollment document from the Colorado River Indian Tribes isn't sufficient to prove a defendant's "Indian" status, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. Edgar Alvirez, Jr....

Seven members of Colorado River Indian Tribes killed in crash
National
Seven members of Colorado River Indian Tribes killed in crash (July 31, 2012)
Seven members, including five children, of the Colorado River Indian Tribes were killed in a crash in Arizona. A woman, her daughter and five children were killed when their van...

Tribes uncover ancestral remains by solar site in California
Environment | Politics
Tribes uncover ancestral remains by solar site in California (April 24, 2012)
After discovering ancestral remains near the site, two tribes are asking the Obama administration to stop a solar energy project in southern California. The Colorado River Indian Tribes and the...

Recall season proves costly for Colorado River Indian Tribes
Politics
Recall season proves costly for Colorado River Indian Tribes (April 3, 2012)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes have spent nearly $750,000 on recall elections in the last few years, elder Willie Fisher Jr. told The Parker Pioneer. Each recall election costs an...

Four facing recall from Colorado River Indian Tribes council
Politics
Four facing recall from Colorado River Indian Tribes council (March 27, 2012)
Another year, another round of recall petitions for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Since 2008, there have been at least six recall attempts or recall elections on the reservation. One...

Colorado River man indicted for murder of six-month-old
Law
Colorado River man indicted for murder of six-month-old (February 2, 2012)
Brice Thompson Little, a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, has been indicted in connection with the death of a six-month-old child. Little, 21, was charged with second degree...

Recall for Colorado River Indian Tribes  council member falters
Politics
Recall for Colorado River Indian Tribes council member falters (November 8, 2011)
Amanda Barrera, a council member for the Colorado River Indian Tribes, survived a recall election. A critic accused Barrera of abusing her position. But tribal members voted 345 to 295...

Colorado River Indian Tribes set for  recall of council member
Politics
Colorado River Indian Tribes set for recall of council member (November 2, 2011)
Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are voting in a recall election today. Amanda Barrera, a council member, is on the chopping block. She is accused of providing confidential...

Colorado River Indian Tribes  evict non-Indians in lease dispute
Law
Colorado River Indian Tribes evict non-Indians in lease dispute (August 11, 2011)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes have been evicting non-Indians who refuse to pay rent for leasing land on the reservation. Jim Foley starting leasing land on the California portion of...

Non-Indians accuse tribes of ignoring their property rights
National
Non-Indians accuse tribes of ignoring their property rights (June 17, 2011)
A group of non-Indians held a protest at the courthouse in RIverside County, California, to draw attention to their gripes with tribes. Lloyd Fields wants to develop 41 acres he...

Appeals court  backs CRIT court  in battle with non-Indians
Law
Appeals court backs CRIT court in battle with non-Indians (June 10, 2011)
Tribal governments possess the 'inherent authority' to exclude non-Indians from Indian land, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision.

Third Colorado River woman sentenced as part of meth crackdown
Law
Third Colorado River woman sentenced as part of meth crackdown (February 8, 2011)
A third woman from the Colorado River Indian Tribes has been sentenced in connection with a crackdown on methamphetamine on the reservation. Rosie Cruz Leivas, 33, was sentenced to 57...

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