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The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials expressed 'extreme concern' about the potential for spread of COVID-19 in the park.
Lawmakers joined local and tribal officials in calling on the Trump administration to reverse its 'reckless' decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients.
Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
The U.S. Census Bureau has delayed field operations until at least April 1, so door-to-door visits are on hold as a result of the coronavirus.
The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.
Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
Thousands of wild horses and burros roam across millions of acres of public land in 10 Western states
Despite some strides in improving health care access and treatment in Indian Country, cultural barriers still prevent patients from asking for help or getting treatment.
Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
Federal law enforcement shootings have escaped heightened scrutiny even though most of the victims have been black, Hispanic or Native American, according to the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.
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.
A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the Rosemont Copper Mine, a controversial project opposed by tribes in Arizona.
'We have met one-on-one with all of the tribal nations in the state of Arizona,' an official from the U.S. Census Bureau said.
Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.
Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.
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.
Native Americans and Hispanic people, and people of lower economic status, are diagnosed with diabetes at a higher rate than the average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the nationwide food stamp program are coming under fire.
Most lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.
For more than an hour, President Donald Trump talked about the 'Great American Comeback' that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead 'a parallel universe.'
A free 20-week course helps Indigenous people make simple and healthful meals that are good for diabetics.
President Donald Trump is headed toward an acquittal in his impeachment trial after Republicans blocked a call for witness testimony.
A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would reverse Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.
The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.
Clean-water rules unveiled by the Trump administration could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news.
Thousands flocked to the nation's capital, marched around the White House under a gray sky and a mix of rain and snow, demanding everything from reproductive rights to President Donald Trump’s ouster from office.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.
Even as it was losing the fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Trump administration was running tests about it.
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.
Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions
The Hopi Tribe is among the opponents of uranium mining on sacred lands in Arizona.
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
An opening prayer welcomes 75 Native American men and women from across the nation, gathered at a hotel to learn how to use tradition to heal from trauma – and to help others heal, too.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at 'dismantling' the agency.
On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.
Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.
Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring.
Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'
A federal appeals court overturned an death row inmate’s conviction, saying attorneys in his case 'dropped the ball' by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.