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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)
Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name
Education | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name (June 13, 2017)
A meteorite that landed on tribal land in Arizona a year ago now bears an Apache name.

Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
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Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Cronkite News: Few Native Americans are becoming physicians
Health | National
Cronkite News: Few Native Americans are becoming physicians (June 1, 2017)
Of the nearly 19,000 graduates of medical school last year in the U.S., only 31 were Native American.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
Education | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)
Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints
Education | National
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.

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.

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.

Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities
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Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (April 3, 2017)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.

Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding
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Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)
A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.

Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays
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Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays (March 22, 2017)
The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.

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.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site
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Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (March 14, 2017)
It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers
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Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.

Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (February 20, 2017)
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts (February 16, 2017)
The superintendent for Navajo schools said 'alarming' calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology
Education | National | Technology
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology (February 10, 2017)
The STEM camps teach Navajo students, both middle and high school, how to merge chain reaction machines with storytelling and Navajo culture.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation
Environment | National
Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2017)
About 18,000 homes without power – about one-third of those on the reservation -- aren't connected to the grid.

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.

Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House (January 24, 2017)
Tribal officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to the Trump administration, recognizing potential positives but also raising concerns about sovereignty and other issues.

Cronkite News: Havasupai students sue over failures in federal education system
Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Havasupai students sue over failures in federal education system (January 23, 2017)
Nine students in the Havasupai Nation have filed a lawsuit claiming that agencies including the Bureau of Indian Education 'have knowingly failed to provide basic general education' to children in the remote area of Arizona.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (January 2, 2017)
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.

Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol
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Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (November 30, 2016)
Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?

Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National
Cronkite News: Concert raises funds for the #NoDAPL movement (November 15, 2016)
According to the Navajo teachings Sam Anderson learned as a child, water is sacred.

Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat
National | Politics
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)
One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.

Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights (November 7, 2016)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.

Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture
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Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture (November 1, 2016)
Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.

Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country (October 25, 2016)
A crowded session at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention focused on opioid addiction.

Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer
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Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (October 12, 2016)
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'

Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement (October 6, 2016)
The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy (September 30, 2016)
The tension surrounding the Grand Canyon Escalade on Navajo land has ratcheted up as the Navajo tribal council introduced a bill proposing the development.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites (September 8, 2016)
Tribes, archaeologists and Rep. Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River in Arizona as a national monument.

Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona (August 16, 2016)
A deal to trade drinking water for reclaimed water has been the source of a months-long battle on the on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House (August 1, 2016)
Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property (July 11, 2016)
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues
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Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (June 30, 2016)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France
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Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (May 25, 2016)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.

Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (May 19, 2016)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course

Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline
Law | National
Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline (May 17, 2016)
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.

Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals
Business | National | Sports
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (May 3, 2016)
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.

Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon (April 27, 2016)
Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.

Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections (April 25, 2016)
At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE (March 22, 2016)
Tribal leaders were noncommittal about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 2, 2016)
Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.

Cronkite News: Navajo and Hopi relocation effort could finally end
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo and Hopi relocation effort could finally end (March 1, 2016)
After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.

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