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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)

Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
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Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)

A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
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Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)

The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
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Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)

Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.

Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues
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Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (October 19, 2016)

Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.

Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah
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Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (September 21, 2016)

Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)

Provisions in a 215-page public lands bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

President of Navajo Nation vetoes $20M loan for new aircraft
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President of Navajo Nation vetoes $20M loan for new aircraft (November 10, 2015)

President Russell Begaye raised concerns about the need for the loan and the collateral.

Navajo Nation considers $20M loan to purchase new air fleet
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Navajo Nation considers $20M loan to purchase new air fleet (November 3, 2015)

The tribe plans to replace three aging aircraft that were placed in service in the late 1980s and early 1990s.