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Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol
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Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol (May 22, 2018)

'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting
Law | National

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting (May 8, 2018)

With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.

Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure
National | Politics | Trust

Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure (April 27, 2018)

Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Health | National | Politics

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival (April 9, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Environment | National | Politics

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.

Native students selected for prestigious internships in nation's capital
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Native students selected for prestigious internships in nation's capital (April 5, 2018)

A dozen students representing 9 tribes and 11 universities have been selected for a prestigious internship program in Washington, D.C.

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
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Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)

Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.

Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools
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Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools (March 15, 2018)

Students across the nation, including many in Indian Country, are demanding action on gun reform in hopes of preventing violence at their places of learning.

Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C.
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Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C. (March 14, 2018)

'Native people have always been artistic. It’s in our blood and in our every way of life.'

Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set
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Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set (March 14, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson played a direct role in the purchase of a $31,561 set of furniture for his office, according to newly released emails.

Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000
Politics

Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000 (March 9, 2018)

The Department of the Interior is spending nearly $139,000 on three doors in Washington, D.C.

Mark Trahant: To a new kind of news organization for Indian Country
Opinion

Mark Trahant: To a new kind of news organization for Indian Country (March 6, 2018)

I have been teaching journalism for the past seven years and I am always telling students that this is a time of great opportunity

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
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Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.

Indian Country Today revived with a veteran Native journalist at helm
National

Indian Country Today revived with a veteran Native journalist at helm (February 28, 2018)

Mark Trahant, a citizen of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, is the new editor of Indian Country Today.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.

Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)

The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session
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National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
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Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session
National | Politics

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
Health | National | Politics

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations
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National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2018.

Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial
National

Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial (February 12, 2018)

The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to every war fought for the U.S.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism
Education | Law | National

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations
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Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional response to the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
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Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week
National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress
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Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress (February 5, 2018)

A memorial to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians is taking a major step forward in the nation's capital.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
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Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative'
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Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative' (January 26, 2018)

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
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National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award
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Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award (January 22, 2018)

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has won a $50,000 United States Artists Award.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)

A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
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National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)

Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples
Opinion

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples (December 22, 2017)

This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
National | Sports

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)

Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
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Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
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Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot (December 13, 2017)

A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building (October 13, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.

Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
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Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

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.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
National | Politics | Trust

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)

The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses
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Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses (August 23, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused 'billions of dollars' in damages.

Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban
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Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban (August 18, 2017)

The newest member of the Supreme Court, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, is headlining an event at a Trump-branded hotel just days before he hears a key dispute involving the president.

Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol
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Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol (August 2, 2017)

An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.

Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review
National

Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review (May 4, 2017)

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe is no longer the place to go on the National Mall, according to The Washington Post.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march
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Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)

For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science
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Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)

More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit (April 28, 2017)

With oil set to flow in a couple of weeks, the tribe is focusing on reversing the Trump administration's approval of the pipeline.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
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Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)

Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
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Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)

The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm
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Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm (April 25, 2017)

Larry Roberts is the latest high-profile addition to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple
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Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (April 18, 2017)

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.

Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama
Education | National

Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (March 29, 2017)

The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.

National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident
National

National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident (March 17, 2017)

A group of Native women were wrongly told to remove their jackets bearing the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water Is Life) message.