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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
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House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site
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Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site (March 1, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

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.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
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Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)

The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans
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Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.

Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development
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Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)

Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
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Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court
Law | Opinion

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)

A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

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.

Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change
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Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land
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Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)

The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant
Environment | Law

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)

A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.

Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land
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Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)

The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.

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.

Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud
Education | Law

Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)

Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.

Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation
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Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (November 18, 2016)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.

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.'

Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock
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Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock (October 10, 2016)

It’s about a 15-year-old Hopi boy who has convictions about protecting other living things from the dangers of pollution.

Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water
Environment | Health | National

Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (August 25, 2016)

The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.

Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site
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Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site (August 16, 2016)

A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.

Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock
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Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (April 19, 2016)

Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.

Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation
Opinion

Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation (April 18, 2016)

Over half a billion U.S. tax dollars have been spent to destroy the largest community of American Indians still living according to ancient traditions.

Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy
Business | Environment

Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy (April 14, 2016)

Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.

Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation strive for unity in water rights talks
Environment | Law

Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation strive for unity in water rights talks (April 13, 2016)

The tribes have been unable to reach a settlement since the late 1970s but they are pledging to work out their differences on the Little Colorado River in Arizona.

Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation
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Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation (April 7, 2016)

The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.

City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona
Environment | Law

City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona (March 10, 2016)

The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.

Colorado River Indian Tribes celebrate 150 years after reservation
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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.

Cronkite News: Navajo and Hopi relocation effort could finally end
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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.

Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture
Opinion

Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture (January 6, 2016)

The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.

Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in France
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Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in France (December 4, 2015)

Several tribes have protested auctions of their cultural patrimony but authorities in France have refused to stop the transactions.

Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title
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Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title (November 4, 2015)

The boys from Hopi High have the longest cross country winning streak of any school in the United States.

Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon
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Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)

Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
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Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)

More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation
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DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation (July 17, 2015)

The Stream Protection Rule hasn't been updated in more than 30 years but the coal industry and Republicans oppose the new proposal.

Arizona cancels plan to put player's name on Piestewa Freeway
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Arizona cancels plan to put player's name on Piestewa Freeway (July 16, 2015)

The family of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman who was killed in action in Iraq in 2003, was never consulted about the plan.

Patrick Murphy: Star Trek's William Shatner visits Navajo Nation
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Patrick Murphy: Star Trek's William Shatner visits Navajo Nation (June 30, 2015)

The Churchrock Chapter on the Navajo Nation is now a part of American motorcycle history.

Hopi Tribe working on settlement over wastewater at sacred site
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Hopi Tribe working on settlement over wastewater at sacred site (June 16, 2015)

The tribe filed the lawsuit over the use of treated sewage at the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Auction house in France sells sacred tribal property for $450K
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Auction house in France sells sacred tribal property for $450K (June 10, 2015)

Objections from the Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo failed to stop the sale of 15 items.

Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo seek to block sale of sacred items
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Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo seek to block sale of sacred items (June 9, 2015)

The auction is due to take place in France amid growing attention to the issue.

Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred property
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Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred property (June 2, 2015)

The Katsina Friends were sold for about $44,000 amid a silent protest from two women who were removed from the auction house in France.

Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in France
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Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in France (May 27, 2015)

The tribe is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent the sale of the Katsina Friends on June 1.

Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students
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Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (May 19, 2015)

John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

Marathon on Navajo Nation draws large number of participants
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Marathon on Navajo Nation draws large number of participants (May 4, 2015)

The course runs through the Arizona and New Mexico portions of the reservation.

Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations
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Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (April 17, 2015)

Buddhist pacifists on a U.S. Prayer Walk for Peace and a nuclear-free future culminated a tour April 9 of Navajo and Hopi lands negatively impacted by uranium mining.

Leader of Hopi Tribe sues  over sales of sacred items in France
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Leader of Hopi Tribe sues over sales of sacred items in France (April 10, 2015)

The tribe tried to halt two auctions of sacred property in June and December 2014.

Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water
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Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water (April 3, 2015)

The water supply on the reservation contains levels of arsenic that exceed limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Radio station on Hopi Reservation launches fundraising effort
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Radio station on Hopi Reservation launches fundraising effort (March 31, 2015)

KUYI 88.1 FM hopes to raise $4,000 by Arizona Gives Day on April 7.

Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties
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Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties (March 25, 2015)

The Sam Noble Musuem in Oklahoma will host Trevor Reed, the director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project, next week.

Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers
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Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers (March 3, 2015)

Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.

Travel: Ancient culture continues on Hopi Reservation in Arizona
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Travel: Ancient culture continues on Hopi Reservation in Arizona (March 2, 2015)

A ferocious wind fell like a pack of hounds upon the village of Old Oraibi, flinging clouds of dust around stone houses perched on the cliff's edge.

Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation
National | Politics

Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (February 9, 2015)

An effort that was supposed to cost $41 million and take five years has ended up costing $546 million and has lasted four decades.

Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable
Opinion

Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable (January 19, 2015)

The disappointing decisions of the federal government in the face of lucrative energy prospects are nothing new for Native Americans.

Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate
Opinion | Politics

Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (December 17, 2014)

Krista Langlois of High Country News looks back at some of the major stories in Indian Country this year.

Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in France
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Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in France (December 15, 2014)

Vice President Rex Lee Jim tried to stop the sale of the items but it went through as planned.

Mining company took remains and artifacts from tribes in Arizona
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Mining company took remains and artifacts from tribes in Arizona (December 10, 2014)

Hopi and Navajo tribal members are upset with the handling of their ancestors by Peabody Energy.

Running team from Hopi Reservation wins 25th straight title
Education | Sports

Running team from Hopi Reservation wins 25th straight title (November 10, 2014)

The team from Hopi High has the longest cross country winning streak of any school in the U.S.

Native Sun News: Hopi woman brings solar power to the people
Environment

Native Sun News: Hopi woman brings solar power to the people (October 9, 2014)

Deb Tewa, a member of the Hopi tribe of Arizona, is one of few women who install solar energy systems