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Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Mohawks responded to historical plagues
Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Mohawks responded to historical plagues (March 19, 2020)

When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors.


'There's nothing to be afraid of': Arizonans gear up for the 2020 census
'There's nothing to be afraid of': Arizonans gear up for the 2020 census (February 24, 2020)

'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.


Reality check: Risk from virus remains 'very low' at this point
Reality check: Risk from virus remains 'very low' at this point (January 29, 2020)

The Indian Health Service's Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been taking the initiative to prepare for the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus.


Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now
Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now (January 29, 2020)

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.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress (January 8, 2020)

While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.


United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning (November 26, 2019)

This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.


Economic Development sometimes a pitfall
Economic Development sometimes a pitfall (November 19, 2019)

It’s all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.


Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing
Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing (November 12, 2019)

The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.


Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020
Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020 (October 28, 2019)

Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj (October 3, 2019)

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.


Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA
Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA (September 4, 2019)

Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.


Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely
Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely (August 29, 2019)

A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support
YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support (August 13, 2019)

When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.


Albert Bender: Neighborhood stands up to immigration raid
Albert Bender: Neighborhood stands up to immigration raid (August 13, 2019)

A father and son who were targeted by U.S. immigration agents managed to escape with the help of their neighbors.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers clash along party lines on asylum reform bill
Cronkite News: Lawmakers clash along party lines on asylum reform bill (August 6, 2019)

Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.


Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land
Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land (July 29, 2019)

Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?


Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions
Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions (July 29, 2019)

A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.


Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants
Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants (July 29, 2019)

Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.


Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land
Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land (July 23, 2019)

Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.


Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps
Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps (July 22, 2019)

The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'


Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 17, 2019)

'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.


Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants
Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants (July 16, 2019)

The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.


Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy
Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy (July 15, 2019)

With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own
Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own (July 15, 2019)

A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.


Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America
Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America (July 12, 2019)

It can be argued that thousands of 'Native' peoples are being detained but there are no exact figures on the number of people being detained in the U.S.


Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’
Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’ (July 5, 2019)

The human crisis on the border is worse than previously reported.


Cronkite News: Trump upends Census count with renewed call for citizenship question
Cronkite News: Trump upends Census count with renewed call for citizenship question (July 4, 2019)

The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.


Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed
Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed (July 1, 2019)

Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.


Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens'
Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens' (June 19, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.


Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying
Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying (June 14, 2019)

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.


Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children (June 14, 2019)

The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?


Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants
Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants (June 12, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border (June 10, 2019)

More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.


Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken (June 10, 2019)

For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers'
Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers' (June 5, 2019)

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers
Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers (June 3, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Band educates fans about issues facing indigenous peoples
Cronkite News: Band educates fans about issues facing indigenous peoples (May 23, 2019)

Crossfire joins the long history of punk and hardcore bands that have spoken out on issues facing their communities.


Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border
Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border (May 2, 2019)

A group of volunteers search for the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the southern U.S. deserts.


Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol
Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol (May 1, 2019)

For the thousands of migrants showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, health care is nearly impossible to afford.


YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women
YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women (April 30, 2019)

Launched in February, the show has covered indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, and DNA tests, among other topics.


Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting
Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting (April 30, 2019)

'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.


Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S.
Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S. (April 22, 2019)

Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.


Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants
Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants (April 18, 2019)

Federal officials have dropped off nearly 1,300 migrants in the city of Yuma, Arizona.


Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers
Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers (April 1, 2019)

'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'


Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants
Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants (March 20, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship
Cronkite News: Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship (February 21, 2019)

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount
Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount (January 23, 2019)

'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.


Mike Males: Here's why a pro-Donald Trump state would quickly fail
Mike Males: Here's why a pro-Donald Trump state would quickly fail (January 14, 2019)

White Americans need immigrants and diversity. That’s not do-gooder talk. It’s math.


YES! Magazine: Native activists stand in solidarity with refugees
YES! Magazine: Native activists stand in solidarity with refugees (January 7, 2019)

The caravan movement is sustained by self-organized migrants and the volunteers who stand with them.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's welcome our indigenous relatives
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's welcome our indigenous relatives (December 24, 2018)

We should use the traditional Native values of hospitality and kindness along with our ancestral immigrant laws and customs to bring them to places of safety.


YES! Magazine: Grandmothers offer warm welcomes to new arrivals
YES! Magazine: Grandmothers offer warm welcomes to new arrivals (December 18, 2018)

With grandmotherly gentleness, often speaking in a familiar language, volunteers from the Overground Railroad Project are reaching out to asylum seekers.


Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol
Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol (December 17, 2018)

The Indian Law Resource Center is calling for a full investigation into the death of Jackeline Caal, a 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ girl from Guatemala.


Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border (November 27, 2018)

Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.


Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants
Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants (November 5, 2018)

A caravan of immigrants from Central America has been President Trump's topic of choice as the election approaches.


Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy
Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy (October 4, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration’s 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy or handle its consequences.


Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families
Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families (September 24, 2018)

Donald Trump, like other tyrannical despots before him, is gambling to see how much the world and the country will tolerate.