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Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officersFiled Under: 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: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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 plansFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump eraFiled Under: National | Politics
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (February 13, 2017)
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby is delivering the speech in Washington, D.C.
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Indigenous people continue to sacrificeFiled Under: Opinion
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Indigenous people continue to sacrifice (February 13, 2017)
Immigration conversation is opportune time to reflect on the First People of this land.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yetFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yet (February 3, 2017)
Donald Trump has no idea of the spiritual and moral courage that is embodied in the hearts and souls of the Indian people.
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
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.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline (January 30, 2017)
Like most Republicans, Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) supports completion of the controversial project even though Indian Country doesn't want it.
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
Native Sun News Editorial: 'Free land' was taken from our ancestorsFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: 'Free land' was taken from our ancestors (August 30, 2016)
The land may have been free land to the immigrants, but to American Indians, it was a massive theft of Indians lands now claimed by the United States government.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experienceFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience (August 4, 2016)
The Republican Party wants to do what we Iroquois could not: forcibly arrest, detain and expel an estimated 11.4 million people who have entered the U.S. in violation of immigration laws.
Gyasi Ross: Crazy White people have turned into the new IndiansFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Crazy White people have turned into the new Indians (January 8, 2016)
When I hear these silly and hairy militia men in Oregon talk about the government taking 'their land,' my first thought is 'take a number.'
Sandra LaFleur: Indigenous people helped European strangersFiled Under: Canada | Opinion | World
Sandra LaFleur: Indigenous people helped European strangers (December 14, 2015)
When the European explorers floated, half dead and starving onto Turtle Island’s shores, First Nations folk had to nurse the sailors back to health.
Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies tooFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies too (December 1, 2015)
As a matter of historical record, different Native groups adapted their positions and policies based upon changing circumstances and relationships with the European immigrants.
Christie Michelle Poitra: Sorry but settlers are immigrants tooFiled Under: Opinion
Christie Michelle Poitra: Sorry but settlers are immigrants too (November 9, 2015)
Ann Coulter’s beliefs about the history of the United States are steeped in a Manifest Destiny narrative.
Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: National
Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California (September 24, 2015)
Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Band estimates that 100,000 to 150,000 Indians died during the mission era of the 1700s and 1800s.
Wayuu Tribe upset with crackdown along border in VenezuelaFiled Under: World
Wayuu Tribe upset with crackdown along border in Venezuela (September 9, 2015)
Some tribal members said they haven't been able to freely cross the Venezuela-Colombia border as promised.
Doug George-Kanentiio: The Native roots of Syrian refugee crisisFiled Under: Opinion | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: The Native roots of Syrian refugee crisis (September 9, 2015)
Any Native person who knows their history can see the similarities between the massive influx of refugees into Europe from Africa and Syria.
Venezuela dispatches troops to territory of 'feared' Wayuu TribeFiled Under: World
Venezuela dispatches troops to territory of 'feared' Wayuu Tribe (September 8, 2015)
The government in Venezuela is cracking down on smuggling and immigration in a region near the border with Colombia.
Tim Giago: Republicans show hypocrisy on the 14th Amendment Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Republicans show hypocrisy on the 14th Amendment (September 3, 2015)
The Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States brought it up first.
Opinion: Islamic extremists are making inroads on reservationsFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Islamic extremists are making inroads on reservations (August 31, 2015)
In recent years, Muslims have made inroads onto Indian reservations.
Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relativesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives (August 28, 2015)
For years I’ve said it is ironic that the descendants of a continent across an ocean would have the audacity to refer to the southern indigenous people of this continent as 'illegal.'
Steve Russell: Donald Trump hasn't shown me his documentationFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Donald Trump hasn't shown me his documentation (July 10, 2015)
Since I read history, I consider all the colonists to be undocumented but, unlike The Donald Trump, I understand that most of them are decent people as individuals.
Texas duo pleads guilty for selling fake tribal membership cardsFiled Under: Law
Texas duo pleads guilty for selling fake tribal membership cards (June 3, 2015)
Humberto Reveles and Maria Isabel Lerma admitted they sold fraudulent documents to immigrants.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonizationFiled Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization (December 9, 2014)
President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.
Opinion: Keep the politicians out of immigration reform debateFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Keep the politicians out of immigration reform debate (November 18, 2014)
Calling for a new approach to immigration reform.
Texas couple accused of selling fake tribal membership cardsFiled Under: Law
Texas couple accused of selling fake tribal membership cards (October 31, 2014)
Immigrants were told that the fake 'Yamassee' documents would prevent them from being deported.
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodusFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (August 20, 2014)
Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrantsFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants (August 18, 2014)
Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.
Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money nowFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money now (August 13, 2014)
Of course, the easiest way to balance the budget is to press ahead with health care reform.
Gyasi Ross: Basketball coach understands better than governorFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Basketball coach understands better than governor (August 7, 2014)
Gyasi Ross sings the praises of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich over fear-mongering Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).
Donna Ennis: Open border to indigenous sisters and childrenFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Donna Ennis: Open border to indigenous sisters and children (July 22, 2014)
Donna Ennis calls on the United States to open the border to indigenous women from Canada and indigenous children from Mexico and Central America.
Immigrants who speak Native languages face difficulty in USFiled Under: National | World
Immigrants who speak Native languages face difficulty in US (July 14, 2014)
Native people make up a significant percentage of Mexican immigrants in New York City and many of them are running into language barriers.
Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible painFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible pain (July 7, 2014)
Our nation is in pain. Our people are in pain. And our land is in pain.
Kitcki Carroll: Immigration reform must include first AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Kitcki Carroll: Immigration reform must include first Americans (July 29, 2013)
Kitcki Carroll, the executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, discusses immigration reform.
Mark Trahant: Failure of immigration reform in age of austerityFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Failure of immigration reform in age of austerity (July 15, 2013)
The debate over immigration reform in the House and the Senate is an interesting lens to examine the future of austerity.
Law professor picks  1884 Indian law case  as most importantFiled Under: Law
Law professor picks 1884 Indian law case as most important (April 25, 2013)
The Atlantic posed this Big Question: "What's the most important Supreme Court case no one's ever heard of?" A law professor named Elk v. Wilkins, an 1884 decision that considered...
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slurFiled Under: National | Politics
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur (April 3, 2013)
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka said she spoke to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) about his use of an ethnic slur to describe Hispanic workers. In a radio interview...
Indian lawmaker draws applause for    immigration commentsFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian lawmaker draws applause for immigration comments (March 22, 2013)
Kansas Rep. Ponka-We Victors (D) drew applause for comments she made about immigration. Victors, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, is the only Indian lawmaker in the state. She...
Blog: Native man reacts to anti-immigrant protest in ArizonaFiled Under: National
Blog: Native man reacts to anti-immigrant protest in Arizona (February 6, 2013)
"After encountering yet another group of illegal immigration protesters spouting off the usual xenophobic, jingoist bromides, a Native American man in Tucson, Arizona, decides to stage a poignant, if...
Obama acknowledges first Americans in immigration speechFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Obama acknowledges first Americans in immigration speech (January 30, 2013)
President Barack Obama outlined his immigration reform proposal on Tuesday, acknowledging the first Americans in his speech. Obama noted that most of the nation's population descends from immigrants or former...
Woman accused of smuggling man thru Mohawk ReservationFiled Under: Canada | Law
Woman accused of smuggling man thru Mohawk Reservation (January 15, 2013)
A Playboy magazine playmate is being accused of helping her boyfriend illegally enter the U.S. through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Colleen Shannon, 34, allegedly drove Robert...
Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration lawFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration law (June 25, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision on SB1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law. The court ruled that most provisions of the law are pre-empted by federal law. That means...
Supreme Court to hear dispute over  Arizona  immigrant lawFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court to hear dispute over Arizona immigrant law (December 12, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a dispute over SB1070, Arizona's anti-immigration law. The controversial law allows state police officers to ask about people's immigration status. The Tohono...
Letters: European settlers were the first illegal immigrantsFiled Under: Opinion
Letters: European settlers were the first illegal immigrants (December 12, 2011)
Julia A. King: "It was stunning to read Christopher Hewitt’s insinuation that “settlers” from Europe in the 17th century arrived in lands where there were no existing societies. The implication...
Tesuque  Pueblo sets deadline for   mobile home park tenantsFiled Under: Law | National
Tesuque Pueblo sets deadline for mobile home park tenants (November 10, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico is giving residents of a mobile home park until June 30, 2012, to prove they are in the U.S. on a legal basis. The...
Tesuque Pueblo defends ask  for tenants' immigration status Filed Under: Law | National
Tesuque Pueblo defends ask for tenants' immigration status (November 9, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico says it can ask tenants of a mobile home park on the reservation about their immigration status. The Tesuque Trailer Village doesn't receive federal...
Tesuque Pueblo asks renters to document immigration statusFiled Under: Law | National
Tesuque Pueblo asks renters to document immigration status (November 8, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico is stirring controversy among tenants of a trailer park on the reservation. The tribe notified tenants of the Tesuque Trailer Village of an increase...
Opinion: Border impacts rights of Tohono O'odham NationFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Border impacts rights of Tohono O'odham Nation (April 25, 2011)
"While in southern Arizona over winter break with the Student Leadership Initiative of the Embrey Human Rights Program, I had the opportunity to meet with and interview various actors in...
Editorial: Anti-immigrant law proves to be 'costly failure'Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Anti-immigrant law proves to be 'costly failure' (April 25, 2011)
"A year later, SB 1070 looks like a big, expensive con. It brought us boycotts, lost business, a sullied reputation, another court battle and a betrayal of Arizona's heritage. Oh,...

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