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Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
Education | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)
Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation
Law | National | Politics
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (May 10, 2017)
James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes
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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (April 18, 2017)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site
National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (March 14, 2017)
It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (December 7, 2016)
Democrats have already named Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) as vice chair while Republicans have not announced who will serve as chair.

Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat
National | Politics
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)
One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.

Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
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Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.

Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me
Environment | Opinion
Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me (October 13, 2016)
Alex Piechowski-Begay is a young member of the Navajo Nation who is preparing for his third trip to North Dakota.

Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court
Law | National | Politics
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (October 11, 2016)
Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.

Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
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Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump
National | Politics
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (October 10, 2016)
Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.

Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
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Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
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Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)
The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote
Education | National | Politics
Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote (September 8, 2016)
Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) blew up when faced with opposition to his bill to take funds from Bureau of Indian Education schools for a voucher program.

John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick
Politics
John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)
Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary (August 26, 2016)
The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
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Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.

John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support
National | Politics
John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (August 1, 2016)
Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property (July 11, 2016)
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (June 30, 2016)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump
National | Politics
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)
The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires
Environment | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires (May 23, 2016)
Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
Environment | National | Politics
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill
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Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (April 28, 2016)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (April 20, 2016)
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.

President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
Environment | National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.

Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts
Education | National | Politics
Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts (April 7, 2016)
The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE (March 22, 2016)
Tribal leaders were noncommittal about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills
Education | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills (March 21, 2016)
A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.

Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue
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Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue (March 11, 2016)
What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites (September 28, 2015)
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in orchestrating the sale of Oak Flat.

EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
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EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)
The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.

Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site
Environment | Opinion
Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site (September 16, 2015)
The debate over the Resolution Copper Mine has created a David vs. Goliath struggle, with the tiny San Carlos Apache Nation up against giants of the corporate and political world.

Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona (September 8, 2015)
Arizona’s first congressional district is the nearest thing to an American Indian majority district in the United States.

Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system
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Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (August 21, 2015)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.

Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (August 18, 2015)
Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.

San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally
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San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (July 23, 2015)
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.

Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat
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Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat (July 2, 2015)
The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.

Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
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Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race
Environment | Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (May 27, 2015)
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water
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Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (May 20, 2015)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

NCAI President Cladoosby offers cedar hat to BIA's Washburn
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NCAI President Cladoosby offers cedar hat to BIA's Washburn (July 24, 2014)
Gift of woven cedar hat represents tribes from the Pacific Northwest.

Senate to vote on Diane Humetewa as federal judge in Arizona
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Senate to vote on Diane Humetewa as federal judge in Arizona (May 14, 2014)
The Senate is set to vote today on the nomination of Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.

Sen. McCain calls on NFL team owner to address racist mascot
National | Politics | Sports
Sen. McCain calls on NFL team owner to address racist mascot (May 2, 2014)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) called on Washington owner Dan Snyder to address the use of a racial slur as his football team's mascot.

Arizona governor urged to reject bill that allows discrimination
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Arizona governor urged to reject bill that allows discrimination (February 25, 2014)
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is being urged to veto a bill that allows business owners to refuse service to certain customers.

Sen. McCain won't ask football team owner to drop racist name
National | Politics | Sports
Sen. McCain won't ask football team owner to drop racist name (October 23, 2013)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, won't ask the owner of the Washington professional football team to change its racist mascot.

Keith Harper faces hostile Sen. McCain at nomination hearing
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Keith Harper faces hostile Sen. McCain at nomination hearing (September 25, 2013)
An old controversy surfaced on Tuesday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the nomination of Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, to serve in an ambassador-rank post.

Diane Humetewa earns praise as choice for federal judgeship
Law | National | Politics
Diane Humetewa earns praise as choice for federal judgeship (September 20, 2013)
Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is winning praise as the first Native American woman to be nominated for a federal judgeship

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes   at age 88

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes at age 88 (December 18, 2012)
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HawaiI), a former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, died on Monday. He was 88. Inouye died from respiratory complications Monday afternoon at the Walter...

Sen. McCain amused with Elizabeth Warren's Indian claim
Politics
Sen. McCain amused with Elizabeth Warren's Indian claim (September 18, 2012)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) says he knows a lot of Indians but they don't claim any connection to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. McCain, the...

LeRoy Shingoitewa: Hopi Tribe not at fault for failed water deal
Opinion
LeRoy Shingoitewa: Hopi Tribe not at fault for failed water deal (August 27, 2012)
"I was disappointed to see the Hopi Tribe's position on the Little Colorado River water settlement so badly mischaracterized in a Viewpoints column written by U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl and...

John McCain/Jon Kyl: An endless fight over tribal water rights
Opinion
John McCain/Jon Kyl: An endless fight over tribal water rights (August 13, 2012)
""Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting." That aphorism, long popular among Western water folks, was the prevailing sentiment in the Southwest for the past century. From the riverbank...

Editorial: Big price to pay for tribal water rights settlement
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Big price to pay for tribal water rights settlement (April 9, 2012)
"Those are serious roadblocks to economic self-determination, and it is little wonder that tribal officials looking to modernize the Rez will grasp at hasty opportunities that, in the long run,...

Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation water settlement questioned
Law | Politics
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation water settlement questioned (April 6, 2012)
S.2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act, is generating controversy in Arizona. The bill settles the claims of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation to the...

Senate rebuffs attempt to repeal health reform law   including IHCIA
Health | Politics
Senate rebuffs attempt to repeal health reform law including IHCIA (February 3, 2011)
The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected an attempt to repeal the national health reform law that includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. All Democrats voted against an amendment to repeal the...

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