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Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case
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Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)

Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
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President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders call 'empowerment' bill a step in the right direction
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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders call 'empowerment' bill a step in the right direction (October 26, 2017)

Tribal leaders backed a House bill that would give them the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
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Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)

There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
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Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)

Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory
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Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (November 9, 2016)

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.

Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline
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Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)

The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton
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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton (October 21, 2016)

The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)

Provisions in a 215-page public lands bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico
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Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (August 22, 2016)

The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.

Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session
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Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session (June 28, 2016)

Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.

Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes
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Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes (March 24, 2016)

The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.

Navajo Nation leaders headed to campus following fatal shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders headed to campus following fatal shooting (October 9, 2015)

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez want to make sure tribal members who attend Northern Arizona Universityfeel safe.

Navajo Nation to decide on fluency requirements for candidates

Navajo Nation to decide on fluency requirements for candidates (May 29, 2015)

The language issue generated significant controversy last year when presidential hopeful Chris Deschene was removed from the ballot.

Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of  Navajo Nation
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Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (May 13, 2015)

It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.

Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate
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Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate (November 6, 2014)

Jonathan Nez represents communities in Arizona and Utah on the Navajo Nation Council.