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Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
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Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization (April 19, 2018)

Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
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Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.

Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
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Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
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Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)

A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
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Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)

A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty
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Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty (March 13, 2017)

Houston James Largo, 27, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade
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Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (January 13, 2017)

Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
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Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp
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Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (October 26, 2016)

No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.

Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
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Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)

Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.

Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
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Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)

Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.

Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
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Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)

The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.

Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death
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Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death (May 5, 2016)

Speaker LoRenzo Bates said some accounts have included unnecessary details about Ashlynne's tragic passing.

Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death
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Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death (May 4, 2016)

The tribe observed a moment of silence as prayer vigils were held in honor of Ashlynne Mike, who went missing on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing
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Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (April 21, 2016)

President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.

Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting (April 8, 2016)

Tribal leaders and members see the death of Loreal Tsingine as a sign of the discrimination hey encounter in a border town near the reservation.

Navajo Nation Council opens without usual speech by president
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Navajo Nation Council opens without usual speech by president (January 26, 2016)

President Russell Begaye wasn't able to deliver the State of the Nation address, which would have been the second of his administration.

BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide
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BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide (September 10, 2015)

The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.