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Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
Law | National
Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)
An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
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Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)
Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)
Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking (February 1, 2018)
A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are fighting the Trump administration's attempt to repeal a rule designed to address the harmful effects of fracking on federal and tribal lands.

Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (February 1, 2018)
Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
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State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)
The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Two tribes bring in women for top positions in their court systems
Law
Two tribes bring in women for top positions in their court systems (January 25, 2018)
Women hold the top judicial positions in two tribes, the Navajo Nation and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears
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Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears (January 16, 2018)
A uranium mining company based in Canada stands to benefit from the gutting of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department (January 11, 2018)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking 'bipartisan' support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
National
Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)
Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
Education | National
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
National
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)
Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.

Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation
National | Politics | Technology
Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation (December 14, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is finally close to implementing an AMBER Alert system on the reservation.

Navajo Nation accusses Wells Fargo Bank of exploiting tribal citizens in new lawsuit
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Navajo Nation accusses Wells Fargo Bank of exploiting tribal citizens in new lawsuit (December 13, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging the financial giant pressured tribal citizens into opening accounts and signed them up for debit and credit cards without their consent.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
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Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)
The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in 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.

Native punk rock band Sihasin 'excited' after being featured in new car commercial
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native punk rock band Sihasin 'excited' after being featured in new car commercial (December 7, 2017)
A holiday song performed by Sihasin, a brother and sister duo from the Navajo Nation, has landed in a national advertising campaign.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
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Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

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.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
National
Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo
Opinion
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)
Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president
Opinion
Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)
I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)
That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples
Opinion
Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)
The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

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.

Navajo Nation gains access to national criminal data with Obama-era program
Law
Navajo Nation gains access to national criminal data with Obama-era program (November 21, 2017)
The Navajo Nation has joined the small but growing list of tribes with access to national criminal databases.

Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry
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Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears
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Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (November 16, 2017)
Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule (November 16, 2017)
Two more water rights settlements, one for the Navajo Nation and the other for the Hualapai Tribe, are on the radar in the 115th Congress.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
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Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)
A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans
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Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.

Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington
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Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington (November 2, 2017)
A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.

Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development
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Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)
Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen
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Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders call 'empowerment' bill a step in the right direction
National | Politics | Trust
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.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
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Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)
David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks
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Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 28, 2017)
A prayer walk and run on October 8 will call attention to efforts to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
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Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah
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Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah (September 21, 2017)
The Navajo Nation plans to file a lawsuit to protect the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
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Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities
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Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities (September 11, 2017)
How did the dog, long known as a partner in many tribal societies, become the pest?

Miss Navajo Nation pageant focuses on traditional foods instead of fry bread
National
Miss Navajo Nation pageant focuses on traditional foods instead of fry bread (September 5, 2017)
The Navajo Nation Fair is underway in Arizona and one of the biggest draws is the Miss Navajo Nation pageant but there's a big change this year.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Johnny Rustywire: The sad tale of a Marine who returned to the Navajo Nation
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: The sad tale of a Marine who returned to the Navajo Nation (August 24, 2017)
There is a story told to this day on the Navajo Nation about a Marine and his return home, Johnny Rustywire writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States
Environment | National
Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States (August 21, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are urging their citizens to stay inside as a total solar eclipse crosses the United States.

Johnny Rustywire: A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories of making jewelry
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories of making jewelry (August 21, 2017)
A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories for a Native artist. Johnny Rustywire shares the story on Indian Country Media Network.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
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Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National
Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
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Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol
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Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol (August 2, 2017)
An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.

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