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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)
The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty (June 22, 2017)
Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d'Errico praises a new book for offering a 'revealing' perspective of the Dine people.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)
A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
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Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
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Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
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Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans
Opinion
Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans (May 26, 2017)
National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)
Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments
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Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers
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Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers (May 2, 2017)
Three names are being added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in New Mexico.

Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one
Opinion
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (April 27, 2017)
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?

Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (April 27, 2017)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
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Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer
Law
Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer (April 21, 2017)
Historically, the tribe has opposed capital punishment but views have changed in recent years in response to certain cases.

Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation'
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Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (April 19, 2017)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
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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.

Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract
Law | Trust
Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (April 4, 2017)
The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.

Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change
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Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)
A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land
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Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)
The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.

Murder charge filed for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation police officer
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Murder charge filed for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation police officer (March 22, 2017)
Houston James Largo, 27, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

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.

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant
Environment | Law
Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.

Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation
Opinion | Politics
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation (March 17, 2017)
Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.

Navajo Nation pays tribute to slain officer with suspect in custody
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Navajo Nation pays tribute to slain officer with suspect in custody (March 17, 2017)
Houston Largo, 27, had only been on the force for five years but was remembered as someone who always went beyond the call of duty.

Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation
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Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation (March 16, 2017)
The remains were found near Ganado, on the Arizona portion of the reservation.

Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty
Law
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.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization
National | Politics
New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization (March 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Interior Department is promising 'bold' changes that are slated to include the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department
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Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.

New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story
Sports
New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story (February 27, 2017)
The Chinle High School Wildcats are finishing their season under new leadership.

Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers
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Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.

Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (February 20, 2017)
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts (February 16, 2017)
The superintendent for Navajo schools said 'alarming' calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology
Education | National | Technology
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology (February 10, 2017)
The STEM camps teach Navajo students, both middle and high school, how to merge chain reaction machines with storytelling and Navajo culture.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member
Education | National | Politics
Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member (February 8, 2017)
A billionaire with no experience in public education will have major sway over Indian youth as part of the president's new administration.

Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation
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Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2017)
About 18,000 homes without power – about one-third of those on the reservation -- aren't connected to the grid.

Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement
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Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement (February 3, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.

Navajo Nation legal opinions made available online for first time
Law
Navajo Nation legal opinions made available online for first time (January 31, 2017)
Attorney General Ethel Branch announced the publication of the tribe's formal legal opinions.

Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
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Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)
For decades, and even centuries, massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and similar developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.

Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House (January 24, 2017)
Tribal officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to the Trump administration, recognizing potential positives but also raising concerns about sovereignty and other issues.

Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade
National
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.

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
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Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (January 9, 2017)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.

Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer
National | Politics
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer (January 6, 2017)
The tribe's leader is warning of wide-ranging impacts after lawmakers ousted their controller, a certified public accountant.

Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end
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Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.

Leaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a success
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Leaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a success (January 4, 2017)
Over 25,000 landowners on the reservation were paid more than $108 million for their fractional interests.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
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.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (December 1, 2016)
With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.

Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol
National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (November 30, 2016)
Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?

Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
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Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.

Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation
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Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (November 18, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.

Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products
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Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products (November 17, 2016)
The tribe will enter into a license and supply agreement with Urban Outfitters and will collaborate on a line of 'authentic' jewelry.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James
National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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.

Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights (November 7, 2016)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.

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