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Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move
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Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move (June 19, 2018)

Navajo citizen JJ Nakai is blazing a trail for younger Native American basketball players.

Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
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Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday (June 12, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
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High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running
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Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.

'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress
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'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress (June 6, 2018)

Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.

High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
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High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.

Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office
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Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office (May 31, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.

It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too
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It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.

Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization
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Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization (May 23, 2018)

After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.

Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push
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Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push (May 22, 2018)

Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.

Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer
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Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer (May 18, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.

Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
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Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act (May 17, 2018)

A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
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Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.

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.

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon
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Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon (April 27, 2018)

Just after sunrise on one April day, eight Navajo students lifted off, pushed by the tailwinds of tribal history.

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
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Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project (April 24, 2018)

The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92 (April 23, 2018)

'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

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.

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
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House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.

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.

Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action
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Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action (March 29, 2018)

Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.

Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
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Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.

Navajo Nation claims victory over Trump in federal funding fight
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Navajo Nation claims victory over Trump in federal funding fight (March 28, 2018)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are rejoicing after a federal judge rebuked the Trump administration for reducing the tribe's Head Start funds.

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.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast
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A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)

An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

Navajo Nation accuses leader of misusing Ramah settlement funds
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Navajo Nation accuses leader of misusing Ramah settlement funds (March 8, 2018)

A leader on the Navajo Nation is being accused of misusing $6 million in settlement funds, losing $1 million in the process.

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court
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Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court (March 5, 2018)

A Jemez Pueblo man who was convicted of murdering a woman from the Navajo Nation will remain behind bars after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike
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Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike (February 27, 2018)

The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.

Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes
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Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes (February 27, 2018)

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that will give tribes direct access to funds that will let them quickly post AMBER alerts over text messaging, radio and television to counties within reservation borders.

Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle
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Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle (February 26, 2018)

A bill to help tribes develop AMBER Alert systems on their reservations is getting closer to final passage on Capitol Hill.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
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Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
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Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned (February 22, 2018)

Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.