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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.

Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it
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Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it (May 24, 2018)

How do you honor New Mexico’s colorful past without celebrating violent colonialism in racially charged festivities?

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.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
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University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology
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Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology (May 1, 2018)

'In my spare time I would mess with computer programs to see what capabilities they had,' says Acoma Pueblo artist Jon Juanico.

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.

Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
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Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS' (April 18, 2018)

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet
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High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet (April 11, 2018)

Across sovereign governments, a group of Southwest tribes prepares to launch their own network.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
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Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
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Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)

The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico
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Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.

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.

Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination'
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Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination' (March 30, 2018)

The top Indian education official in New Mexico was fired from her job last week.for unexplained reasons and no one wants to talk about it.

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.

Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions
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Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions (March 22, 2018)

Police officers from the Pueblo of Santa Ana responded to a girl's soccer game after a racially-tinged brawl broke out among players and parents.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
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A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists
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Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists (March 19, 2018)

'It is so important for Native stories to be told by Native voices.'

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
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Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools
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Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools (March 15, 2018)

Students across the nation, including many in Indian Country, are demanding action on gun reform in hopes of preventing violence at their places of learning.

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 woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico
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Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico (March 7, 2018)

Charlotte Little, a citizen of the Pueblo of San Felipe, is the new city clerk for Albuquerque in New Mexico.

Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
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Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 7, 2018)

A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official who left the Trump administration under a cloud was the subject of an ethics inquiry after employees found his behavior to be 'disturbing' and left them 'in shock.'

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.

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.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program
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Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.

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.

Descendants of former slaves in Southwest embrace Indian heritage
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Descendants of former slaves in Southwest embrace Indian heritage (January 29, 2018)

The descendants of the Genízaros, who were held as slaves during the colonial era, are discovering and asserting their Indian identity,

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

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.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny'
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Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
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Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
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Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight President Donald Trump.

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 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.

Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items
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Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (November 8, 2017)

Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.

Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president
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Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president (November 8, 2017)

Voters of the Mescalero Apache Tribe elected Arthur 'Butch' Blazer as president.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
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YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)

In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue
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Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue (October 4, 2017)

A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.

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.

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.

YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest'
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YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest' (September 18, 2017)

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the 'conquest' of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

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
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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.

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot (August 22, 2017)

Artist Pat Pruitt of Laguna Pueblo took home the top award at the Santa Fe Indian Market for a unique metal sculpture.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)

Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)

A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

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.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)

The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian
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Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian (August 2, 2017)

Virgil Ortiz, an artist from Cochiti Pueblo, is debuting an ambitious new collection as part of a collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)

A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico
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Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico (July 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking testimony on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act on Friday, July 7.

Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin
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Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin (June 27, 2017)

A top leader from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico is calling for the removal of the tribe's well-known sun symbol from a flag in Wisconsin.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs headed to New Mexico for hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs headed to New Mexico for hearing (June 26, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hitting the road again, this time for a hearing on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.