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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.

Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country
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Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country (June 6, 2017)
A tribal citizen who was convicted of second-degree murder was rightfully prosecuted in federal court, a federal judge in New Mexico has concluded.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

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.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
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YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

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.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
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Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

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.

Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue
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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (April 27, 2017)
Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize
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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (April 25, 2017)
The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.

Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man
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Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man (April 24, 2017)
The brutal beating of 66-year-old Irvin Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is reminiscent of the deaths of two Navajo men.

Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer
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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.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
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Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit
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Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.

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.

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.

Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse
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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (February 28, 2017)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
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President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth
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Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (December 20, 2016)
A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.

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.

Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong
Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong (November 21, 2016)
Because consultation broke down and so little of the pipeline has received tribal survey, we must wonder how much has been missed.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016
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Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.

Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee
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Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (November 4, 2016)
Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.

Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico
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Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico (November 2, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee's new Native American Coalition is joining a rally in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
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Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center
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Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (October 19, 2016)
A new exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes
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Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes (October 19, 2016)
Tribal leaders sat in shock as a non-Indian witnesses brought out cardboard boxes containing what he said were sacred items.

Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property
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Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearing (October 13, 2016)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is chairing the October 18 hearing at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy
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Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.

Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New Mexico
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Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New Mexico (September 30, 2016)
The tribe secured about 9,000 acres of sacred sites and other important areas near its reservation.

Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country
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Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.

House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property
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House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (September 23, 2016)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.

Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic
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Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic (September 21, 2016)
'It doesn’t matter where you live – East Liverpool or Washington D.C., in rural or urban America or Indian country – nearly everyone has been touched by this national epidemic.'

Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference
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Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.

Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big event
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Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big event (September 13, 2016)
The tribe is a sponsor of the popular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta but restrictions on balloons have some fuming.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (September 5, 2016)
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.

Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
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Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (September 1, 2016)
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.

Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster
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Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster (August 23, 2016)
The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.

Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico
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Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (August 22, 2016)
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.

Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system
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Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system (August 22, 2016)
I am often surprised to find young people who assume that the wondrous supermarket has been around since the beginning of time.

Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton
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Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (August 17, 2016)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo
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Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.

Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people
Opinion
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people (August 15, 2016)
It is long past time for the city of Santa Fe to take steps in order to change the narrative of the annual Fiesta celebration.

Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881
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Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (August 8, 2016)
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.

Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences
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Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences (August 5, 2016)
'Wahzhazhe' has been staged in Oklahoma, Washington, D.C, and even before Pope Francis.

Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
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Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (August 2, 2016)
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.

Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
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Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.

Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
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Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.

Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
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Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.

Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money
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Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money (July 20, 2016)
The Kwahadi Dancers of Texas have appropriated Navajo, Pueblo and other tribal ceremonies.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues
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Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues (July 13, 2016)
The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.

Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen today
Opinion
Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen today (July 8, 2016)
We in the native youth community celebrate together, we cry together, and we experience important events with each other.

Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company
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Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (July 7, 2016)
Starting in 2017, the popular powwow will be known as 'Ultra Health - Gathering of Nations' as part of the deal with the Ultra Health company.

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