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As President Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning it as a project that continues to destroy sacred sites.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.
'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.
The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.
The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.
As thousands of people lined up around the Phoenix Convention Center last Tuesday afternoon to hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak, they could hear the constant beat of drums outside.
The ceremonial and gathering site is on the National Register of Historic Places but the tribe says the fight to protect Oak Flat from a copper mine is far from over.
The candidate has been paying a lot of attention to Arizona ahead of the presidential primary on March 22.
Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.
What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.
Tribes nationwide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona from destruction by foreign-owned mining conglomerates.
Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.
Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is hosting the event on Capitol Hill.
I encourage all tribal members not to fear our Tribal government leaders, as they must remember that the oath they took was to serve their people, and serve with facts, fairness and honesty.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in orchestrating the sale of Oak Flat.
The debate over the Resolution Copper Mine has created a David vs. Goliath struggle, with the tiny San Carlos Apache Nation up against giants of the corporate and political world.
Arizona’s first congressional district is the nearest thing to an American Indian majority district in the United States.
Two weeks after his administration granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, President Obama threw a bit of a bone to Native people.
Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.
Does it not bother anyone that rarely do we hear a voice of someone on the street who doesn’t support tribal government’s view on Oak Flat?
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).
The following are the text of two Dear Colleague letters written by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.
Text of a Dear Colleague letter written by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.
This is more or less what representatives of the United States government say every time they are doing something to land that native people believe to be holy.
After traveling 2,000 miles across the country, the Apache Stronghold is rally at the U.S. Capitol to save sacred Oak Flat from a mining development.
Indian Country Today interviews Chairman Terry Rambler about the battle to save sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from a mining development.
Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and others interested in protecting tribal treaty rights and Native sacred places are traveling to Washington, D.C.
The White Mountain Apache Youth Council will use the money to attend the UNITY conference in Washington, D.C.
The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.
The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.
The Apache Stronghold will send two groups across the nation to rally for Oak Flat and for a bill that repeals a mine at the site.
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.