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The Trump administration wants to 'revive and strengthen' the uranium mining industry despite its toxic legacy in Indian Country.
Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the Rosemont Copper Mine, a controversial project opposed by tribes in Arizona.
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would reverse Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at 'dismantling' the agency.
'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.
Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
A public lands bill hailed as a 'true bipartisan success story' has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.
Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.
'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
President Donald Trump has promised back pay for furloughed federal workers but not all Republicans agree.
Paul Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona but six of his brothers and sisters are endorsing his rival.
'Republicans are turning their back on the most vulnerable species in the country,' an environmentalist said.
Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.
A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.
Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.
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.
Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.
The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.
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.
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.
Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
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.
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.
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.
The tribe is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent the sale of the Katsina Friends on June 1.
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.
The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization.
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.
The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.
H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
An Arizona Republican lashed out against the San Carlos Apache Tribe for stirring up opposition to a bill that would authorize the largest copper mine in North America.