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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 24, 2018)

A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
National | Politics

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty (April 17, 2018)

'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote
Politics

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote (April 17, 2018)

Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
National | Politics

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
National | Politics

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
National | Politics

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.

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.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water (November 3, 2017)

A leader of the White Mountain Apache Tribe said his people desperately need to replacing a 'failing and terminal' groundwater system on the reservation in Arizona.

House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe
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House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe (October 30, 2017)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a critical water project is making its way through Congress.

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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (February 9, 2017)

Members of the panel are hoping bipartisanship wins the day even as Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills
National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills (February 6, 2017)

The committee is set to advance a slew of bills that address economic development, employment, Native languages, water rights and other issues.