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As she looked at the Disney characters decorating the walls of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Dental Clinic and at the smiling, laughing children watching dental health demonstrations, Suzanne Haney thought back to what a trip to the dentist used to be.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.
A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.
A vulnerable citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was sexually assaulted while in the care of a specialized facility.
A comatose citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was the victim of a sexual assault that resulted in her becoming impregnated.
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.
Dozens of illegal dumping sites litter the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, putting the health of the people and their environment in jeopardy.
The People—the Nnee (known today as Western Apache)—need to follow the lead of their great ancestors and fight for life, Michael Paul Hill writes on Indian Country Media Network.
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.
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.
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.
It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.
Steve Titla is the first Native person to lead the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.
'We were used as lab rats to test the effects of the chemical on the body of Apaches.'
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.
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.
The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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.
Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.
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.
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?
Six lawmakers and four tribal leaders largely focused on education for their first meeting at the state capitol in Phoenix.
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.
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.
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.
The 179,000 square-foot San Carlos Apache Tribe Health Center in Peridot, Arizona, cost $116 million.
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 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.
Congress authorized the transfer of federal land to a foreign-controlled company that will build a copper mine on sacred Apache lands.
Article 20 of the American Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of conscience and religion, a freedom that the Apaches cannot enjoy with their sacred sites destroyed.
Congress has handed over a sacred Native American site to a foreign-owned company for what may be the first time in our nation’s history.
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers.
The taking of property without the laws that apply normally. Isn’t that called stealing?
The San Carlos Apache battle cry to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S. neo-colonialism against Native nations.