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Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)
David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks
Environment | National
Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 28, 2017)
A prayer walk and run on October 8 will call attention to efforts to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation plans to sue Trump administration to protect Bears Ears in Utah (September 21, 2017)
The Navajo Nation plans to file a lawsuit to protect the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities (September 11, 2017)
How did the dog, long known as a partner in many tribal societies, become the pest?

Miss Navajo Nation pageant focuses on traditional foods instead of fry bread
National
Miss Navajo Nation pageant focuses on traditional foods instead of fry bread (September 5, 2017)
The Navajo Nation Fair is underway in Arizona and one of the biggest draws is the Miss Navajo Nation pageant but there's a big change this year.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Johnny Rustywire: The sad tale of a Marine who returned to the Navajo Nation
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: The sad tale of a Marine who returned to the Navajo Nation (August 24, 2017)
There is a story told to this day on the Navajo Nation about a Marine and his return home, Johnny Rustywire writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States
Environment | National
Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States (August 21, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are urging their citizens to stay inside as a total solar eclipse crosses the United States.

Johnny Rustywire: A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories of making jewelry
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories of making jewelry (August 21, 2017)
A visit to a pawn shop rekindles memories for a Native artist. Johnny Rustywire shares the story on Indian Country Media Network.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
Environment | Health | National | Politics
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National
Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol
Law | National
Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol (August 2, 2017)
An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
Business | Law | National | Politics
Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl
Law | National | Politics
Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)
A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain
Environment | National
Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain (July 27, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.

Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains
National
Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains (July 25, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is interested in buying a ranch in Colorado that's home to two of the tribe's most sacred mountains.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand to protect homelands
Environment | Opinion
Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand to protect homelands (July 17, 2017)
The Navajo Nation has taken a stand on climate change, Kayla DeVault writes on Indian Country Media Network.

National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president
National
National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president (July 5, 2017)
Gilda Yazzie will serve as vice president of the National Organization for Women along with Toni Van Pelt, the new president.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case
Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary
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Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)
The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)
The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty (June 22, 2017)
Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d'Errico praises a new book for offering a 'revealing' perspective of the Dine people.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)
A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
Law | National
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
Business | Law | National | Trust
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.

Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans
Opinion
Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans (May 26, 2017)
National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
Education | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)
Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
Environment | Health | National
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
Environment | National | Politics
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.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers
Law | National
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.

Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one
Opinion
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (April 27, 2017)
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?

Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (April 27, 2017)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
Environment | National | Politics
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

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

Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation'
National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (April 19, 2017)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
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Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (April 18, 2017)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.

Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract
Law | Trust
Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (April 4, 2017)
The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.

Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant
Business | Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)
A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)
The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.

Murder charge filed for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation police officer
Law | National
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.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
Law | National | Politics
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant
Environment | Law
Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.

Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation
Opinion | Politics
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation (March 17, 2017)
Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.

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