More: Pueblo

Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue
Arts & Entertainment | National
Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue (October 4, 2017)
A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.

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.

YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest'
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YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest' (September 18, 2017)
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the 'conquest' of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

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.

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot

Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins 'Best of Show' for sculpture based on traditional pot (August 22, 2017)
Artist Pat Pruitt of Laguna Pueblo took home the top award at the Santa Fe Indian Market for a unique metal sculpture.

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment
DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian
Arts & Entertainment | National
Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian (August 2, 2017)
Virgil Ortiz, an artist from Cochiti Pueblo, is debuting an ambitious new collection as part of a collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin
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Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin (June 27, 2017)
A top leader from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico is calling for the removal of the tribe's well-known sun symbol from a flag in Wisconsin.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
Law | National | Politics
Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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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.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country
Law
Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country (June 6, 2017)
A tribal citizen who was convicted of second-degree murder was rightfully prosecuted in federal court, a federal judge in New Mexico has concluded.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

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.

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.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department
Education | National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.

Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse
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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (February 28, 2017)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.

Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong
Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong (November 21, 2016)
Because consultation broke down and so little of the pipeline has received tribal survey, we must wonder how much has been missed.

Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center
Arts & Entertainment
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (October 19, 2016)
A new exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes
Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes (October 19, 2016)
Tribal leaders sat in shock as a non-Indian witnesses brought out cardboard boxes containing what he said were sacred items.

Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property
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Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.

Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New Mexico
Environment | Politics
Cochiti Pueblo reclaims ancestral land in deal with New Mexico (September 30, 2016)
The tribe secured about 9,000 acres of sacred sites and other important areas near its reservation.

More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end
Law | National | Trust
More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (September 27, 2016)
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.

House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property
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House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (September 23, 2016)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.

Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic
Health | Law | Opinion
Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic (September 21, 2016)
'It doesn’t matter where you live – East Liverpool or Washington D.C., in rural or urban America or Indian country – nearly everyone has been touched by this national epidemic.'

Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big event
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Sandia Pueblo faces fire over ban on balloons during big event (September 13, 2016)
The tribe is a sponsor of the popular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta but restrictions on balloons have some fuming.

Native Sun News: Cartoonist Ricardo Cate brings humor to #NoDAPL movement
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Cartoonist Ricardo Cate brings humor to #NoDAPL movement (September 2, 2016)
Ricardo Cate’ is the genius behind the Without Reservations cartoon series.

Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
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Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (September 1, 2016)
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.

Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (August 22, 2016)
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.

Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system
Opinion
Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system (August 22, 2016)
I am often surprised to find young people who assume that the wondrous supermarket has been around since the beginning of time.

Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton
National | Politics
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (August 17, 2016)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.

Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo
National | Politics
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.

Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people
Opinion
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people (August 15, 2016)
It is long past time for the city of Santa Fe to take steps in order to change the narrative of the annual Fiesta celebration.

Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
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Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (August 2, 2016)
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.

Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention
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Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2016)
A tribal leader helped deliver the invocation and a Native lawmaker took the stage on a historic night for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.

Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
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Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues
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Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues (July 13, 2016)
The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property (July 11, 2016)
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.

Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
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Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.

National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C.
National
National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C. (July 6, 2016)
Dominic Peacock of Acoma Pueblo is happy working 60 to 75 hours a week in the nation's capital.

Santa Ana Pueblo acquires large ranch that was listed for $33M
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Santa Ana Pueblo acquires large ranch that was listed for $33M (July 1, 2016)
The 74,000-acre Alamo Ranch is located near the tribe's reservation in New Mexico.

Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors
Law | Opinion
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors (June 27, 2016)
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.

Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database
Education | National | Technology
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database (June 27, 2016)
Federal government documents from the boarding school era will be accessible to tribal members.

Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico
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Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico (June 24, 2016)
The tribe banished Steve Romero in February 2016 but he has repeatedly returned to the reservation.

Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield
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Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield (June 22, 2016)
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 9, 2016)
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.

Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win
National | Politics
Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win (June 8, 2016)
Native voters in South Dakota went for Bernie Sanders while their counterparts in New Mexico supported Hillary Clinton.

Lloyd Tortalita: Hillary Clinton has always cared about Native peoples
Opinion | Politics
Lloyd Tortalita: Hillary Clinton has always cared about Native peoples (June 8, 2016)
Long before she became a senator, and long before she became secretary of state and long before she ran for president, Hillary cared about Native peoples and Indian Country.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 6, 2016)
The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.

Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land
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Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land (June 6, 2016)
More than 20 tribes are supporting the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah but opponents are trying to instill fear among Navajo Nation citizens.

Editorial: Acoma Pueblo needs justice for theft of sacred property
Law | Opinion | World
Editorial: Acoma Pueblo needs justice for theft of sacred property (June 6, 2016)
It’s still an ocean away from home, but a colorful leather shield used in tribal religious ceremonies is an important step closer to Acoma Pueblo.

Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition
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Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (June 1, 2016)
A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.

Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post (May 26, 2016)
A housing development and a walking / biking path are sprouting up at the Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post in New Mexico.

Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France
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Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (May 25, 2016)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.

All charges dropped for murder of Northern Cheyenne man in New Mexico
Law
All charges dropped for murder of Northern Cheyenne man in New Mexico (May 23, 2016)
Benjamin Youngbear, 28, was killed in May 2015 at Ohkay Owingeh, a tribe based in northern New Mexico.

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