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President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.


Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery
Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery (August 7, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe is overseeing the disinterment of three children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.


Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)

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.


Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.


Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account
Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)

The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.


Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)

Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.


New TV series on indigenous resistance opens with Standing Rock
New TV series on indigenous resistance opens with Standing Rock (January 27, 2017)

The battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the focus of the first episode of RISE.


Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (August 8, 2016)

By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.


Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (June 21, 2016)

When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.


Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat
Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat (March 30, 2016)

Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.


Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site
Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site (March 3, 2016)

Tribes nationwide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona from destruction by foreign-owned mining conglomerates.


Marc Simmons: Geronimo never got to see homeland after capture
Marc Simmons: Geronimo never got to see homeland after capture (January 25, 2016)

The surrender of Geronimo in the late summer of 1886 brought to a close the long story of Apache wars in the Southwest.


Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery (January 18, 2016)

Tribal members, from Apache people to Wampanoags, were forced to work as slaves in Canada and as far away as Bermuda.


Marc Simmons: Apache people betrayed by federal government
Marc Simmons: Apache people betrayed by federal government (December 14, 2015)

In the last years of the Apache wars, a warrior named Massai acquired something of a name for himself when he made a daring escape from the clutches of his white captors.


Marc Simmons: Site of Apache chief Victorio's death in dispute
Marc Simmons: Site of Apache chief Victorio's death in dispute (November 23, 2015)

Was Apache Chief Victorio killed in New Mexico or in Mexico in 1880?


Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap
Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (August 18, 2015)

Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.


Marc Simmons: The legend of the White chief among the Apache
Marc Simmons: The legend of the White chief among the Apache (April 13, 2015)

New Mexicans had long speculated that this individual was Charley McComas, seized by Apaches near Lordsburg in 1883 when he was 6 years old and raised as an Indian.


Carolina Castoreno: Racism runs rampant in the Hoosier State
Carolina Castoreno: Racism runs rampant in the Hoosier State (March 31, 2015)

One can only imagine the dismay to many Hoosiers that Indiana is now the talk of nation but only because of its bigotry.


Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers
Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (March 10, 2015)

Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.


Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers
Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers (March 3, 2015)

Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.


Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable
Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable (January 19, 2015)

The disappointing decisions of the federal government in the face of lucrative energy prospects are nothing new for Native Americans.


Steven Newcomb: Sacred lands are Christmas gift for mining firm
Steven Newcomb: Sacred lands are Christmas gift for mining firm (December 29, 2014)

The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization.


Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (December 19, 2014)

We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.


Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate
Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (December 17, 2014)

Krista Langlois of High Country News looks back at some of the major stories in Indian Country this year.


Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (December 17, 2014)

Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.


Jon Kyl: Land swap for mine on sacred Apache land isn't unusual
Jon Kyl: Land swap for mine on sacred Apache land isn't unusual (December 11, 2014)

Former U.S. Senator from Arizona supported the Resolution Copper mine when he was in Congress.


Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards'
Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (December 11, 2014)

The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.


Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.


Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district (November 6, 2014)

The incumbent Democrat won decisively in counties with more Indian voters.


Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona
Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona (October 9, 2014)

Native Americans make up 22.6 percent of the population the 1st Congressional district.


DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (September 2, 2014)

DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.


Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (August 26, 2014)

The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.


Marc Simmons: Mangas Coloradas was powerful Apache chief
Marc Simmons: Mangas Coloradas was powerful Apache chief (July 14, 2014)

Marc Simmons looks at the life of Mangas Coloradas, one of the most powerful Apache leaders.


Marc Simmons: Report provides 19th century view of Apaches
Marc Simmons: Report provides 19th century view of Apaches (June 2, 2014)

Marc Simmons offers a glimpse into a 19th-century Spanish report into the Apache people.


Column: Environmentalists putting tribal members out of work
Column: Environmentalists putting tribal members out of work (April 29, 2014)

Columnist says environmental groups don't want tribes making money off of their natural resources.


Editorial: App helps users learn tribal culture in New Mexico
Editorial: App helps users learn tribal culture in New Mexico (November 25, 2013)

Newspaper praises new app that explores tribal culture in New Mexico.


Public school in California  hears debate over 'Apaches' mascot
Public school in California hears debate over 'Apaches' mascot (November 18, 2013)

A public high school in California is debating whether to eliminate its 'Apaches' mascot.


Tribal lobbying halts  measure for copper mine by sacred site
Tribal lobbying halts measure for copper mine by sacred site (November 14, 2013)

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.


Ex-Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in corruption case
Ex-Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in corruption case (October 29, 2013)

Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) was sentenced to three years in federal prison in a corruption case.


Editorial: Respect tribe's concerns about mine near sacred site
Editorial: Respect tribe's concerns about mine near sacred site (October 16, 2013)

Newspaper calls on Congress to put a hold on land swap due to concerns raised by the San Carlos Apache Tribe:


House takes up bill to authorize copper mine near sacred site
House takes up bill to authorize copper mine near sacred site (September 26, 2013)

The House will be voting today on H.R.687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.


Apache tribes await repatriation of sacred items from museum
Apache tribes await repatriation of sacred items from museum (August 20, 2013)

A group of Apache tribes is awaiting the repatriation of sacred items from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.


Supreme Court backs Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas
Supreme Court backs Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas (June 14, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Oklahoma in a water dispute with Texas that impacts tribal rights. The justices held that the Red River Compact, a multi-state agreement,...


Former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty of corruption charges
Former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty of corruption charges (June 12, 2013)

A federal jury convicted former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) on 17 of 32 corruption charges. Renzi was indicted in connection with a land swap opposed by most tribes in Arizona....


Column: Tribes support   New Mexico horse slaughtering plant
Column: Tribes support New Mexico horse slaughtering plant (May 14, 2013)

Columnist on the use of horse meat in Indian Country: The most ironic argument against a slaughterhouse for unwanted horses is that the noble animal is a western icon, a...


Book Review: Origin of Apache wars in 'The Wrath of Cochise'
Book Review: Origin of Apache wars in 'The Wrath of Cochise' (April 24, 2013)

A review of The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars: Second Lt. George Bascom was “a fine looking fellow” and a gentleman, a...


Review: Books revisit dark chapter of US history with Apaches
Review: Books revisit dark chapter of US history with Apaches (April 22, 2013)

Fergus W. Bordewich reviews two books about Apache leaders Cochise and Geronimo for The Wall Street Journal: In essential ways, both Indians and white Americans see their common past as...


Supreme Court   hears water suit that affects Oklahoma tribes
Supreme Court hears water suit that affects Oklahoma tribes (April 22, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, a state agency, doesn't want to sell water to...


Marc Simmons: Scalping   found among some    New Mexico tribes
Marc Simmons: Scalping found among some New Mexico tribes (April 8, 2013)

Marc Simmons on the practice of scalping among tribes in New Mexico


Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers
Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers (March 13, 2013)

Leaders and members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas are suing the federal government over the seizure of eagle feathers at a powwow. An agent from the U.S. Fish...


USDA Blog: Arthur  Blazer discusses sacred site efforts at NCAI
USDA Blog: Arthur Blazer discusses sacred site efforts at NCAI (March 11, 2013)

Arthur “Butch” Blazer, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico who serves as Deputy Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture, spoke to the National Congress of American...


Marc Simmons: Spanish official harsh on tribes in New Mexico
Marc Simmons: Spanish official harsh on tribes in New Mexico (March 11, 2013)

Historian Marc Simmons on the crimes of an early Spanish Colonial governor: Who today knows the name of Diego de Peñalosa? Very few people, I suspect, even though he was...


Marc Simmons: Army used 'talking mirrors' to find Geronimo
Marc Simmons: Army used 'talking mirrors' to find Geronimo (February 25, 2013)

"During the last campaign against Geronimo in 1886, the U.S. Army introduced a heliograph system for the rapid transmission of messages across the Southwestern deserts. The heliograph was a small,...


Texas man who claims Apache heritage told to cut   hair for job
Texas man who claims Apache heritage told to cut hair for job (January 16, 2013)

A Texas man who says he has Apache heritage could lose his job for keeping his hair long. Art Poore works as a VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Employment...


Authorities ax case against 'Apache' man in United Kingdom
Authorities ax case against 'Apache' man in United Kingdom (August 22, 2012)

A United Kingdom man who claims to live as an Apache won't face a trial for allegedly violating wildlife laws. The 60-year-old man goes by the name Mangas Coloradas, who...


Yellow Bird Indian Dancers ask rain to stay away for  Olympics
Yellow Bird Indian Dancers ask rain to stay away for Olympics (July 27, 2012)

The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, an Apache dance group from Arizona, performed a "no rain" dance for the 2012 Olympic games in London. London has seen a record-breaking amount of...


Jay Tavare: Elbys Onea Naiche Hugar was the last of her breed
Jay Tavare: Elbys Onea Naiche Hugar was the last of her breed (July 17, 2012)

"In American history, there have been many icons that we know about, but also a few most of us have never heard of who have had an impact on so...


Editorial: Bald eagles in Arizona deserve special protection
Editorial: Bald eagles in Arizona deserve special protection (May 2, 2012)

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seems bound and determined to minimize protections for Arizona’s growing — but still fragile — population of bald eagles. What a strange spectacle. What...


Man in United Kingdom: 'An Indian in a white man's body'
Man in United Kingdom: 'An Indian in a white man's body' (April 23, 2012)

The British media has tracked down another man who is obsessed with Indian culture. Dennis Grinsted, 72, said he was named an honorary Apache by a tribe in Arizona. He...


Fake 'Apache' from UK tried to move to a reservation in US
Fake 'Apache' from UK tried to move to a reservation in US (March 29, 2012)

A man from the United Kingdom who goes by the name of an Apache chief once tried to move to the U.S. and live on a reservation, The Daily Mail...