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Cronkite News: Band educates fans about issues facing indigenous peoples
Cronkite News: Band educates fans about issues facing indigenous peoples (May 23, 2019)

Crossfire joins the long history of punk and hardcore bands that have spoken out on issues facing their communities.


Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story
Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story (May 22, 2019)

'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'


Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program
Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program (May 16, 2019)

Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


Cronkite News: Poor reservation roads make it harder for students to learn
Cronkite News: Poor reservation roads make it harder for students to learn (May 15, 2019)

Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools on reservations to spend money on frequent maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads.


Cronkite News: Industrial hemp farming now legal in almost every state
Cronkite News: Industrial hemp farming now legal in almost every state (May 10, 2019)

The 2018 Farm Bill opened the doors for farmers to grow hemp as an agricultural commodity.


Cronkite News: Indian Country falling behind when it comes to broadband
Cronkite News: Indian Country falling behind when it comes to broadband (May 9, 2019)

Fewer than half the households on tribal lands in Arizona have access to broadband internet, and only one exceeds the state average.


Cronkite News: Accidental fall leads to another fatality at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Accidental fall leads to another fatality at Grand Canyon (May 7, 2019)

Four people have died in or near Grand Canyon National Park in the last five weeks, but officials say that isn’t unusual.


'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court
'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court (May 6, 2019)

Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.


Cronkite News: Unique school bus serves as inspiration for Navajo students
Cronkite News: Unique school bus serves as inspiration for Navajo students (May 6, 2019)

For 26 years, Freddie Yazzie has driven school buses for a quiet community on the Navajo Nation.


Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border
Cronkite News: Not all migrants make it across the border (May 2, 2019)

A group of volunteers search for the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the southern U.S. deserts.


Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol
Cronkite News: Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol (May 1, 2019)

For the thousands of migrants showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, health care is nearly impossible to afford.


The Revelator: Jaguars once thrived in the Americas. Until borders arrived.
The Revelator: Jaguars once thrived in the Americas. Until borders arrived. (April 30, 2019)

When big cats cross from one country into another, they can fall victim to wildlife traffickers, drug cartels, highways and more emerging threats.


Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting
Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting (April 30, 2019)

'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.


Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation
Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation (April 29, 2019)

Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall
Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall (April 26, 2019)

The Department of Homeland Security is waiving dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction of border barriers.


Cronkite News: Report cites 'alarming increase' in police officer shootings
Cronkite News: Report cites 'alarming increase' in police officer shootings (April 23, 2019)

The number of police shootings in Arizona's largest city jumped from an average of 21 a year to 44 in 2018.


Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants
Cronkite News: City seeks federal aid to deal with large influx of migrants (April 18, 2019)

Federal officials have dropped off nearly 1,300 migrants in the city of Yuma, Arizona.


Cronkite News: Repeat prisoners contribute to high incarceration rate in Arizona
Cronkite News: Repeat prisoners contribute to high incarceration rate in Arizona (April 17, 2019)

Officials and experts are exploring a vexing question about the revolving bars of the criminal justice system: How can we stop people from ending back in prison?


Cronkite News: Tribes finally at the table in Colorado River water talks
Cronkite News: Tribes finally at the table in Colorado River water talks (April 16, 2019)

Tribes played a critical role in the negotiation of a multi-state drought plan that is about to become law.


Cronkite News: Vaccination rates in reservation counties on the decline
Cronkite News: Vaccination rates in reservation counties on the decline (April 15, 2019)

Lower vaccination rates are putting Arizona at risk for an outbreak of measles, mumps and other preventable diseases.


Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border (April 12, 2019)

Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Telescope on sacred Apache site used for black hole project
Cronkite News: Telescope on sacred Apache site used for black hole project (April 11, 2019)

Eight telescopes around the world, including one on sacred Mount Graham in Arizona, were used to capture the first images of a black hole.


Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes
Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes (April 9, 2019)

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.


Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund
Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund (April 5, 2019)

Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.


Cronkite News: Poor reservation roads hinder economic and educational opportunites
Cronkite News: Poor reservation roads hinder economic and educational opportunites (April 4, 2019)

To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.


Cronkite News: Opioid treatment options limited for rural residents
Cronkite News: Opioid treatment options limited for rural residents (April 3, 2019)

Fighting opioid addiction always is tough, but it’s even tougher for rural residents who live miles from treatment clinics.


'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations
'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations (April 3, 2019)

This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.


Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico
Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico (April 2, 2019)

'We’ll keep it closed for a long time, I’m not playing games,' the president said.


Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers
Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers (April 1, 2019)

'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'


Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops
Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops (March 29, 2019)

Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.


Cronkite News: Water deal that includes tribes debated on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Water deal that includes tribes debated on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2019)

It’s taken years of negotiating to reach a deal, which involves seven states, local and tribal governments, plus the U.S. and Mexico.


Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation
Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation (March 26, 2019)

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant (March 26, 2019)

The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard
Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard (March 12, 2019)

The Heard Museum in Arizona highlights the personal stories of students who attended Indian boarding schools.


'It could be me': Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe
'It could be me': Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe (March 11, 2019)

With kicks, blocks and twists of the wrist, 16-year-old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter is teaching Native American boys and girls to stay safe.


Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines
Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines (March 7, 2019)

Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.


Cronkite News: Attention finally being paid to missing and murdered sisters
Cronkite News: Attention finally being paid to missing and murdered sisters (March 6, 2019)

One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.


Cronkite News: Land deals make it over the finish line after years of work
Cronkite News: Land deals make it over the finish line after years of work (March 1, 2019)

A public lands bill hailed as a 'true bipartisan success story' has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Cronkite News: Former astronaut Mark Kelly launches campaign for U.S. Senate
Cronkite News: Former astronaut Mark Kelly launches campaign for U.S. Senate (February 26, 2019)

Former astronaut Mark Kelly’s launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor.


Cronkite News: Charges dropped against volunteers for work along U.S. border
Cronkite News: Charges dropped against volunteers for work along U.S. border (February 25, 2019)

Federal misdemeanor charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced criminal convictions for their work along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Cronkite News: Trump's border wall emergency prompts lawsuits and protests
Cronkite News: Trump's border wall emergency prompts lawsuits and protests (February 19, 2019)

Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.


Cronkite News: Democrats cross party lines to confirm Trump's new attorney general
Cronkite News: Democrats cross party lines to confirm Trump's new attorney general (February 18, 2019)

Critics are concerned that William Barr might interfere with probes of the Trump administration now that he's in charge of the Department of Justice.


Cronkite News: Apache Stronghold continues annual walk to sacred site
Cronkite News: Apache Stronghold continues annual walk to sacred site (February 15, 2019)

A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities
Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities (February 14, 2019)

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.


Cronkite News: Trump administration turns border city into 'war zone'
Cronkite News: Trump administration turns border city into 'war zone' (February 8, 2019)

Officials and residents are upset about the addition of sharp wire along the fence in their border community.


Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown
Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown (February 7, 2019)

The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.


Cronkite News: Tournament win 'a little more special' for Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler
Cronkite News: Tournament win 'a little more special' for Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler (February 5, 2019)

The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn’t always been kind to Rickie Fowler.


Cronkite News: Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler claims victory at tournament
Cronkite News: Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler claims victory at tournament (February 4, 2019)

'We fought until the end!! And it was worth it!!' Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler said after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate
Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate (February 1, 2019)

A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.


Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona
Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona (January 31, 2019)

Arizona is one of many states that does not protect employees from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee
Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee (January 30, 2019)

The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.


Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate
Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate (January 29, 2019)

Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.