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Wildlife service considers changes to habitat area for endangered Mount Graham red squirrel
Wildlife service considers changes to habitat area for endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (September 16, 2019)

The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.


Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit
Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit (September 5, 2019)

'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.


Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA
Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA (September 4, 2019)

Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.


Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles
Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles (September 3, 2019)

A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.


Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program
Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program (September 2, 2019)

Time is running out for landowners on the Navajo Nation who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation settles Wells Fargo lawsuit for $6.5 million
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation settles Wells Fargo lawsuit for $6.5 million (August 27, 2019)

Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.


Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure
Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure (August 26, 2019)

The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.


Cronkite News: Deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide are growing
Cronkite News: Deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide are growing (August 19, 2019)

Deaths of despair – the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide – have seen 'alarming' increases across the country since 2005.


Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on
Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on (August 13, 2019)

'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.


News21: More communities face threats from wildfires
News21: More communities face threats from wildfires (August 13, 2019)

The wildfire threat has been ever-present this year.


Cronkite News: 'Radical harm reduction collective provides critical service
Cronkite News: 'Radical harm reduction collective provides critical service (August 7, 2019)

While the debate around clean needle exchange programs continues, one organization works in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.


Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider
Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider (August 6, 2019)

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.


Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory
Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory (August 5, 2019)

A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Trump administration sets execution date for Navajo inmate
Cronkite News: Trump administration sets execution date for Navajo inmate (July 26, 2019)

Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.


Cronkite News: Veterans Affairs touts improvement in patient wait times
Cronkite News: Veterans Affairs touts improvement in patient wait times (July 25, 2019)

Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'


Cronkite News: Trump administration seeks to restrict access to food stamps
Cronkite News: Trump administration seeks to restrict access to food stamps (July 24, 2019)

'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.


Cronkite News: U.S. Senate race shaping up to be one of the most competitive
Cronkite News: U.S. Senate race shaping up to be one of the most competitive (July 22, 2019)

If there was any question that Arizona’s 2020 Senate race would be one of the nation’s hottest, it was answered with an emphatic 'yes.'


Cronkite News: Trump impeachment resolution tabled after rebuke of 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Trump impeachment resolution tabled after rebuke of 'racist' tweets (July 19, 2019)

Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.


Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument
Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument (July 19, 2019)

Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.


Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance (July 18, 2019)

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.


Chip Colwell: Acknowledge the Indigenous caretakers of the land
Chip Colwell: Acknowledge the Indigenous caretakers of the land (July 17, 2019)

Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.


Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance
Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance (July 16, 2019)

Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence
Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence (July 11, 2019)

Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.


Cronkite News: More body cameras in deadliest city for police shootings
Cronkite News: More body cameras in deadliest city for police shootings (July 10, 2019)

Arizona's largest city, known for its high rate of police shootings, continues to roll out body cameras to 2,000 first responders.


Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill (July 8, 2019)

Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court set to rule on high-profile death penalty case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court set to rule on high-profile death penalty case (July 8, 2019)

There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?


Cronkite News: Educators work to include tribal history in classrooms
Cronkite News: Educators work to include tribal history in classrooms (July 1, 2019)

The Teacher Institute program gives educators a better understanding of American Indian history, culture and art.


Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill (June 27, 2019)

Tribal leaders are seeking support for bills that would guarantee water to their people in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.


House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills
House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills (June 26, 2019)

Water rights for the Navajo Nation, the Hualapai Tribe and Pueblo tribes are being taken up on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands
Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands (June 26, 2019)

Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.


Cronkite News: Lawmaker in charge of Indian Country bills under ethics inquiry
Cronkite News: Lawmaker in charge of Indian Country bills under ethics inquiry (June 24, 2019)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.


Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral
Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral (June 21, 2019)

One by one, members of the community stepped up to the microphone at the City Council meeting, some trembling and angry.


Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens'
Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens' (June 19, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.


Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter
Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter (June 18, 2019)

A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.


Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control
Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control (June 17, 2019)

Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.


Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying
Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying (June 14, 2019)

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.


Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence
Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence (June 13, 2019)

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear death penalty case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear death penalty case (June 13, 2019)

A decision from the nation's highest court could affect as many as 19 death row inmates in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants
Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants (June 12, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.


Cronkite News: 'Unprecedented' number of migrants apprehended at border
Cronkite News: 'Unprecedented' number of migrants apprehended at border (June 10, 2019)

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade.


Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change
Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change (June 7, 2019)

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.


Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands
Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands (June 6, 2019)

Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.


Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon (June 4, 2019)

Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers
Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers (June 3, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Groups score win in effort to protect California condors
Cronkite News: Groups score win in effort to protect California condors (May 31, 2019)

Environmental groups are trying to ban the use of lead shot out of concern for endangered California condors.


Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith
Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith (May 29, 2019)

Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.


Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony
Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony (May 28, 2019)

Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation secures federal assistance for disaster
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation secures federal assistance for disaster (May 27, 2019)

A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow on the Navajo Nation, making roads on much of the reservation impassable.


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.