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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.


Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy
Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy (January 29, 2019)

The five-week government shutdown shaved as much as $11 billion off the real gross domestic product, according to the Congressional Budget Office.


Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving
Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving (January 25, 2019)

Family and friends of a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer who was killed on duty are seeking a new law.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Cronkite News: Volunteer group debates future after convictions for border work
Cronkite News: Volunteer group debates future after convictions for border work (January 24, 2019)

More than a decade ago, a No More Deaths volunteer left plastic water jugs in the desert for migrants crossing the Mexican border.


Nurse arrested for sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman
Nurse arrested for sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman (January 23, 2019)

A vulnerable citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was sexually assaulted while in the care of a specialized facility.


Cronkite News: Native women raise awareness of missing and murdered sisters
Cronkite News: Native women raise awareness of missing and murdered sisters (January 23, 2019)

As the sounds of drumming filled the air, indigenous women gathered to raise awareness of missing and murdered women in their communities.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Cronkite News: Volunteers found guilty for work near U.S. border
Cronkite News: Volunteers found guilty for work near U.S. border (January 22, 2019)

Four humanitarian aid workers were found guilty after leaving aid for migrants in a restricted area of a national wildlife refuge.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate (January 21, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) opposes the border wall. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supports it.


Cronkite News: Volunteers on trial for helping U.S. border crossers
Cronkite News: Volunteers on trial for helping U.S. border crossers (January 18, 2019)

No More Deaths has been providing water, food and medical aid for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for more than a decade.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas
Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas (January 17, 2019)

Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.


'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks
'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks (January 16, 2019)

Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.


Cronkite News: Basketball team hopes to inspire Native youth
Cronkite News: Basketball team hopes to inspire Native youth (January 16, 2019)

When the Arizona State women’s basketball team played on the Navajo Nation, thousands of fans showed up.


Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers
Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers (January 15, 2019)

President Donald Trump has promised back pay for furloughed federal workers but not all Republicans agree.


Cronkite News: New trial ordered for woman with history of being abused
Cronkite News: New trial ordered for woman with history of being abused (January 14, 2019)

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Arizona woman, saying she was wrongly denied the chance to present evidence of battered woman syndrome.


As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay -- but only for now
As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay -- but only for now (January 11, 2019)

While thousands of federal workers are going without pay this month, some members of Congress will forgo their salaries during the partial government shutdown.


Authorities investigate sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman
Authorities investigate sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman (January 10, 2019)

A comatose citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was the victim of a sexual assault that resulted in her becoming impregnated.


Cronkite News: Democrats plan to flex power in the next Congress
Cronkite News: Democrats plan to flex power in the next Congress (December 19, 2018)

Democrats are planning to focus on voting rights, elections and campaign finance when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cronkite News: Tribes come together for 93rd annual fair and rodeo
Cronkite News: Tribes come together for 93rd annual fair and rodeo (December 18, 2018)

Each summer since 1925, Native people have gathered on the Fort Apache Reservation to test their skills in the saddle and celebrate who they are.


Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down
Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down (December 14, 2018)

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.


Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation
Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation (December 14, 2018)

Played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, 'Rez golf' is gaining popularity among Navajos.


Cronkite News: Tribes on 'pins and needles' in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Cronkite News: Tribes on 'pins and needles' in Indian Child Welfare Act case (December 13, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.


Cronkite News: Tribes involved in Colorado River water talks
Cronkite News: Tribes involved in Colorado River water talks (December 12, 2018)

After months of meetings, progress toward a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair.


Cronkite News: Ancestral tribal sites threated by copper mine
Cronkite News: Ancestral tribal sites threated by copper mine (December 11, 2018)

Tribal monitors are helping collect data on culturally significant sites that are facing an uncertain future in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Navajo girl carries on family's boxing tradition
Cronkite News: Navajo girl carries on family's boxing tradition (December 10, 2018)

Mariah Bahe, 14 years old, is the reigning Arizona State Junior Olympics champion in boxing.


Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people
Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people (December 7, 2018)

The brutal murder of Amanda Webster emphasizes the plight of Indigenous women throughout the country.


Hearing scheduled on missing and murdered in Indian Country
Hearing scheduled on missing and murdered in Indian Country (December 5, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be confronting the 'silent crisis' of the missing and the murdered at a hearing on December 12.


Arrest made in connection with murder of Navajo Nation woman
Arrest made in connection with murder of Navajo Nation woman (December 4, 2018)

Amanda Dakota Webster, a 26-year-old mother of three from the Navajo Nation, was murdered on December 1.


Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake
Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake (December 4, 2018)

A 'Native' handshake has a famous astrophysicist who hosts a television show under scrutiny.


KJZZ: Reptile tracks are oldest discovered in Grand Canyon
KJZZ: Reptile tracks are oldest discovered in Grand Canyon (December 4, 2018)

Reptile tracks discovered in Arizona are about 310 million years old, making them the oldest ever discovered there.


Hopi Tribe loses challenge to use of wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe loses challenge to use of wastewater at sacred site (November 29, 2018)

A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.


KJZZ: Business challenges anti-LGBTQ discrimination law
KJZZ: Business challenges anti-LGBTQ discrimination law (November 29, 2018)

Arizona’s highest court will decide whether a law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state constitution.


High Country News: Parks director fired over bulldozing of sensitive sites
High Country News: Parks director fired over bulldozing of sensitive sites (November 28, 2018)

'Basically, we’re kind of outraged,' the chairman of the Chemehuevi Tribe said in response to possible destruction of cultural sites.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills (November 26, 2018)

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.


Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election
Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election (November 20, 2018)

Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.


Cronkite News: Program helps Natives find jobs in construction
Cronkite News: Program helps Natives find jobs in construction (November 20, 2018)

More than 90 percent of workers in the construction industry are men. A program in Arizona is helping change that.


Cronkite News: Native women hold annual prayer run in Arizona
Cronkite News: Native women hold annual prayer run in Arizona (November 19, 2018)

O’odham and Piipaash women took part in a 53-mile journey spent in prayer for missing and murdered indigenous women.


Cronkite News: 'Showdown on the Rez' draws thousands of Navajo fans
Cronkite News: 'Showdown on the Rez' draws thousands of Navajo fans (November 16, 2018)

For many on the Navajo Nation, basketball means everything.


Cronkite News: A 'purple' Arizona? Democrat wins key Senate race
Cronkite News: A 'purple' Arizona? Democrat wins key Senate race (November 14, 2018)

Political pundits credit Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for appealing to moderate and independent voters in her successful run for U.S. Senate.


Cronkite News: Arizona voters send first woman to U.S. Senate
Cronkite News: Arizona voters send first woman to U.S. Senate (November 13, 2018)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally in the highly contested race.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (November 13, 2018)

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (November 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.


Cronkite News: Votes still being counted for Senate race in Arizona
Cronkite News: Votes still being counted for Senate race in Arizona (November 12, 2018)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema or Republican Martha McSally? Voters still don't know the outcome of a key U.S. Senate race.


Cronkite News: Arizona awaits outcome of key Senate race
Cronkite News: Arizona awaits outcome of key Senate race (November 8, 2018)

The Senate race between Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally remained too close to call. But results from Arizona are expected soon.


Cronkite News: Women are making their voices heard on Election Day
Cronkite News: Women are making their voices heard on Election Day (November 6, 2018)

In what is being called the Year of the Woman, more and more women are running for public office.


Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe wins ruling in uranium mining dispute
Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe wins ruling in uranium mining dispute (November 1, 2018)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental advocates will be able to challenge an existing uranium mine near the Grand Canyon.


KJZZ: Navajo Nation weighs a future without coal
KJZZ: Navajo Nation weighs a future without coal (October 31, 2018)

A coal-fired power plant that has supplied jobs to thousands of tribal citizens is slated for closure.