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Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation
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Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation (July 16, 2018)

A bill to help the Gila River Indian Community protect its homelands is slated for action on Capitol Hill.

Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
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Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
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Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change (July 10, 2018)

Everything we were taught that was good in America is on the line.

'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
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'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee
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Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee (July 3, 2018)

Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?

Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
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Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results
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Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks
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PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks (June 28, 2018)

A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.

Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill
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Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (June 22, 2018)

Conservative Republicans bucked their party’s leaders and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill in the House.

Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families
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Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families (June 21, 2018)

Between May 5 and June 9, more than 2,300 children were taken from their parents after attempted crossings at the U.S. border.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
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'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
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'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
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Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation (June 15, 2018)

Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.

Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
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Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.

'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (June 12, 2018)

It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.

Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
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Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.

Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
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Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.

'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress
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'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress (June 6, 2018)

Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.

Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights
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Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights (June 6, 2018)

The Supreme Court is about to decide a major treaty rights case, potentially overturning a victory secured by 21 tribes. How did Indian Country get here?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.

Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
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Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students
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Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students (May 25, 2018)

Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her remarks about schools and undocumented students.

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
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Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor
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Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor (May 22, 2018)

Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
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Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House (May 21, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
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Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
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Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (May 15, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.

Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
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Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor
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Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
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Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
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Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
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Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again
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House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again (April 25, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs has a new Democratic leader and a new Democratic member.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
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Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 24, 2018)

A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
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Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
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'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty
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Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty (April 17, 2018)

'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote
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Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote (April 17, 2018)

Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
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Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
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Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
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Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
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James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)

Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
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Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
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White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers (March 30, 2018)

An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.

All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case
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All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case (March 29, 2018)

A closely-watched patent dispute involving the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving into the federal court system.

Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities
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Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities (March 26, 2018)

Indian Country still has a lot of work to do to ensure the federal government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.

Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.

Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy
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Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy (March 22, 2018)

Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes
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Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes (March 21, 2018)

More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.

Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry
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Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry (March 20, 2018)

Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission are poised to 'streamline' the interests of the wireless industry despite strong objections from Indian Country.

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
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Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.