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Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction (April 19, 2018)
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
Politics
Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina (April 18, 2018)
A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration
Environment | Opinion | World
Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration (April 18, 2018)
Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
Environment | National | Politics
House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)
President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
National | Politics
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.

Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide
National | Politics
Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide (April 9, 2018)
As the nomination of Tara Sweeney to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs sits in limbo, her husband has entered into a new deal.

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Environment | National | Politics
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)
With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico (April 5, 2018)
'By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.'

Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico (April 4, 2018)
President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the president’s 'big step.'

White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
National | Politics
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.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Opinion | Politics
Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.

Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities
National | Politics
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.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)
A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
Education | Health | National | Politics
Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
Education | Health | National | Politics
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.

Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border
National | Politics | World
Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border (March 22, 2018)
When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Tohono O'odham Nation is divided.

Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill
Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill (March 22, 2018)
Indian programs are not a part of the policy disputes in Congress, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service would have operations suspended during a government shutdown

Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study (March 21, 2018)
The Trump administration is blaming tribes as it delays a highly-anticipated study of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans
Health | National | Politics
'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)
The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)
Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)
Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast
Law | National | Politics
A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)
An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump
National | Trust
Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump (March 5, 2018)
The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine (March 2, 2018)
The beat of a single drum rang out as Dianna White Dove Uqualla sang a prayer for a group of runners about to climb out of the deep crevasse of the Grand Canyon.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National | Politics | Technology | World
Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)
The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
National | Politics
Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.

Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians
National | Politics
Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians (February 28, 2018)
An obviously fake article on a satirical website had to be debunked, again, after it claimed President Donald Trump wanted to ship Native Americans 'back to where they came from – India.'

Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system (February 26, 2018)
We need to think differently about the Indian Health Service.

The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States
Environment | National | Politics
The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States (February 23, 2018)
Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.

Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
Health | Politics
Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned (February 22, 2018)
Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.

Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record
Health | National | Politics
Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record (February 21, 2018)
Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Indian Health Service, is no longer under consideration for the job.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)
An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders
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Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (February 20, 2018)
Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
National | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)
Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
Health | National | Politics
Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)
Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union (February 1, 2018)
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change (January 31, 2018)
The Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and eight Pacific Northwest tribes joined We Are Still In, a coalition of leaders confronting climate change in the face of federal inaction.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)
The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)
It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National
Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)
A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)
A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)
New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
National | Politics
Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump
Opinion | Politics
YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump (January 24, 2018)
Donald Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
National | Politics
President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)
The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
Environment | Federal Recognition
Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)
Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown (January 22, 2018)
Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party
National | Politics
Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party (January 18, 2018)
The federal government, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, is getting closer to a shutdown.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader
Health | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)
A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes (January 17, 2018)
The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.