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SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away
SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away (November 11, 2019)

An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.


Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (October 31, 2019)

Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.


Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland
Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland (October 7, 2019)

The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.


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.


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.


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.


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: 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: 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.'


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: 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.


The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country
The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country (May 2, 2019)

An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.


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.


Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable
Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable (March 14, 2019)

President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.


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.


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.


Future of power plant on Navajo Nation remains in doubt
Future of power plant on Navajo Nation remains in doubt (September 24, 2018)

A controversial coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation is inching closer to closure.


Diane Humetewa: John McCain was a leading voice for Indian Country
Diane Humetewa: John McCain was a leading voice for Indian Country (August 29, 2018)

During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.


Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory
Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory (August 15, 2018)

A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.


Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide
Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide (August 14, 2018)

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.


High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running
Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.


Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office
Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office (May 31, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.


Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer
Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer (May 18, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.


Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation
Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.


Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.


House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
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.


Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site (March 1, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.


Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)

The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.


Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans
Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.


Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development
Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)

Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.


Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.


Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court
Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)

A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.


Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)

Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.


Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)

A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.


Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)

The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.


Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant
Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)

A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.


Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)

The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.


Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers
Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)

In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.


Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)

Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.


Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (November 18, 2016)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.


Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (October 12, 2016)

Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'


Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock
Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock (October 10, 2016)

It’s about a 15-year-old Hopi boy who has convictions about protecting other living things from the dangers of pollution.


Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water
Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (August 25, 2016)

The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.


Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site (August 16, 2016)

A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.


Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (April 19, 2016)

Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.


Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation
Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation (April 18, 2016)

Over half a billion U.S. tax dollars have been spent to destroy the largest community of American Indians still living according to ancient traditions.


Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy
Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy (April 14, 2016)

Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.


Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation strive for unity in water rights talks
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation strive for unity in water rights talks (April 13, 2016)

The tribes have been unable to reach a settlement since the late 1970s but they are pledging to work out their differences on the Little Colorado River in Arizona.


Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation
Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation (April 7, 2016)

The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.


City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona
City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona (March 10, 2016)

The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.


Colorado River Indian Tribes celebrate 150 years after reservation
Colorado River Indian Tribes celebrate 150 years after reservation (March 1, 2016)

President Abraham Lincoln signed an executive order that created the reservation on March 3, 1865.


Cronkite News: Navajo and Hopi relocation effort could finally end
Cronkite News: Navajo and Hopi relocation effort could finally end (March 1, 2016)

After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.


Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture
Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture (January 6, 2016)

The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.


Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in France
Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in France (December 4, 2015)

Several tribes have protested auctions of their cultural patrimony but authorities in France have refused to stop the transactions.


Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title
Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title (November 4, 2015)

The boys from Hopi High have the longest cross country winning streak of any school in the United States.