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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
Law | National | Politics | World
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.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)
A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)
It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington (February 2, 2018)
With a week to go before the budget expires, and Congress not meeting again until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown.

Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (February 1, 2018)
Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.

Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails
National | Politics
Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails (January 31, 2018)
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)
Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)
Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump (January 18, 2018)
Arizona’s two senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums, saying his attacks on the press and 'fake news' claims embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.

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.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
National | Politics
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)
A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)
Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)
Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
National | Politics
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics
Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
Politics
Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)
Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)
The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era
Environment | National | Politics
Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)
The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory
Law | National | Trust
Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory (November 27, 2017)
After delaying action for more than two months, the Supreme Court finally delivered victory to the Oneida Nation in a long-running land case. But there's some drama thanks to Justice Clarence Thomas.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts
Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)
Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)
We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)
A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse (November 6, 2017)
Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Environment | National | Politics
Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)
Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington
Business | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington (November 2, 2017)
A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform
National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform (October 31, 2017)
Republicans in Congress are shifting their focus to tax reform as tribal interests wait to see whether they will be included.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)
Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)
We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark'
Politics
Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark' (October 13, 2017)
A Republican candidate in New York is being dropped by her own party after questioning a mural of Indian people.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
Environment | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)
Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

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