This year Navajo leaders discovered several cases of sex trafficking on the reservation, but they had no way to fight it. So the tribe passed a law to make human trafficking a crime. Congress also plans to consider legislation that would give states the authority to prosecute traffickers.
Apprehensions at the U.S. border dropped significantly in the fiscal year 2017, while interior immigration arrests rose sharply, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Newly leaked documents show President Donald Trump plans to shrink two large Utah monuments by nearly two-thirds. The president plans to visit Utah on Dec. 4 to make the announcement.
Three decades ago Gallup, New Mexico, was known as Drunk Town, USA. For many years it ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. The community, which borders the Navajo Nation, has worked hard to save lives and change its image.
In a new poll, Native Americans say a major problem they face is “institutional discrimination.” In Indian Country they call it environmental racism. During World War II and the Cold War, mining companies blasted 30 million tons of uranium out of Navajo land, abandoning more than 500 mines. Since then, many Navajo have died of conditions linked to contamination.
The number of Americans with a favorable view of Mexico has grown, while the number of Mexicans with a favorable view of the United States has declined, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah. This follows the Interior secretary’s review and recommendations.
The National Park Service has proposed charging steep entrance fees at 17 of its parks during peak seasons. The money would go toward an $11.3 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Lobby groups representing automakers, suppliers and dealerships are trying to convince President Donald Trump that the North American Free Trade Agreement is worth keeping.
Thirty-eight percent of National Park Service employees experienced harassment or discrimination on the job over the last year preceding an agency-wide survey, according to results released Oct. 13 at the Grand Canyon.