Facing off against the best spellers across the country is a big deal no matter where you’re from. But if you’re raised on the Navajo Nation, where learning English is part of a painful past, competing in the Scripps bee is a major accomplishment.
Nine members of Congress introduced a bill Wednesday that would use revenue from energy produced on federal lands and waters to pay to fix national park infrastructure.
Navajo Nation officials have declared an emergency drought. At the same time the tribe is grappling with the impacts of wild horses overgrazing on the dry landscape.
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would expand the AMBER Alert child abduction warning system to Indian Country.
A small victory for Native American voting rights this week: Navajos who once worried they’d have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah, said a new settlement is a step forward.
The campaign to become Mexico’s next president is in full swing. Voters will head to the polls this summer and there’s an effort to get Mexicans living in the United States to take part in the election back home.
If the Navajo Nation needs to issue an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, it’s able to do that now. Its Amber Alert System is now operating in test mode.
Vallis Martinez has lost count of how many foster children she’s cared for on the Navajo Nation. She said it could be as many as 10,000. And the Navajo Department of Family Services wishes there were more like her, because the demand for safe foster homes is so high.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to increase broadband access in rural America. The order directs the Interior Department to allow private high-speed broadband companies to build equipment on public lands.
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.