The federal government awarded Gallup, New Mexico $1.5 million for its detox center, which borders the Navajo Nation.
On Oct. 9 many cities across the United States will opt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day over Columbus Day.
The Navajo Housing Authority will forfeit nearly a quarter of the $96 million in federal funds it was awarded for affordable housing projects. That’s part of a settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A private hospital on the Navajo Nation will receive $200 million in a historic settlement reached with the federal government.
Navajo leaders say the tribe has a potential buyer for its coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s set to retire in two years unless a new owner can be found by Oct. 1.
Congress is considering legislation that would help fund public safety programs and victim services in Indian Country.
When a Navajo baby is born it’s custom to bury the umbilical cord in the ground. The Navajo believe that ties the child to the land forever. But a new generation of Navajos are defying this belief as more and more young people leave the Navajo Nation to go to college or to find work. Elders encourage their return, but often that transition home is brutal.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking the size of six national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, according to a leaked memo from the secretary to President Donald Trump.