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Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation Library wants to preserve thousands of hours of oral history. The task -- to digitize 300 reels of tape. But that costs money.
January 02, 2017
David Mikesic
Navajo and other native people use eagle feathers in traditional healing ceremonies. Up until recently the feathers were difficult to obtain.
December 27, 2016
Uranium Havasupai
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Dec. 15 in two cases involving uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Interior Secretary banned all new mining claims on a million acres surrounding the park for 20 years.
December 16, 2016
The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Thursday on two cases that involve uranium mining on public lands near Grand Canyon National Park.
December 13, 2016
mine spill
Federal and tribal inspectors found six Navajo wastewater treatment plants in violation of environmental regulations.
December 12, 2016
Havasu Falls
A tribe that lives in the Grand Canyon has filed a lawsuit to protect its water. The Havasupai Tribe filed its claim in federal district court Tuesday.
December 08, 2016
mine spill
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government over a mine waste spill that contaminated three rivers including the tribe’s irrigation source. An EPA cleanup crew triggered the 3 million gallon blowout of yellow sludge at a Colorado mine in August 2015.
December 06, 2016
Bears Ears
In his last days in office President Barack Obama still has the power to make significant changes to the Southwest. Obama has already used the Antiquities Act to designate 27 national monuments — more than any other president. Many American Indian tribes are hoping he takes action on at least one more proposal.
December 01, 2016
Hopi member Robyn Wadsworth protests
All across the southwest people have stood with the Standing Rock Sioux (sue) in local protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Many have traveled to North Dakota to participate in what began months ago as a peaceful protest.
November 21, 2016
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. plans to visit the Southwest on Nov. 4. He’ll start the day in the Valley, then make two stops on the Navajo Nation — in Shiprock and Farmington, N.M.
November 03, 2016

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