The Navajo Nation plans to use the funds to pay for local infrastructure projects.
One of the Tohono O'Odahm Nation's lengthy legal battles ended Tuesday, which brings them one step closer to setting up a satellite reservation near Phoenix for gaming purposes. There are still three other lawsuits related to the project in the way.
Some companies have gotten into trouble for using "Navajo" to market their merchandise. It prompts a bigger debate about private business profiting from Native American imagery.
The Navajo Nation bumps up against the east side of Grand Canyon National Park. Some tribal members say the helicopter noise is too loud and disturbs their livestock. Other Navajos would like to operate tours like the Hualapai Tribe on the west side of the canyon.
Facing trademark complaints from the Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters removes "Navajo" from their web site. Many Native Americans were insulted when the name was used to sell panties and a flask.
Elouise Cobell was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans in its management of Indian land. Cobell never saw a dime of the $3.4 billion settlement.
The clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is under fire for using the word “Navajo” to describe a line of clothing and products. The retailer said it currently has no plans to modify or discontinue any of the products.
The Navajo Generating Station, targeted for closure by environmentalists, faces a lease renewal and new, expensive EPA requirements. Many Navajos want it to stay, as they rely on the power plant and the coal mine that feeds it for jobs.
For the first time in decades, the Navajo and Hopi tribes have agreed to come together to advocate for one new Congressional district representing the tribes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.