Native Americans

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.
October 25, 2011
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.
October 20, 2011
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.
October 18, 2011
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.
October 14, 2011
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.
October 10, 2011
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.
October 05, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.
September 30, 2011
The Navajo Nation is lobbying the United Nations Human Rights Council in its quest to stop a project that will make snow out of recycled waste water on a mountain they consider sacred.
September 21, 2011
The U.S. Dep't of Justice awarded more than $118 million to American Indian and Alaskan Native nations to fight crime.
September 15, 2011
Klee Benally
Tensions are high as Native Americans oppose a project that will make snow out of treated sewage for a ski resort on an Arizona mountain they consider sacred. Lawsuits have been filed and protesters have been arrested in an effort to block the project.
September 15, 2011


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