The woman who founded the first American Indian-controlled school died last week. Ruth Roessel and her late husband Robert also started the first college on the Navajo Nation in 1968.
The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to 41 American Indian tribes to settle a long-standing dispute. The tribes argue federal agencies mismanaged their assets and natural resources.
Congestive heart failure is a medical condition that has patients in and out of emergency rooms constantly. That’s tough on the Navajo Nation, where hospitals are few and far between. So an unprecedented health care partnership has been formed to come up with a solution.
Arizona Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain got a cold reception when they visited Tuba City in Northern Arizona on Thursday.
The city & the Indian reservation will sign an agreement to improve race relations at a time when tensions between the neighbors are high. Among the issues is the use of reclaimed wastewater on a mountain sacred to the tribe.
Native American tribes are fighting a large wind farm planned near Ocotillo, in Imperial County, CA. They say the project could desecrate more than 400 archeological sites. Backers say the project will produce power for about 130,000 homes.
The Theodore Roosevelt School in Ft. Apache, Arizona was a U.S. Army fort converted into a boarding school that sought to assimilate American Indians. A historian says many Native Americans would rather forget the school.
Newly wealthy tribes are buying private land and asking the federal government to add it to their reservations, making it sovereign Indian territory. The consequence: local governments stand to lose vital tax revenue.
Repossessing a car without a court order or the owner’s consent is legal in most of the country. But on the vast and isolated Navajo Nation, it can be a problem. A recent lawsuit charges that Navajo law makes the practice illegal.
On the vast Indian reservations in rural America, few have phones and even fewer have broadband access. So American Indians still connect in a very old fashioned way - through radio.