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The Hualapai Tribal Council voted Tuesday to use eminent domain to take over management of a Grand Canyon tourist attraction from the Las Vegas developer who created it. This is the latest development in a long-standing dispute between the two parties.
February 09, 2012
The expulsion equals 15 percent of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. They will no longer receive payments from the tribe, which operates a casino in North San Diego County.
February 02, 2012
For people on the Navajo reservation, AIDS has long been thought of as a white man’s disease, off the reservation. But a spike in infections is leading to some changes in attitudes about the previously taboo issue.
February 02, 2012
There’s a new community college in Phoenix: Navajo Technical College. This new branch is primarily enrolling immigrant youth after the local community college district more than tripled tuition for non-residents.
February 01, 2012
A coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation may be forced to increase water rates to afford required federal pollution controls.
January 20, 2012
Tribal officials accuse the federal government of allowing a uranium mill to discard radioactive material at the Tuba City Open Dump. The Feds say it was contaminated by winds carrying dust from abandoned mines.
January 18, 2012
Keith Little, a Navajo Code Talker passionate about preserving the tribe’s legacy and who was working to create a museum dedicated to the unique group, died at age 87.
January 06, 2012
The U.S .Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce strict air pollution standards this Friday.
December 14, 2011
More than a dozen people were arrested at the Salt River Project’s offices in Tempe, Ariz. The protesters want the utility to close its coal-fired power plant in Northern Arizona.
December 09, 2011
The changes in the regulations should make it easier to lease lands on reservations and help tribes build new housing and develop businesses.
December 05, 2011

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