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.
Environmentalists filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit. But Arizona, the Navajo and Hopi tribes stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs unless agreements can be reached to keep the Navajo Generating Station & Peabody Coal open.
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.
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.
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.
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.