Native Americans

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
The Montezuma Rimrock Water Company wants to turn on a high-production well near the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Critics claim the well does not have the proper permits and should not be turned on.
November 29, 2011
On Thanksgiving, many Navajo people get together with their families, eat turkey and give thanks. Navajo teacher Brent Chase teaches his students in northern Arizona about a special Navajo tradition.
November 24, 2011
Chester Nez is the last of the original Navajo code talkers who helped hide U.S. Military communications during World War II. On Veterans Day, we bring you a portion of his remarkable story.
November 11, 2011
Federal officials threatened to shut down the early learning program due to low enrollment. The feds decided to renew Navajo Head Start funding if the tribe meets certain standards.
November 08, 2011

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