Native Americans

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
The Navajo Nation plans to use the funds to pay for local infrastructure projects.
November 02, 2011
One of the Tohono O'Odahm Nation's lengthy legal battles ended Tuesday, which brings them one step closer to setting up a satellite reservation near Phoenix for gaming purposes. There are still three other lawsuits related to the project in the way.
October 28, 2011
Some companies have gotten into trouble for using "Navajo" to market their merchandise. It prompts a bigger debate about private business profiting from Native American imagery.
October 26, 2011
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


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