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Arizona Sen. John McCain is calling for a Justice Department criminal investigation of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. McCain is part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which held a field hearing in Phoenix on Friday.
April 22, 2016
mine spill
Committee members want to know why more hasn’t been done to address last summer’s massive Gold King Mine spill that contaminated a river that Navajo farmers rely on.
April 21, 2016
Irving Shaggy
Hundreds of Navajo farmers lost their crops last season because a Colorado mine spill shut down the San Juan River. The federal government says the water’s ok. But the Navajo canal remains closed. And the question of whether to turn the water on has divided the community.
April 20, 2016
Lisa Teller
In the tiny community of Birdsprings, Arizona, there’s a Navajo mother who wants to bring her baby girl home. But she can’t. Her daughter is hooked up to a machine in Phoenix. She needs a small intestine transplant. But the doctors say she can’t have one because her family doesn’t have running water.
April 19, 2016
uranium mine
The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer — conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born today.
April 18, 2016
Navajo leaders have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the fatal shooting of a Navajo woman by Winslow, Arizona police.
April 08, 2016
A federal judge has cleared the way for the Navajo Nation to seek potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters. The tribe sued the clothing chain over the use of the “Navajo” name.
April 01, 2016
Romayne Wheeler is an American concert pianist who decided to escape to a remote cliff side in Mexico's Copper Canyon. Now he uses his music to help his native neighbors who've embraced him like family.
March 29, 2016
The smallest border crossing in Arizona has changed and threatens to change the way of life for many Native Americans in the Arizona-Mexico border region.
March 29, 2016
mine spill
Just in time for boating season, EPA officials said Thursday the Animas and San Juan Rivers are safe for recreation. That’s after the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of mine waste last summer.
March 25, 2016

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