Native Americans

Many Native Americans with Alzheimer’s are outcasts in their own communities. There’s little knowledge about the disease on reservations, let alone support and resources.
November 09, 2015
mine spill
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
November 06, 2015
Window Rock
For years the chief justice of the Navajo Supreme Court was not required to have a law degree. That changed this week when the tribe’s president approved a bill to raise the standard.
November 05, 2015
Federal authorities have charged three New Mexicans in a plot involving the sale of Filipino-made jewelry that was falsely advertised as Native American.
October 30, 2015
Russell Begaye
The Navajo Nation president entered office in the wake of a major political drama. But now President Russell Begaye is trying to be both a spiritual guide and a policy maker.
October 29, 2015
Access to safe drinking water will be the subject of a hearing Friday by an international human rights commission in Washington, D.C. Among the participants are representatives from the Navajo Nation.
October 23, 2015
Experience what it’s like to live on the Navajo Nation. That’s what one Navajo entrepreneur is advertising. She offers a bed and breakfast -- Navajo style. It’s peaceful and rustic. And it’s missing some creature comforts that many would expect from a typical B&B. But it’s booked solid for several months.
October 20, 2015
Navajo officials have called for a state of emergency following a recent string of suicides. Tribal and health officials have met this week to discuss how to address the problem.
September 24, 2015
U.S. Justice Department logo
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday a proposed $940 million landmark settlement with Native American tribes over contract shortfalls.
September 17, 2015
mine spill
Navajo President Russell Begaye called on Congress Wednesday to hold the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for last month’s mine spill and provide compensation for the hundreds of Navajo farmers and ranchers affected.
September 16, 2015


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