Native Americans

A non-native man pleaded guilty Jan. 12 in a federal court to assaulting a Native American woman on a New Mexico reservation. Up until recently tribal police were defenseless against non-native perpetrators.
January 12, 2016
Jimmy Yazzie
For the first time, the federal government has made a focused effort to address Native American veteran homelessness. Native Americans serve in the military at a higher rate than any ethnic or racial group.
January 11, 2016
Many Native American businesses face unique cultural and regulatory obstacles. One group is trying to bridge the gap between entrepreneurial and native cultures and has had some success, but their federal funding just ran out.
January 04, 2016
Since July there have been at least ten suicides on the Navajo Nation. The tribe’s president has linked the deaths to a mine spill that devastated hundreds of farmers. But suicide is a much larger and ongoing crisis for Native Americans. One they are reluctant to talk about.
December 11, 2015
The tribe says Katsina dolls can be sold. A doll is typically given to a young girl at a public ceremony as a blessing and part of her education.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met with French officials this week to discuss the sale of tribal sacred objects sold at Paris auction houses.
December 04, 2015
Secretary Sally Jewell joins Isleta Pueblo Governor Eddie Torres Sr.
The Bureau of Indian Education is hoping a few more schools will venture out of their administrative nest, encouraging tribes to take over management. The hope is that schools will actually thrive when locally run. But it’s a hard transition.
December 01, 2015
Nearly 50,000 Native American children across the country, or about 10 percent, attend schools run by the Bureau of Indian Education. It’s a federal system that has been around in some form for more than 150 years. The school system is now facing some fundamental change.
December 01, 2015
running tradition
The Hopi High School boys cross country team just won its 26th consecutive state title. For the Hopi, running is a part of who they are, as it's been for centuries.
November 19, 2015
About 9,000 veterans live on the Navajo Nation. And many live in poor and overcrowded conditions, often without running water or electricity.
November 11, 2015
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


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