Native Americans

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
Klee Benally
The Flagstaff City Council decided they needed more time to settle a lawsuit with the Hopi Tribe over the use of reclaimed wastewater on a mountain the Hopi and a dozen other tribes consider sacred.
March 10, 2016
Russell Begaye
The federal government has agreed to pay almost $1 billion dollars to Native American tribes to settle a claim that the U.S. government failed to adequately fund the management of federal services. And it all started with one tiny Navajo community.
February 26, 2016
Darlene Arviso
The Navajo Nation president approved legislation this week to fund dozens of water and sanitation projects across the reservation. Thousands of Navajos currently haul water from many miles away.
February 26, 2016
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The federal government plans to pay back Native American tribes nearly $1 billion. A federal judge approved a settlement Tuesday.
February 24, 2016
Navajo bun
A hairstyle set off a firestorm at a recent Arizona high school basketball game. Flagstaff’s Lady Eagles wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns. But the referee told them they couldn’t.
February 11, 2016
The Arizona Interscholastic Association is looking at sensitivity training after an incident this week in Flagstaff, where a referee told a high school girls basketball team of mostly Navajos to take their hair down.
February 05, 2016
As the militant standoff over federal control comes to a head in Oregon, we turn our attention to another federal land dispute. This one in Arizona, where lawmakers have proposed a national monument on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Ranchers are worried about losing their grazing rights.
February 03, 2016
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


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