This year Navajo leaders discovered several cases of sex trafficking on the reservation, but they had no way to fight it. So the tribe passed a law to make human trafficking a crime. Congress also plans to consider legislation that would give states the authority to prosecute traffickers.
Newly leaked documents show President Donald Trump plans to shrink two large Utah monuments by nearly two-thirds. The president plans to visit Utah on Dec. 4 to make the announcement.
Three decades ago Gallup, New Mexico, was known as Drunk Town, USA. For many years it ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. The community, which borders the Navajo Nation, has worked hard to save lives and change its image.
In a new poll, Native Americans say a major problem they face is “institutional discrimination.” In Indian Country they call it environmental racism. During World War II and the Cold War, mining companies blasted 30 million tons of uranium out of Navajo land, abandoning more than 500 mines. Since then, many Navajo have died of conditions linked to contamination.
The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution against the transportation of uranium ore through the city and neighboring communities this week.
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council rejected a project that called for building a tram to take paying visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah. This follows the Interior secretary’s review and recommendations.
The Navajo Nation is reviewing potential buyers of the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. The tribe is under a tight deadline to keep the plant from shutting down.
The federal government awarded Gallup, New Mexico $1.5 million for its detox center, which borders the Navajo Nation.
On Oct. 9 many cities across the United States will opt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day over Columbus Day.