More: Navajo

Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Cronkite News: Vaccination rates in reservation counties on the decline
Cronkite News: Vaccination rates in reservation counties on the decline (April 15, 2019)

Lower vaccination rates are putting Arizona at risk for an outbreak of measles, mumps and other preventable diseases.


Witness list for Congressional field hearing on sacred sites and energy development
Witness list for Congressional field hearing on sacred sites and energy development (April 15, 2019)

Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.


'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump
'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump (April 9, 2019)

With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.


Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found (April 4, 2019)

Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant (March 26, 2019)

The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines
Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines (March 7, 2019)

Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant (March 4, 2019)

Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.


Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union
Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union (February 6, 2019)

'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.


Cronkite News: Tournament win 'a little more special' for Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler
Cronkite News: Tournament win 'a little more special' for Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler (February 5, 2019)

The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn’t always been kind to Rickie Fowler.


Cronkite News: Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler claims victory at tournament
Cronkite News: Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler claims victory at tournament (February 4, 2019)

'We fought until the end!! And it was worth it!!' Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler said after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Pueblo citizen Lynn Trujillo named to governor's cabinet in New Mexico
Pueblo citizen Lynn Trujillo named to governor's cabinet in New Mexico (January 23, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates are welcoming a new leader for New Mexico's Department of Indian Affairs.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas
Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas (January 17, 2019)

Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.


Cronkite News: Basketball team hopes to inspire Native youth
Cronkite News: Basketball team hopes to inspire Native youth (January 16, 2019)

When the Arizona State women’s basketball team played on the Navajo Nation, thousands of fans showed up.


Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations
Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations (January 11, 2019)

As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.


Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation
Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation (December 14, 2018)

Played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, 'Rez golf' is gaining popularity among Navajos.


Cronkite News: Navajo girl carries on family's boxing tradition
Cronkite News: Navajo girl carries on family's boxing tradition (December 10, 2018)

Mariah Bahe, 14 years old, is the reigning Arizona State Junior Olympics champion in boxing.


Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people
Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people (December 7, 2018)

The brutal murder of Amanda Webster emphasizes the plight of Indigenous women throughout the country.


Arrest made in connection with murder of Navajo Nation woman
Arrest made in connection with murder of Navajo Nation woman (December 4, 2018)

Amanda Dakota Webster, a 26-year-old mother of three from the Navajo Nation, was murdered on December 1.


George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018, left lasting mark on Indian Country
George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018, left lasting mark on Indian Country (December 4, 2018)

George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.


Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake
Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake (December 4, 2018)

A 'Native' handshake has a famous astrophysicist who hosts a television show under scrutiny.


Leader of Navajo Nation demands action for 'cultural assault' at high school
Leader of Navajo Nation demands action for 'cultural assault' at high school (November 27, 2018)

A high school teacher in New Mexico was placed on leave for allegedly calling one student a 'bloody Indian' and cutting the hair of another.


Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election
Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election (November 20, 2018)

Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.


Cronkite News: 'Showdown on the Rez' draws thousands of Navajo fans
Cronkite News: 'Showdown on the Rez' draws thousands of Navajo fans (November 16, 2018)

For many on the Navajo Nation, basketball means everything.


Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah
Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah (November 8, 2018)

The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.


Jonathan Nez wins election as president of Navajo Nation
Jonathan Nez wins election as president of Navajo Nation (November 7, 2018)

The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.


KJZZ: Navajo Nation weighs a future without coal
KJZZ: Navajo Nation weighs a future without coal (October 31, 2018)

A coal-fired power plant that has supplied jobs to thousands of tribal citizens is slated for closure.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country
Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.


A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force (October 2, 2018)

Despite continuous underfunding, a new academy is training cadets to protect the Navajo Nation on its own terms.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (October 1, 2018)

A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools (September 25, 2018)

Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes
Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes (September 24, 2018)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.


Will Smith celebrates birthday with bungee jump on Navajo Nation
Will Smith celebrates birthday with bungee jump on Navajo Nation (September 24, 2018)

Will Smith is turning 50. And he's bungee jumping over the Grand Canyon to celebrate.


Future of power plant on Navajo Nation remains in doubt
Future of power plant on Navajo Nation remains in doubt (September 24, 2018)

A controversial coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation is inching closer to closure.


Complaints filed against Navajo Nation presidential candidates
Complaints filed against Navajo Nation presidential candidates (September 20, 2018)

A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate is going after the top two candidates.


'Coal is dead': Navajo citizens take power plant fight on the road
'Coal is dead': Navajo citizens take power plant fight on the road (September 11, 2018)

Navajo environmentalists want an aging, coal-fired power plant on their homelands to go away.


'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy
'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy (September 7, 2018)

Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.


Report confirms big market for sale of tribal cultural property
Report confirms big market for sale of tribal cultural property (September 5, 2018)

For the first time, a new report has put a price tag on the sale of tribal cultural property on the international market.


Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears
Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears (August 30, 2018)

The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.


Navajo Nation voters oust incumbent in presidential primary
Navajo Nation voters oust incumbent in presidential primary (August 29, 2018)

Navajo Nation voters went to the polls and gave walking papers to incumbent President Russell Begaye.


Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office
Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office (August 28, 2018)

The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.


Navajo Nation voters head to polls to choose a new leader
Navajo Nation voters head to polls to choose a new leader (August 23, 2018)

It's election season on the Navajo Nation and a whopping 18 candidates are seeking the tribe's highest office.


Native American Business Incubator steps in to fill void
Native American Business Incubator steps in to fill void (August 22, 2018)

Native-owned companies have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.


Navajo Nation makes history with solar powered plant
Navajo Nation makes history with solar powered plant (August 16, 2018)

The Kayenta Solar Project is the first large-scale solar farm on the Navajo Nation and the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country.


Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide
Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide (August 14, 2018)

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.


Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory
Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory (July 26, 2018)

The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.


Navajo Nation welcomes first Indigenous attorney general of Canada
Navajo Nation welcomes first Indigenous attorney general of Canada (July 19, 2018)

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's top legal official, is meeting with her counterpart on the Navajo Nation.


'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box
'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box (July 18, 2018)

Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.


Navajo Nation offered up to $525 million in cash for gun company
Navajo Nation offered up to $525 million in cash for gun company (July 17, 2018)

The Navajo Nation offered to pay up to $525 million in cash for the Remington gun company but the offer was rejected.


'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization
'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization (July 13, 2018)

Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.


Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months
Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months (July 13, 2018)

Billy Nez, Jr., was last seen by his sister on April 28.


Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action
Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action (July 9, 2018)

A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.


Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang
Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang (July 6, 2018)

The leaders of the Red Skin Kingz, a violent gang on the Navajo Nation, were finally brought to justice after years of brutal crimes.