Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.
A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.
Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools on reservations to spend money on frequent maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads.
Fewer than half the households on tribal lands in Arizona have access to broadband internet, and only one exceeds the state average.
An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
A controversial coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation is inching closer to closure.
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.
A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.
The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.
About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.
The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.
The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.
Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.
Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.
President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.
The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.
Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.
A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.
The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.
A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'
It’s about a 15-year-old Hopi boy who has convictions about protecting other living things from the dangers of pollution.
The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.
A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.
Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.
Over half a billion U.S. tax dollars have been spent to destroy the largest community of American Indians still living according to ancient traditions.
Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.
The tribes have been unable to reach a settlement since the late 1970s but they are pledging to work out their differences on the Little Colorado River in Arizona.
The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.
The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.
President Abraham Lincoln signed an executive order that created the reservation on March 3, 1865.
After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.
The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.
Several tribes have protested auctions of their cultural patrimony but authorities in France have refused to stop the transactions.
The boys from Hopi High have the longest cross country winning streak of any school in the United States.