tag: navajo

Buu Nygren
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren hosts a press conference on May 28, 2024.
Navajo Sheep
Join Andi Murphy for The Menu, Native America Calling’s regular feature on Native food!
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 2, Morning Session
The House Committee on Appropriations heard from dozens of Indian Country leaders who testified about their funding needs.
Stolen People, Stolen Benefits
Nearly a year after the state of Arizona announced a crackdown on a Medicaid scheme exploiting vulnerable Native people, tribal citizens are still calling for action to combat the problem.
Kassie John
Diné multimedia artist Kassie John is the newest cultural ambassador to wear the Miss Indian World crown.
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 1, Afternoon Session
The House Committee on Appropriations is hearing from dozens of Indian Country leaders who are testifying about their funding needs.
Shiprock, New Mexico
The murders of three Navajo men by white high school students touched off a series of racially-fueled conflicts in a border town in New Mexico.
Colorado River
Four states and six tribes in the Colorado River Basin are working on what could be a historic agreement — if it happens at all.
Navajo Preparatory School Eagles
It’s basketball tournament time and Native America Calling is talking free throws, three-pointers and trophies.
Native America Calling
Small business serve as building blocks for tribes, providing jobs and circulating revenue within the community.
E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
A hearing is taking in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by a Navajo woman against the National Organization for Women.
Black Mesa
Federal energy officials took the unusual step of denying permits to several pumped hydropower projects proposed on the Navajo Nation, citing a new policy that gives tribes a greater voice in projects on their lands.
Arlando Teller
Arlando Teller of the Department of Transportation addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.
NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Economic Diversification to Create Prosperous Tribal Economies
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds a hearing on “Economic Diversification to Create Prosperous Tribal Economies.”
Arizona Indian Festival
Native artists say knockoffs from overseas undermine their authentic work, which represents their culture.
Santa Fe. New Mexico
The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department has entered the new year with new leadership following controversy in 2023.
Cameron, Arizona
In 2020, more than 18% of people on tribal lands lacked access to broadband, compared with about 4% in non-tribal areas.
Buu Nygren
The president of the Navajo Nation is calling on the federal government to open a full-service veterans medical center to the reservation.
Supai Health Station
Three new and upgraded health facilities recently opened in Arizona to provide Native people with better access to health care, and more are in the works.
Black Mesa
When Adrian Herder saw the plans for a hydropower project on the Navajo Nation, he was shocked by the “outrageous” amounts of water the project would reportedly use.
Northern Lights
The northern lights are a cultural touchstone, handed down over millennia among Native peoples.
Joe Biden
In the wake of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, Native America Calling talks with tribal leaders about the Biden administration’s track record.
Raven Chacon, Dyani White Hawk and Patrick Makuakāne
This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.
Native Youth
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.
White House Tribal Youth Forum
The third annual White House Tribal Youth Forum brought more than 100 Native and indigenous youth together to share information on the issues affecting their communities.
Buu Nygren at National Congress of American Indians
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.
Institute of American Indian Arts Holiday Art Market
The Institute of American Indian Arts is getting ready for its 2023 holiday art market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Government records shed new light on how state opposition hindered tribes from claiming their rightful shares of the Colorado River.
Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, a former president of the Navajo Nation, is running for Congress in one of the most Native-populated districts in the United States.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Join Native America Calling to shine a light on some of the tribal traditions surrounding the partial solar eclipse.
Transcend Art Collective
Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.
Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.
Melanie Yazzie
The Red Nation is calling for safety following a racist shooting that has resulted in attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in New Mexico.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“What we need is real action. And that means boots on the ground, and that means real money to address this crisis,” said MMIW advocate Justine Rufus.
Crystalyne Curley
The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
Bidii Baby Foods
Native baby food, a new Native cookbook and Hispanic heritage are on The Menu.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.