Supreme Court takes up Indian law cases as tribes face new ‘unknown’ (October 19, 2021)The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
Cronkite News: Tribes welcome restoration of Bears Ears National Monument (October 19, 2021)“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Sihasin at The Kennedy Center (October 15, 2021)For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud (September 30, 2021)Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.
Source New Mexico: Visitors encouraged to respect tribal lands and sacred sites (September 27, 2021)“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Klee Benally (September 22, 2021)Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Cronkite News: How ‘Star Wars’ is helping to preserve the Navajo language (September 20, 2021)A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Cronkite News: Hearing tackles legacy of coal mining on tribal lands (August 11, 2021)Navajo and Hopi leaders addressed the need to move away from economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remain elusive.
Native America Calling: The Gold King Mine spill six years later (August 5, 2021)Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation welcomes Bearsun on walk across United States (August 4, 2021)Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Native America Calling: Book of the Month (July 28, 2021)Navajo writer Brian Young’s debut novel “Healer of the Water Monster” features the story of Nathan who makes a trip to his grandmother’s place.
Cronkite News: Warriors continue to bring water to Navajo Nation (July 19, 2021)An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
Cronkite News: New initiative addresses maternal mortality (July 14, 2021)In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Diné College awarded first-ever patent for new health device (July 13, 2021)“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 brings traditional practices online (July 12, 2021)Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
Native America Calling: Preparing for COVID-19 variants (July 6, 2021)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a rise in COVID-19 cases as a highly contagious virus starts to take hold, including in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation concerned about coronavirus variant (June 24, 2021)The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
Navajo student invited to President Biden’s address to Congress (April 27, 2021)When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (April 23, 2021)The Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden for a historic, two-day visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden heads to Navajo Nation (April 22, 2021)First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
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