Navajo Nation names new director of Washington office (May 2, 2022)The Navajo Nation Washington Office has a new leader in Lashawna R. Tso.
Native America Calling: Federal help for water access (April 13, 2022)A new program offers low-income people help paying their water bills.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation works to address climate change (April 12, 2022)Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Native America Calling: The threat and promise of uranium (April 6, 2022)Remnants of more than 500 uranium mines on the Navajo Nation have been a threat to residents for decades.
Cronkite News: Tribes consulted about offensive place names (March 29, 2022)California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.
Native America Calling: Where to store nuclear waste? (March 23, 2022)Tribal communities continue to live with nuclear waste in their backyards while a permanent repository remains in political limbo.
Native America Calling: Tribally run cancer treatment (March 21, 2022)Native people are much more likely to get certain cancers than the rest of the population.
Leader of Navajo Nation Washington Office bids farewell (March 15, 2022)Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.
Senate committee advances nomination of Native judge (March 11, 2022)Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Executive Business Meeting (March 11, 2022)The Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations on March 10, 2022.
Cronkite News: Appeals court rules in domestic violence case on Navajo Nation (February 28, 2022)A federal appeals court ruled that a Navajo tribal citizen who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping.
Navajo Nation leader welcomes anti-COVID convoy to reservation (February 25, 2022)The vice president of the Navajo Nation is aligning himself with the so-called “People’s Convoy,” a group of truckers that opposes COVID-19 safeguards.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up tribal sovereignty dispute (February 22, 2022)Crimes against indigenous women are the subject of increasing public concern and awareness.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Leader of Small Business Administration heads to Indian Country (February 21, 2022)The Navajo Nation is hosting the leader of the Small Business Administration for her first visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
Kaiser Health News: Navajo Nation deals with consequences of uranium mining (February 17, 2022)On July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine, releasing 1,100 tons of radioactive waste and pouring 94 million gallons of contaminated water onto the Navajo Nation.
Public meetings scheduled to protect lands around Chaco Canyon (February 15, 2022)The Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings to discuss protecting ancestral and sacred land in New Mexico from development.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation returns to rodeos amid COVID-19 (January 10, 2022)Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
Indian Country starts off new year with surge in COVID-19 cases (January 6, 2022)Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Native America Calling: Book of the Month with ‘The Diné Reader’ (December 17, 2021)“The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature” brings together many voices to speak about the life and culture of the Diné Nation.
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