By Mike Lakusiak, Erin Vogel-Fox, Courtney Columbus and Marianna Hauglie |
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.
LAVEEN - A deal to trade Colorado River water for reclaimed water to irrigate fields on the Gila River Indian Community has been the source of a months-long battle between the Pii Paash people and the larger Gila River community.
WASHINGTON - Cigarette use by Native Americans, already the highest in the nation, grew to 38.9 percent at a time when most other ethnic groups saw their rates dropping, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA – Edward Manuel ticks off the issues - water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources - all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.
WASHINGTON - Critics of the Washington Redskins said Friday they will continue fighting to change "the slur name" of the team, despite a Washington Post poll that claimed 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the name.
WASHINGTON - Rape and domestic violence against Native women have reached "epidemic proportions," but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared for the unique cultural needs of tribal women who may live in rural areas with little support and a bewildering legal system.