WASHINGTON - Sex-trafficking in Indian Country is a significant problem, with tribal women and children suffering at higher rates than the general population, a panel of experts and activists told a Senate committee Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country told a Senate panel Wednesday they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits, but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.
WASHINGTON - Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
SCOTTSDALE -- To appreciate the spirit of the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games is to understand what occurs beyond the competition.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between state school districts and their employees at schools on Navajo land.
WASHINGTON - The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate Monday, for a new agreement with the plant's operators.
WASHINGTON - Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the "racist" name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department has "not accomplished much" in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund for the program, a department official said recently.
PHOENIX – Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
WINDOW ROCK -- “Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’."