Indian Country

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders said they hope to see a continuation of the gains in tribal and federal relations under the Trump administration that they said began during the administration of President Barack Obama.


Navajo Nation partners with ASU professor to bring science and technology education to reservation

MESA – Shawn Jordan had traveled five hours to Church Rock, New Mexico, in the Navajo Nation. It was his first time on the Navajo reservation.


Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

WASHINGTON - Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe's president told a Senate panel Wednesday.

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Navajo power plant’s future uncertain, as natural gas costs fall

WASHINGTON - With record-low natural gas prices continuing to undercut coal, owners of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Page could decide this spring whether they can afford to keep operating the plant or have to shut it down.


Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

KAYENTA – Electrical power lines are nowhere in sight from Helen Salazar’s home. She lives on a dirt road in Monument Valley, part of the Navajo Nation. Throughout her life, Salazar has adapted to the challenges of living in a remote, off-grid home.


New era of leadership aims to move town of Guadalupe forward

PHOENIX -- A statue of a Yaqui, wearing traditional garb and performing a ceremonial dance, graces the entrance to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Complex in Guadalupe, where Vice-Mayor Anita Cota and Councilman Ricardo Vital work.


Tribal members at Tohono O’odham Nation’s annual rodeo worried about Border Wall

TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION - On a cloudless morning in the southern Arizona town of Sells, Native Americans from across the state braced 40-degree temperatures to wrangle livestock and stay atop violently-gyrating bulls.


Tribes eye Trump: Some welcoming, some wary of new administration

WASHINGTON - Peter MacDonald Sr. is a Navajo code talker, a lifelong Republican – and an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump.

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Lawsuit claims Havasupai students are deprived of ‘basic general education’

Nine students in the Havasupai Nation have filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming that agencies including the Bureau of Indian Education “have knowingly failed to provide basic general education” to children in the remote area of Arizona.


San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

SUPERIOR - Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.


Museum exhibits you can eat: Navajo chef ‘curates’ history with cuisine

WASHINGTON - Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes? "Where are the classic dishes that Native people have been making?" asks chef Freddie Bitsoie, executive chef at Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. "I want to tell a story with my dishes ... and have these dishes be respected."

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November 2, 2016 Newscast

Pence in Arizona, Native American voters and leftover hair to save the environment.