Indian Country

Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

WINDOW ROCK — At 5:15 a.m., sunrise is only a thin pale highlight over red rock mesas in the east as Alicia Hale steps out of her house for her daily run. Even in June, the morning is so chilly at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet that she needs several layers to stay warm.


Arizona youth among 1,000 at first White House Tribal Youth Gathering

WASHINGTON - Brooke Overturf of Window Rock was momentarily flustered as she stood holding hands Thursday with Michelle Obama, while hundreds of other Native American youth crowded around, hoping for a handshake.


Panel ‘demands’ end to Native teen suicides, but answers hard to come by

WASHINGTON - In the six months since Christmas, 11 young people have committed suicide and another 379 have tried to do so on the Pine Ridge reservation, said Oglala Sioux Council member Collins Clifford.


Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

WASHINGTON – Manley Begay Jr. stood surrounded by boxes “stacked to the ceiling” that were filled with the remains of more than 1,000 Native Americans, when one label caught his eye.

Arizona State Museum photo