WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to a bill that would let the White Mountain Apache proceed on desperately needed improvements to their water system, ending two years of back-and-forth debate in Congress on what most said was a simple issue.
PHOENIX – Mattel, like many companies adapting to a multicultural world, has been working to diversify the shape, races, ethnicities and occupation of Barbies.
WASHINGTON - Native Americans have been "systematically denied access to fair representation" as a result of persistent barriers to voting, advocates and tribal leaders told a Senate roundtable.
Last month, more than one hundred horses were found dead, drowned in the thick mud surrounding a dried up watering hole on the Navajo Nation.
WASHINGTON - Navajo officials and residents urged a Senate committee Wednesday to expand coverage of a fund that compensates uranium miners and "downwinders" - people who lived downwind from Cold War nuclear tests.
Indigenous people are among the thousands of immigrants being detained the border, according to the Arizona Legislature’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus. Arizona leaders from the Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’Odham and Navajo nations said the issue goes back generations and told the story of a Guatemalan girl separated from her mother | Cronkite News
Junior college point guard JJ Nakai led Pima Community College in scoring and assists and made 40 percent of her 3-pointers.
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are making progress toward fixing management shortcomings that landed them on a list of "high-risk" agencies, but not enough progress to satisfy some senators and auditors who say more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON - Native Americans face a slew of challenges, said Wendsler Nosie Sr., one of a number of speakers at a wide-ranging rally by dozens of activists as part of the Poor People's Campaign that touched on everything from voting rights to fights over the minimum wage.
WASHINGTON - Overt challenges to Native Americans voting are a thing of the past, experts say, but casting a ballot can still be hard for tribal members who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and scant access to polling places and government services that can ease the process.
WASHINGTON - Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to help Native Americans, that have been gains in tribal education, but American Indians still trail in test scores and graduation rates, a delay experts blame on a continuing lack of resources and funding.
WASHINGTON - Life expectancy for Native Americans is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, government data show. But experts say pockets of problems remain, particularly on traditional reservations.