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Arts Jan 22‘Your Land’? Some Native Americans question inaugural song
Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president.
Science Dec 18U.S. report says more must be done to protect Colorado River from drought
A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped seven Western states through a dry spell. But the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it's not enough to keep key reservoirs from plummeting amid persistent drought and climate change.
Nation Aug 26Only Native American on federal death row executed
The only Native American on federal death row is set to die Wednesday for the slayings of a 9-year-old and her grandmother nearly two decades ago, though many Navajos are hoping for last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump to halt…
Science Aug 25Rock fall at Grand Canyon reveals ancient animal footprints
They say the creature that made the tracks is something like a modern-day chuckwalla lizard that strolled in sand dunes in a coastal plain more than 300 million years ago.
Economy May 05U.S. Treasury to begin distributing virus relief money to tribes
The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin distributing billions in coronavirus relief funding to tribes. The announcement Tuesday comes more than a week after a congressional deadline to get $8 billion to tribal governments.
Nation Apr 28Tribes urge U.S. Treasury to disburse coronavirus relief funding
At least 18 tribes sued the federal government seeking to keep any portion of the $8 billion in funding allocated to tribes out of the hands of Alaska Native corporations. A judge in Washington issued a ruling late Monday to…
Politics Feb 27Warren still dogged by past claims of indigenous ancestry
The topic has haunted the Massachusetts senator even before she announced she'd seek the Democratic nomination for president.
Nation Nov 22Attorney general unveils plan to help missing Native American women
Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.
Nation Nov 18Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production
Cheaper prices for power produced by natural gas, rather than environmental regulations, led the owners to decide in 2017 to close it.
Nation Aug 15Wet weather doesn’t end climate change risk to Colorado River
For the seven states relying on the Colorado River, climate change means a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.