Arizona residents are facing water shortages as Colorado River water declines, but Navajo Nation members have been living without easy access to water for years. That’s why the federal government started building a drinking water system on the reservation.
A new collective effort is underway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, meant to improve the living conditions of members of an Indigenous community located on the Sea of Cortez that has long been under-resourced and lacks basic services like water and sewage systems.
Work crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are partnering with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to extend power lines to homes in several tribal communities. → More tribal natural resources stories
Work has begun on giving some of America’s most spectacular natural settings and historic icons a makeover. The Great American Outdoor Act was passed by Congress last year and dedicated up to $1.6 billion a year for the next five years to extensive maintenance and repairs that have been put off year after year.
Lake Mead is at historically low levels, and Arizona will take mandatory cuts to its Colorado River water supply starting in January. But one tribe that lives along the river’s banks along the Arizona-California border says it has enough supply to lease to other cities.
The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, may get the opportunity to expand to other tribal nations near U.S. borders, pending the passing of legislation in Congress.
Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Phoenix high school students protested outside Sen. Mark Kelly’s office Thursday, urging him to support legislation protecting a sacred site threatened by a proposed copper mine near Superior.
Recovering from a lumpectomy — also known as breast-conserving surgery — is time consuming and often requires daily radiation treatments. That could prove difficult for Indigenous patients who live on remote reservation land.
Hia C-ed O'odham activist Amber Ortega and her supporters held a rally in Tucson after a magistrate judge ruled a religious freedom defense could not be used to determine her guilt or innocence in a case in which she faces federal charges for physically blocking construction machinery near Quitobaquito Springs last year.
Students in the University of Arizona’s intermediate Navajo language class are putting on “Back to the Rez,” a play about identity and cultural knowledge, done entirely in Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language.
The U.S. Geological Survey has published a study on uranium content in wells and springs in the Grand Canyon region, but the work is far from over. The study examined about 200 water sources and found that only a fraction of them had elevated concentrations of uranium.
There is a huge gap in the U.S. education system when it comes to who has the opportunity to take a full range of math and science classes. That gap is probably most obvious for Native American students, and it deeply affects who is making strides in STEM education and related careers.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that instructs federal agencies to develop plans to improve public safety for Native Americans and to investigate the cases of hundreds of missing indigenous people across the country.