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US tribe turns to international commission in resort fight

ARIZONA – The Navajo Nation, the largest tribe of Native Americans, has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to an Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred. 81 more words


"I want to hike there..."

When driving towards Flagstaff, two mesas come up on either side, Black Mesa (so named for the coal and the darkish color of the mesa) and Skeleton Mesa (so named for…let me get back to you on that).  1,563 more words


Foster-care plan for tribes filled with problems

D.C. – When the federal government opened foster-care assistance to Native American tribes in 2008, more than 80 expressed interest in the program.

By 2014, however, just 27 tribes had applied and only five had been approved for the federal program, their efforts hobbled by a lack of resources, inflexibility by federal bureaucrats and cultural insensitivity, according to a Government Accountability Office report. 88 more words


The woman who brings drinking water to remote Navajo homes

NEW MEXICO – Every morning, Darlene Arviso picks up her water truck at the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission, a cluster of brown trailers in Thoreau, New Mexico, and fills her 3,500-gallon tank from a metal water tower before setting out across the Navajo Nation. 166 more words


Navajo Country

STANDING ON A CORNER IN WINSLOW ARIZONA (such a fine sight to see?)

After leaving Payson, we drove northeast into the giant Navajo Reservation. As every Baby Boomer knows, Winslow is the town The Eagles made famous in their song, … 474 more words

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Urban Outfitters seeks review of decision in Navajo case

NEW MEXICO – The Navajo Nation’s case against Urban Outfitters is on hold while the company seeks review of a decision to dismiss one of its own claims. 65 more words