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
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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
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
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