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Utah Attorney General Vows To Sue Obama Over New National Monument

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) pledged to sue the White House on Wednesday after President Barack Obama set aside 1.35 million acres, including ...

Traveling Portrait Gallery Will Capture The Faces Of Navajo Nation

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts

Bumper stickers, company logos, paid-for banners on buses ― like nearly every other surface in our public spaces today, vehicular exteriors are just...

The Perfect Southwest Road Trip For Fit Travelers

Jon Weisberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

It's the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service, so Pam and I invited our friend Judy to join us on a 10-day road trip to the Four Corners where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet.

Street Artists Raise Awareness Of Nuclear Waste In The Southwest

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yellow Cake: A simple sweet dessert confection that gets its signature color from eight egg yolks and a cup of butter, and is great with either vanill...

How A Digital Divide Leaves Parts Of Rural America Isolated

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology

It’s been two years since Sonia’s husband’s fatal heart attack. Almost anywhere else in the United States, emergency services could have helped ...

Arthur Redcloud, American actor of The Revenant

Christina Laughlin | Posted 05.05.2017 | Entertainment
Christina Laughlin

Arthur Redcloud didn't know when he set out on a Texas highway, headed for New Mexico, he was about to become part of film history. But, destiny had...

The Vicious Reality of Steel-Jaw Leghold Traps

Julia Orr | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Steel-jaw leghold traps--even the name sounds vicious for these contraptions used on fur-bearing animals in the U.S Banned in approximately eighty-five countries including the European Union these ghastly apparatus are still being used today in the U.S including on the Navajo Nation.

Subverting the Script: 'Homeland' Graffiti Artists Use Same Techniques as Native Americans

Stephennie Mulder | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment
Stephennie Mulder

On a recent "Homeland" episode, Carrie Mathison strode purposefully past a wall scrawled with a rather incongruous message: "Homeland is racist."

Protesters Confront John McCain During Visit To Navajo Capital

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Adriano Tsinigine, 17, wore his finest traditional jewelry -- a turquoise necklace, stamped silver and turquoise bowguard, and watch -- for the Navajo...

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic mine spill contaminates waterways across three Southwest states; On...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Alray Nelson grew up with his three sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who w...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ Go...

My Night With the Navajos in Monument Valley

Bettina Gordon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Bettina Gordon

When we arrived at the gates of this national park, I not only found familiar movie settings, but a world that has been home to America's indigenous people for innumerable generations. To this day, Monument Valley is managed by members of the Navajo tribe.

Texas Gets Things Wrong on Marriage

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Texas lawmakers are gunning for the judge who let two lesbians to get married. Meanwhile, homophobic lawmakers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state's marriage ban. There's just one problem -- the law will probably be overturned before it actually turns 10.

Social Movements Gain Momentum in the Fight for Climate Justice

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Salena Tramel

While welcoming this sense of urgency, tightly knit coalitions of activists stand firm in the belief that communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis hold the real solutions in turning the rising tides -- not the corporate-driven UN agenda.

Daily Meditation: Beauty Is All Around

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Painting the Desert: Urban Artists In The Navajo Nation

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's an unusual pairing: Street artists who are accustomed to the grit and grime of deteriorating neighborhoods in the city translating their skills t...

Why the Big Tribal 'Payout' Is Only a Start

Dennis Worden | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Dennis Worden

The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future.

U.S. To Pay Navajo Tribe $554 Million In Landmark Settlement

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

By Steve Gorman Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle long...

Thank You, Chester Nez

John F. Schwaller | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
John F. Schwaller

Thank You, Chester Nez

Poisoning the Sacred Lands

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Jay Tavare

If every action has an equal reaction, then I wonder what poisoning our Mother Earth will bring us? The stark beauty of the high desert in Monument Valley, reminds us how fragile life is. Man can so easily disturb the balance of nature with fatal effects for all.

These American Families Live Without Running Water (VIDEO)

George McGraw | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

Nearly 40 percent of the 173,000 Navajo in the U.S. don't have a tap or a toilet at home. (For non-Native Americans, that number is just .6 percent).

PHOTOS: The Price Of Power To A Nation

Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

By Claudia Rowe, Special to Equal Voice News: KAYENTA, Ariz. — In a dimly-lit home off a tangle of dirt roads on the Navajo Nation, 80-year-old S...

Incredible Story of Navajo Mike, Child of the Dust Devil Air

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.

Why the R*dsk*ns Need to Change Their Name

Amanda Blackhorse | Posted 09.06.2016 | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse

If we can agree that I should not be called a "redskin" because that would be racist, then isn't it obvious that the Washington NFL team should not use the name? Eighty years' use of a racist term does not make a racist practice a legitimate tradition. It makes it 80 years overdue for a change.