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How the Best Traditions Help Adolescents Lead Healthier Lives -- And How They Can Alter Adults' Stereotypical Views of Them

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

it is my experience, in the hundreds of dialogues I've held with adolescents, that no one is more open and honest and piercing than than they are when it comes to investigating questions such as: Who am I? Who can I become? What do I want to be when I grow up? It behooves the rest of us, at every age and stage, to hold inquiries on such questions with them, so we can be privy to their keen insights.

Greater Love: They Had to Join

Bishop James Magness | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

During my second trip to be with the Navajo veterans, they took me to one of their most esteemed locations: the veterans cemetery where the U.S. Marine Corps World War II veterans known as "Code Talkers" are buried.

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.

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...

Why Lost Words Matter

Pia de Jong | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Pia de Jong

Navajo is now an endangered language, but the fate of other Indian languages ​​is even more imperiled. It is a race against the clock. Otherwise the linguistic DNA of an entire people will be lost forever.

6 Reasons to Think About Clean Water On Earth Day

George McGraw | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, so I thought I'd use today to (a) celebrate some of the amazing progress we've made in providing clean water to Earthlings and (b) to highlight some of the most pressing work left to do!

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.

Daily Meditation: Being One With The Earth

Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

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

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.

Why Indigenous Arts -- and Hawaii Artists -- Matter

Dawn Morais | Posted 03.11.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) President and CEO T. Lulani Arquette is visibly moved as she describes how the audience responded to the innovative work of Christopher Kaui Morgan.

Water is Life

Jay Tavare | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Tavare

Water wars can be a reality if we don't act now.

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).

In Ink

Michael Clemens | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Clemens

A tattoo felt like some new revelation. I was going to make a permanent decision and stick by it.

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...

Friday Talking Points -- Most Disappointing Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?

Reconnecting to Reality With Native Cultures

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

It's no coincidence that "native" is now becoming a trigger word in fashion and style. As modern life accelerates into a future that gets more virtual with every passing year, consumers are increasingly experiencing a sense of rootlessness.

PHOTOS: Modern Life And Ancient Ruins In The Southwest

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

SECOND MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older tha...

California Girl on the Rez

Marena Dieden | Posted 09.23.2012 | Teen
Marena Dieden

I'm in Page, Arizona hanging out with Navajo teenage boys. The boys welcome me warmly into their assimilated world. They are hospitable, kind, and intrigued by "my side of the world."

By the Time I Get to Arizona -- What SB 1070 Means Now

Josh Bowman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Josh Bowman

Laws such as SB 1070 are reflective of larger economic fears and xenophobia. When xenophobia and fear become law, the consequences are far-reaching and create a variety of challenges.

Come Along and Ride on a Linguistic Voyage

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Nataly Kelly

Elizabeth Little traveled thousands of miles, chronicling her encounters with Navajo, Quileute, French, Gullah, Basque, Haitian Creole, and Spanish people. In this interview, she offers tips for other language road-trippers.

Gerry Smith

On Tribal Lands, Digital Divide Brings New Form Of Isolation

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- Like many college students, Wilhelmina Tsosie must go online to complete her assignments. But unlike the vast majority of Americ...

Galactic Time Keepers

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Jay Tavare

Ultimately, we do play a part in our own destiny, for destiny only takes us half way. The rest we have to walk ourselves.

Navajo To Urban Outfitters: Stop Ripping Off Our Name

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters Inc. months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer de...

Indian Givers

Jay Tavare | Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact
Jay Tavare

Twenty-five people from different backgrounds, cultures and nations, made a commitment to come together for a single purpose -- to help the Navajo Elders and to learn from each other

Banned for Life From Facebook, Man Finds a Home on Google Plus (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Dan McDermott

My special guest on this edition of Google Plus Week is Adam Guerbuez, the Montreal marketer who got sued for $873 million by Facebook and lost.