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Why Lost Words Matter

Pia de Jong | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Indian Summer Vintage: Navajo Necklace

indiansummervintage.wordpress.com | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

From Indian Summer Vintage: In New Mexico in August my friend Ed helped me find this old Navajo squash blossom necklace.  He tells me that the naj...

Urban Outfitters Removes 'Navajo' From Its Product Descriptions

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 12.20.2011 | Style

Last week, we reported that Urban Outfitters was taking heat for featuring the word "Navajo" in its product descriptions. In an open letter to the ...

Learning The Lingo: The 5 Hardest Languages To Master

Ben Colclough | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

What makes Tuyuca so unique is its use of evidentiality: Each verb must contain a suffix that describes how the speaker knows the information they are stating.

Tribes Say Sewage Into Snow A No Go

Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel

Members of two Native American tribes are objecting to an Arizona ski resort's plan to use sewage to create artificial snow because the spraying of wa...