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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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 05.08.2013 | 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.

Paranormal Files of the Navajo Rangers

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Dover and Milford say that in one case a young woman said she was followed by a glowing orb while driving home at night. When she arrived home she saw what appeared to be a large rabbit where she usually parks. She ran inside and went to sleep, only to awaken with a headache.

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."

Sun Kissed: A Documentary About XP and Harmony

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

There's no cure for XP. Those with the disease burn, freckle and blister after minimal sun exposure. They are at much greater risk for skin cancers. The disease has neurological implications and leaves the child developmentally delayed. People with XP rarely live past the age of 20.

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...

The Next Disneyland?

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorad...

Democratic Shift: Arizona Turns to New Leadership in Historic Congressional Campaign

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

With a 9-point Democratic voter edge in the newly redrawn District 1, an alliance of resurgent Arizona Democratic Party leaders and Latino and Native American groups has placed Wenona Benally Baldenegro's historic Congressional campaign into the national spotlight.

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...

Better Late Than Never: A Conversation With Buffy Sainte-Marie

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I found out a couple years ago that I'm actually dyslexic in music ... it does explain why I can write for an orchestra but then I can't read it back the next day. It's like trying to write with my left hand. It can be done but it doesn't make any sense for me."

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.

A Code Talker's 'Journey to War and Back'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.23.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

A little more than a year ago, I wrote an article about a subject that I found fascinating: "The World War II Navajo Code Talkers." It started with a...

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 ...

Navajos Seek Exemption For Grand Canyon Flights

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An American Indian tribe whose reservation borders the Grand Canyon wants to boost its economy by giving tourists an aerial view o...

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Indu...

Street Art Campaign Protests Coal Mining In Navajo Nation

Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

Brooklyn Street Art reports: Street Artist Jetsonorama has a new campaign in Flagstaff, Arizona and on the Navajo Nation reservation using his photogr...

Eat Your Heart Out On Record-breaking Taco

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | Weird News

GALLUP, N.M. -- Residents in Gallup have set what is being billed as the record for the world's largest Navajo taco, using 150 pieces of fry bread and...