The federal government has agreed to pay almost $1 billion dollars to Native American tribes to settle a claim that the U.S. government failed to adequately fund the management of federal services. And it all started with one tiny Navajo community.
Many Native American businesses face unique cultural and regulatory obstacles. One group is trying to bridge the gap between entrepreneurial and native cultures and has had some success, but their federal funding just ran out.
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
At least 100 workers at a Mexican border factory in Ciudad Juárez are on strike protesting low wages and a hostile workplace. The factory packages printer ink for the American company Lexmark.
A Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow volunteers to hunt bison at the Grand Canyon. Park officials say the herd has grown too big.
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced legislation Monday that would preserve and restore sacred lands, the watershed and the environment north and south of Grand Canyon National Park. The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday a proposed $940 million landmark settlement with Native American tribes over contract shortfalls.
Grand Canyon officials announced Thursday Xanterra will continue to provide lodging, food, bus and mule rides on the South Rim for at least another 15 years. The contract is worth $66 million a year in gross revenue.
As many as 200,000 people submitted comments to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to reject development plans just south of the Grand Canyon.