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.
In an unprecedented move Shelly, asked Begaye to sign an agreement. The two leaders had decided in advance to create a list of projects that Shelly’s administration began and Begaye would commit to continuing, Shelly said.
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
Environmental groups plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision that would allow a uranium mine south of Grand Canyon National Park to operate.
A federal court ruled Monday in favor of Indian families saying South Dakota violated the Indian Child Welfare Act when it didn’t allow families their day in court. This case could affect similar cases throughout the United States.
As of this month, Native American tribes across the country are allowed to prosecute crimes against women in their own courts, even if the perpetrator is non-native. Over the past year, three tribes have been piloting ways to do this that honor both tribal and federal law.
The federal government announced this week it has awarded more than $2 billion to people exposed to radiation during the atomic tests near Las Vegas in the 1950s. But it still has not recognized the county that was exposed to the highest levels of radioactive fallout.
The Navajo Nation has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the United States government for allowing a Flagstaff ski resort to make snow out of reclaimed waste water on what they consider a sacred mountain.