The Hualapai Tribe has agreed to end a decades-long conflict over Colorado River water rights in exchange for a $134 million pipeline that will supply water to the tribe’s Grand Canyon tourist attractions.
A Navajo coal mine in New Mexico just bought two new locomotives to deliver coal from the mine to the Four Corners Power Plant. The purchase demonstrates an investment in coal by the Navajo government at a time when natural gas has become the preferred low-cost energy source.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
Not everyone will be watching the eclipse Aug. 21. The Navajo and many other American Indian tribes see the phenomenon as a bad omen.
Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
The Navajo Nation has allocated $3 million to build homes in a portion of the reservation frozen in a state of poverty.
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with plans to purchase a $23 million ranch in Colorado. A committee vote on July 25 was the final approval needed.
The Navajo Nation is considering buying Colorado ranchland that contains two mountains the tribe believes to be sacred.
The Navajo Nation Council voted to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2019 then work with its owner to shut it down. This legislation buys the tribe a little more time to find a new source of revenue and jobs.
In Fry Bread Nation, we explore Navajo food staples like mutton, blue corn mush and fry bread. Some are a source of strength while others carry hidden risks.