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  • Sacred claims

    American Indian tribes face an uphill battle in their effort to protect sacred sites on federal land in the West

  • In Large and Sunlit Land

    Peter Chilson ponders the parallel fates of two lovely and ravaged lands: The Southwest desert in America and the West Coast of Africa.

  • When the sacred becomes toxic

    When the sacred becomes toxic

    As Native Americans use religion to save their sacred places, they need to remember that conflicts framed around faith often have unhappy endings.

  • Diné activist protests wastewater-to-snow scheme

    Diné activist protests wastewater-to-snow scheme

    Fighting for the environment is just part of this Navajo's cultural identity.

  • The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    A permit for an inactive mine may be renewed.

  • The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    On public land in New Mexico, firewood-hunters have illegally cut down hundreds of old-growth juniper trees, much to the dismay of the Bureau of Land Management and environmental activists.

  • Touring Indian Country via footrace

    Touring Indian Country via footrace

    How to run in a reservation race that's both sport and cultural tradition.

  • Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust

    Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust

    The author traces the paths of peoples that have wandered the earth for centuries, from Alaska to the Southwest.

  • Navajos pay for industry's mistakes

    The federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was created to compensate uranium miners and mill workers sickened by their jobs, but on the Navajo Reservation, Dr. Bruce Baird Struminger says the program has proved flawed

  • Undaunted muckraker

    Navajo Times reporter Marley Shebala is a fiercely determined journalist whose investigative reporting has helped bring down two tribal presidents

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