Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
When the plant closes, the Navajo people will suffer.
Wild Ride
Wild Ride
Lessons from the fossil fuel boom and bust in New Mexico, rock snot stream ecology, water delivery in rural Navajo communities and more.
The Dust Detectives
The Dust Detectives
New research from dust experts, non-native goats in the La Sal Mountains, new drone laws, Navajo Nation presidential election and more.
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
The latest in a fraught relationship between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Drill rigs pop up near Navajo communities, Chaco Canyon and the iconic Black Place.
When California Kicks Coal
When California Kicks Coal
As California kicks its coal habit, economies across the West feel ripple effects. The Navajo Nation digs into its coal economy, geoduck fishermen in the Pacific Northwest take a new tack, and more.
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.
Dinosaur Wars
Dinosaur Wars
A stunning fossil site is found in Montana, but will it ever be studied by scientists? Plus Navajo activist Klee Benally, edible invasives, environmental lawsuits, photographs from a Hotshot on the line, debate over grizzly numbers in Greater Yellowstone and more.
Clinging to coal on the reservation is looking backward
Clinging to coal on the reservation is looking backward
Buying a 50-year old coal mine is a bad idea for the Navajo
The sad tale of Shiprock South
A failed development in northwestern New Mexico highlights the severe need for housing on the Navajo Nation
Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change
Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change
A scientist taps the recollections of tribal elders as part of her work to piece together the story of landscape change on the Navajo Nation.
Water Warrior
Water Warrior
Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what. Also, sodbusting farmers plow up the Northern Plains prairie, saving a rare Oregon ponderosa pine, healing art on the Navajo Nation, finding the Old Spanish Trail, and more.
Relying on Navajo guides
Relying on Navajo guides
In this issue's feature story, reporter Marilyn Berlin Snell turns to Navajo guides to understand the challenges facing today's tribal government.
Are you an Indian?
Are you an Indian?
In his memoir, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Jim Kristofic remembers the challenges and joys of a tough childhood spent on the Navajo Nation.
A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona
A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona
Over-zealous federal agents destroyed the unique atmosphere of the Navajo Reservation’s Hubbell Trading Post.
Domestic violence on the rez
Domestic violence on the rez
Radmilla Cody and Geraldine Laughter discuss domestic violence and the challenges for enforcement and victim support services on the Navajo Nation.
An Unusual Miss Navajo
An Unusual Miss Navajo
Radmilla Cody, who made history as the first biracial Miss Navajo and later served time in prison, now uses her singing to fight racism and domestic violence.
Will the EJ legacy of Southwest coal be addressed?
Navajo Generating Station-area communities wonder
A contaminated history unearthed
A contaminated history unearthed
Investigative reporter Judy Pasternak describes uranium's effects on the Navajo Nation in Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed.
Fascinating conundrums
Navajo language syntax, why cliff-dwellers lived in ruins, and Idaho's law-breaking state rep.
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