Native Americans

Navajo Nation to consider another round of hardship assistance checks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo Nation members can possibly expect another round of hardship checks in the coming weeks. The Navajo Nation received a little more than $2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. A large portion of that money has been set aside for key infrastructure projects

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country.

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a small household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing confusion and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American lands, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot.

Former New Mexico military base town is up for sale

FORT WINGATE, N.M. — Looking to buy an old military base town? Well, you’re in luck because the town of Fort Wingate, New Mexico, just east of Gallup, is for sale. Founded in 1867, the area was home to former Generals, Buffalo Soldiers and Navajo Code Talkers.

UNM student fights for climate justice

The fight for climate justice continues at the University of New Mexico and senior Raven Alcott is standing at the forefront of the action, acting as a voice for Indigenous communities. Raven Alcott is a senior at UNM majoring in environmental science and minoring in Native American studies. Alcott is

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico years ago.