Native Americans

Gallup’s new police chief stepping up efforts towards MMIP

35 Views  Â Missing and Murdered Indigenous People are a bigger problem than just Gallup.  It may seem like a small town, but on the weekends, it’s a different story. “We can see almost about 90,000 [people] on the weekend because we’re a border town, and a lot of people come

Multiple People Shot in Farmington

37 Views  Â Multiple people were shot and at least three were killed this morning in Farmington when an active shooter began firing weapons in the area of North Dustin and Navajo. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that at least one suspect was shot and killed by

FBI: More than 650 people reported missing in New Mexico, Navajo Nation

44 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first week of May marks the National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives. According to the FBI, 10% of the population in New Mexico identifies as Native American. Many organizations are hosting events to raise awareness this week.

Evacuations ordered after flooding on the Navajo Nation

81 Views  Â CHINLE, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials ordered evacuations Sunday for some residents of Chinle after floodwaters filled washes and overflowed berms and dirt dams. They said many residents are refusing to leave, however, because they want to protect their property and livestock.

Tribal colleges tap US energy funds to build ‘living labs’

85 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal colleges and universities around the U.S. will be able to tap nearly $15 million in grant funding to boost clean energy development as part of the federal government’s latest investment in creating more reliable and sustainable electricity generation for Native American communities.

Navajo Nation to receive federal aid for severe flood damage

44 Views  Â WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is set to receive federal emergency aid to help repair damage caused by severe flooding during a series of storms earlier this year. President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted a disaster declaration for the largest Native American reservation in the U.S.,

Supreme Court hears arguments on Navajo Nation water rights

87 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Navajo Nation has taken its fight for water access to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard arguments Monday that the U.S. government has a duty to address Navajo water rights. The tribe wants access to water from the lower Colorado River that flows along