Native Americans

Former New Mexico military base town is up for sale

11 ViewsFORT 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

11 ViewsThe 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

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

8 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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.

Navajo company takes over operation of coal mine it owns

19 ViewsFARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation company is taking over the operation of a coal mine it owns in northwestern New Mexico. The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has owned the Navajo Mine near Farmington since 2013 but had contracted with the North American Coal Corp. to run it.