Native Americans

Prosecutors say kidnapping victim left in Farmington

424 Views   Four Utah residents and Navajo Nation members are being federally charged with kidnapping after the alleged victim was found in New Mexico FARMINGTON, N.M. — Four people from Utah are facing federal charges after an alleged kidnapping in 2021. Federal prosecutors used social media to assist in the case.

Former task force members react to end of MMIWR task force

365 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico became known for its initiatives to help solve the missing murdered Indigenous people crisis. In May 2022, the task force came up with a New Mexico response plan. Within it are three categories: community impact systems, change, and data.

After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

363 Views   It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by

Medicaid scam targeting thousands of Native Americans for profit

387 Views   It’s an operation that has garnered the attention of the FBI and the Attorney General’s Office, and it’s slowly becoming a national problem. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “They said they can give you the world. They can say anything you want. Well, make it better,” said a man identifying

Team New Mexico wins gold at the Indigenous Games

423 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The 2023 Indigenous Games wrapped up on Saturday in Nova Scotia, Canada. Team New Mexico represented the Land of Enchantment well, as they received the highest medal count by any team in the division.