Navajo

CREDIT JERRY MCBRIDE/THE DURANGO HERALD

The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

Melissa Sevigny

There’s a map on the wall of the Cameron community center on the Navajo Nation with nearly one hundred red dots scattered all over it. They mark abandoned uranium mines. More than 500 of these mines exist on the reservation. They’re linked to cancer and other potentially deadly illnesses. But nobody knows the extent of the emotional trauma of living on land that’s contaminated. That’s the focus of a new project to raise awareness and bring healing through art.

KPCC

The Navajo Nation and the retail chain Urban Outfitters have settled a lawsuit over merchandise the company sold under the term “Navajo”. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports , part of the settlement involves a deal to sell Native American jewelry through the store.

Another Navajo Code Talker has died in Arizona. Navajo Nation officials announced Tuesday that Joe Hosteen Kellwood died Monday at age 95. Kellwood was a Navajo Code Talker in the 1st Marine Division who served in World War II. He was trained at Navajo Code Talker's School at Camp Elliott in San Diego, California and was the recipient of the Congressional Silver Medal for his service. The code talkers used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II. In a statement, Arizona...

Jon Austria/The Daily Times

One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is the latest entity to pursue legal action against the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.

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