Navajo

"The Confluence" by George Mancuso

A proposed development project near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers is one step closer to becoming a reality. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, several key questions still remain about the controversial, multimillion-dollar development.

Impact of the Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later

Jan 22, 2014
Courtesy of The Bosque Redondo Memorial and Shonto Begay

It’s been 150 years since the U.S. Army forced the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to walk 400 miles to a prison camp in eastern New Mexico in an attempt to wipe out their culture.

“Just to walk the grounds a lump in your throat like something bursting forth and I felt all the anguish of the ancestors,” says artist Shonto Begay.

The impacts of the Long Walk are still felt today.

smithsonianmag.com

The Navajo Nation plans to add nearly two dozen new service centers to their Head Start education program over the course of this new year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Navajo Nation Wants To Be 51st Medicaid State

Jan 17, 2013

The Navajo Nation wants to become the 51st Medicaid state. The Affordable Care Act has allowed them to study the idea.

Navajos Often Victims Of Predatory Car Sales

Dec 17, 2012

It’s an often-heard refrain in these times: people duped by mortgage lenders, car dealers or finance companies to take on debt they can’t afford. On the edges of their vast reservation, Navajos have been especially vulnerable to questionable car sales tactics.

Pages