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This year Navajo leaders discovered several cases of sex trafficking on the reservation, but they had no way to fight it. So the tribe passed a law to make human trafficking a crime. Congress also plans to consider legislation that would give states the authority to prosecute traffickers.
December 07, 2017
Bears Ears
Newly leaked documents show President Donald Trump plans to shrink two large Utah monuments by nearly two-thirds. The president plans to visit Utah on Dec. 4 to make the announcement.
December 01, 2017
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Three decades ago Gallup, New Mexico, was known as Drunk Town, USA. For many years it ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. The community, which borders the Navajo Nation, has worked hard to save lives and change its image.
November 30, 2017
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In a new poll, Native Americans say a major problem they face is “institutional discrimination.” In Indian Country they call it environmental racism. During World War II and the Cold War, mining companies blasted 30 million tons of uranium out of Navajo land, abandoning more than 500 mines. Since then, many Navajo have died of conditions linked to contamination.
November 20, 2017
Uranium Mine
The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution against the transportation of uranium ore through the city and neighboring communities this week.
November 09, 2017
Grand Canyon
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council rejected a project that called for building a tram to take paying visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
November 01, 2017
Bears Ears
President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah. This follows the Interior secretary’s review and recommendations.
October 27, 2017
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The Navajo Nation is reviewing potential buyers of the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. The tribe is under a tight deadline to keep the plant from shutting down.
October 10, 2017
The federal government awarded Gallup, New Mexico $1.5 million for its detox center, which borders the Navajo Nation.
October 09, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona
On Oct. 9 many cities across the United States will opt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day over Columbus Day.
October 09, 2017

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