Navajo Nation News
Navajo Artist Creates 'Make America Native Again' Hats to Critique Donald Trump's Campaign Slogan
Listen up, Trump! This Navajo artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, says she has a message for the Donald. Vanessa Bowen told ABC News today she has designed and produced "Make America Native Again" hats as a way of starting conversation about the problematic history behind Donald Trump 's
Hundreds Evacuate as Thousands of Acres Burn Across Western States
Hundreds of firefighters have been scrambling to contain several wildfires in three western states after recent spells of hot, dry weather. Blazes in California, New Mexico and Arizona have threatened several communities with thousands of residents, and hundreds of homes have been evacuated. Here's
FBI Arrests Man in Abduction and Death of 11-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped From Navajo Nation
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, the FBI announced this evening. The Albuquerque office of the FBI tweeted its arrest of Tom Begaye, 27, of Waterflow, New Mexico, for the
British pols: Change Washington name or send different team to U.K.
The pressure to change the name of Dan Snyder's team grows -- and not just domestically. Two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, urging the league to change Washington's name or, "at the minimum, send a different team to
Navajo Nation Mourning, Pleading for Help After Toxic Mine Spill Contaminates Rivers
The Navajo Nation is mourning and pleading for help as clean storage water is depleting, after toxic spill from a mine has contaminated water flowing down the Animas River in Colorado into the San Juan River through Utah and New Mexico. The spill happened Friday when a team of Environmental
Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront
Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike -- brothers of one father and one mother, with one sky above us, and one country around us. -- Joseph, Nez Perce chief, during a visit to Washington, D.C., in 1879 We'll never
Ousted American Apparel Founder Eyes New Suit
Morning Money Memo… Dov Charney plans to fight his ouster as CEO and chairman of American Apparel. Charney’s lawyer accused the board of directors of illegally firing him last week, says The Los Angeles Times. In a 5-0 vote the board agreed to replace Charney...
A Soldier's Mission to Honor Segregated 65th Regiment 'Borinqueneers'
WASHINGTON – Retired Army Capt. Frank Medina first heard about the segregated 65th Infantry Regiment as a child from his Korean War veteran grandfather, who talked about the discrimination he and his fellow Puerto Rican “Borinqueneers’” faced in the U.S. military. “I remember his stories and...
More Jobs but US Unemployment Rate Stays at 6.7%
Morning Money Memo: The jobs market was slightly stronger than expected during the first three months of this year. The U.S. Labor Department says employers added 192,000 jobs last month, and the numbers for January and February were revised higher by 37,000. The official unemployment...
11 Hotel Rooms That Double as Art Installations
Would your sleep be sweeter if you bedded down in this one-of-a-kind art room guarded by a Yakuza-style mural of Avanyu, the Tewa tribe's deity of water? Or is original pop art by Warhol more to your taste? Or maybe, Victorian run amok. Whether you're an art connoisseur or not, these over-the-top