By Alysa LandryA deep green oasis of farmland marks the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s homeland near Maricopa, Arizona. Roughly 70 percent of the 23,000-acre reservation is cultivated, and the tribe grows a variety of crops, including corn, cotton, wheat, barley, pecans and potatoes. Ak-Chin Farms, the tribe’s first enterprise and a employer,...
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By Alysa LandryBack in 1988, President Ronald Reagan told Russian students and faculty during a speech that the United States had “made a mistake” in humoring Natives.
By Alysa LandryJohn F. Kennedy often gets credit for serving as president during the Civil Rights Movement, but he was killed before he could fulfill his promises to Natives.
By Alysa LandryNative culture thrives in Belize, a small Central American country bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south.
By Alysa LandryAfter a century-long fight, the Yakama Nation finally got 21,000 acres of forest land back, including Mount Adams, one of the nation’s five sacred mountains.
By Alysa LandryNavajo President Russell Begaye recently signed legislation removing the entire Navajo Housing Authority following allegations of misuse of federal funding.
By Alysa LandryPlans are under way for closing the Navajo Generating Station, and Navajo and Hopi are looking for economic alternatives.
By Alysa LandryNearly 4,000 students have graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), but no two individuals have had the same experience.
By Alysa LandryFederal recognition for Indian tribes can mean access to healthcare, and other benefits. In 1978, Pres. Jimmy Carter restored recognition to three Oklahoma tribes.
By Alysa LandryForty-three years after the occupation ended — and more than a century after the massacre — Wounded Knee still represents a troubled history.