Category Archives: Native America Issues

News about community-based development and renewable energy in Native America

“Will this make us sick?” Radon Emissions & the Uranium Industry

A special guest post by Frankie Beesley, Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps The drive from Flagstaff to White Mesa, Utah takes you through reservation lands–flat expanses and high mesas, yellow cottonwood leaves peeking through the canyons—snaking through Monument Valley and … Continue reading

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A Hand Up, Not a Handout: USDA Grant Would Be Game-Changer for Navajo-Operated Family Farms

For nearly thirty years, North Leupp Family Farms, a sustainable community-based nonprofit located on the western edge of the Navajo reservation twenty-five miles east of Flagstaff, has worked to bring food security and economic development to this remote community. Raise … Continue reading

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Public Meeting! Tell EPA to Stop the Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mill Contamination

The Grand Canyon Trust has been pressing on multiple fronts to ensure that the White Mesa Uranium Mill – the only operating uranium mill in the United States – operates in full compliance with all laws designed to protect public … Continue reading

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New Problems, Ancient Solutions: Native American Pavilion Offers Traditional Tools against Climate Change

Early Saturday morning, pickup trucks will file into a dusty parking lot behind the Denny’s in Tuba City, on the western edge of Northern Arizona’s vast Navajo reservation, many still with their headlights on. Tuba City has long been a … Continue reading

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10,000 Tram Riders a Day: the Future of the Grand Canyon?

Renae Yellowhorse rose before dawn last week to make the long journey from her home near Tuba City, on the Navajo reservation, to the studios of KNAU radio in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she and nationally acclaimed author Kevin Fedarko confronted … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Under Siege – But You Can Help

“Every 15 or 20 years, it seems, the canyon forces us to undergo a kind of national character exam. If we cannot muster the resources and the resolve to preserve this, perhaps our greatest natural treasure, what, if anything, are … Continue reading

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