When There’s Arsenic in the Water, but ‘We Have Nowhere to Go’

The Environmental Protection Agency found that water at a mobile home park that mostly serves agricultural workers contained almost 10 times the allowable limit of arsenic. But housing alternatives are hard to find.

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A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention

After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.

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Earl Old Person, Chief of the Blackfeet Nation, Dies at 92

As the longest-serving elected tribal leader in the country, he pushed for self-sufficiency and greater respect from the federal government.

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How Did Allison Highwolf Die? Distrust Fuels a Mystery in Indian Country.

When a Northern Cheyenne family questioned their daughter’s untimely death, official indifference deepened their pain — and their suspicions.

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When Covid Came, Cherokee Nation Was Prepared

It all starts with universal health care and a history of self-reliance.

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An Uncomfortable Seat at the Table

Deb Haaland’s nomination as secretary of the interior is historic. But as the first Native cabinet member, she would have to strike a delicate balance.

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