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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, September 18, 2016
The roller-coaster ride of Dakota Access pipeline rulings continued, the Seneca-Modoc roots of feminism were revealed, and Native fashion hit the runway in New York City...
EPA Announces Plans to Begin Next Phase of Navajo Uranium Mine Cleanup
ADAM DeROSE, Cronkite News
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation, seeking bids to assess the problem a...
Video: Uranium Pollution in Sanders, Arizona
Marisela Ramirez, Cronkite News
EDITOR'S NOTE: While the U.S. frets about Flint, the lead-laden water in Michigan is eclipsed by contamination in parts of Indian country...
Navajo, Others Press Feds to Clean Up 15,000 Water-Poisoning Uranium Mines
Jessica Swarner, Cronkite News
Longtime Sanders, Arizona, resident Wayne Lynch was told in July that the water on his ranch contained dangerously high amounts of uranium, yet he is still using it...
Uranium Mining: Book Explores the ‘Wastelanding’ of the Navajo Nation
Tanya H. Lee
The sad history of uranium mining and the desolation it has wrought across tracts of Navajo country has been the subject of numerous studies, articles and surveys...
Disasters and Triumphs: 10 Major Environmental Stories in Indian Country During 2014
The 10 most prominent environmental stories of 2014 constituted a wide range of events—extreme weather, natural disasters, major administrative decisions and potent activism...
Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation
From the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico, Native peoples across Turtle Island are afflicted with ills related to industrial development—development that was undertaken with...
Navajo Nation to Get $1 Billion in Historic Kerr-McGee $5.15 Billion Cleanup Settlement
Kerr-McGee Corp. and its parent Anadarko Petroleum Corp...
New York Times Profiles Plight of Uranium-Plagued Navajo Reservation Residents
First it was the National Institutes of Health, and now awareness of the scourge of uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation Reservation has made its way to The New York Times ...
Once Upon a Mine: National Institutes of Health Details Uranium's Toxic Legacy to Navajo
It is no secret that uranium mines have been contaminating the Navajo reservation and its inhabitants for decades. But it wasn’t always that way...
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