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Casino or No Casino: The Pros and Cons of Indian Gaming

The people of the Yavapai-Apache Nation live on a divided reservation in and around Camp Verde, AZ. Parts of the reservation are in Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Rim Rock, and Middle Verde, AZ. As of the 2000 census, there were 743 members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, with the majority living in the two Camp Verde areas. […]

Review of “The New Indian”, a National Geographic Documentary

Civilizations over the millennia have grown and declined. From the earliest roots in Mesopotamia to the rise of the Mayans and the Incans, states and cultures have flourished and dissolved. Life in the North American southwest is no different. Though different paths have reached the same end, it is important to note that they are […]

Beyond “America”. The Evolution of Native Bands into a True Native American Nation.

We, as 21st century “Americans”, thrive on making distinctions. We want to dissect our nation into separate slices of culture, religion, and race. We note the difference between the culture of African-Americans who have been here for generations and that of white Anglo-Americans who have been here for generations. So do the African-Americans. We want […]

Environmentalists lose court battle

U.S. Court of Appeals rejects environmental groups Grand Canyon arguments.

Navajo Nation embraces “green jobs” initiative

The “greening” of the Navajo Nation.

NPS and FAA discuss Grand Canyon overflights

Government to review Grand Canyon overflight noise issues.

Dept. of Interior stops new mining claims near Grand Canyon

Important evironmental announcement for the Grand Canyon.

Red Butte rally against new uranium mining around Grand Canyon

A rally against new uranium exploration, mining, and the reopening of old mines in the Grand Canyon area will be held this weekend at Red Butte, just a few miles  south of the south entrance to the park. This mining activity poses a real threat to one of our national treasures. If you are going to […]

Dept. of Interior reverses Bush logging policy

The Department of the Interior has reversed a Bush administration logging policy that would have greatly reduced the protected area of the spotted owl. It was determined that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to consult federal biologists before implementing the logging plan.

Finally, after eight years of science […]

NPS proposing the change of boating rules in Grand Canyon

The New York Times is reporting today that the National Park Service will publish in the Federal Register on Monday a proposal changing boating and river camping rules and regulations. The proposal would require all persons using the river within park boundaries to have a permit issued by the Park Superintendent. Currently, the last 51 […]