Navajo

environment-people

Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.
Samuel Gilbert
8.12.19
A Yeti Presents Film - In Partnership With VICE Sports

How This Trailblazing Navajo Cowboy Made Professional Rodeo History

A look at the life of Derrick Begay, one of the first Navajo cowboys to qualify for pro rodeo’s national finals.
VICE Staff
2.12.19
politics

Native Americans Are Pissed Off at Trump's Move to Slash Public Land

"Unless this administration would drill in Arlington Cemetery if oil was discovered there, leave our sacred lands alone.”
Debra Utacia Krol
12.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Yes, Trump Just Made a Pocahontas Joke to Navajo Code Talkers

Though no one was laughing.
Lauren Messman
11.27.17
tech

The FCC Has Made It Harder for Native Americans to Afford Phone Service

A decision to cut the Lifeline program means that life will get even more difficult for some people on tribal lands.
Debra Utacia Krol
11.21.17
LGBTQ

Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation

The Navajo Nation—the biggest reservation in the US—can get lonely, especially if you identify as LGBTQ. But advocates and members of the community hope that change is coming.
Jeremy Meek
11.14.17
Impact Water

The Navajo Nation Can't Go It Alone in Their Struggle for Clean Water

Activists felt the defeat in Trump’s allowance of the Dakota Access pipeline, but there’s another fight to be won in the American southwest.
Madeline Moitozo
6.5.17
street art

This Artist-Activist Paints Animals to Support #NODAPL and Protest Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality

Jesse Hazelip's socially conscious street art gets a bestial twist.
Abby Ronner
2.25.17
environment

Waiting for Running Water (Excerpt from 'Contamination Nation')

In this excerpt, VICE News reporter Neha Shastry spends time with Ben Lewis, a former uranium miner who has been living without running water in his home on the reservation.
VICE News
12.23.15
on the line

On The Line: Neha Shastry Discusses the Navajo Nation’s Contaminated Water

VICE News correspondent Neha Shastry joined 'On The Line' to answer your questions on the Navajo Nation’s contaminated water crisis.
VICE News
12.11.15
environment

Darlene's Water Delivery Service (Extra Scene from 'Contamination Nation')

VICE News correspondent Neha Shastry joins Darlene Arviso — known locally as “The Water Lady” — on her daily rounds as she delivers clean water to her local Navajo community.
VICE News
12.11.15
Short Form Docs

Living Without Water: Contamination Nation

There are tens of thousands of Americans living without clean, running water on the Navajo Nation today.
VICE News
11.24.15
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