Bureau of Indian Affairs Archives

Laws of the land: Navigating development in Indian Country


Anyone who has tried to develop on one of the 22 federally recognized Indian tribes’ land in Arizona has probably encountered the patchwork of land ownership that can sometimes make it difficult to build.

Cover Story: State of the Navajo Nation


A president and the window to his Nation’s Future By Peter O’Dowd Somewhere on the Navajo Reservation, most often along Highway 264 between Arizona and New Mexico, a man holds his arm outstretched with a green flag fluttering from his fist. Instead of a thumb, the normal currency for hitchhikers in every other corner of… Read More →