Where have all the children gone?

Aden Allen, son of Daniella Allen, at home in Shiprock. / Shayla Blatchford for Searchlight New Mexico Where have all the children gone? Scores of students in the Four Corners have…


Education in the rearview mirror

High school student Evan Allen attends virtual classes from his grandmother’s truck on the Navajo Nation, surrounded by high desert. Curtis Ray Benally for Searchlight New Mexico…


A broken system

Cover art by Jolene Nenibah Yazzie A broken system Why the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives who have died during the coronavirus pandemic may never be known June 8, 2021…


In their own words: Zuni Pueblo and Navajo Nation

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The deadly loss of Navajo women

The deadly loss of Navajo womenOn the Navajo Nation, the coronavirus is leaving children motherless, families lost and traditions in peril. But Diné women fight on.  By Sunnie R.…


Navajo elders: Alone, without food, in despair

A housebound elderly woman is interviewed by Searchlight reporter Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi. Don J. Usner / Searchlight New MexicoSunnie R. Clahchischiligi is a contributing writer at…


Planting hope amid a plague

Planting hope amid a plagueOlder generations on the Navajo Nation have passed down stories of scourges, resilience — and survival. New generations are bringing the tales to life. By…