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Large sign at the Alabama–Coushatta Reservation east of Livingston, Texas
Health Care

COVID-19 Response has Been Starkly Different for Indigenous Communities in Texas

While coronavirus rates remain high, officials have taken unprecedented actions not found anywhere else in the state.

On March 23, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas issued its first stay-at-home order. In April, the tribe would restrict out-of-state travel, and in May, officials shut down nonessential tribal offices and businesses and eventually banished a tribal citizen for 90 … Read More

Traffic flows through the main gate past a welcome sign, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan faces execution or life without parole if convicted in the 2009 rampage that killed 13 and wounded nearly three dozen on the Texas Army post. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Criminal Justice

After the Deaths of Two Soldiers at Fort Hood, the Navajo Nation Wants Answers

Navajo families say their loved ones faced hazing and harassment at the Army base outside Killeen.

Corlton Lane Chee came to the Fort Hood Army base from the high deserts of New Mexico. He grew up in a satellite community of the Navajo Nation called Ramah Navajo, an area nestled between mesas where the rolling hills … Read More