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  • Forsaken by the Indian Health Service

    PBS’s Frontline and The Wall Street Journal investigated sexual predators, terrible doctors, and inept leaders within the U.S. Indian Health Service.
  • Mining Misery

    These stories established the deep human toll of extractive industries in India, a country where official corruption, a push for economic growth and a lack of environmental regulation and enforcement have combined to leave millions of ordinary Indians at risk. Our pieces told that story from three different vantage points -- villagers in the shadow of a uranium mining operation in eastern India, locals left at risk of mercury poisoning from coal mines and coal-burning utilities in central India and a group of college students from southern India who met a tragic end during a field trip to the country's north, where illegal sand mining flourishes.
  • The Battle of Belo Monte

    In the Brazilian state of Pará, an army of 25,000 workers is building the world’s third largest hydroelectric plant, a controversial construction project –because of the dam’s low efficiency, its environmental impact and its effects on the Indians, riverbank-dwellers and the inhabitants of Altamira. Folha’s reporters spent three weeks in the region to put together the most comprehensive coverage –with 24 videos, 55 pictures, and 18 infographics– of the country’s largest infrastructural investment. The pros and cons of the dam are presented in five chapters: Construction; Environment; Society; Indigenous Peoples; History.
  • Aid to Indian County

    Amidst an impoverished American Indian reservation lies nearly of decade of corrupt practices from a welfare program meant to help those who need it. The Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program has misused more than $6 million in taxpayer money over two years.
  • Forgery claim blurs tribe's fate

    Forged documents were used as part of a land development deal involving the ousted leader of the Amah Mutsun Indian Tribe and her San Diego-based development partner. The Bureau of Indian Affairs remained neutral on the matter even after learning that the documents were forged.
  • One Heritage, Two Worlds

    This five part series about the Seneca Nation of Indians explores the economic disparity which exists among the tribe. After a year of invesigation, three reporters from the Buffalo News uncovered that, though the Seneca Nation receives millions of dollars from tax-free cigarettes and gasoline, 47 percent live in poverty while the other half live in luxury.
  • An Empire Lost

    The Syracuse Herald American's six-day series on the Onondaga Indians and how they lost their native land. The tribe is preparing a lawsuit "that alleges 70,000 acres, including most of Syracuse, was illegally taken from them. While they say they won't evict anyone, they want an undetermined amount of land and money."
  • Dividing the Sky

    The Arizona Republic did a four-part series on the relocation of Native Americans. Months were spent visiting Navajo and Hopi reservations in northeastern Arizona and interviewing "some of the last remaining traditional Indians in the continental United States."
  • Unequal loyalty

    ABA Journal invetigates how some federal public defenders try to serve two masters -- judges who appoint them and clients they represent. The article tells the story of New Mexico prosecutor Tova Indritz who "was punished for caring more about the interests of her clients than of the courts where she practiced."
  • The Secret Choctaw Deal

    The American Press reports a secret deal signed by Gov. Mike Foster with a tribe of Choctaw Indians based in central Louisiana that would allow construction of the largest land-based casino in the state.