Laurel Morales

Laurel Morales appears in the following:

Reporter's Notebook: Hopi Sacred Objects Returned Home

Monday, August 19, 2013

A reporter runs into a conundrum: how to describe a sacred Hopi item without using certain forbidden words to do so.


From Cops To Lawyers, Indian Country Copes With High Crime

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. The U.S. attorney's office tries to take on the most violent crimes, but it often lacks enough evidence to prosecute. And because of antiquated tribal codes, the maximum Navajo court sentence is one year.


Navajo Schools Lose Funding Due To Sequestration Cuts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Indian reservations don't collect state property taxes, meaning most of their education budget comes directly from the federal government. With graduation rates already low, administrators worry about what larger class sizes and fewer school buses will do to the community.