Laurel Morales appears in the following:
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The controversy over the recent Paris auctions of Hopi objects boils down to competing definitions of what is sacred. The same tension exists elsewhere in Indian Country where economic development projects are proposed for land Native Americans consider to be holy.
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.
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.
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.