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The Line: Federal Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Chaco-Area Drilling

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May 4, 2018 – After he seemed to agree that drilling around Chaco Canyon violated historic preservation laws, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to protect the area. While it was good news for the oil and gas industry, Indigenous and environmental activists will seek to appeal his decision. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about the sacredness of the Chaco area to Native Americans and debate whether historic preservation laws need to change.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

For further reading:
Judge dismisses historic preservation claim in drilling case – by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Navajo Chef Talks About Value Of Traditional Foods

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March 16, 2018 – Food plays an important part of wellness – both in terms of nutrition and emotional well-being. Chefs, healthcare providers, and community organizers around Indian Country are talking about the value of traditional foods. 

Correspondent Antonia Gonzales, anchor of National Native News, sits down this week with chef Brian Yazzie to talk about the importance of traditional foods.

Additional Resources:
NMiF series – Reconnecting With A Healthy Lifestyle
NNN – Health and Wellness: The Indigenous Way
CDC – Traditional Foods in Native America