Mark Armao

Mark Armao is a Diné journalist who hails from the high desert in northern Arizona. Now based in California, his recent work has focused on environmental issues facing Indigenous communities. He has covered subjects ranging from the future of hologram technology to the plight of an endangered porpoise species. In his free time he practices sustainable fishing, in that he never catches anything.

Juristac: Proving the Sanctity of a Landscape


The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band has been barred from Juristac, a place of great cultural importance, for generations. The land has been grazed by cattle and developed for oil production over the years, and now, an investor group wants to build a sand-and-gravel quarry at the site.