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6/19/2019

article Power provided to Navajo Nation homes
(Arizona) -- More than 230 homes on the Navajo Nation have been connected to the electric grid as part of a pilot project. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority worked...

6/18/2019

article Nez-Lizer Approve $1.3 Million Appropriation for Chapter Officials
(Arizona) -- On Saturday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed Resolution CJN-22-19, appropriating over $1.3 million from the Navajo Nation’s Unreserved,...

6/17/2019

article Navajo Nation Signs Agreement for Second Phase of Buyback Agreement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation again is trying to consolidate land that has multiple owners within the reservation. The tribe recently signed an agreement with the...
article Navajo Nation President Nez & VP Lizer Approve $2.5 Million to Construct the Long-awaited Crownpoint Youth Center
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined the Crownpoint community on Saturday for the signing of Resolution CMY-18-19,...

6/16/2019

article ‘A voice and a platform’: A Diné teen’s powerful poems are getting noticed
(Arizona) -- Some urban Natives say they don’t fit in anywhere. Kinsale Hueston has the opposite problem. “So many places feel like home to me,” she...
article 'All about sheep': Event centers on role of sheep in Navajo life
(New Mexico) -- Zefren Anderson knelt on a batch of fleece to demonstrate how to skirt the wool. Anderson, a board member for Diné be' iiná Inc., pulled from the...
article Fire crews ready, caution urged with any burning
(Arizona) -- Since June 4, four wildfires have been quelled on the Navajo Nation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire and Aviation Management. On Friday, as the Navajo...

6/15/2019

article Navajo Signs Agreement for Second Phase of Buyback Program
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation again is trying to consolidate land that has multiple owners within the reservation. The tribe recently signed an agreement with the...

6/13/2019

article Kayenta Officials & Community Members Seek to Rebuild the Kayenta Diversion Dam to Revitalize Farming for Navajo Families
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kayenta Chapter and Farm...

6/11/2019

article Peabody quietly lays off over 150 long-time Native American miners ahead of Kayenta coal closure
(Arizona) -- Peabody Energy during the first quarter of the year quietly reduced the size of the workforce at Kayenta Mine in northeastern Arizona by 46 percent, from...
article Navajo Nation voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining at U.S. Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. Capitol for a press...

6/10/2019

article Navajo activist to face off against incumbent in Salt Lake City’s District 2 race
(Utah) -- Sitting Salt Lake City Councilman Andrew Johnston will run for a second term against Moroni Benally, a gay activist who ran unsuccessfully for president of the...

6/8/2019

article Navajo Nation Council supports Diné appointment to replace state Sen. John Pinto
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Council is requesting Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham select a member of the Navajo Nation to complete the remaining term of state Sen....

6/7/2019

article Navajo Nation Moves to Trim Tribal Spending
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are looking for cost-cutting measures after proposing a budget that is five-million dollars short of the current one.
article More Security for Tribal Housing
(Arizona) -- Public safety and personal security have long been concerns in public housing on the Navajo reservation. Those concerns are being addressed, according to...
article Tribal Council Calls for Navajo to Fill Late Senator's Seat
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council is calling for New Mexico's governor to appoint a Navajo to fill the seat of state Sen. John Pinto, who died last month at the...

6/6/2019

article ‘Batteries are pricey’: Light Up Navajo delivers electricity for matron
(Arizona) -- Using light from a kerosene or oil lamp late at night, Elizabeth B. Begay makes intricate dreamcatcher earrings and other handmade jewelry. Some nights, she...
article New Mexico girl reaches out to family given Styrofoam cake by mistake
(New Mexico) -- A popular New Mexico cake maker is reaching out to a Texas family who was given a cake made out of Styrofoam.
article Navajo Tribal Utility Authority To Receive $94 Million Loan Supporting Renewable Energy
(Arizona) -- The Four Corners region is transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables, and the new $94 million loan from USDA should support the transition. The coal-...
article A Historic Treaty Has Been Returned to the Navajo
(New Mexico) -- Beginning in 1863, the U.S. Army forced the Navajo to relocate from their territory in the Four Corners region—where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and...
article Navajo Nation Reviews Spending After Proposing $167M Budget
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are looking for cost-cutting measures after proposing a budget that is $5 million short of the current one. The Gallup Independent...
article A Historic Treaty Has Been Returned to the Navajo
(Arizona) -- Beginning in 1863, the U.S. Army forced the Navajo to relocate from their territory in the Four Corners region—where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and...

6/5/2019

article Program's traditional services seek funds from Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Officials at Totah Behavioral Health Authority met with Navajo Nation Council delegates to discuss the tribe help fund the program's traditional...
article Program's traditional services seek funds from Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Officials at Totah Behavioral Health Authority met with Navajo Nation Council delegates to discuss the tribe help fund the program's traditional services.

6/4/2019

article Coming home: Navajo receives treaty that ended imprisonment
(Arizona) -- A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is...
article Kelly Haven represents Nation at Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated 13-year-old Kelly Haven, who proudly represented the Navajo Nation in the 2019 Scripps National...
article Kinaaldá: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony
(Arizona) -- Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan. An 11-year-old Navajo girl,...

6/3/2019

article First cancer treatment center on a U.S. reservation opens in Tuba City
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president welcomed Dr. Jill Biden and other health industry leaders to Tuba City to view the ongoing development of the first cancer...

6/2/2019

article Closing The West's Largest Coal Plant Will Leave The Navajo Nation With $58 Million In Missing Revenue
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is closing, and that’s terrible news for the Native American communities that rely on the coal plant for...
article Diné presidential candidate brings injustice to the fore
(Arizona) -- Mark Charles is running for the President of the United States, and what he plans to do for the next 18 months is educate the country on a history that it...

5/31/2019

article Closing the West's Largest Coal Plant Will Leave the Navajo Nation With $40 Million in Missing Revenue
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is closing, and that’s terrible news for the Native American communities that rely on the coal plant for...
article Report: Tribes Need Feds Help To Recover From NGS Shutdown
(Arizona) -- The closures of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta mine later this year will gut tribal government budgets in northern Arizona, according to a...
article Member of Navajo Nation Announces U.S. Presidential Campaign
(Arizona) -- A member of the Navajo Nation has announced he’s running for U.S. president joining more than two dozen other candidates. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius...

5/30/2019

article 50 Years Ago: Tribe files $50 million lawsuit against feds
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Tribe made national news 50 years ago when tribal attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the federal government for $50 million, claiming the...
article Navajo Receive Federal Loan To Complete Solar Farm
(Arizona) -- The federal government is loaning the Navajo Nation $94 million to complete a solar farm and help reduce customer's electricity rates. With the money,...

5/29/2019

article For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing
(Indian Country) -- Neda Billie has been waiting to turn on lights in her home for 15 years. “We’ve been living off those propane lanterns,” she says...
article Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith
(Arizona) -- Near the kitchen at St. John the Evangelist Church, Nellie Shirley greets parishioners after Mass as they gather for hot coffee, pastries and bowls of...
article For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing
(Arizona) -- Neda Billie has been waiting to turn on lights in her home for 15 years. "We've been living off those propane lanterns," she says. "Now...

5/28/2019

article 150-year-old Navajo Treaty To Return To Tribe Museum
(New Mexico) -- A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is...
article Manchester woman returns 'crucial artifact' to Navajo
(Massachusetts) -- In the end, finding her own slice of history turned out to be the easy part for Manchester historian C.P. "Kitty" Weaver. She merely had to...
article Tribal legislative committee to vote on accepting 150-year-old document
(New Mexico) -- A tribal legislative committee is expected to vote on whether or not to accept a 150-year-old document. The 1868 treaty with the United States government...
article Disaster declaration frees up funds for Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in response to severe storms earlier this year. The Navajo president...

5/27/2019

article Coming home: Navajo to get treaty that ended imprisonment
(Arizona) -- A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is...
article The Navajo mother: Nellie Shirley
(Arizona) -- Near the kitchen at St. John the Evangelist Church, Nellie Shirley greets parishioners after Mass as they gather for hot coffee, pastries and bowls of...

5/26/2019

article Audit: Former Pueblo Pintado AMS misspent $144,000
(New Mexico) -- An audit of Pueblo Pintado Chapter’s finances last June revealed the former accounts maintenance specialist, Pauline Joe, blew through $144,000 in...

5/25/2019

article Arizona lawmakers approve Navajo school voucher fix
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for private school tuition in...

5/24/2019

article Arizona House OKs Navajo School Voucher Fix, Senate Next
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for private school tuition in...
article Navajo Nation to acquire copy of 1868 treaty
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is working to acquire one of the three copies of a treaty between the tribe and the United States. The treaty, which dates back to 1868...
article Trump OKs Navajo Nation Disaster Funds In Wake Of Feb. Storms
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump this week approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in the wake of a February storm that dumped snow on the...

5/23/2019

press release Tribal and Health Leaders Mark Major Advancement in Cancer Care for American Indians
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC), and the Cancer Support Community (CSC) joined Dr. Jill Biden on the...
article Hoping For A Sunny Future, The Navajo Tribe Turns To Solar
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the the west’s largest coal-fired power plant. The...
article Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump this week approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in the wake of a February storm that dumped snow on the...

5/22/2019

article 'I used to stay here in the dark': Utility workers from across the country light up the Navajo Reservation
(Arizona) -- At the sound of a click, Ella and Herman Lynch’s house was connected to electricity after 19 years. “Yes!” Ella shouted after the utility...
article Navajo Nation Vice President Lizer Welcomes the Public to Nitrile Glove Manufacturing Facility
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined Rhino, LLC CEO Mark Lee and nearly 200 people on May 18, in welcoming the public to tour and view the...
article OP/ED: This Arizona Policy Change Is Robbing Navajo Kids of School Opportunity
(Arizona) -- Three thousand and one hundred feet. That’s the distance between Hilltop Christian School in New Mexico and the Arizona border—but for students...

5/21/2019

article Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Offers Support for Navajo Businesses at Diné Entrepreneur Series
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez offered words of support and encouragement at the opening of the three-day Diné Entrepreneur Series on Monday at the...

5/20/2019

article No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity
(Arizona) -- Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa....
article Navajo Nation to obtain copy of 1868 treaty
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is working toward acquiring one of three copies of the 1868 treaty between the tribe and the United States. The treaty was signed on...

5/19/2019

article SRP provides power to several Native Americans for the first time
(Arizona) -- SRP workers hit the road on Saturday to go to Navajo Nation. Those waves of SRP workers will help provide power to Native Americans who have never had...
article Bill seeks to ban alcohol during trips by delegates
(Arizona) -- A bill was dropped (introduced) to amend regulations and standards of conduct for all elected officials by restricting against use of alcohol while on...
article Court rejects Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over police shooting
(Arizona) -- A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona, over the police shooting of a tribal...
article Officer-involved shooting leaves 1 dead in Tonalea
(Arizona) -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning (May 18), said Navajo Nation Police spokeswoman Christina Tsosie. “We can...

5/18/2019

article No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity
(Arizona) -- Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa....
article Runners, walkers lace up their shoes for Just Move It event
(New Mexico) -- Broderick Mark was among the runners who opened Just Move It with a fast pace on a course near the San Juan Chapter house on May 14. "I like Just...

5/17/2019

article Doctor recounts lessons learned among Navajo people
(Arizona) -- In 1971, a young teacher in her early 20s was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and assigned to a fourth grade classroom in a boarding school on the...
article Largest gay pride scheduled for the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the...
article Court rejects Navajo Nation's lawsuit over police shooting
(Arizona) -- A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation's lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona over the police shooting of a tribal member....

5/14/2019

article Navajo Nation Housing Summit Strives to Build Stronger Navajo Communities
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer welcomed nearly 100 attendees on the opening day of the 2019 Navajo Nation Housing...

5/13/2019

article Navajo Nation to share health data as part of NIH initiative
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation tribe has signed the first tribal data-sharing agreement with the National Institutes of Health to support a nationwide pediatric research...

5/10/2019

article Navajo Nation enters into first data-sharing agreement for health study
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has entered into an agreement to allow the sharing of data collected from an epidemiologic study that is examining the effects of heavy...

5/9/2019

article Navajo Veterans Urged to Submit Claims to Recover Arizona Income Taxes
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are urging Navajo veterans to submit claims to the state of Arizona to recover income...

5/8/2019

article Navajo Sign National Research Agreement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has signed the first tribal data-sharing agreement for nationwide research. The agreement allows for Johns Hopkins University and other...

5/7/2019

article Nez-Lizer tell school officials to respect Native American regalia, particularly during graduation
(Arizona) -- avajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are sending a strong message to school officials across the country to be respectful and...
article Nez-Lizer applaud bipartisan human trafficking bill to combat violent crimes
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president and vice president applauded bipartisan human trafficking bill that aims to combat human trafficking and violent crimes against...

5/5/2019

article Dineh Chamber: Rez needs to be business-friendly
(Arizona) -- The Nez/Lizer administration’s new slogan “Buy Navajo, buy local” is a great sentiment, said the president of the Dineh Chamber of...
article NHA employees say they were fired for exposing boss
(Arizona) -- Is there any protection within the Navajo Nation for whistleblowers? That question is the basis for a complaint that is being filed against the members of...
article Program's workshops carry on Navajo art, cultural knowledge
(New Mexico) -- Darrell Yazzie Jr. ironed out ribbons of various colors before assembling an intricate pattern to adorn the tobacco pouch he was sewing on Friday. Yazzie...
article Sumatzkuku, Sekaquaptewa win Shiprock Marathon title
(New Mexico) -- Kyle Sumatzkuku and Caroline Sekaquaptewa solidified their places in Shiprock Marathon history, winning the men’s and women’s races,...

5/4/2019

article Online database shares information about rangeland plants on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- A new web database for rangeland plants found within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation is designed to help people identify plants and to help rangeland...

5/2/2019

article Dineh Chamber: Rez needs to be business-friendly
(Arizona) -- The Nez/Lizer administration’s new slogan “Buy Navajo, buy local” is a great sentiment, said the president of the Dineh Chamber of...
article Navajo area railroad workers learn protective skills
(Arizona) -- Railroad workers in communities near the Navajo Nation territory received important safety training April 10-14 in Winslow, Arizona, thanks to NIEHS Worker...
article Dineh Chamber: Rez needs to be business-friendly
(Arizona) -- The Nez/Lizer administration’s new slogan “Buy Navajo, buy local” is a great sentiment, said the president of the Dineh Chamber of...

4/30/2019

article In the land of coal Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article In the land of coal Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...

4/29/2019

article Dwayne Johnson moved by meetings with emotional fans
(Arizona) -- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson gets moved by fans who "get emotional" when they meet him. The Hollywood star makes an effort with his admirers around the world,...

4/25/2019

article 50 Years Ago: Flagstaff responds to complaints from Diné
(Arizona) -- The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time where members of the tribe became vocal in their complaints about how they were treated in border communities...

4/22/2019

article Navajo Native American Dancer Will Perform Dances, Story Tell
(California) -- Native American dancer Ben Hale, a member of the Navajo tribe from Arizona, will be performing a variety of dances and telling stories from tribes across...

4/21/2019

article Utah utility crews bring electricity to Navajo homes
(Arizona) -- After a recent snowstorm, thousands of Utahns faced the frustration of living without electricity for a few hours. But imagine living like that all the time...
article Tribe's self reliance department to temporarily close
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Department for Self Reliance's Farmington field office will be closed Wednesday until Friday. The closure is scheduled to allow...

4/20/2019

article Career Prep teacher receives national award
(New Mexico) -- Shortly after students settled in their Navajo culture and language class on Thursday, teacher Joseph Chee told them about the early morning birth of...

4/19/2019

article Navajo Nation Council confirms attorney general nominee
(Arizona) -- A lawyer with more than a decade of experience working in tribal governments has been confirmed as attorney general for the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation...
article Storytelling gives Navajo poet a way to 'glitter'
(Arizona) -- The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with. It refers to the argument that the body of literature, music, philosophy and...

4/17/2019

article GEUS to help bring first lights to Navajo nation
(Texas) -- GEUS linemen will soon be helping to build electric lines to serve 60,000 Americans who have never had electricity. Utility crews from several states will...

4/16/2019

article Federal officials hear Navajo priorities at Tribal Interior Budget Council
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer, Speaker Seth Damon and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council met last week with the U.S. Department of...
article Navajo Nation requests Congress restore federal scholarship funding
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer today voiced concern about the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate...
article Nez reflects on first months in office, launches new initiative
(Arizona) -- The State of the Nation address from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez mixed reflection about the first 100 days in office with an outlook for the coming...

4/15/2019

article Navajo Nation Proclaims April as Sexual Abuse, Harassment Month
(Arizona) -- When first lady Phefelia Herbert-Nez and second lady Dottie Lizer took up their new positions, they also established a list of priorities. Among them were...

4/14/2019

article Benally Running for Congress
(New Mexico) -- Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate Dineh Benally is running for Congress. Benally is seeking New Mexico’s 3rd District seat in the U.S....

4/13/2019

article Former Navajo Nation official sentenced in theft case
(Arizona) -- A former manager of the Navajo Nation's Tuba City Chapter has been sentenced to jail time and probation in a theft case. Priscilla Littlefoot had...

4/10/2019

article Dozens attend event for land buy-back program
(New Mexico) -- Owners of land parcels on the Navajo Nation received information Tuesday about the return of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The buy-back...
article Navajo Nation Embraces Renewable Energy As Era Of Coal Power Comes To An End
(Arizona) -- The 2.25 gigawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona has provided electricity to customers in Arizona, Nevada, and southern California since...

4/9/2019

article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...

4/8/2019

article Coal’s Days in Navajo Country Are Numbered
(Arizona) -- Before the arrival of the U.S. Army in the mid-1800s, four mountains marked the boundary of the Navajo’s ancestral homeland. Today, the tribe could...
article Navajo Nation goes green
(Arizona) -- For almost an entire century, coal has been a lynchpin of the Navajo economy. But after a series of coal plant closures, the tribe is now looking at more...
article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold on to coal. Three generations have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo Generating...
article Nez names choice to lead social services division
(New Mexico) -- A seasoned tribal employee and military veteran has been picked to lead the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services. Deannah Neswood-Gishey was named...

4/7/2019

article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the the west's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo...

4/6/2019

article Navajo Look Toward Renewable Energy
(Arizona) -- Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant. The tribes have relied heavily on its revenue. But now...
article Justice Day in Shiprock celebrates Navajo Nation court system
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Judicial Branch employees here recognized the tribe's court system by providing information to community members about the courts during...

4/5/2019

article Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of a 4-year-old girl who went missing on the Utah portion of the reservation last month. Anndine Jones...

4/2/2019

article Navajo Nation Council Delegates Tour House Manufacturing Facility
(Las Vegas) -- A delegation of Navajo Nation Council Delegates toured the GigaCrete house manufacturing facility on March 26 while attending the 2019 Reservation...
article Division of Economic Development Attends Inaugural Northern Navajo Agency Council Meeting
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development (DED) staff attended the first Northern Agency Council meeting on Saturday following the 2018...

4/1/2019

article One of the Largest Native American Tribes Has Just Voted to End Their 100-Year Dependency on Coal
(Arizona) -- For almost an entire century, the Navajo Nation has been economically dependent on coal – but after approving a historic new piece of legislation last...

3/30/2019

article Hearing focuses on mistreatment of Navajo, Native American students
(New Mexico) -- This month the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission held public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students attending...

3/27/2019

article Navajo Nation Thanks Senator Udall for His Service
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer send their best wishes and appreciation to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, who...

3/26/2019

article Navajo Nation commends passage of ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico House Bill 100, which amends the state’s observed holidays by replacing “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous Peoples...
article Bill aims to shift Navajo Nation revenue from coal to renewables
(Arizona) -- A new bill proposes the Navajo Nation shift from receiving revenue from coal production to renewable energy sources. It also seeks to rescind the tribe’s...
article Navajo Nation’s new energy policy could see shift from coal
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will consider rescinding its current energy policy and shifting expected revenues from coal production to renewable energy sources....
article Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock, New Mexico, last...
article Native American Scholarship Funding Threatened
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern Monday about the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for...

3/25/2019

article The Navajo Nation's transition beyond coal 'starts now'
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end. That will mean a dramatic change in energy policy...
article The Navajo Nation's transition beyond coal 'starts now'
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end. That will mean a dramatic change in energy policy...
article Report: Natural-Gas Waste Above Average on Navajo Nation Lands
(Arizona) -- Oil and gas companies operating on the Navajo Nation waste 5 percent of the natural gas they produce, a rate 65 percent higher than the national average,...
article Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two, deteriorating tribal jails. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock last week...

3/24/2019

article Navajo Transitional Energy Company abandons pursuit of northern Arizona power plant, coal mine
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Company has stopped efforts to acquire the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northern Arizona. NTEC, an...
article New proposal takes aim at renewable energy
(Arizona) -- After 11 Diné lawmakers Thursday evening voted against a bill that supported Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s acquisition of Navajo Generating...
article Officials tell Luján money needed to replace aging police, court buildings
(New Mexico) -- From ceiling leaks to inadequate air ventilation, the status of the buildings that house the Shiprock Police epartment and district court are...

3/22/2019

article Navajo Gives Up Navajo Generating Station Bid
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation announced Friday it's given up trying to purchase the West's largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe's biggest revenue...
article Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine
(Arizona) -- One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to...

3/21/2019

article EPA’s motion to dismiss Gold King lawsuit denied
(Arizona) -- The U.S. government’s motion to dismiss a $2 billion lawsuit over the 2015 Gold King Mine Spill was denied by a federal judge Feb. 28. The suit was...
article Navajo Nation Supports Acquisition But Not Full Cost Liability
(Arizona) -- A big deadline looming for NGS and the coal mine in Kayenta… The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee special meeting today in Window Rock addressing...
article New Report Reveals Scale of Natural Gas Waste on Navajo Nation Lands
(Arizona) -- Environmental Defense Fund and several conservation partners today released a report revealing the scale of natural gas waste on Navajo Nation lands. The...
article 50 Years Ago: Counties close offices to force Diné to pay taxes
(Arizona) -- Even the Arizona attorney general says what Apache and Navajo counties are doing is illegal but the counties are planning to go ahead and do it anyway. On...

3/19/2019

article John Pinto is 94, a Navajo code talker, and the longest-serving member of the New Mexico Senate
(New Mexico) -- Santa Fe, NM – State Senator John Pinto, a Democrat from Gallup, is still going strong at 94 years old. His colleagues and those familiar with his...

3/18/2019

article A Native Embassy Row? Navajo Nation is looking for a DC home
(Washington D.C.) -- Could the Navajo Nation be the first tribal government to have its own embassy in the national capital? Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez hopes...

3/16/2019

article Director nominations move toward Navajo Nation Council
(Arizona) -- The confirmation process for nominees to lead various Navajo Nation divisions, departments and offices received support from the Naa'bik'íyáti'...

3/14/2019

article Navajo Nation Announces New Class of Navy Ships
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation proudly announces that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named the new class of U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ships...

3/13/2019

article 'A deserved and overdue honor': Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the contributions the Navajo people have...

3/12/2019

article Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the Diné people. Secretary of the Navy...

3/11/2019

article Break down in Navajo Generating Station acquisition does not curb town hall meeting
(Arizona) -- Community members from chapters located near the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona voiced their opinions Friday about a proposal by the Navajo Transitional...
article Navajo Generating Station town hall meeting reveals support, opposition and uncertainty
(Arizona) -- Growing up here, Valencia Blackhorse-Gonzalez said she has seen the worthiness of a nearby coal mine to the local economy, including jobs and financial...

3/10/2019

article Navajo Nation jail closures delayed until April
(Arizona) -- Two Navajo Nation jails that were scheduled for closure are expected to continue operating until April. The Gallup Independent reported Thursday that the...

3/7/2019

article Navajo Nation President Nez Brings Public Safety Advocacy to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer as he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the...
article Navajo Nation President Nez to Testify before House Appropriations Panel on Thursday
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 7, 2019, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will testify before the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

3/6/2019

article Navajo Nation announce new chair and vice chair leaders for committees
(Arizona) -- Leaders for Navajo Nation committees were announced during the first month of the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

3/5/2019

article NTEC outlines reasons for NGS acquisition stalled talks to Navajo Council
(Arizona) -- Navajo Transitional Energy Company officials outlined points to the Navajo Nation Council, on Saturday, March 2, that led to last week’s stalled...
article Emergency funding to Navajo Nation chapters vetoed
(Arizona) -- A $3 million supplemental appropriation to assist emergency response efforts by chapters to last month's winter storm was line-item vetoed by Navajo...

3/3/2019

article 'No path forward' for Navajo Generating Station or coal mine
(Arizona) -- Donald J. Trump had a consistent theme during his 2016 election campaign: He dug coal. Coal would create jobs. Coal would launch a new economic bonanza,...
article Navajo Nation Council committees select leaders
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council delegates from chapters in the Northern Agency are among those selected to lead the council's standing committees. Delegate...
article Navajo WIC Program employees set example for breastfeeding at work
(New Mexico) -- Wearing a pink ribbon on her head, Lucy Livingston glanced around the conference room while being carried by her mother, Dara Livingston. The five-month-...

3/2/2019

article Coal plant owners, tribe at impasse over takeover of plant
(Arizona) -- The owners of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West say negotiations with a tribe to take over the plant have hit an impasse. The Navajo...

3/1/2019

article Two Navajo Men sentenced to seven years in federal prison
(Arizona) -- On Feb. 19, Harry Tsosie, 48, of Blue Gap and Jeremy Tsosie, 38, of Smoke Signal, both members of the Navajo Nation, were each sentenced by U.S. District...

2/28/2019

article 'We don't see a path forward': Navajo coal plant negotiations hit big roadblock
(Arizona) -- Negotiations for a Navajo Nation energy company to take over the troubled coal plant near Page have hit a major impasse over who could be responsible for...
article Negotiations for tribal takeover of Navajo Generating Station hit impasse
(Arizona) -- The owners of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West say negotiations with a tribe to take over the plant have hit an impasse. The Navajo...

2/25/2019

article NASA and Navajo Nation Partner in Understanding the Universe
(Arizona) -- When you pick out the stars that make up the Big Dipper, do you see a cluster of glowing balls of plasma or a pattern of gemstones carefully arranged by...

2/23/2019

article Local lawmakers seek to extend San Juan Generating Station's life
(New Mexico) -- The pending closure of the San Juan Generating Station has been a wakeup call for legislators across the state. Lawmakers from across New Mexico have...
article Utah cities to help bring electricity to more Navajos
(Utah) -- Several Utah municipal governments are planning to send city workers this spring to help the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority bring electricity to members of...

2/22/2019

article Snow storm causes closure for Navajo Nation government
(New Mexico) -- The inclement weather this week caused closures for Navajo Nation departments, divisions and offices under the executive, legislative and judicial...

2/21/2019

article Inspiring a generation of Navajo students
(New Mexico) -- A University of New Mexico alumna hopes to become one of only a select few female Navajo licensed architect in the world.

2/20/2019

article Utah Cities Join Project to Bring Power to the Navajo Nation
(Utah) -- At least six Utah cities will help bring electricity to the Navajo Nation Reservation this spring, after Murray, located just south of Salt Lake City, voted...

2/19/2019

article About 60,000 residents in the Navajo Nation don’t have power. A collection of Utah cities hopes to change that.
(Utah) -- At least six Utah municipalities plan to send crews later this spring to help electrify the grid in the Navajo Nation, where an estimated 60,000 residents don...
article Navajo weavers learn, enhance skills at spin off
(New Mexico) -- As Gilbert Begay twisted wool fibers into yarn, his wooden spindle gently tapped the floor. He learned the method, as well as how to card and wash wool...

2/17/2019

article Delegate says he’s victim of online sex scam
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council Delegate Pernell Halona from Tohatchi wrote on his now deleted Facebook page that he wanted to share a “message with everyone...
article Organizers hope for growth in second year of Navajo Film Festival
(New Mexico) -- Although organizers of the second annual Navajo Film Festival are unsure of where and when the event will take place this summer, they are seeking...

2/14/2019

article Nez Administration Advocate for Navajo Nation Capital Outlay & Tribal Infrastructure Fund Projects
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer met with members of the New Mexico House and Senate, the New Mexico Department of...

2/7/2019

article At Indian Day, Nez pushes for Native-centered curriculum
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Middle School students, from Navajo, New Mexico, have lots to report about their field trip to the state capital on American Indian Day on Feb 1....

2/5/2019

article Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty advocates for proposed Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force
(Arizona) -- On Jan. 31, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty joined New Mexico State Sen. John Pinto (D – NM District 3) to honor Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D...
article Navajo Nation, Acoma Pueblo leaders to attend State of the Union address
(New Mexico) -- Tribal leaders from the Southwest will be among the guests selected by congressional members to attend the State of the Union address tonight. Navajo...
article Inter-Governmental Agreement Signed by Utah and the Navajo Nation
(Utah) -- On Monday, Feb. 4, Governor Gary R. Herbert joined Navajo Nation leaders, the Utah Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Child and Family...

2/4/2019

article Navajo Nation lauds Utah for pledge to keep native families intact
(Utah) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez praised Utah leaders Monday for standing behind a federal law that urges keeping Native American children with their own...

2/3/2019

article Navajo Nation Gains $9 Million Second-year Return on Agricultural Insurance Investment
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan, Vice President Myron Lizer, and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council gathered on Saturday, to mark the successful...

1/31/2019

article Navajo shepherds cling to centuries-old tradition in a land where it refuses to rain
(Arizona) -- More than a hundred rowdy sheep pressed up against the gates of the corral as Irene Bennalley drew near. Dogs yipped, rams snorted. Just after 7:30 a.m.,...

1/28/2019

article N.M. Governor Picks a Navajo
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has selected a member of the Navajo Nation to serve as the New Mexico Public Education Department’s deputy...
article Delegate Seth Damon sworn-in as Navajo Nation tribal council speaker
(Arizona) -- Members of the Navajo Nation Council have selected a two-term delegate to serve as speaker for the next two years. Seth Damon was selected then confirmed...

1/26/2019

article Navajo Prep student, NTEC honored for STEM work
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo Preparatory School student and an entity of the Navajo Nation are among the 12 recipients of the 2019 Excellence in STEM Awards. Navajo Prep...

1/23/2019

article Navajo Nation leaders laud state Indian Affairs secretary pick
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation are pleased with the appointment of Lynn Trujillo as secretary for the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department.

1/22/2019

article Navajo frybread is a golden crisp canvas of possibilities
(New Mexico) -- I wasn’t raised on frybread. Maybe that’s what encouraged me to drive two hours through New Mexico’s lava fields below the mesas...

1/21/2019

article There is real opportunity for 54 New Mexico chapters to get Infrastructure Funding
(New Mexico) -- On Thursday, 24th Navajo Nation Council members that represent communities in the state of New Mexico held an all-day session entitled the “New...

1/20/2019

article Traditional foods workshop looks to revive old ways of cooking
(Arizona) -- Navajos aren’t the only tribe that uses ash in traditional foods, said Roy Dempsey. Many Native nations across the country harvest local trees to make...
article Navajo police say Nazlini incident didn’t involve Russian roulette
(Arizona) -- Navajo police officers responded to a call reporting shots fired in Nazlini on Saturday. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a female victim at a...

1/19/2019

article Navajo Nation Council selects pro tem speaker
(Arizona) -- After delegates took the oath of office on Tuesday, the first order of business for the 24th Navajo Nation Council was selecting a pro tem speaker. Delegate...
article Navajo President Jonathan Nez names several cabinet appointees
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez named several members to his cabinet this week. He announced his choices during his inaugural address on Tuesday in...

1/16/2019

article ‘You believed it was time for change’: New Navajo Nation leaders sworn-in to office
(Arizona) -- Members of the Navajo Nation welcomed a new tribal president in an inaugural ceremony today at the Bee Hóldzil Fighting Scouts Events Center here.

1/15/2019

article Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it,...
article New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez delivered a message of hope, resilience and change Tuesday in his inaugural address as president of the Navajo Nation, drawing from the tribe...
article Navajo Nation scholarship office resumes funding distribution
(Arizona) -- The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Monday resumed issuing scholarships and financial aid to Navajo students attending school...
article Former Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr. dies
(Arizona) -- Milton Bluehouse Sr., who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval, has died. Bluehouse died Monday morning weeks...

1/14/2019

article Jonathan Nez to be sworn in as Navajo Nation president
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez will be sworn in Tuesday as the next president on the country's largest Native American reservation. He and Vice President-elect Myron...
article Former Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr. dies
(Arizona) -- Milton Bluehouse Sr., who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval, has died. Bluehouse died Monday morning weeks...

1/13/2019

article Program using storytelling events to save Navajo language
(New Mexico) -- A group of Navajo Nation elders is using traditional storytelling to try to pass down their native language to the next generation. The Dine Council of...

1/12/2019

article Golden eagle dies after being shot at NAPI headquarters
(New Mexico) -- A golden eagle found shot and with its tail feathers removed earlier this week on the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry property south of Farmington...

1/10/2019

article Big Navajo Energy Receives Funding to Provide Solar Energy to Navajo Families
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye on Tuesday presented a $250,000 check to Big Navajo Energy to cover the installation of solar power units at 40...
article First Department of Medical Examiners on Navajo Nation to be Created
(Arizona) -- On Saturday, Jan. 5, President Russell Begaye signed into law a plan of operation to create the first Department of Medical Examiners on the Navajo Nation.

1/9/2019

article No charges filed against Navajo lawmaker in pedestrian death
(New Mexico) -- Tribal authorities say a Navajo Nation Council member is not facing any charges after he struck and killed an intoxicated pedestrian who was crossing a...

1/8/2019

article Begaye vetoes change to tribe's employment law
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has vetoed a Navajo Nation Council resolution to rescind a change to the tribe's employment law. In October 2017...

1/7/2019

article Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it,...
article Navajo Nation considers taking over large Arizona coal mine and power plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is considering taking over the Kayenta Mine in addition to the coal plant near Page that is scheduled to close this year, speaker LoRenzo...

1/5/2019

article MY VIEW: What a Navajo myth can explain — Changing Woman’s triumph
(New Mexico) -- From the majestic Navajo creation myth comes an episode pertinent to the moment. Two New Mexico women, including one from Laguna Pueblo, will join a...

1/4/2019

article BIA will help clear roads on Navajo Nation despite shutdown
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs says its employees will be clearing roads on the Navajo Nation over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown....

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