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Bill aims to shift Navajo Nation revenue from coal to renewables

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 energy policy from 2013. The current policy became law in October 2013 and sets the standard for the exploration, development, sustainable management and use of energy resources on tribal lands, including coal mining and renewable energy development.

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5/22/2019

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...

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....
article Navajo legislation on tribal energy company withdrawn
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council legislation to allow a tribal-owned energy company to become a for-profit corporation was withdrawn before it could be considered. The...

1/1/2019

article Guest column: “Haaji Naat’aanii Corporation?” Our answer is — Nizhóníígo dóó Yéégo Nideiilnish Nihi K’éí Bá
(Arizona) -- In order for the Navajo Nation to move successfully forward toward creating jobs and increasing economic opportunities, it must take different types of...
article Navajo Nation committee investigates discriminatory behavior against Navajo and Native students
(Arizona) -- In mid-December, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0390-18, which calls for an investigation by the Navajo...

12/31/2018

article Legislation for new tribal medical examiner department approved
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has approved legislation to establish a new department for medical examiners and free up resources for criminal investigators to...
article New scholarship to help Navajo students at Fort Lewis College
(Colorado) -- A new agreement between the Navajo Nation and Fort Lewis College will help Navajo students who are pursuing degrees in health sciences at the four-year...

12/30/2018

article Farmington art gallery owners invest in new downtown building
(New Mexico) -- Karen Ellsbury and her husband Patrick Hazen are well-known local artists and business people, having operated and displayed their work at the Studio 116...
article FBI seeks information on death of Sanostee man
(New Mexico) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that could lead to the arrest of suspects involved in the death of a Sanostee man. Alvin...

12/29/2018

article Navajo bill aimed at changing company to for-profit status
(Arizona) -- A bill proposed for consideration by the Navajo National Council is aimed at making a tribal-owned energy company a for-profit corporation. The Daily Times...

12/28/2018

article The metalheads of the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- On the drive through the Navajo Nation, twirling the radio dial yields country station after country station. The genre warbles about the American Dream,...

12/27/2018

article Bill seeking federal charter for NTEC heads to Navajo Nation Council
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will consider in a special session starting Friday whether the tribe can petition the U.S. secretary of the interior to review and...
article Health scholarships open to Navajo students at Fort Lewis College
(Arizona) -- Navajo students pursuing degrees in health science at Fort Lewis College are eligible for new scholarships. Outgoing tribal President Russell Begaye and...

12/25/2018

article Report sounds cautionary warning for future of NGS
(Arizona) -- A report released by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) about Four Corners Power Plant may serve as a cautionary lesson for...
article Newly appointed senator encouraged to foster tribal relations
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is encouraging Martha McSally, the newly appointed U.S. senator from Arizona, to prioritize bipartisan discussions...
article President-elect Jonathan Nez: ‘Farm Bill empowers the Navajo Nation’
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 15, Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez said he is pleased with the recent approval of the Farm Bill reauthorization that offer new...

12/24/2018

article Holiday challenge to veterans provides gifts for children
(New Mexico) -- The children gathered inside the Shiprock Youth Complex here on Saturday could not contain their excitement while waiting for the distribution of...
article Navajo council votes to create medical examiner's department
(Arizona) -- Legislation approved by the Navajo Nation Council would create a medical examiner's department within the tribe's Division of Public Safety. The...
article Tribe receives $3M contribution from NTEC
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials accepted $3 million for the tribe's general fund from the Navajo Transitional Energy Company this week. The financial...

12/23/2018

article Navajo Nation President-elect Nez Working for Smooth Transition
(Arizona) -- The number of résumés received by the Nez-Lizer administration-elect has doubled in the past two weeks and it is still not too late to submit applications.

12/22/2018

article Navajo council votes to create medical examiner's department
(Arizona) -- Legislation approved by the Navajo Nation Council would create a medical examiner's department within the tribe's Division of Public Safety. The...
article Snow, Wind, For New Mexico, Navajo Council Votes To Create Medical Examiner's Department
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is in line for snow, wind and much colder temperatures over the Christmas holiday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in...

12/21/2018

article Navajo Nation President-elect Nez Praises Signing of Farm Bill Reauthorization that Includes Tribal Provisions
(Arizona) -- On Thursday, Decemeber 20, President Trump signed into law the Farm Bill reauthorization, which will set federal nutrition, forestry, and agriculture policy...

12/20/2018

article Incoming Navajo Nation Administration Seeks Strong Working Relationships with Incoming Arizona Senators
(Arizona) -- With Tuesday’s announcement that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Congresswoman Martha McSally to fill the Senate seat currently held by Senator...

12/18/2018

article Navajo Board of Election Supervisors certify general election winners
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors have certified the names of 36 candidates, including President-elect Jonathan Nez and Vice President-elect Myron...
article Navajo lawmakers meet in three-day special session
(Oklahoma) -- Navajo Nation lawmakers are meeting in a special session with a lengthy agenda. The three-day session begins Wednesday in the tribal capital of Window Rock...
article Special session agenda includes bill to override presidential veto
(Arizona) -- Two Navajo Nation Council delegates are supporting a bill to override a presidential veto that blocked changes to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory...
article Tonalea man gets prison for assaulting tribal police officer
(Arizona) -- A Tonalea man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for assaulting a Navajo Nation police officer. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old...

12/17/2018

press release Navajo Nation supports investigation of discrimination against Native students
(Arizona) -- Last week, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0390-18, which calls for an investigation by the Navajo Nation...
press release Navajo Transitional Energy Company contributes $3 million to the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- On Monday, officials with the Navajo Transitional Energy Company presented a check in the amount of $3 million to the Navajo Nation during a brief ceremony...

12/16/2018

article Public expresses concerns to Navajo Police during first listening session
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Police Department heard from the public during the first of a six-listening sessions scheduled by the Office of Chief of Police. The sessions...
article Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing. Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the...

12/14/2018

article Arrest made in fatal shooting of father on Navajo Nation
(Utah) -- Federal authorities used cellphone and email records to help identify a suspect in the death of a man who was shot in front of his wife and son while they...

12/13/2018

article 50 Years Ago: Students around the world ask about teepees, hogans
(Arizona) -- For a number of reasons, students in America, France and Germany became fascinated with the Navajo and their way of life in the late 1960s. Dick Hardwick,...

12/12/2018

article Navajo Agricultural Products Industry names benefit fund recipients
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry announced 18 recipients for its first Navajo Pride Benefit Fund.
article Navajo Airman continues family's military legacy at Whiteman
(Missouri) -- Airman 1st Class Phillip Rock is part of his family’s legacy of military service – a legacy that, in fact, would not have continued if it weren...

12/11/2018

article Begaye honors legacy of President George H.W. Bush
(Arizona) -- George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America, passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94. “President George H.W. Bush...
article Report of cult group within Monument Valley Tribal Park causes concern within community
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 5, the Resources and Development Committee received a report from Council Delegate Herman Daniels, Jr. (Shonto, Naa’tsis’Áán, Oljato, Ts...
article Navajo Nation President Commends Passage of Tribal Energy Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- President Russell Begaye applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval Monday of a landmark bill that removes barriers for tribes to...

12/9/2018

article AG will leave big shoes to fill
(Arizona) -- After 11 years of service, Navajo Nation Auditor General Elizabeth Begay informed her staff that she will retire on Dec. 28. She submitted her retirement...
article Official accused of using funds
(Arizona) -- Documents submitted to the Times seem to indicate Division of Community Development Director Carl Smith attempted to use New Mexico tribal infrastructure...
article Man pleads not guilty in Diné woman’s death
(Arizona) -- A Kentucky man Monday pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a Diné woman over the weekend in Florence, Kentucky, according to the Associated Press....

12/8/2018

article Navajo Police Department to hold listening session in Shiprock
(New Mexico) -- In an effort to improve service and to hear from the public, the Navajo Police Department has been conducting listening sessions in communities on tribal...
article Whiteman Airman’s great grandfather served as a Navajo code talker in WWII
(Missouri) -- Airman 1st Class Phillip Rock is part of his family’s legacy of military service – a legacy that, in fact, would not have continued if it weren...

12/6/2018

article For delegates, it’s travel time
(Las Vegas) -- It’s December, and for some Navajo lawmakers that means: Vegas, baby! Members of the Resource and Development and Budget and Finance committees will...
article Navajo Police Department to hold listening session in Shiprock
(New Mexico) -- In an effort to improve service and to hear from the public, the Navajo Police Department has been conducting listening sessions in communities on tribal...

12/5/2018

article 75 Years Later, Leupp Japanese Internment Camp On Navajo Nation Remembered
(Arizona) -- During World War II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order to lock up 120,000 Japanese-Americans in...
article EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn’t severe, long-lasting
(Colorado) -- Fish and other aquatic life did not suffer severe or long-lasting damage from a mine waste spill three years ago that polluted rivers in three states, the...

12/4/2018

article Navajo Nation leaders amend recall process
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials have changed an aspect of the process for registered voters to recall elected officials under the tribe's election laws....

12/3/2018

article Navajo Nation Certifies General Election Results
(Arizona) -- Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe's general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the...

12/2/2018

article From Navajo Woman to Navy Sailor
(New Mexico) -- November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month where the Navy takes time to recognize the achievements past and present of American Indians...

12/1/2018

article Navajo Nation Certifies General Election Results
(Arizona) -- Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe's general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the...

11/30/2018

article Navajo Nation Council fills seat left vacant by resignation
(Arizona) -- Jimmy Yellowhair will have a few weeks to get accustomed to serving as a Navajo Nation lawmaker. The Black Mesa man was sworn in to the Tribal Council on...
article Navajo Park Briefly Closed to Remove Group Without Permit
(Utah) -- Navajo Nation authorities say they briefly closed a tribal park to remove a large group making videos without permission and attempting to enter culturally...
article Navajo ‘At-Will’ Employees Can Re-Apply
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez said that ‘at-will’ employees are welcome to re-apply for their positions. As the transition from the...
article FBI: Navajo Man Faces Life In Prison On Abuse Charge
(New Mexico) -- Wilfred Garcia, 53, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, appeared in federal court Wednesday in Albuquerque on a criminal...

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