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Navajo Council Opposes Fugitive Law

The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee passed legislation February 22 stating the Navajo Nation’s opposition to a federal bill. The bill, H.R. 4864, is being considered in the House of Representatives. It was introduced by Rep. Kristi L. Noem (R-SD).

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7/14/2018

article Volunteers care for Navajo wild horses during drought, despite overpopulation concerns
(Arizona) -- Nearly 200 free-roaming horses died this spring in a stock pond near Gray Mountain on the western side of the Navajo Reservation. Relentless drought had...

7/13/2018

article Navajo Nation Negotiating Sale of West’s Largest Coal Plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation on July 12 said it has identified a potential buyer for the 2,250-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona, the largest coal-fired...
article Navajo Nation & Hopi Tribe Reaffirm Their Support of the Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- On Thursday, leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe reaffirmed their support for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station for the benefit...
article Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law
(New Mexico) -- From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest...

7/10/2018

article Begaye promotes Navajo owned and operated Managed Care Organization
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a Navajo owned and operated Managed Care...
article Navajo Nation company buys stake in Four Corners Power Plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has acquired a 7 percent stake in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant in a purchase from 4C Acquisition LLC, an...
article Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law
(New Mexico) -- From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest...
article Navajo Nation company buys stake in Four Corners Power Plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has acquired a 7 percent stake in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant in a purchase from 4C Acquisition LLC, an...
article Farm bill passes with provisions to protect Native American resources
(Washington D.C.) -- The Office of the President and Vice President commended the New Mexico senators for securing provisions in the Farm Bill that will help protect...

7/9/2018

article “Horse Heroes” Work to Save Wild Horses on Parched Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- Glenda Seweingyawma plucked quarters from a giant pickle jar and dropped them into the water-station vending machine to fill up a large plastic barrel. It...
article Tribe wants contract with IHS to run mental health
(Colorado) -- The Navajo Nation has taken the first step toward establishing its own addiction rehabilitation centers by asking the Indian Health Service to extend its...
article Navajo Nation company buys partial ownership in power plant
(Arizona) -- Navajo Transitional Energy Company has acquired a 7 percent ownership interest in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant. NTEC purchased the partial...
article Navajos Seek Essential Amendments from Congress
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) as the time period to file claims for compensation is set to...

7/7/2018

article Navajo community still wary after gang members arrested
(Arizona) -- Down the road from Hank Blair’s trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn...

7/6/2018

article Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang
(Arizona) -- A small community on the Navajo Nation was terrorized by the "Red Skin Kingz," a violent gang whose leaders were finally brought to justice after...

7/5/2018

article PBS: How off-the-grid Navajo residents are getting running water
(New Mexico) -- Lack of access to running water is an issue in many developing countries, but it is also a problem in the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the homes...
article Navajo community still uneasy after gang members arrested
(Arizona) -- Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field...
article School board defends actions
(New Mexico) -- The amount of money spent on travel is not an unusual amount, the Alamo Navajo School Board said in a release last week. The release sent out by the...

7/4/2018

article Exhibition on Navajo-U.S. Treaty of 1868 concludes
(New Mexico) -- More than 26,000 people visited the Navajo Nation Museum to view and learn about the Navajo-U.S. Treaty of 1868 last month. "My internal goal was 20...

7/3/2018

article Navajo Nation looks to continue success of federal Land Buy-Back Program
(New Mexico) -- A meeting was held June 21 to discuss the implementation of the second round of the federal Land Buy-Back Program for the Navajo Nation. The meeting was...
article Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo officials and residents urged a Senate committee June 27 to expand coverage of a fund that compensates uranium miners and “downwinders...
article Sushi on the rez?
(Arizona) -- Carlos Deal, a Native entrepreneur, says yes. Deal now offers veggie sushi out of a food truck located by Chevron on Highway 64 in Tuba City. He calls his...
article Navajo Delegate: Protect our Women and Children
(New Mexico) -- In June, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/To’Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills...
article Navajo Nation cracks down on non-emergency medical transportation services companies
(Arizona) -- During a Health, Education, and Human Services Committee meeting back in June, committee members considered Legislation No. 0157-18, which seeks to...
article Red Rock community receives $1.6M from Nation for new senior center
(New Mexico) -- The Tsé Lichíí’ Chapter, also known as the Red Rock Chapter, received $1.6 million in funding to assist in constructing a new senior citizen center...

7/2/2018

article Interior Department's land buy-back program set to return
(Arizona) -- The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior is set to return next year to the Navajo Nation. The intent of...
article Family searches for missing Shiprock woman
(New Mexico) -- A local family is looking for a Shiprock woman who disappeared earlier this month while walking to a friend's house. Julia Vicente, 59, was last seen...

6/30/2018

article Grassroots group works to save wild horses on parched Navajo Reservation
(Arizona) -- Glenda Seweingyawma plucked quarters from a giant pickle jar and dropped them into the water-station vending machine to fill up a large plastic barrel. It...

6/29/2018

article When Gambling Was Outlawed
(Arizona) -- The Navajo men in this photograph taken in the 1920s are burning their gambling [playing] cards as the hand-written title suggests. The men appear to be...

6/27/2018

article EPA Gives Navajo Nation Nearly $900K for Mine Cleanups
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Navajo Nation Abandoned Mine Lands (NAML) program $888,523 to help assess and clean up abandoned...

6/26/2018

article Letter: Navajo Voters Coalition works for the people
(Arizona) -- To the editor: The Navajo Nation Primary election is Aug. 28 and the general election is Nov. 6. Let us see if we can do it right this time, without...
article Trump admin bids to save coal plant by forcing Arizona utility to buy its power
(Arizona) -- Like many coal-fired plants across the country, the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, which employs hundreds of workers, is at the brink of closure. The...
article Red Rock Chapter Receives $1.6 Million
(Arizona) -- The Tse Lichíí’ (Red Rock) Chapter was been awarded $1.6 million to build a new senior center. It took a lot of work by many people over several years...
article 26th annual Wellness Conference presents Diné way of life
(Arizona) -- The 26th annual WIHCC Wellness Conference, in conjunction with the 13th annual Youth Wellness Conference, was held at Winslow Jr. High June 19 at the Old...

6/25/2018

article Begaye Removed From Tribal Duties
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye did his best to navigate the “Karis crisis” caused by his daughter’s latest driving under the...
article Navajo Nation welcomes 12 new police officers
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation welcomed 12 new police officers Friday in a graduation ceremony for the Navajo Police Training Academy Class 52.
article Navajo Nation Proclaims June as Suicide, Drug/Alcohol Abuse & Domestic Violence Awareness Month
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation declaring June 2018 as Navajo Nation suicide, drug/alcohol and...

6/24/2018

article Hopefuls Spar in ‘Job Interview’ to Become President of Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Candidate for Navajo Nation president and former president Joe Shirley Jr. described Monday night’s presidential forum as a “job interview....
article 50 Years Ago: Memories of Long Walk, Captivity Still Linger
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Tribe was seeing a lot of interest among tribal members who wanted to participate in one way or another in the 100th anniversary celebration of...

6/22/2018

article Navajo legends come to life in Rebecca Roanhorse's debut novel 'Trail of Lightning'
(Arizona) -- Even in the apocalypse, there are winners and losers. And in “Trail of Lightning,” the debut novel by the Nebula Award-winning sci-fi writer Rebecca...
article The heroine of the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut novel, Trail of Lightning (Saga Press), is set in a post-apocalyptic future, after the Big Water has flooded all earthly...

6/21/2018

article DDC Hand Delivers $300,000 Navajo Nation Dividend
(Arizona) -- On Monday, June 18, 2018, Din Development Corporation (DDC) hand-delivered two dividend checks to its Navajo Nation shareholders, for Calendar Year 2017,...
article Hopefuls spar in ‘job interview’
(Arizona) -- Candidate for Navajo Nation president and former president Joe Shirley Jr. described Monday night’s presidential forum as a “job interview....
article Candidates for Navajo president participate in forum
(New Mexico) -- Candidates vying for the Navajo Nation presidency were asked to weigh in on various issues facing the tribe in a forum Monday evening at Navajo Technical...
article Navajo commission aims to raise awareness of hate crimes
(New Mexico) -- The killing this spring of a homeless man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred civil rights and Navajo Nation...
press release DDC Hand Delivers $300,000 Navajo Nation Dividend
(Arizona) -- On Monday, June 18, 2018, Din Development Corporation (DDC) hand-delivered two dividend checks to its Navajo Nation shareholders, for Calendar Year 2017,...

6/20/2018

article Navajo Public Safety Division Welcomes Graduate Officers
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Division of Public Safety will welcome 12 new police officers to the ranks of the Navajo Police Department (NPD) on Friday, June 22, 2018.

6/19/2018

article Navajo, Hopi tribes rally at state Capitol in bid to save coal plant
(Arizona) -- More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling Native American reservation rallied in Phoenix June 6 to request...
article Navajo police force to grow by 12 with Friday graduation
(Arizona) -- The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras. Tribal officials say the cameras will increase accountability, and...
article Navajo Nation tightens fire restrictions to Stage 2 across all Navajo lands in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought. Tribal President Russell Begaye says people should be...

6/18/2018

article Navajo Coal Plant Drama Continues as Groups Sue to Clean Up Mine
(Arizona) -- When it comes to Arizona’s embattled Navajo Generating Station, groups on both sides can’t stop, won’t stop. The major coal power plant is...
article Tribal, Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Coal Permit
(Arizona) -- Navajo and Hopi groups along with environmentalists have filed a lawsuit against the federal government demanding it makes a plan to clean up a coal mine...

6/16/2018

article Election board sets order of prez candidates, decides not to hear question on Shirley’s bid
(Arizona) -- Now that 18 candidates for Navajo Nation president were certified Monday by the Navajo Election Administration, the next order of business was to draw the...
article ‘Totally Navajo’
(Arizona) -- A year before being drafted as the New York Yankees’ No. 1 pick, Anthony Seigler told his family that he would get an invitation to the studios of the MLB...
article Wool, mohair program stops at Navajo Nation for seventh year
(New Mexico) -- A program designed to promote the purchase of wool and mohair from producers on the Navajo Nation has returned to the reservation, thanks to a project...

6/14/2018

article Navajo Nation Implements Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed an executive order implementing Stage 2 Fire Restrictions amid growing...

6/12/2018

article Is there a buyer for Navajo Generating Station?
(Arizona) -- A Chicago-based company said June 7 it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the...
article Nation solidifies status as a political government, not a racial group
(Arizona) -- On May 14, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee unanimously approved legislation to affirm the constitutionally recognized political...
article Karis Begaye BAC Twice Legal Limit
(Arizona) -- A report by the Arizona Department of Public Safety revealed that the blood alcohol level of Karis Begaye, daughter of Navajo Nation President Russell...

6/11/2018

article Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration may have pulled off the unlikely trick this month of uniting liberals and conservatives, energy industry executives and...
article Navajo Nation receives contract to help endangered fish
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1.1 million contract to the Navajo Nation to assist in the recovery of two endangered fish populations in...
article Former delegate seeks position on NAPI board
(New Mexico) -- Legislation introduced this week to the Navajo Nation Council seeks the confirmation of a former council delegate to the board of directors for Navajo...
article FBI investigates homicide in Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Authorities are investigating a suspected homicide on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, N.M., the FBI said. The body of an adult man was discovered around 6...

6/10/2018

article Firm eying purchase of Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- A Chicago-based company said Thursday it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the...
article Navajo Nation Council Chamber Selected for Arizona's Prestigious Cultural Preservation Award
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) had the honor of...

6/9/2018

article Trump administration plan to keep open Navajo Generating Station draws fire
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration may have pulled off the unlikely trick this month of uniting liberals and conservatives, energy industry executives and...
article Navajo Trader Edison Eskeets Ran 330 Miles to Remember the ‘Long Walk’
(New Mexico) -- Edison Eskeets, Navajo trader at Hubbell Trading post in Ganado, Arizona, wanted to commemorate the he 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of...

6/8/2018

article Report shows tribal leader's daughter had high alcohol level
(Arizona) -- Police records show the Navajo Nation president's daughter had a blood-alcohol level more than double the legal limit when she was arrested for DWI....
article 'What You Do Here Matters:' Ashley Claw's Journey from a Navajo Reservation to Duke Graduation
(North Carolina) -- Ashley Claw's parents and grandparents grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Ashley remembers visiting Duke for the first time as a part...

6/7/2018

article Firm seeks to buy Arizona's Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- A Chicago-based company said Thursday is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the plant...
article Firm eyeing purchase of Arizona's Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- A Chicago-based company said Thursday it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the...
article Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Attempts to Save the NGS
(Arizona) -- The clock is ticking for the Navajo Generating Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, and a major employer for the Hopi and Navajo tribes...
article 50 Years Ago: A part of Diné culture: Frybread
(Arizona) -- As members of the Navajo Nation celebrated the centennial of the Long Walk 50 years ago, it was also time to take note of another milestone in the cultural...
article Navajo Nation awarded Reclamation contract for San Juan River Basin Recovery
(New Mexico) -- Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced June 4 that the Bureau of Reclamation is awarding a $1.1 million contract that will allow the Navajo...

6/6/2018

article West’s Largest Coal Plant Could Get a Lifeline
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona is scheduled to close by year-end 2019, but intervention by the federal government could keep the West’s...
article American Indians rally to save Arizona coal plant, saying hundreds will lose jobs
(Arizona) -- More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling American Indian reservation rallied in Phoenix Wednesday to...
article Native American coal miners seek 90-day pause in shutdown of Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied outside the state Capitol Wednesday morning to ask for 90 more days to...

6/5/2018

article Zinke presses to keep Navajo Generating Station online
(Arizona) -- The same day President Trump ordered Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to stop the closure of coal and nuclear plants, the Interior Department...

6/4/2018

article Trump appointee could help keep Navajo Generating Station open
(Arizona) -- President Donald Trump's appointee overseeing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation could halt closure of the Navajo coal plant by forcing the Central Arizona...
article Navajo Judge Won't Toss Claims of Abuse in Mormon Program
(Utah) -- A Navajo Nation judge is refusing to dismiss lawsuits claiming Native American children were sexually abused while enrolled in a Mormon church foster program.
article List of Navajo Nation presidential hopefuls includes 5 from Northern Agency
(New Mexico) -- Four men and one woman from the Northern Agency are among the 19 tribal members from New Mexico and Arizona who have filed to run for president of the...
article Navajo Nation gets federal funds for river recovery
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin....

6/3/2018

article Navajo presidential race draws 19 candidates
(New Mexico) -- The race to become president on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has drawn a record number of candidates with 19 filing for the...
article State Police searching for missing juvenile runaway out of Shiprock
(New Mexico) -- State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing preteen runaway last seen in Shiprock around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Racealene Pete, 12...

6/2/2018

article Copy of 1868 Navajo treaty resurfaces for 150th anniversary
(New Mexico) -- C.P. “Kitty” Weaver knew she had the historic Treaty of 1868 in her drawer. But the Massachusetts woman — the great-grandniece of Samuel F. Tappan, a...
article Navajos mark bittersweet milestone
(New Mexico) -- The past — painful, perilous, ever-present — comes back to Navajo quiltmaker Susan Hudson as she sleeps. “Sometimes we have to tell our...
article Navajo presidential race draws 19 candidates
(New Mexico) -- The race to become president on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has drawn a record number of candidates with 19 filing for the...
article Quilter commemorates ancestors’ suffering on ‘Long Walk’
(New Mexico) -- When Suzanne Hudson begins crafting a quilt, she dreams and prays, dreams and prays. Her tribute to “The Long Walk” will hang at the Bosque...

6/1/2018

article 150-Year-Old Navajo Treaty Displayed On Navajo Land For First Time On Anniversary
(Arizona) -- Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo. On June 1, 1868, the Navajo Nation and the U.S. government signed the historic treaty and...
article Navajos Commemorate Anniversary of 1868 Treaty
(New Mexico) -- A group of Navajo runners had reached a dusty New Mexico hilltop while retracing a 400-mile desert route that their ancestors had crossed a century and a...
article Original Treaty of 1868 Signed by Navajo Comes to Navajo Museum
(Arizona) -- One hundred and 50 years ago, leaders from the United States and the Navajo Nation etched their signatures on a treaty that reunited the Navajo people with...
article Treaty of 1868 is here!
(Arizona) -- The treaty that helped the imprisoned Navajo people return to their homeland is here and goes on display today (June 1) at the Navajo Nation Museum. June...
article Utah Descendants of ‘The Long Walk” Commemorate Long-Awaited Homecoming of the Treaty of 1868
(Utah) -- Mary Benally and her family have always called Bears Ears home. Her Diné ancestors were force-marched on the 1864 Long Walk and held captive for four long...
article Navajo Judge Won't Toss Claims Of Abuse In Mormon Program
(Utah) -- A Navajo Nation judge is refusing to dismiss lawsuits claiming Native American children were sexually abused while enrolled in a Mormon church foster program....

5/31/2018

article Navajo presidential race draws crowded field of candidates
(Arizona) -- The race to become president on the country's largest American Indian reservation has drawn a crowded field of candidates. Nineteen people met Wednesday...
article Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land...
article FBI: Navajo Woman Sentenced To Ten Years
(New Mexico) -- Elmira Curley, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Navajo, was sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to 120 months in...
article May 31 Proclaimed as Navajo Nation Day of Prayer
(Arizona) -- Navajo Naion President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez proclaimed May 31st as the Navajo Nation Day of Prayer.

5/29/2018

article Navajo women struggle to preserve their traditions as climate change intensifies
(Arizona) -- As soon as Lorraine Herder steps into her sheep pen with a stack of hay, her flock of wooly Navajo Churro sheep run over for a morsel of food. It’s...

5/28/2018

article Shiprock court expands payment option for traffic fines
(New Mexico) -- The Shiprock Judicial District is now accepting credit card and online payments for civil traffic fines. The new service allows individuals to pay for...
article Navajo Nation’s feral horse problem brought to forefront after recent death of nearly 200 horses
(Arizona) -- How could the Navajo Nation, which considers the horse sacred, let nearly 200 horses die near Gray Mountain and what is going to be done about it in the...

5/27/2018

article Port Angeles mayor to resign tribal planner post
(Washington) -- Mayor Sissi Bruch soon will be free from the potential conflict-of-interest bonds of her day job, allowing her to realize her full potential on the Port...

5/25/2018

article Navajo women struggle to preserve traditions as climate change intensifies
(Arizona) -- As soon as Lorraine Herder steps into her sheep pen with a stack of hay, her flock of wooly Navajo Churro sheep run over for a morsel of food. It’s...
article Nation’s feral horse problem brought to forefront after recent death of nearly 200 horses
(Arizona) -- How could the Navajo Nation, which considers the horse sacred, let nearly 200 horses die near Gray Mountain and what is going to be done about it in the...
article Chris Deschene decides not to run for tribal presidency
(New Mexico) -- Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene ended speculation about his political future today. "There is no easy way to share that I...

5/24/2018

article Navajo President and Vice President Honor Fallen Warriors at 16th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo-Hopi Honor Ride
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye honored fallen Native warriors Saturday during the 16th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo-Hopi Honor Ride, a four-day, 1...
article FBI: Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Charge
(New Mexico) -- Jerry Johnson, Jr., 56, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, pled guilty April 27 in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to a...
article Diné Runners running clinic
(New Mexico) -- The Diné Runners Running Clinic will be held May 26-28 at Berg Park in Farmington. Registration will be taken Saturday, May 26, at Berg Park at 5:30 p.m...

5/22/2018

article HANLEY: Time for new leadership on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begay and Vice President Johnathan Nez are flat-out terrible leaders, and that has been on display since their inauguration. Their...
article Navajo presidential race draws several candidates so far
(Arizona) -- Navajo President Russell Begaye has joined a handful of others in submitting paperwork for the tribe's top elected post. Begaye filed late Tuesday but...
article Hong Kong casino company buys football club
(UK) -- The Hong Kong-based casino company International Entertainment Corporation has bought up an English football club. The sale was announced yesterday of Wigan...

5/21/2018

article Sales tax increase set for July on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will increase its sales tax on July 1 to provide additional funding the Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The Navajo...

5/17/2018

article Campaign season opens for Navajo Nation presidency
(Arizona) -- Navajos seeking to become president of the Navajo Nation, the country's largest American Indian reservation, began submitting applications Thursday. The...
article Karis Begaye suspended from driving tribal vehicles
(New Mexico) -- The committee that enforces rules and regulations for Navajo Nation employees and appointees to operate tribal vehicles has suspended the driver's...

5/14/2018

article On the Road Again: Internet Research at the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- In a previous blog article, student research assistants, a colleague and I discussed the challenges that many Native nations in the United States face to...

5/12/2018

article Navajo man is off Utah ballot, reportedly living in Arizona
(Utah) -- A Navajo man can't get on the ballot to run in a Utah county's first election since a judge ruled voting districts were illegally drawn based on race,...
article Run to commemorate the "Long Walk" begins at Canyon de Chelly
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, May 18, Edison Eskeets, a trader at Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, on the Navajo Nation, will begin a 330-mile solo run in recognition of the...
article CCSD continues work to reinstate JOM Program funding
(New Mexico) -- Central Consolidated School District officials continue to work with personnel from the tribe's education department to reinstate the district's...

5/11/2018

article Navajo Nation to observe its first Navajo Police Officer Day
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation will observe its first Navajo Police Officer Day on Friday. The tribal holiday to honor men and women who serve in law enforcement was...
article Navajo Red Skin Kingz Gang Sentenced For Murders, RICO Violatons
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday afternoon, Devan Edward Leonard, 28, Kyle Filbert Gray, 26, and Lucille Jean Leonard, 48, members of the Navajo Nation, of Lukachukai, Arizona...

5/10/2018

article 50 years ago: Traders prohibited from hiring non-Indians
(Arizona) -- The Advisory Committee for the Navajo Tribal Council passed a resolution this week that has gotten Indian traders on the reservation in an uproar and has...

5/9/2018

article Navajo Generating Station Owners Say Time is Running Out for a Sale
(Arizona) -- The current owners of the Navajo Generating Station say there’s limited time for new buyer to finalize a deal. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, NGS...
article More Water and Electrical Lines Coming To Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo President approved $100 million for water, electrical lines, and road projects on Monday. Currently, about 40 percent of the tribe still lacks...
article VA and Navajo Nation To Host Event For Veterans With Disabilities Eligible For VA Pension
(Arizona) -- On May 10, 2018, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Navajo Nation will host a claims event focused on identifying Native veterans with presumptive...

5/8/2018

article Email reveals potential buyer for Navajo coal fired plant
(Arizona) -- The potential investors of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have been identified as a New York-based firm that focuses on distressed companies...
article Navajo president’s daughter on leave after DWI arrest
(Arizona) -- The chief legal counsel to the Navajo Nation president has been placed on administrative leave, weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of driving while...
article Navajo President's Daughter on Leave Following DWI Arrest
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president's chief legal counsel and daughter has been placed on administrative leave, weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of...
article 330-Mile Solo Run To Acknowledge Navajo Who Endured 'Long Walk'
(Arizona) -- May 18, Edison Eskeets, trader at Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona on the Navajo Nation, will begin a 330-mile solo run in recognition of the “...

5/6/2018

article Daughter of tribal president faces drunken driving charges
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president's daughter is facing drunken driving charges after authorities say she struck another vehicle south of Flagstaff. Karis...
article Daughter of tribal president faces drunken driving charges
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president's daughter is facing drunken driving charges after authorities say she struck another vehicle south of Flagstaff. Karis...
article Navajo Technical University receives funding for new student housing
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Technical University will receive $14.3 million from the Navajo Nation to build new student housing at its campus in Crownpoint.
article Nearly 200 free-roaming horses died searching for water on Navajos' parched land
(Arizona) -- Nearly 200 feral horses, besieged with famine and dehydration, were found dead on a dried-up stock pond on Navajo land in Arizona. The animals went to the...

5/5/2018

article Navajo Nation kicks off year of the treaty events
(New Mexico) -- Shortly after their leaders signed the Treaty of 1868, the Diné people congregated in what it now considered Old Town Albuquerque. Diminished in numbers...

5/4/2018

article A sacred Navajo site in the US has become an International Dark Sky Sanctuary
(Utah) -- The night skies over stunning natural arch and sacred site in Utah will now be preserved into the future, as Rainbow Bridge National Monument has been...
article 'She's alive!' Foal is lone survivor of mass horse die-off at Rez watering hole
(Arizona) -- As the lifeless bodies of 111 feral horses lay caked in mud where they had become trapped in a muddy stock pond at Gray Mountain on the Navajo Reservation,...
article Potential buyer considering Navajo Generating Station, but time running out
(Arizona) -- In a May 2 letter to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, Middle River Power President Mark Kubow expressed optimism about the potential for...
article Daughter of tribal president faces drunken driving charges
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation president's daughter is facing drunken driving charges after authorities say she struck another vehicle south of Flagstaff. Karis...

5/3/2018

article Navajo classical pianist Connor Chee to perform at the Amazing Earthfest - plus Paiute Cultural Friendship Dance
(Utah) -- The style and scope of Connor Chee’s music is breathtaking. His exquisite compositions highlight the depth and richness of Navajo heritage. Kaibab...
article Nearly 200 wild horses found dead, buried in mud on Navajo Nation land (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
(Arizona) -- Drought and famine are being blamed for the deaths of nearly 200 wild horses found in a stock pond in Gray Mountain, which is a Navajo Nation community in...
article New Mexico Ag Leadership program members travel to the Netherlands
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the New Mexico Agriculture Leadership program are hosting an upcoming joint innovation and trade mission to...

5/2/2018

article Navajo Economy Needs Diversification
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s economy needs to diversify according to Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. Millions of dollars leave the reservation and flows into...
article Have You Heard of a Navajo Hogan?
(Arizona) -- Tiny homes are a thing these days, but let's pay our respects to the OGs. One of the most striking is the Navajo hogan—a basic dome-shaped, one-...
article Navajo Nation: More than 100 horses apparent victims of drought
(Arizona) -- Dozens of horses have died on tribal land in northern Arizona, apparently after getting trapped in a muddy stock pond as drought grips the region.

4/30/2018

article Future Takes Flight: Navajo Youths Copilot Planes Over The Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- More than 6 million people visited the Grand Canyon last year, but only a tiny fraction were people of color. A 2011 National Park Service report shows...
article STEVENS: Follow through on energy promises to Navajo people
(Washington D.C.) -- When it comes to congressional hearings, big business and CEOs attract most of the headlines. Yet, Congress is at its best when it focuses on the...
article Navajo EPA receives grant to assess San Juan River basin
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency is receiving a $336,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure tribal water quality...

4/29/2018

article Two buyers are considering purchase of Navajo coal plant, but time is running out
(Arizona) -- Two investment firms are considering a joint purchase of the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page, but time is running out to strike a...

4/28/2018

article Navajos say Utah county wants native candidate off ballot
(Utah) -- Navajo Nation leaders say a Utah county is trying to keep a native candidate off the ballot during the first election since a federal judge ruled voting...
article Email reveals potential buyer for Navajo coal-fired plant
(Arizona) -- The potential investors of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have been identified as a New York-based firm that focuses on distressed companies...

4/27/2018

article Navajo Nation marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland
(New Mexico) -- A long-lost original copy of a historic treaty signed in 1868 by leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes and the U.S....
article Future takes flight: Navajo youths copilot planes over the Grand Canyon
(Nevada) -- Cadet Amaris Tracy climbed into the cockpit of a small plane, her face calm but her hands shaking slightly. “I’m really excited to get to fly the...
article Navajo Woman, Valerie Cyatineto from Crownpoint Sentenced to Prison for Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction
(New Mexico) -- Valerie Cayatineto, 41, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., was sentenced Thursday afternoon in federal court in...

4/25/2018

article Navajo Nation Marks 150th Anniversary of Return to Homeland
(Arizona) -- It was 150 years ago that Navajo leaders and the U.S. government signed a treaty allowing tribal members to return to their homeland in the American...
article Arizona governor OKs tax break for power plant coal
(Arizona) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation exempting coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state's sales tax to help make it more...
article U.S. tribe marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland
(New Mexico) -- A long-lost original copy of a historic treaty signed in 1868 by leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes and the U.S....

4/24/2018

article Navajos share details of historic tribal treaty
(New Mexico) -- A previously undiscovered copy of a historic treaty signed by Navajo leaders and the U.S. government that allowed the tribe to return to its homeland in...

4/23/2018

article Navajo Nation Council Approves Funds For Veterans Health Center
(New Mexico) -- Getting health care when you’re a veteran living on the Navajo reservation can be an all-day affair, starting with hours of driving to Albuquerque...

4/22/2018

article The Delay
(New Mexico) -- After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to...

4/21/2018

article Walking in two worlds: 11-year-old, family keep Navajo language alive
(Arizona) -- Tyler Bennallie, 11, sprawls on the floor of his family’s mobile home on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona, while his baby sister bounces on...

4/19/2018

article Navajo Nation Opposes BIA Reorganization and the Removal of Current Navajo BIA Regional Director
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation strongly objects to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s planned reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and strongly...
article Revenge Porn Act approved by Navajo Nation Council
(Arizona) -- The 23rdNavajo Nation Council considered Legislation No. 0428-17 on the fourth day of the 2018 Spring Council Session, seeking to enact a Revenge Porn Act...

4/18/2018

article Navajo Nation President Swears in New Veterans Advisory Council Member
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begaye on Tuesday administered the oath of office for Kim Silentwalker, who was sworn in as a member of the Navajo Veterans Advisory...

4/17/2018

article State of the Navajo Nation Address Delivered for 2018 Spring Session
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez gave the State of the Navajo Nation Address (SONNA) for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council’s 2018...

4/15/2018

article COMMENTARY: Proposed cuts to SNAP in House Farm Bill would take food off the table for New Mexico families
(New Mexico) -- The House Farm Bill proposes significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, by cutting...

4/13/2018

article Peabody Consultant Says Navajo Plant May Have A Buyer
(Arizona) -- A consultant retained by Peabody Energy Corp. told a U.S. congressional committee that the Navajo Generating Station has the potential to continue to supply...
article Navajo Nation blesses Lancaster's Sherman House
(Ohio) -- Just how dramatic was the United States and the Navajo Nation's Treaty of 1868 that gave back land to the nation and also recognized its sovereignty?

4/11/2018

article Navajo Nation judge weighs jurisdiction of sexual abuse lawsuits against Mormon church
(Utah) -- A Navajo Nation judge is weighing whether sexual abuse lawsuits against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should proceed and where the cases...
article Biggest coal-burning power plant in the West is most likely shutting down
(Arizona) -- The biggest coal-burning power plant in the West is fighting for survival — and despite support from the Trump administration and Republicans in...
article A return to traditional food and support of local farmers highlighted at Diné Food Summit
(Arizona) -- The sprouts of a Diné Food Policy emerged out of the Diné Bich’iiya’ Summit held at Diné College March 29-30 and at the Navajo Nation Museum...

4/9/2018

article Plan examines options for forest management on Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- With more than 700,000 acres of forestland across the Navajo Nation, the tribal department that oversees that territory is developing a plan to guide the...

4/7/2018

press release Tribal and Union Delegation Calls on Central Arizona Project Board of Directors to Take Long-Term Power from the Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- A group representing tribal leaders and the United Mine Workers of America today asked the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Board of Directors to take an...

4/6/2018

article Group plans to appeal Navajo water rights settlement ruling
(New Mexico) -- An attorney for non-Native American irrigation districts in northwestern New Mexico says the group will appeal a state appeals court decision upholding a...
article Coalition fights for justice for Loreal Tsingine
(Arizona) -- The Bordertown Justice Coalition unveiled a billboard in Winslow as a memorial of the second anniversary of the death of Loreal Tsingine, who was shot and...
article Bill honoring Native American vets passes state Senate
(Arizona) -- The state Senate on Wednesday passed three memorial proposals introduced by Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D-LD7) to push the Arizona Department of...
article Former Tuba City Chapter Executive Priscilla Littlefoot pleads no contest to 18 counts of theft
(Arizona) -- Attorney General Ethel Branch announced March 26 that former ToˊNaneesˊDizi (Tuba City) Chapter Executive Manager Priscilla Littlefoot pleaded no contest to...

4/3/2018

article Court of Appeals rejects attorney’s motion to disqualify judge in Navajo water case
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Court of Appeals has soundly rejected an emergency motion that attempted to disqualify a state judge from oversight of a decades-old water...
article New Mexico Court of Appeals uphold Navajo water settlement
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld a major legal settlement that allocates water rights from the state's largest river to the Navajo Nation....

3/31/2018

article Navajo designer plans annual fashion show this weekend at museum
(New Mexico) -- Freshly returned from trips to Australia and Denver, Navajo designer Jolonzo Goldtooth will showcase his latest fashion line during the third annual...

3/28/2018

article Tribe sues over death of Navajo woman shot by police officer
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has sued the federal government and the city over Winslow over the death of a tribal member who was shot by a police officer.
article Judge restores $7.3M for Navajo Nation’s Head Start program
(Arizona) -- A federal court on Tuesday restored $7.3 million to the Navajo Nation for its struggling Head Start program after the tribe said it was denied an...
article Former Navajo Nation official pleads no contest to thefts
(New Mexico) -- A former manager of a Navajo Nation chapter in Tuba City, Arizona, has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from the theft of more than $1 million in...

3/26/2018

article Feds: 2 eagles found shot on Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Federal authorities are offering a reward for information regarding two eagles who were shot - one fatally - on the Navajo Nation. The Daily Times of...
article Navajo Man From Churchrock Sentenced To Prison For Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction
(New Mexico) -- Randy Payton, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Churchrock, was sentenced March 8 in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to 137 months...

3/25/2018

article In the heart of Navajo country, students work for greener future
(Arizona) -- In the heart of Arizona’s high desert, one of America’s greenest schools is protecting the planet and its endangered culture by drawing...

3/24/2018

article 27 Navajo criminal investigators to cover 27K miles
(New Mexico) -- Dale West, an experienced investigator with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations, broke down in tears on his way to 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike...
article Seminar by Navajo Nation agency addresses issues related to small loans
(New Mexico) -- Information about regulations and laws governing small loans and similar lending services was shared during a seminar on Wednesday organized by the...
article Medicaid is a lifeline for nearly half of this county's residents
(Arizona) -- On a crisp sunny day, Tyson Toledo, a precocious 5-year-old boy, hobbled into a private health clinic to have his infected foot examined. Pediatrician Gayle...
article In the heart of Navajo country, pupils work for greener future
(Arizona) -- In the heart of Arizona's high desert, one of America's greenest schools is protecting the planet and its endangered culture by drawing inspiration...

3/23/2018

article Senate OKs Bill to Expand Child Alert System to Tribal Land
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land. The bill is named for Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who...
article Eagle shootings at NAPI under investigation, reward offered
(New Mexico) -- Two eagles were shot at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating. A bald eagle and golden eagle...

3/22/2018

article New scholarship aims to boost educator numbers on Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance and Fielding Graduate University have entered an agreement to provide scholarships for...

3/20/2018

article Company that leases farm land on Navajo agrees to fine
(New Mexico) -- An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring protective...
article Women Veterans Day proclaimed by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye
(Arizona) -- On March 17 President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation recognizing March 20 as Navajo Nation Women Veterans Day.
article Recent school shootings prompt Nation to re-evaluate active shooter readiness
(Arizona) -- The Nation needs to be prepared for unpredictable incidents such as active shooter incidents, said Council Delegate and Law and Order Committee (LOC) chair...

3/19/2018

article New Navajo Ministries president looks forward to service
(New Mexico) -- Raymond Dunton continues to settle into the role of president for Navajo Ministries Inc. after taking the job late last year. Navajo Ministries is a...
article Navajo Nation to Celebrate Justice Day
(Arizona) -- Throughout April and May Navajo officials will hold events recognizing Justice Day in all the judicial districts across the reservation.

3/18/2018

article Troy McNeill recalls varied career
(Texas) -- Troy McNeill once thought about getting into politics as a possible state senator from Amarillo. But that was before he agreed in the 1970s to help implement...
article For warmth, some rural households still burn coal
(Colorado) -- Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that...

3/15/2018

article Code of the pawnshop
(Arizona) -- A few years before Bill RIchardson, the Indian trader and pawn dealer, died at the age of 98 in 2017, he was asked about the many items in his pawn vault....

3/14/2018

article Coal tax break aimed at helping Navajo Generating Station stalls in Legislature
(Arizona) -- Lawmakers debated but failed to pass a proposal to give about $12 million in annual tax breaks for coal sales Wednesday in an effort to save the Navajo...

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