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Study presents economic possibilities for Navajo Nation

A study by a Flagstaff, Ariz., group examines the possibilities of creating a viable economic future for the Navajo Nation in response to evolving energy markets.

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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...

11/29/2018

article Navajo Nation approves legislation to protect Navajo children from human trafficking
(Arizona) -- On Nov. 19, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approved legislation which seeks to amend the Navajo Nation Department of Family Services...
article Navajo president, others call for APS action
(New Mexico) -- The president of the Navajo Nation, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the mother of a Native American student are urging...

11/27/2018

article Leader of Navajo Nation demands action for 'cultural assault' at high school
(New Mexico) -- President Russell Begaye of the Navajo Nation is calling on the state of New Mexico to take action following an incident of "cultural assault"...

11/26/2018

article Navajos Seek Court Order to Fix Signatures on Early Ballots
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona's general election...
article International Uranium Film Festival returns to Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Documentaries that share stories about uranium mining and its legacy on Native American communities will be shown when the International Uranium Film...

11/24/2018

article Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona's general election...
article How one man is teaching America to speak Navajo
(Utah) -- Every morning, students in the sprawling San Juan School District in Utah place their right hands over their hearts and recite a pledge. Despite two centuries...

11/23/2018

article Navajo Nation, state land office complete land transfer
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation and the New Mexico State Land Office have finalized a land exchange for areas that include part of San Juan County. The entities...
article Federal grant to help tribe's probation, parole services
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation program that assists former inmates with their integration back into society has been awarded a federal grant. The Navajo Nation Probation...

11/21/2018

article Incoming Navajo Nation president, vice president name transition team
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez and Vice President-elect Myron Lizer have named several campaign members and former tribal government officials...
article Navajo Nation alleges elections officials discriminated against tribe's voters
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a lawsuit alleging that elections officials in three Arizona counties discriminated against tribal members and haven't...
article Former Navajo Nation employee given jail time for forgery
(Arizona) -- A former community service coordinator in Twin Lakes on the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to jail for forgery. Ronda Leonard began serving her 90-day...

11/20/2018

article Navajo Nation files suit saying Arizona, counties discriminated against tribal voters
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is claiming that Arizona and several counties illegally discriminated against tribal members and kept them from having their votes counted...
article Begaye Against New Medicaid Rule
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has a problem with a new change in requirements for Medicaid recipients. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid...

11/19/2018

article US EPA provides update on Gold King Mine area
(Colorado) -- A small number of residents of Navajo Nation chapters along the San Juan River listened to an update on Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
article Navajo man no longer faces death penalty in officer’s slaying
(New Mexico) -- Federal prosecutors will not pursue the death penalty after all in the case of a Navajo man accused of killing a tribal police officer last year. With...

11/18/2018

article Navajo Nation president extends crop insurance amid drought
(Arizona) -- Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe's crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions. The Gallup Independent...

11/17/2018

article How Star Wars 'made it possible to open a world of speaking Navajo'
(New Mexico) -- In 2013, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released on DVD dubbed in Navajo. Five years later, the Navajo-language cast reunited at Indigenous Comic...

11/16/2018

article Navajo Leaders Meet with White House Officials to Prevent NGS Closure
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is continuing to pursue the purchase of the Navajo Generating Station ahead of its planned closure next year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius...
article Transition going smoothly – so far
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council and president’s office is in discussions on how to handle the transition from the Begaye-Nez administration to the Nez-Lizer...
article Turned Away Navajo Voters Get Another Chance To Cast Ballots
(Arizona) -- Navajo voters who couldn't vote on election day due to a ballot shortage have until Nov. 21 to cast new ballots. The tribe was choosing a new president...
article Gay ex-Mormon campaigns to lead the Navajo Nation in ‘Moroni for President’
(Utah) -- “Moroni for President” is about a gay man, raised as a Latter-day Saint, who ran for president of the Navajo Nation. And it’s a lot more...

11/15/2018

article Navajo Officials Reach Out to Tribal Voters After Election Day Ballot Shortage
(Arizona) -- A ballot shortage on the Navajo Nation during last week’s election prevented some tribal members from voting. Now, officials are allowing some who...
article Navajo Delegate Wants HUD Secretary to Visit
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s no secret that the Navajo Nation has a serious need for housing, and Council Delegate Walter Phelps wants Ben Carson, the secretary of...
article Middle school students feature Navajo history in shadow play
(New Mexico) -- Tsé Bit A'í Middle School sixth-grader Kaleah Redshirt listened to directions for moving her arms while rehearsing Tuesday for a play she and her...
article Bloomfield man accused of stabbing three people with scissors
(New Mexico) -- A Bloomfield man is accused of stabbing three men with scissors near the Farmington Indian Center Wednesday afternoon. Calvin Begay, 42, is accused of...

11/14/2018

article Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend
(Arizona) -- A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault...

11/13/2018

article 4 dead, 1 wounded in apparent murder-suicide in Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- The FBI said four people are dead and a woman wounded after an apparent murder-suicide on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. They said one of...
article Navajo Election Administration OKs extra voting days
(Arizona) -- In response to the ballot shortage that occurred during the Navajo Nation general election last week, the Navajo Election Administration has authorized...

11/12/2018

article Baylor beats ASU women's basketball on the Rez
(Arizona) -- The Showdown on the Rez featured live performances of Navajo music, ESPN rolling into the Navajo Nation and traditional gifts for both coaches, not to...

11/11/2018

article Looming Shutdown Of The Navajo Generating Station Means New Jobs Far From Home
(Arizona) -- Navajo leaders are scrambling to find a new owner for the west's largest coal-fired plant, the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona. For four...
article ‘Showdown on the Rez’: ASU women take basketball game to Navajo Reservation
(Arizona) -- Inspired to do more for the Native American community, the Arizona State women’s basketball team will play a game on the Navajo Reservation Sunday...

11/10/2018

article Elections director fired
(Arizona) -- After a disastrous election in which at least 16 chapters ran out of ballots and handled it in various ways, the Navajo Nation Board of Election Supervisors...
article Navajo Nation allows members to vote after ballot shortage
(Arizona) -- FJ Thompson headed to a polling site to vote in the Navajo Nation election this week only to be told it had run out of ballots. She and about 30 others...

11/9/2018

article With Decisive Victory, Navajo Nation President-Elect Talks Ruling with a Mandate of the People
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, Jonathan Nez won a decisive victory in the Navajo Nation general election. According to the Navajo Election Administration, Nez, and his running...
article Hart student helps keep Navajo culture alive for reservation girls
(Illinois) -- Nizhoni Ward, an eighth-grader at James Hart School in Homewood, stands out immediately from her peers. Her commitment to advocacy is striking, her passion...

11/7/2018

article Navajo Lawmaker Resigns Post to Work for Tribal President
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation lawmaker has resigned his post to work for the tribal president. The tribe's elections office declared a vacancy for Dwight Witherspoon...
article Nez elected to lead Navajo Nation, warns of tough times
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez has been elected president of the Navajo Nation and is warning of tough times ahead for the tribe on the largest Native American reservation in...

11/6/2018

article Nez leads Shirley in vote for Navajo presidency
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez had a significant lead late Tuesday over his opponent in the race for the tribe's top post, but the election...

11/5/2018

article Native Americans Face Challenges When Voting
(Arizona) -- The Navajo will elect a new president on Tuesday. Jonathan Nez, the current vice president, faces off against two-time President Joe Shirley Jr. at a...

11/4/2018

article Navajo Nation seeks to acquire northern Arizona coal power plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is looking at acquiring a northern Arizona coal-fired power plant after its owners failed to find another buyer. With the Salt River...
article Shirley: If missionaries can learn Navajo, so can Diné
(Arizona) -- If Mormon missionaries can arrive on the Navajo Nation fluent in Diné bizaad, there’s no reason Navajos can’t learn it, candidate for president...

11/3/2018

article Out of options, the Navajo Nation seeks to take over troubled NGS coal plant
(Arizona) -- With no power companies willing to take the risk, the Navajo Nation on Friday said it wants control of a troubled coal plant near Page that is slated to...
article Navajo Nation appeals federal court ruling in Wells Fargo case
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is appealing its federal case against Wells Fargo Bank, in addition to filing a separate lawsuit in tribal court. The latest action by the...

11/2/2018

article Candidates for governor court Native American voters
(New Mexico) -- Candidates for governor of New Mexico courted Native American communities that account for roughly one in 10 voters statewide on Wednesday, during the...
article Sinema talks respect, protection for sovereignty
(Arizona) -- Former Navajo Nation Chairman and President Peterson Zah introduced U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., as “shi shima” to the crowd of about 75...

11/1/2018

article Navajo Considers Buying Coal-Fired Power Plant on Its Land
(Arizona) -- As states shy away from coal-fired power, a northern Arizona tribe is exploring the purchase of a coal plant on its land. The Navajo Generating Station near...
article Diné cuisine making ripples in slow food world
(Arizona) -- You wanna talk about slow food? It has taken traditional Native American cuisine a thousand years to be recognized in international foodie circles …...

10/31/2018

article Navajo Leaders Explore Purchasing the Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- Two investment firms announced last month they’d no longer pursue the purchase of the Navajo Generating Station. Now, with no other potential buyers,...
article Navajo Nation Spokesman Calls Tom Steyer’s Green Energy Campaign A ‘Slap In The Face’
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation leaders are not supportive of Tom Steyer’s campaign to force Arizona into dramatically increasing its renewable energy mandate, a...

10/30/2018

article Begaye asks Arizona legislators to prioritize Navajo roads
(Arizona) -- In front of an audience of Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials and state lawmakers, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye lobbied for...
article Navajo Nation president endorses Shirley-Nygren ticket
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is backing tribal presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. Begaye, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election in August...
article Navajo To Appeal Dismissal Of Case Against Wells Fargo
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit it filed against Wells Fargo, accusing the company of engaging in predatory and unlawful practices...

10/29/2018

article Navajo Nation President Endorses Former Leader Over His VP
(New Mexico) -- Russell Begaye beat Joe Shirley Jr. to become president of the Navajo Nation. Begaye, now the outgoing president, is endorsing Shirley to succeed him....

10/28/2018

article Seasoned politicians face off in Navajo presidential race
(Arizona) -- On the vast Navajo Nation, the needs are many: more police officers and better pay, housing, social services, roads and water. With the expected closure of...

10/27/2018

article FBI: Navajo Man From Fruitland Gets 20 Years
(New Mexico) -- U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Director Jesse Delmar of the...
article Family, tribal leaders remember former council delegate
(New Mexico) -- A former Navajo Nation Council delegate who died on Saturday is being remembered for his devotion to family and his willingness to share his political...

10/26/2018

article Court rules against challenge to presidential candidate's eligibility
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has determined that Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez remains an eligible candidate for the tribe's presidential...

10/24/2018

article Navajo Nation looks to Zumba and taxes to curb obesity
(Arizona) -- When Denisa Livingston and a group of Navajo women danced the Zumba in front of their council chamber, it raised a few eyebrows among the North American...
article Navajo Nation fights obesity with Zumba and junk food tax
(Arizona) -- When Denisa Livingston and a group of Navajo women started to dance the Zumba in front of their council chamber, it raised a few eyebrows among the North...

10/22/2018

article Potential Closure Of Navajo Generating Station Brings Dramatic Change For Navajo
(Arizona) -- From the LeChee Chapter House just south of Page, three smokestacks poke through the horizon like a pitchfork. They belong to the west's largest coal-...

10/20/2018

article Nez, Shirley square off in first Navajo Nation presidential debate
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. responded to questions that centered on various topics during the first debate of the Navajo Nation presidential race here...
article Yazzie appeals decision about Nez's presidential candidacy
(Arizona) -- Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate Vincent H. Yazzie has appealed a ruling issued last month that allowed Jonathan Nez to remain a candidate for...

10/17/2018

article How the Navajo Nation Is Reclaiming Food Sovereignty
(Arizona) -- In the middle of the Arizona desert, within the 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation, sits a half-acre garden oasis, bustling with fresh-grown veggies and...
article FBI: Navajo Man Gets 60 Months For Firearms Offenses, Including Discharging Weapon Near School
(New Mexico) -- Eric Multine, 33, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque to 60 months in...

10/16/2018

article Filling big shoes: Navajo Hopi Honor Riders seek new vice president
(Arizona) -- Navajo Hopi Honor Riders (NHHR) Board of Directors will need to fill some big shoes. On June 19, NHHR Vice President Chris West resigned from the non-profit...

10/12/2018

article Navajo Leadership Being Lobbied to Reject Coal Power Plant
(Arizona) -- A New York sustainable-energy consultant will meet with the Navajo Nation’s political leadership Oct. 20 in a bid to convince the tribe not to buy the...

10/11/2018

article Diné Development Corporation contributes $350,000 to the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- At the start of Wednesday’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting, Diné Development Corporation CEO Austin Tsosie presented $350,000 to the Navajo Nation, a...

10/5/2018

article Navajo Supreme Court upholds presidential candidate's eligibility
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has upheld a quasijudicial body's decision that Joe Shirley Jr. is eligible to run for the tribal presidency.
article Tribe Mourning Death of Navajo Nation Lawmaker
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation officials say a tribal lawmaker has died. Steven Begay represented a handful of communities in northwestern New Mexico on the Navajo Nation...

10/4/2018

article Navajo court rules in favor of former two-term president
(Arizona) -- Former two-term Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. can continue his run for the tribe's top elected office. The Navajo Nation Supreme Court made...

10/3/2018

article A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
(Arizona) -- In her second month as a police officer, 40-year-old Marinda Singer drove a Navajo Police Department SUV out to Asaayi Lake, an hour north of Window Rock,...

10/2/2018

article A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
(Arizona) -- In her second month as a police officer, 40-year-old Marinda Singer drove a Navajo Police Department SUV out to Asaayi Lake, an hour north of Window Rock,...
article Approval of Navajo Nation fiscal year budget causes legal review
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed the tribe's fiscal year 2019 budget, and his action has caused a council delegate to question its...
article Historic move creates new schools, deans at Dine College
(Arizona) -- Diné College officially created four new schools and new deans as of Fall 2017 and with the start of a new full semester this year, officials are lauding...

10/1/2018

article A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
(Arizona) -- In her second month as a police officer, 40-year-old Marinda Singer drove a Navajo Police Department SUV out to Asaayi Lake, an hour north of Window Rock,...
article Challenge against presidential candidate's eligibility continued
(Arizona) -- Former Navajo presidential candidate Vincent H. Yazzie has filed an appeal to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, challenging a quasijudicial body's...

9/30/2018

article Travel Center breaks ground, intern program unveiled
(Arizona) -- Dalphianna Prettysongs was accepted into law school, but instead she is one of 20 interns working on the Navajo reservation, part of an internship program...
article Justice Department seeks dismissal from tribe’s lawsuit in Loreal Tsingine death
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a...
article Medical transports spreading alcoholism?
(Arizona) -- In the nearly four years since Nahata’ Dziil won the battle to close down the Old Red Barn liquor store and persuade the Arizona Liquor License Board...

9/29/2018

article Navajo commission hears report from feds about abandoned uranium mines
(New Mexico) -- Work continues across the Navajo Nation to study and reach conclusions about the impact of uranium mining and processing on tribal land. The Diné Uranium...

9/25/2018

article OP/ED: Navajo Nation lacks educated leadership
(Arizona) -- One does not need to look too far to conclude that we’ve clearly had a failure of leadership. Disappointingly, our political system is not working as...
article Override targets Navajo president’s veto for salary increases
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo Nation Council delegate has introduced legislation to override tribal President Russell Begaye’s veto of a referendum that would have...
article Travel Center breaks ground, intern program unveiled
(Arizona) -- Dalphianna Prettysongs was accepted into law school, but instead she is one of 20 interns working on the Navajo reservation, part of an internship program...
article Look who’s laughing now; the 50 years of Diné College
(Arizona) -- Radio announcer Raymond Nakai hosted a popular radio show in the 1950s. “Navajos need their own college,” he once said. Then a few years later...

9/24/2018

article Navajo Nation to Pursue More Viable Options for Coal Plant
(Arizona) -- After the deal between Avenue Capital and Middle River Power broke down, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced that the Navajo Nation would move...

9/23/2018

article Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely
(Arizona) -- The investment firm that was interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station broke off its pursuit this week, making the closure of the plant next year...
article Lizer surprised to be called ‘controversial’
(Arizona) -- Myron Lizer is not who the Navajo Nation expected Jonathan Nez to pick as a running mate. He’s not from New Mexico, is not a fluent Navajo speaker,...
article Nygren never felt like he wasn’t Diné
(Arizona) -- Buu Nygren, vice president pick for Joe Shirley Jr., has never felt like he wasn’t Navajo. Nygren grew up like a lot of Navajo kids with his single...
article 'It runs in her culture': Spelling bees transforming one Navajo community
(Arizona) -- “Spessartine.” Standing center stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Kelly Haven repeated the word pensively. She shifted in her...

9/22/2018

article Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. As many as...
article Four contestants vie for Ms. Indian San Juan College
(New Mexico) -- Ms. Indian San Juan College contestant Twyla George showed a video of herself cooking blue corn mush during the pageant's traditional foods...

9/21/2018

article Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. As many as...
article Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out
(Arizona) -- Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) outside of Page, Arizona, have decided to end talks...
article Death of Navajo coal plant deal will have wide-ranging consequences for tribes
(Arizona) -- With the only potential buyer backing out of a deal Thursday, the future of the Navajo Generating Station coal plant near Page, and the Navajo and Hopi...
article Begaye Vetoes Raise Proposal
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has gone on record supporting a wage increase for tribal employees, but apparently not all employees. Begaye vetoed a...
article Look who’s laughing now; the 50 years of Diné College
(Arizona) -- Radio announcer Raymond Nakai hosted a popular radio show in the 1950s. “Navajos need their own college,” he once said. Then a few years later...

9/20/2018

article Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff (updated)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. Up to 20...

9/19/2018

article Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is breaking ground on a travel center at its casino east of Flagstaff. Tribal lawmakers finalized a $10 million loan agreement for...
article Coconino Voices: The effects of uranium mining on Navajo lands
(Arizona) -- When I left my Navajo home for college after high school, it was considered taboo to my community and family. As a Native American man, going to study and...

9/18/2018

article Begaye calls for general wage increase to build tribal workforce
(Arizona) -- In prioritizing job creation and economic development, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye supports a general wage increase that will build and retain...

9/17/2018

article Complaints filed against Navajo presidential candidates
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation presidential candidate Jonathan Nez is facing allegations he violated the tribe's election law for failing to list a conviction for...

9/15/2018

article Results from Navajo Nation primary election certified
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors certified the results from the tribe's Aug. 28 primary election during a meeting here on Thursday. Board...

9/14/2018

article Official pleads no contest to fraud
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials say a former K'ai'bii'to' chapter accounts maintenance specialist has pleaded no contest to one count each of fraud and forgery.
article Navajo VP Faces Challenge In Campaign For President
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe's top elected post. One of Nez's primary election opponents...
article Results from Navajo Nation primary election certified
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors certified the results from the tribe's Aug. 28 primary election during a meeting here on Thursday. Board...

9/13/2018

article Navajo VP faces challenge in bid for presidency
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe's top elected post. One of Nez's primary election opponents...
article Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials say a former K'ai'bii'to' chapter accounts maintenance specialist has pleaded no contest to one count each of fraud...

9/11/2018

article Navajo activists converge on New York City to send anti-coal message to billionaire investo
(New York) -- In a steady rain, more than a dozen Navajo Nation and Hope Tribe members protested Monday outside the New York City offices of Avenue Capital Group, a...
article Navajo activists protest company eyeing coal-fired plant
(New York) -- About a dozen Navajos traveled to New York City to protest a company eyeing a coal-fired power plant on their reservation. The Navajo Generating Station...
article US Justice Department Seeks Dismissal From Tribe's Lawsuit
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a...

9/10/2018

article Navajo Travel to NY to Protest Coal Plant
(New York) -- Members of the Navajo Nation are in New York City Monday to call attention to the fate of the biggest coal power plant in the West. The Navajo Generating...
article Navajo Nation Council sets fiscal year 2019 budget
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will send a comprehensive budget of approximately $767 million for fiscal year 2019 to tribal President Russell Begaye. Navajo...
article Navajo official: Break up ANSBI
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s top educator is recommending that Alamo Navajo School be separated from the other entities the Alamo Navajo School Board oversees...

9/9/2018

article Navajo Nation celebrates expansion of largest solar energy project on reservation
(Arizona) -- On Aug. 23, Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd spoke on behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council at the groundbreaking celebration for the Kayenta Solar...
article Nez names longtime business owner as vice president
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation presidential candidate Jonathan Nez named a longtime business owner as his running mate, while candidate Joe Shirley Jr. had to rescind his...
article Shirley’s VP will push small business
(Arizona) -- Buu Nygren attended Joe Shirley Jr.’s announcement of his running mate on Tuesday with the intention of just showing support. The 31-year-old had...
article With fair underway, bill requests $1.1M
(Arizona) -- As the annual Navajo Nation Fair headed into a busy weekend of events, Council delegates Wednesday were still scheduled to consider a $1.1 million request...

9/8/2018

article Interim CEO at NAPI placed on leave
(New Mexico) -- The interim CEO for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation into allegations...

9/6/2018

article Navajo candidates endorse Lujan Grisham for New Mexico gov
(New Mexico) -- The remaining two presidential candidates of the nation's largest American Indian reservation have endorsed Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham for New...

9/5/2018

article The Navajo Are Still Here—and He Ran 330 Miles to Prove It
(Arizona) -- As predawn light colored the eastern Arizona sky, Edison Eskeets walked alone toward the south rim of Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly and gazed out at...

9/4/2018

article Shirley picks high school principal as running mate
(Arizona) -- Candidate for president Joe Shirley Jr. announced Peter Deswood III as his vice-president pick. Deswood is Tachiinii, born for Kinlichiini. He’s from...
article Tribally owned solar power plant beats the skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- Deenise Becenti remembers watching this summer as a woman in the Navajo Nation who had been waiting more than 20 years to get electricity in her home...
article Nation continues investment to protect agriculture, livestock and rangeland
(Arizona) -- The Budget and Finance Committee adopted a fund management plan for the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund as mandated by the Síhasin Fund Pasture Range and...

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