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Navajo commission aims to raise awareness of hate crimes
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing this spring of a homeless man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred Navajo Nation human rights and civil rights advocates to urge more vigilance in reporting attacks that may be perceived as directly targeting Native Americans.The
Navajo fighting decision disqualifying him from Utah ballot
A Navajo man is challenging a Utah county's decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race.Willie Grayeyes filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying the finding by San Juan County is an attack on his race and poli
Navajo Nation president 's daughter , legal counsel resigns
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation president's chief legal counsel and daughter has resigned, weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.A memo obtained by The Associated Press shows Karis Begaye verbally resigned June 13, ending her political appointment.
New Mexico lawmakers challenge Navajo water compact
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it.
One of the last Navajo code talkers dies at 94
Holiday was part of a US Marine Corps special unit that used the Navajo language to communicate secret messages about troops, tactics and other orders. According toCNN, he is to be buried next to his wife.
Marines ' Secret Weapon in the Pacific : Navajo Code Talkers
The Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ were one of the most unrecognized groups of Native Americans involved in cryptography in military history. They used their native Navajo tongue, a language the Japanese could never decipher, to communicate important messages during World War II. The Navajo believed that the
Navajo Nation tightens fire restrictions across reservation
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought.Tribal President Russell Begaye says people should be praying for rain and each other. Tribal officials plan to conduct a ceremony next week, making offerings for rain.
One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Just Passed Away At 94
One of the last surviving World War II Navajo Code Talkers, Samuel Tom Holiday, passed away at age 94 in Utah on Monday.
Stakes rise in Navajo County JP race
Joseph Clark has raised more cash than his rivals in the upcoming Navajo County Justice of the Peace primary, according to campaign finance records. Clark listed total receipts of $12,025 for the race in the first quarter, while one his opponents, Shirley Patterson, has raised $2,400.Jarom Lewis is
The heroine of the Navajo Nation
The heroine of the Navajo NationRebecca Roanhorse’s debut novel,Trail of Lightning(Saga Press), is set in a post-apocalyptic future, after the Big Water has flooded all earthly land masses that existed fewer than 4,500 feet above sea level. The Navajo reservation has survived, isolated in the mounta
Navajo Nation Police Officers Graduate
According toNative News Online, these graduates will be the first to receive their federal peace officer commissions by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the United States Indian Police Academy. They are also the first class to exceed the amount of women to graduate in one class, in th
New film festival to celebrate Navajo language and culture
All of the submitted films will be in the Navajo language, with nearly $1,000 in total cash prizes on hand for the winners, including an audience choice award. The films will be screened at the Navajo Preparatory School, beginning at 2 p.m.
Candidates for Navajo president participate in forum
Incumbent Russell Begaye, Dineh Benally, Norman Patrick Brown, Tom Chee, Emily Ellison, Rex Lee Jim, Calvin Lee Jr., Hope MacDonald Lonetree, Jonathan Nez, Shawn Redd, Alton Joe Shepherd, Joe Shirley Jr., Nick Taylor, Tom Tso and Vincent H. Yazzie fielded questions from panelists in three rounds.
Navajo County budget on firm footing
A healthy economy and tax revenue from coal-fired power plants helped buoy the county budget last year, Assistant County Manager Bryan Layton told the Navajo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 12. Those factors should bring stability in the coming fiscal year as well, but Layton warned tha
Navajo Nation Presidential Forums
After Crownpoint, the tour proceeds to Ganado, AZ on July 9, Tuba City, AZ on July 23, Shiprock, NM on Aug. 6, and Tsaile, AZ on Aug. 20. At each forum, a series of questions will be presented to candidates, which they’ll have allotted time to articulate their stance on key issues.
FBI : Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse Charge
ALBUQUERQUE―Ronald George, 47, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Vanderwagon, pled guilty June 15 in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an abusive sexual contact charge.
Navajo candidate sues to be reinstated on San Juan ballot
Willie Grayeyes attends a press conference with leading action sports, ski, health and outdoor companies, urging President Obama to permanently protect the Bears Ears region in southeastern Utah at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.
DDC Hand Delivers $ 300,000 Navajo Nation Dividend
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - June 20, 2018 - ()On Monday, June 18, 2018, Din Development Corporation (DDC) hand-delivered two dividend checks to its Navajo Nation shareholders, for Calendar Year 2017, totaling $300,000. The Navajo Nation Controller's Office accepted a $180,000 dividend payment for the Navaj
Cameron family receives solar generator from Big Navajo Energy
CAMERON, Ariz. — Through its Community Benefit Fund (CBF), Navajo Transitional Energy Company provided a helping hand to install solar power to a Cameron family in late May.
Navajo Nation gets federal funding for river recovery
Other partners in the San Juan project include the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the states of Colorado and New Mexico.