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Tribal holiday recognizes Navajo Code Talkers

More than 400 Navajo men were recruited by the U.S. Marines during World War II to develop and utilize a code in their native language, which was used to transmit military messages, according to the National Museum of the American Indian.


Men plead guilty to separate assault charges

Neddanyl Sims, 27, of Nenahnezad, entered his guilty plea on Wednesday to assault and firearm charges as part of a plea agreement, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.


50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka pummels DNA legal services director

What happened on Aug. 6, 1968, on the Navajo Reservation had never happened before and stories about it made news all over the country. The Washington Post even put it on the front page two days later.


Bills propose referendums for Navajo Nation general election ballot

Under tribal law, the president's yearly salary is $55,000, while the salary is $45,000 for the vice president.

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Winslow Class of ’64 takes on car seat issue

Navajo Times | Cindy YurthLori Hardy of Navajo, New Mexico, buckles her daughter, Leah Paul, 17 months, into a car safety seat. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 55 percent of Native American parents living on reservations regularly use safety seats, compared to 82


Letters: Politicians avoid issue of homeless Diné

There is no support, no resources and no governmental departments that specialize in the aid and assistance to get you out of the endless cycle of depression and poverty. There are a few churches, humanitarian groups and kind individuals who actually search out the homeless and serve meals, provide


Everyone’s a winner at Ceremonial tiny tots, grandmas contests

Navajo Times | Rima KrisstNew Tiny Tot royalty Ryder Allen, front, and Sydney Lyla Ray Peyketewa, right, enjoy their winning moment as Miss Chief Manuelito Aiyanna Jack, back left, Miss Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen Zunneh-bah Martin, Miss Chichiltah Veterans Princess Naomi Sandoval look on.


Ceremonial queen traditional talent contest

For her traditional talent Kiana Boyd tells the Navajo story of the cradle board at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen competition at El Morro Theatre in Gallup, Thursday.


Candidate forum set for Navajo Nation Council seat

FARMINGTON — A group on the Navajo Nation has organized a candidate forum for the three individuals seeking to represent the chapters of Beclabito, Cove, Gadii'ahi-Tokoi, Red Valley, Toadlena-Two Grey Hills, Tooh Haltsooí and Tsé Alnaozt'i'í on the Navajo Nation Council.

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NCC stepped up to help start ICWA

Special to the Times | Colleen KeaneAnnie Kahn, an outreach coordinator for the Navajo Child Care Standards Project, listens as parents speak out at a 1979-1980 children’s conference.


Uranium miners testify on RECA amendments

Since Becenti did not work in the mines until after 1971, he, as well as hundreds of other Navajo uranium miners, are not eligible for compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.


Navajo agency rolls out program to manage feral horse population

Buy Photo(Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)Story HighlightsThe Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture has removed 2,034 feral horses by roundup and entrapment this year.Those methods and other proposals by tribal departments for feral horse removal have received criticism and opposition from equi


Officials eye several projects to create jobs

Sean McCabe, director of economic development, said Tuesday that the tribe is overseeing eight projects in various stages of development as well as two more in the planning stage.


Commissioners: 'Right to work' could help county attract jobs

AZTEC — San Juan County needs jobs and, if a “right to work” ordinance can increase the number of local employment opportunities, the county should have it as a tool, county commissioners said before voting 4-1 in favor of the ordinance Tuesday evening.


Forum offers voters opportunity to meet presidential candidates

Incumbent Russell Begaye was the first candidate to speak, and he opened with a nod to Shiprock High School, from which he graduated.


Auto group accused of deceptive practices to sell to Navajos

The complaint against Tate's Auto Group, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Arizona, says the company falsified consumers' monthly income and down payments on financing applications and contracts without them knowing. The complaint also says the company used deceptive advertising.


NTEC reaches settlement for coal sales to Four Corners Power Plant

(Photo: Daily Times file photo)Story HighlightsNTEC is the owner of Navajo Mine, which is the sole supplier of coal to the power plant, and an enterprise of the Navajo Nation.NTEC alleged that power plant owners relied on an "uncontrollable forces" provision to excuse their failing to accept or pay


Building next to Gas Max destroyed by fire

Apache County District 2, which is represented by Navajo Nation Council Delegate and current Navajo Nation Presidential candidate Alton Joe Shepherd, ordered a 2,000 gallon, 5,500-gallon, and 8,000-gallon water tanks to assist in fighting the fire.


iMPACT kids enjoy ‘Navajo Ninja’ course

Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi | Navajo TimesJodi Sanisya, 12, an incoming sixth grade student at Atsa Biyaazh Community School, attempts to climb the wall on the Ninja Warrior course, which was a part of the 2018 iMPACT Shiprock Youth and Activities Camp held July 22-27th at Shiprock High School.


We don’t consent’

Sarana Riggs and Leona Morgan, both members of the Haul No! advocacy group, met with Vice President Jonathan Nez, who brought the two women to the Law and Order Committee meeting July 23 to discuss ways to prevent radioactive waste from being transported through the Navajo Nation by way of rail.