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Ceremonial opening is Gallup true

Navajo Times | Rima KrisstGreat wine, food, art and company at the Ceremonial grand opening celebration on Aug. 1.

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-08-16 09:20:24

New Ceremonial queen battles teen suicide

Navajo Times | Ravonelle YazzieNewly crowned Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Ashley Claw, of Chinle, carries her gifts after being crowned by outgoing queen Zunneh-bah Martin on Aug. 11.

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-08-16 09:21:38

‘Nothing scary’ – the youth of song and dance

Navajo Times | Rima KrisstThe three siblings – Tatania, center, Aliyana and Travonte (No. 20) – all of the Tsosie family, participate in the song and dance competition during the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial on Aug. 12.

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-08-16 09:19:20

Navajo Code Talkers Day celebration planned for Tuesday

The Navajo Nation Office of the president and vice president says this year’s annual event will start at 9 a.m. in Window Rock, Arizona, at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds.


Letters: Election office needs to screen candidates

There are over 300,000 members of the Navajo Nation and a percentage of that population has experienced being elected to a number of political positions. My point of reference is in the election process of the Navajo Nation and that is the key point that I like to address. I am sure of the 300,000 o

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-08-16 09:30:52

50 years ago: Fallout from DNA boss removal reaches D.C.

The decision by members of the Navajo Tribal Council’s Advisory Committee to ban the director of DNA-People’s Legal Services from the Navajo Reservation has created a lot of controversy, not only in Window Rock but in Washington, D.C., as well. The committee made the decision last week after an inci

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-08-16 09:19:17

Navajo Nation demands compensation from Gold King Mine spill

Aug. 5 marked the three-year anniversary of the spill, which dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers. A mustard-yellow plume of toxins swept downriver, poisoning water sources for thousands of people who rely on the river for farming or livestock.


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.

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-14 15:32:00

Navajo Housing Authority hires new CEO, Craig Dougall

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), announced its Board of Commissioners have selected and appointed Mr. Craig Dougall as its new Chief Executive Officer.


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.


President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start

“The signing of this legislation is saying to every child that we support you, we want you to do well in school,” Begaye said, “even at this young age, we want you to set the foundation for yourself so that you can move on into higher education and whatever field you choose.”


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.

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-14 15:00:00

Navajo Nation official pleads not guilty to $6M theft charge

A Navajo Nation official has been accused of unlawfully transferring $6 million of Ramah Navajo Chapter funds to different investing companies without proper authorization. (File photo: MGN)WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation official has been accused of unlawfully transferring $6 million of R


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.


Feds: Auto dealer deceived consumers near Navajo Nation

Founded in 1977, Tate’s Auto Group is based in Holbrook, Arizona, and has four other locations throughout eastern Arizona and New Mexico.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.