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Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural paradeFiled Under: National
Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (01/13)
Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officerFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer (01/06)
The tribe's leader is warning of wide-ranging impacts after lawmakers ousted their controller, a certified public accountant.
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an endFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics | Trust
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (01/05)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
Leaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a successFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Leaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a success (01/04)
Over 25,000 landowners on the reservation were paid more than $108 million for their fractional interests.
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.Filed Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (12/16)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL campFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (12/01)
With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitolFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (11/30)
Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (11/18)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (11/18)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.
Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products (11/17)
The tribe will enter into a license and supply agreement with Urban Outfitters and will collaborate on a line of 'authentic' jewelry.
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul JamesFiled Under: National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (11/10)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victoryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (11/09)
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rightFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic right (11/07)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nomineeFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (11/04)
Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.
Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New MexicoFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico (11/02)
The Republican presidential nominee's new Native American Coalition is joining a rally in Shiprock, New Mexico.
Johnny Rustywire: People of Bitter Winds throw sand for no reasonFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: People of Bitter Winds throw sand for no reason (11/02)
'The television is a marvelous toy, but I’m not sure it teaches better than the old stories.'
Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hempFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (10/26)
No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.
Navajo Nation in discussions to cultivate hemp on reservationFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation in discussions to cultivate hemp on reservation (10/25)
The Navajo Nation Council legalized hemp in 2000 but cultivation has never gotten off the ground.
Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline (10/24)
The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary ClintonFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton (10/21)
The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Duane Yazzie: Spirituality prevails as #NoDAPL fight continuesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Duane Yazzie: Spirituality prevails as #NoDAPL fight continues (10/20)
'It is an ultimate stand that may determine the future of life on the Earth Mother.'
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenuesFiled Under: Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (10/19)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.
Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs investigates 'sacred' items kept in boxes (10/19)
Tribal leaders sat in shock as a non-Indian witnesses brought out cardboard boxes containing what he said were sacred items.
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural propertyFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property (10/18)
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (10/17)
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.
Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to meFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me (10/13)
Alex Piechowski-Begay is a young member of the Navajo Nation who is preparing for his third trip to North Dakota.
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorerFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (10/12)
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversyFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy (09/30)
The tension surrounding the Grand Canyon Escalade on Navajo land has ratcheted up as the Navajo tribal council introduced a bill proposing the development.
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascotFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (09/29)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (09/28)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine siteFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (09/22)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in UtahFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (09/21)
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.
Johnny Rustywire: The 'angry one' took care of his Navajo familyFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: The 'angry one' took care of his Navajo family (09/16)
'His name was Hashke—it means angry and mad in the Navajo way of speaking.'
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (09/15)
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (09/14)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.
Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landownersFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners (09/07)
It's easy for some developers to exploit Indian landowners due to lack of oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rezFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rez (09/06)
Sometimes I think about the girl from over by Crumbling House Ruins and I wonder where she is.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (09/05)
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.
President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade projectFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade project (09/01)
The $1 billion Grand Canyon Escalade has been pitched as a tourism and economic boost but it's extremely controversial on and off the reservation.
Police officer from Navajo Nation killed in the line of dutyFiled Under: Law
Police officer from Navajo Nation killed in the line of duty (08/30)
Leandro Frank was involved in a head-on collision while responding to a call on the Arizona portion of the reservation.
Johnny Rustywire: Native youth are curious about their heritageFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Native youth are curious about their heritage (08/29)
I’ve found in my own experience that kids raised off the reservation who know nothing about their family and life on the rez usually are curious about it because they want to know who they are and where they come from.
Former Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for misuse of fundsFiled Under: Law | Politics
Former Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for misuse of funds (08/25)
The tribe's special prosecutor alleged misuse of $843,535 in funds that were doled to lawmakers and their family members.
Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collectionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection (08/24)
The Before Columbus Foundation is recognizing three Native citizens in 2016.
Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand on Dakota AccessFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand on Dakota Access (08/24)
It’s time Navajo Nation uses its powerful voice for indigenous solidarity, not oil prosperity.
Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | National
Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster (08/23)
The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal courtFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal court (08/22)
The tribe is defending its court system from an 'attack' by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New MexicoFiled Under: National | Politics
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (08/22)
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.
Donald Trump picks Navajo man for agriculture advisory committeeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump picks Navajo man for agriculture advisory committee (08/22)
Tsosie Lewis appears to be the only Native person with an official connection to the Republican presidential candidate's campaign.
Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already thereFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already there (08/19)
So it goes that some things that are thought lost are not really gone but are sitting there waiting for us to touch them.
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (08/17)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
Navajo Nation lawmaker praises action on sexual harassment policyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation lawmaker praises action on sexual harassment policy (08/02)
Amber Kanazbah Crotty is the only woman on the Navajo Nation Council and has gone public with a sexual harassment incident.
Johnny Rustywire: Some respite for Navajos at Burnham JunctionFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Some respite for Navajos at Burnham Junction (08/02)
Burnham Junction was dry; there had been no water all summer.
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (08/01)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officerFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (08/01)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.
Tim Giago: The Navajo Times celebrates another year of greatnessFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The Navajo Times celebrates another year of greatness (08/01)
The Navajo Times is a microcosm of the media in Indian Country.
Pamela Peters: Leaving the Navajo Nation helped me find purposeFiled Under: Opinion
Pamela Peters: Leaving the Navajo Nation helped me find purpose (08/01)
As a very young child, it didn’t occur to me to question my family’s bi-cultural way of my life.
Navajo Nation lawmaker accuses colleague of sexual harassmentFiled Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmaker accuses colleague of sexual harassment (07/29)
Amber Kanazbah Crotty said a fellow delegate directed vulgar comments and sexual innuendo at her at a committee meeting.
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (07/26)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.

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