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Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Navajo Nation considers agreement for land-buy back program (03/30)
The reservation is home to nearly 34,000 individual landowners. Buying up all of their fractionated interests could cost more than $100 million.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hundreds pay respects to Navajo Nation officer killed on the job (03/30)
Alex Yazzie, 42, spent 12 years in law enforcement on a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy products (03/27)
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site (03/27)
A privately-owned ski areas uses treated wastewater to make fake snow in the San Francisco Peaks.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
HHS urged to do more to help tribes with foster care programs (03/25)
Congress recognized tribal sovereignty in Title IV-E programs but only five tribes have been able to clear all the hurdles in the process.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation in mourning after officer slain in the line of duty (03/23)
Alex Yazzie, 42, was killed in a shootout with a domestic violence suspect. He had worked for the tribal police department for 14 years.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders April 21 presidential vote (03/23)
Candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye have been waiting for the election for months.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues (03/23)
What people don’t realize is there are real Natives out there who have been truly affected and psychologically damaged by sports mascots.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

Filed Under: Law
One officer killed and another injured in Navajo Nation incident (03/20)
The suspect, described as a young Navajo man, also was killed during a shootout.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election (03/13)
Tribal members are supposed to go to the polls on April 21 to choose a new leader.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (03/12)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Judge blocks planned expansion of coal mine on Navajo Nation (03/06)
Tribal members are fighting the expansion of the tribally-owned Navajo Mine in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Cash lenders accused of targeting tribal members in New Mexico (03/05)
According to a report presented to state lawmakers, storefront lenders are prevalent in reservation border towns.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Measure reaffirms Navajo Nation policy against legal marijuana (03/05)
The bill introduced by Delegate Edmund Yazzie says marijuana doesn't fit within tribal culture.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (03/04)
A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.

Filed Under: Education | National
Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers (03/03)
Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Navajo Nation set to choose new president on April 21 (03/03)
Now that a date has been set for the Navajo Nation presidential election, a major hurdle will be convincing voters to turn out and cast their ballots — again.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Navajo Nation takes basketball obsession to new level (03/03)
Reservation basketball takes the form of obsession here. Baskets made of wire and garbage pails and small tubs hang off homes and garages and wooden poles anchored in patches of red dirt.

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