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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.

Filed Under: Health | National
Mobile dental clinic takes service to Navajo Nation communities (02/25)
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a 2014 study.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/23)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute (02/23)
Presidential candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye welcomed the ruling but the tribe's legislative leader doesn't believe the matter has been settled.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (02/23)
The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: America's unjust efforts to preserve White privilege (02/18)
As I pass through the Navajo Nation on my 4,000-mile drive across America, I catch a disturbing glimpse of a white-power insurgency happening in all regions.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Supreme Court to issue ruling in election dispute (02/12)
At issue is legislation passed by the Navajo Nation Council to authorize an entirely new presidential election.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Navajo Nation sees progress in border town relations (02/12)
Testimony at a Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission hearing in Farmington last week provided reason for hope.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (02/09)
An effort that was supposed to cost $41 million and take five years has ended up costing $546 million and has lasted four decades.

Filed Under: Law | National
Susanville woman seeks court order to block husband's burial (02/06)
The mortuary refused to bring Jean LaMarr's husband back to California and now he's on the Navajo Nation, awaiting burial there.

Filed Under: Law | National
Susanville woman battles Navajo family over husband's burial (02/05)
Jean LaMarr plans to bury her late Navajo husband in California.

Filed Under: Law
Bill requires law degree to join Navajo Nation Supreme Court (02/03)
The change could enable the court to exercise expanded authority under the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Indian school construction put back on track with latest budget (02/03)
Two schools on the Navajo Nation will receive replacement facilities as the Obama administration promises to come up with a new construction priority list.

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Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (01/28)
When I attended the 20th Annual Arizona Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not expect to run into Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Film glosses over violence in border towns (01/27)
The film follows three Navajo characters looking for meaningful lives in a town that borders the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council delegate does double duty as metalhead (01/26)
When Edmund Yazzie isn't working on legislation he's playing drums for a popular band on the reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation's modern path to sovereignty (01/20)
As our newly elected leaders face challenges and our citizens feel a sense of crisis in our leadership, I offer my words as reflection on the past and the future of our nation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribal sovereignty ignored when it becomes unprofitable (01/19)
The disappointing decisions of the federal government in the face of lucrative energy prospects are nothing new for Native Americans.

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