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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting
Education | Law | National
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)
A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty
Law
Navajo Nation mourning loss of police officer killed in line of duty (March 13, 2017)
Houston James Largo, 27, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade
National
Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (January 13, 2017)
Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp
Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (October 26, 2016)
No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.

Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
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Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.

Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
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Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)
Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.

Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
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Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.

Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death
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Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death (May 5, 2016)
Speaker LoRenzo Bates said some accounts have included unnecessary details about Ashlynne's tragic passing.

Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death
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Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death (May 4, 2016)
The tribe observed a moment of silence as prayer vigils were held in honor of Ashlynne Mike, who went missing on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing
Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (April 21, 2016)
President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.

Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting
Law | National
Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting (April 8, 2016)
Tribal leaders and members see the death of Loreal Tsingine as a sign of the discrimination hey encounter in a border town near the reservation.

Navajo Nation Council opens without usual speech by president
National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council opens without usual speech by president (January 26, 2016)
President Russell Begaye wasn't able to deliver the State of the Nation address, which would have been the second of his administration.

BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide
Education | Health | National
BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide (September 10, 2015)
The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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