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Grand Canyon Tribal land known for waterfalls won't allow tour guides

The thousands of tourists who travel to a remote Native American reservation deep in the Grand Canyon each year to camp near a series of picturesque, blue-green waterfalls will have to do so without the benefit of professional guides.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Nationwide crisis exacerbated by lack of reporting of cases

In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women and girls. The U.S. Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database logged only 116.

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Ex-Navajo Nation president’s daughter faces DUI charges

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has been charged following a drunken driving arrest last spring near Flagstaff.

Proposal would end Daylight-Savings Time in New Mexico

A state lawmaker wants New Mexico to join neighboring Arizona in refusing to recognize Daylight-Savings Time.

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Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state parks

Arizona has a history of looking after its military veterans.

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Navajo Nation Speaker: Unified effort of Nation the only way to move forward

Seth Damon selected as speaker for 24th Navajo Nation Council

On Jan. 28, Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) was selected as the speaker for the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

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Nez testifies in support of Navajo Code Talers Museum funding

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer Jan. 31, as he provided testimony before the New Mexico Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee in support of Senate Bill 365 sponsored by State Sen. John Pinto (D-Dist. 3), which seeks an appropriation of $1 million from the state to assist with the design and construction of a Navajo Code Talker Museum and Veterans Center in the state of New Mexico.

Nez, Lizer advocate for Navajo students and other initiatives in New Mexico

President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer spent Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the New Mexico State Capitol meeting with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, cabinet secretaries and top House and Senate members to push for fairer distribution of educational funding through Impact Aid bills, Capital Outlay Project funding and tribal infrastructure funds, promote economic development initiatives.

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Navajo Nation gains $9 mil on second-year agricultural insurance investment

Navajo Nation President Jonathan, Vice President Myron Lizer and members of the Navajo Nation Council gathered Feb. 2, to mark the successful second-year return of $9 million on agricultural insurance coverage for select portions of the Navajo Nation based on rainfall levels.

Program using storytelling events to save Navajo language

A group of Navajo Nation elders is using traditional storytelling to try to pass down their Native language to the next generation.

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Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty advocates for proposed Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force

On Jan. 31, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty joined New Mexico State Sen. John Pinto (D – NM District 3) to honor Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D – NM 1st District) through a state proclamation as one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and for her work in advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

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Vote expected today on Ducey's drought contingency program

State lawmakers are set to vote -- and presumably give final approval -- sometime today to a drought contingency plan designed to help deal with how Arizona deals with being able to draw less water from the Colorado River.

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ASU’s Center for Indian Education debuts Indigenous Education online degree

Putting mortarboards on Native Americans has historically been a challenge for colleges and universities.

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Nurse charged with rape of incapacitated San Carlos Apache patient who had baby

Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse Jan. 23.

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Missing and murdered indigenous women: Finding justice for Amanda

It was a cold day with a bitter penetrating wind Jan. 22 as supporters braced themselves on the lawn at city hall in Flagstaff demanding justice for Amanda Webster, a 26-year-old originally from Cameron, Arizona, who was murdered Dec. 1 in Kentucky.

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President Nez: Medicare decision sets precedence for Indian Country

Officials with the Navajo Nation Department of Health and former chair of the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee Jonathan Hale, were among others who provided testimony and support for the state bill.

Navajo Nation police: 1 dead in shooting involving officers

Navajo Nation authorities say one person is dead following a shooting involving police officers but no officers were injured.

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Drought contingency plan for Southwest on hold?

Gila River Indian Community and Safford Valley farmers at odds as multi-state plan moves forward

The Gila River Indian Community is threatening to blow up the drought contingency plan because of efforts it says will undermine its claim to water rights.

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Nez declares September Navajo Nation Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide prevention training will be required for all Navajo Nation employees

Officials with the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services joined Navajo President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer as they signed an Executive Order Jan. 22 to continue support for the Building Communities of Hope initiative and signed a proclamation declaring Navajo Nation Suicide Prevention Week in the month of September.

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Navajo council members meet with New Mexico governor

Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council met with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Cabinet Secretary designee for the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Lynn Trujillo Jan. 22.

Navajo president applauds end to federal shutdown

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer was pleased with the Jan. 25 announcement from President Donald Trump to end to the longest federal government shutdown in history on a temporary basis, through a stopgap funding measure to fund the government through Feb. 15.

New leadership underway as Hopi Education Endowment Fund kicks off

After over 15 years at the Kykotsmovi Village building the HEEF moved to House #2 located on the former campus of the Hopi Mission School.

Scientist to serve as interim director at Museum of Northern Arizona

A scientist and former university administrator will be serving as interim director at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) while the search continues for a new permanent director.

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Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

President Donald Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as intensifying delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez promises change, unity

Jonathan Nez, the newest and youngest Navajo Nation president, promised change and hope for his people during his inauguration Jan. 15 at Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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