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Man pleads not guilty to killing Cameron woman

A Kentucky man who police say confessed to killing an Arizona woman in a hotel room has pleaded not guilty.

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Nation fills vacant seat

Jimmy Yellowhair will have a few weeks to get accustomed to serving as a Navajo Nation lawmaker.

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Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue

On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp production.

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Delegate Slim advocates for community involvement at Antelope Canyon

On Nov. 28, Council Delegate Tuchoney Slim, Jr. met with the National Park Service regarding concerns of activities within the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Antelope Point, all areas located near Page, Arizona.

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Public expresses concerns to Navajo Police during first listening session

The Navajo Police Department heard from the public during the first of a six-listening sessions scheduled by the Office of Chief of Police.

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Navajo Nation certifies general election results; final count in

Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe’s general election.

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Begaye honors legacy of President George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America, passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

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*Update* - Hair-cutting teacher resigns; school district pressured to make changes

Racially hostile environment must end, says ACLU

The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student’s hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” no longer works for the school district as of Nov. 30.

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Navajo mechanical engineer Aaron Yazzie contributes to Mars landing

"I have hardware on Mars!"

Aaron Yazzie sat with other NASA engineers holding his breath and hoping the spacecraft would survive the landing on Mars a few days ago.

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U.S. to defend Indian Child Welfare Act

Texas district court ruling is a departure from federal law, history

The United States will join four tribes defending the Indian Child Welfare Act against a district court ruling in Texas.

Begaye stands with students targeted in ‘cultural assault’ at Cibola High School

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended his solidarity to two Native students targeted in an alleged “cultural assault” during an Oct. 31 incident at Cibola High School.

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Manufacturing program at NTU secures $3.5 mil grant

Navajo Technical University receives grant to establish advanced manufacturing program

Navajo Technical University was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the NTU Center for Advanced Manufacturing, whose focus will include enhancing education, fostering research and stimulating economic development.

Navajo Nation drops lawsuit, judge blasts attorneys for late filing

The Navajo Nation has dropped a legal claim that could have delayed formal certification of the general election results.

Resources and Development Committee approves grazing permits on Navajo Partitioned Lands

On Nov. 21, the Resources and Development Committee passed Legislation No. 0365-18, which concurs with the Navajo Partitioned Land Joint District Grazing Committee’s recommended list of individuals for the granting of grazing permits on the Navajo Partitioned Lands.

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Diné College researching school shootings, role of media

The Diné College contingent that recently spent several weeks researching school shootings and violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia., is back in class and readying for another research go-round — but this time not so far away.

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High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge

The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed.

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Indigenous peoples denied access to sacred site as ski area opens with treated sewage

Approximately 20 people gathered to offer prayers in the early morning Nov. 16 as Arizona Snowbowl ski area opened with snow made from treated sewage water.

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Body cameras issued to Navajo Police Department in act of accountability

The public may notice a new device on their officers in the new year — the Navajo Police Department will be equipping officers with body cameras.

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Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain

The sun rose into a violet-tinted sky as dozens of O’odham and Piipaash women prepared to leave for the last leg of a 53-mile journey spent in prayer for missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Begaye signs contract to help protect rangeland, pastures against drought

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye invested in protections against the impacts of extreme drought on the Navajo Nation’s pastures, rangelands and forage acres when he signed a contract to extend the Nation’s crop insurance coverage Nov. 11.

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Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

On Nov. 14, 1992, a Native American woman was found murdered in Tucson, and 26 years later her name is still not known.

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Begaye and Bates meet with White House officials to advocate for NGS

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates met with top White House officials Nov. 14 to advocate and reaffirm their support for the continued operations of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and Kayenta Mine.

Navajo Nation approves legislation to protect Navajo children from human trafficking

On Nov. 19, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approved legislation which seeks to amend the Navajo Nation Department of Family Services’ 2018 Title IV-E Guidelines and Handbook.

Hopitutuqaiki, The Hopi School, receives $32,000 grant to continue programs

Hopitutuqaiki, The Hopi School, recently received a $32,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado.

Bill to hold elected officials accountable passes

The Navajo Nation Council convened a special session Nov. 20 to consider legislation that seeks to amend the Navajo Election Code.

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