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Controlling Navajo Nation’s free-roaming horse dilemma

Wildhorse advocates and Navajo Nation contend with overpopulation of horses on the Navajo Reservation

For centuries, wild horses have roamed the Navajo Nation, where they serve as both a symbol of the unconquerable Native spirit and the iconic image of the American West.

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Preliminary results roll in for Hopi primary election

The primary election for Hopi Tribal chairman and vice chairman took place Sept. 14. The results were unofficial until Sept. 19, which was the last day candidates could challenge the results.

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Intoxicated driver arrested after crashing into school bus Sept. 11

On the afternoon of Sept. 11, Navajo Police Department arrested the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a school bus on the Navajo Nation, two other passengers were arrested for public intoxication.

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Part 1 of 2: Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

When John Doyle first noticed signs of trouble in the Little Bighorn River, he was still a young member of the Apsaalooke Nation in southeastern Montana.

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Russell Begaye pays respects to New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici

The Navajo Nation president, vice president and members of the council offered their heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, who passed away Sept. 13.

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Navajo Nation helps with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

On Sept. 3, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez extended efforts to support Navajo families affected by Hurricane Harvey as they visited the Houston area distributing water and donated supplies.

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Budget and Finance Committee receives update on gaming distribution plan

The Budget and Finance Committee received an update report Sept. 5, regarding the Navajo Nation Gaming Distribution Plan from the Navajo Nation Office of Management and Budget and the Navajo Nation Department of Justice.

Holbrook High School seeking parent, guardian help with Site Council

Holbrook High School (HHS) is seeking parents or guardians of pupils enrolled at HHS and community members to participate in the HHS Site Council.

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Hopi public hears from candidates prior to Sept. 14 primary elections

Candidates for Hopi chairman and vice chairman talked about several issues Sept. 7 during a forum at the Hopi Veteran’s Memorial Center.

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Navajo celebrate first large-scale solar farm on Nation

Kayenta Solar Facility to provide electricity for up to 13,000 homes

Aug. 24 marked the completion of the first-ever large-scale solar farm on the Navajo Nation, the newly constructed Kayenta Solar Facility, located approximately five-miles north of the community of Kayenta.

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Congressman O'Halleran visits Navajo Nation, hears concerns

President Begaye, O' Halleran discuss Bennett Freeze, fiber optics, roads, public safety and economic development

On Aug. 15, Council Delegate Walter Phelps (Cameron, Coalmine Canyon, Leupp, Tolani Lake, Tsidi To ii), highlighted Western Navajo Agency concerns to Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ).

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Navajo Nation delegate pushes for ecotourism

Council Delegate Walter Phelps and Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development (NNDED) executive director Crystal Deschinny, and Navajo Nation Small Business Development manager Elaine Young, visited the Prairie Island Indian Community, the Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Red Circle, an advertising agency, and Advanced Capital Group, an investment agency, regarding possible economic development partnerships that may benefit the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo Tech University set to break ground in Chinle, campus opening by fall 2018

On Aug. 2, Navajo Technical University (NTU) began the preliminary steps in constructing a campus in Chinle, Arizona with a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the site’s first educational building.

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Nearly sixty Navajo senior citizen centers deemed in poor condition

On Aug. 28, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) received an update report from Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture, LLC, that assessed over 80 senior citizen centers, and using a national rating system for building structure integrity the firm determined nearly 60 senior centers were deemed to be in “poor” condition.

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Community mourns loss of Kayenta police officer in off-duty accident

The Navajo Nation mourned the passing of Senior Police Officer Nelson Martin who died in an off-duty automobile accident Aug. 21.

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44th annual Louis Twanima Footrace Sept. 3 on Second Mesa

Believed to be one of the toughest and most memorable races in Arizona, the 44th annual Louis Tewanima Footrace will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 3, in the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on the Hopi Reservation.

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Zinke: No national monuments to be eliminated after review

Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of recommendations under wraps.

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Navajo Beef program seeks to expand opportunities for Navajo families

Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) recently met with the Blair Labatt, the president of Labatt Food Service, a food distribution company based in the state of Texas which partners with the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and Bashas’ grocery stores to offer “Navajo Beef” to consumers in various locations in the southwest.

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Navajo Nation working with FCC to provide better technology, phone services

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. — On Aug. 22, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and tribal leaders consulted with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on how to close the digital divide between those with access to modern information and communication technologies and those without.

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October recognized as National School Bus Safety month by Navajo Nation

On Aug. 23, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez to signed a proclamation declaring October 2017 as “National School Bus Safety Month,” an initiative that stemmed from the advocacy of Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Kin Dah Łichíí, Steamboat) and Ganado Unified School District (GUSD), who stressed the need to uphold safety on behalf of students and the community.

Lawsuits allege Mormon church failed to protect Navajo children

The number of lawsuits alleging Mormon church leaders failed to protect children from sexual abuse has grown to include two more Navajos and a member of the Crow Tribe.

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Navajo Nation considers Indian Country Criminal Justice degree at NAU

Delegates support bill, want Nation's colleges to create similar program specific to Navajo law enforcement and justice processes

The Navajo Nation is considering legislation to provide support for an undergraduate major entitled “Indian Country Criminal Justice,” at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Hopi Tribal General Election Nov. 9 for chairman, vice chairman

The general election for chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe will be held Nov. 9. The primary election takes place Sept. 14.

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Hopi man dies in cliff jumping accident near Glen Canyon Dam

An Arizona man died Aug. 14 after a cliff-jumping accident at Anchovy Point on Lake Powell.

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Naabik’iyati’ committee debates $23 million purchase of Colorado ranch land

Land to be used for economic development, equine therapy, veteran rehab, education, housing and traditional Navajo use

On July 25, during a special Naabik’íyáti’ Committee meeting, the committee considered the purchase of property for sale to the Navajo Nation by Wolf Springs Ranch, Inc.

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