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Kayenta community members seek to rebuild diversion dam and revitalize Navajo farming

On June 12, the Navajo Nation president and members of the council met with federal officials and the local community of Kayenta seeking to rebuild the Kayenta diversion dam to revitalize farming for Navajo families.

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Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise grand opening highlights job growth, economic development, and growing Navajo dollar

Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise now has a full-fledged store in Tuba City, located at the Navajo Nation Shopping Center.

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Navajo Nation strategizes to ensure every Navajo citizen is counted

Members appointed to the Navajo Nation Census 2020 Complete Count Commission met for the first time May 24, the day after legislation finalizing its membership was approved by the 24th Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Committee in Window Rock.

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Speaker Damon: ‘Light Up Navajo initiative impacts hundreds of Navajo children’

On behalf of the Navajo Nation and the 24th Council, Speaker Seth Damon thanked the participants of the Light Up Navajo initiative at the American Public Power Association conference in Austin, Texas June 11.

Navajo travel website aimed at tourism

A new travel information website, designed by tribal members, aims to bring tourists to Navajo land by providing inside information and cultivating an online exchange and discussion.

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Marine veteran receives new home with help from Navajo veterans administration

On May 31, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined Navajo veteran Jason Herbert during a house close-out ceremony, as he and his family received a new home in Bááháálí, New Mexico also known as Bread Springs, approximately 14-miles south of Gallup, New Mexico.

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Navajo Nation voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining at U.S. Capitol

Vice President Myron Lizer joins Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva in support of H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Bill

On June 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. Capitol for a press conference on the need to protect the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims.

Three percent pay raise approved for Hopi teachers

Raise also applies to counselors and librarian; school board looks at other funding sources

The Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board voted to approve a three percent pay raise for teachers during a recent school board meeting.

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Indian Child Welfare Act still under debate as Supreme Court rebuffs bid to void the act

The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.

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Nation mourns passing of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown

The Navajo Nation mourned the loss of another Navajo Code Talker June 3 as it was announced William Tully Brown passed away at the age of 96 in Winslow, Arizona.

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Mark Charles, who is Navajo, enters 2020 presidential race as an Independent

His salt and pepper hair tied into a tsiiyéeł stood out to me before Mark Charles shook my hand. “Yá’át’ééh abiní,” he said with a smile.

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Native veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy

In 2017, retired Master Sgt. Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot, a platoon medic for Fox Company of the 2nd Battalion for the 16th Infantry Regiment, was honored on the beaches of Normandy with a memorial dedication that was held in his honor.

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Public Service Announcement: Tates Auto will temporarily open doors to allow customers to pick up cars

Tates Auto will temporarily open doors to allow customers to pick up their vehicles.

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Central AZ Dental brings free dental care to northern Arizona June 7 and 8

The Central Arizona Dental Society will host its inaugural AZ MOM North event on June 7 and 8 to help locals in need.

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Navajo Nation celebrates the life of Senator John Pinto

On May 30, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined many tribal and New Mexico leadership, veterans, families, loved ones and community members at Sen. and Dr. John Pinto’s funeral service and reception in Gallup, New Mexico.

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President Nez advocates for Interior Secretary's support to protect Chaco

The Navajo Nation president, Pueblo tribal leaders and New Mexico elected leaders advocated for the protection of cultural and historical sites sacred to many tribes as they visited Chaco Culture National Historical Park with the interior secretary.

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Navajo Nation celebrates 17th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Riders

On May 23, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined the members of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders for the start of the four-day 17th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Coming home: Navajo receives treaty that ended imprisonment

Navajo Nation president welcomes public to view treaty in Window Rock from June 1-8

A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is destined for a permanent home at the tribe’s museum.

US Supreme Court denies review of Arizona child welfare case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of an Arizona case challenging a law that gives preference to American Indians in adoptions of Native children.

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First cancer treatment center on a U.S. reservation opens in Tuba City

Dr. Jill Biden attends opening of House of Hope

The Navajo Nation president welcomed Dr. Jill Biden and other health industry leaders to Tuba City to view the ongoing development of the first cancer treatment center on the Navajo Nation and the first on any reservation in the country.

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Hopi High media teacher wins state jouralism award

Stan Bindell, Hopi High School media teacher, received the Forest R. Martin Memorial Award May 4 — the highest state award that a journalism teacher in Arizona can be given.

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Potholes can be a bump in the road to education on the Rez

Classrooms at Keams Canyon Elementary School are noticeably emptier during the winter and monsoon months.

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Little Colorado River overlook to receive improvements

The Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) has partnered with the department of Navajo Parks and Recreation (NPR) to improve access to the Little Colorado River Outlook west of Cameron on Arizona Route 64 (AZ64).

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Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data.

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New bill creates study group for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commended Gov. Doug Ducey for signing a bill to create the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls study group May 14.

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