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Letter to the editor: NGS closure is an opportunity for tribes’ leaders

Instead of begging for charity, the president of the Navajo Nation and chairman of the Hopi Tribe should be dancing in the streets like Hopi and Diné grassroots people, who are celebrating their independence from greedy energy corporations, which have devastated our land, waters, archaeological and burial sites, cultural resources and cedar trees, which Hopi people use for healing and purification.

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Guest column: Native language preservation begins at home

Continuing indigenous Native language loss is well documented not only globally but within our very own backyard, the United States.

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Letter to the editor: Navajo Nation may suffer under Devos’ leadership

On Feb. 7, the U.S. Senate, in a historic vote in which Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote (51-50), confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Guest column: February is National Children’s Dental Health month

Parents and caregivers are the first defense in helping prevent tooth decay in Arizona’s youngest children.

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Guest column: The importance of being Sirius: astonomy helped early people survive, foretold coming of seasons

Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major, is the brightest star in Earth’s night sky, and is about twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star.

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Letter to the editor: Begaye must address issues with the council

During President Russell Begaye’s presidential campaign, he told the Navajo people time and time again that he would work with the Navajo Nation Council to move issues forward and to make progress for our Nation.

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Letter to the editor: Navajo and Hopi veterans among those who benefit from money raised by Nation of Patriots Tour

The Patriot Tour rolled through Williams in July 2016 on a mission to raise money for wounded veterans and their families.

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Guest column: Questions and answers about pain management

Neck pain. Back pain. Joint pain. Nerve pain. Headaches.

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Guest column: Goal setting teaches toddlers and preschoolers lifelong skills

Around this time, millions of Americans set goals for themselves on things they would like to do or improve this year. For parents and caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers, this New Year’s tradition offers a wonderful opportunity to expand children’s learning.

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Letter to the editor: Grand Canyon deserves national monument status

President Barack Obama just designated two new national monuments, Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, honoring the deep and historical connections of Native Americans to these lands.

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Guest column: Don’t let SAD get you down

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas in on its way, followed by the expectations the new year brings.

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Letter to the editor: Navajo Nation leaders’ protests should start on the Nation

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez spend a lot of time traveling and speaking on various aspects of Navajo Nation needs, maybe in a different world and with different challenges facing the Navajo Nation that could be one strategy to drive the largest Indian tribe to success

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Letter to the editor: Black Mesa Trust urges expansion of Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ- 04) misled the public (Communities deserve to be heard in designation process), Navajo Times, Dec. 1, 2016.

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Letter to the editor: NABI committee should get facts before voting on Escalade project

The Navajo Nation 23rd Council is about to consider whether to vote for or against Legislation 0293-16 to approve the proposed Escalade project in my Community of Bodaway Gap.

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Guest column: Arizonans may qualify for health care financial help

Since the Health Insurance Marketplace unveiled its new 2017 insurance plans in late October, media outlets across the country have been reporting steep rate increases are likely.

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Letter to the editor: Dineh Nation needs to hold leaders accoutable

There is somewhat of a social understanding that tribal officials (council delegates and chapter officials) are typically judged less harshly than average citizens when it comes to breaking the law. Just getting slapped on the wrist for those crimes with partial payback and limited or no jail time.

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Letter to the editor: No money for Chinle nursing home

Recent action by our tribal government is totally unbelievable, denying financial support to build a new increased capacity nursing home in Chinle.

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Guest column: Diabetes expo helps raise awareness

“This will be the first generation who will not outlive their parents,” Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota) stated at the First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition.

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Letter to the editor: Escalade project would exploit Navajo Nation resources and culture

Yah’ah’teh’ my name is Don Yellowman, I am Dine' and long-time advocate for social, environmental and economic justice for my people. I am a community and voting member of the Bodaway Gap Chapter.

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Guest Column: A Navajo perspective on safety

As is often the case, the simplest solution is usually the right one. This is especially true with safety. Last year, Salt River Project’s Baseload Generation Group started a program to re-dedicate our commitment to safety and further instill our culture of safety into everything we do.

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Letter to the editor: Health care lacking in tribal jails

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” That line is from a speech that President Kennedy was set to deliver in Dallas on the evening of November 22, 1963. Unfortunately, history changed that day so the speech was never given.

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Letter to the editor: Sacredness of Peaks should be considered in upcoming election

I have recently been employed as deputy general counsel of the Hopi Tribe and admittedly have not been involved in the Snowbowl matter since its inception.

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Letter to the editor: Kirkpatrick stands with Navajo Nation in lawsuit

"I am proud to represent the Navajo Nation in Congress, and I stand firmly with them in this lawsuit against the EPA. The Gold King Mine spill was catastrophic for the Navajo people.

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Letter to the editor: It's all about you... 'if it is to be, it is up to me...'

Education is a noble profession - what other profession is given the penultimate responsibility to mold and sculpture the human brain, helping young minds grow - indeed, a daunting yet exhilarating task.

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Letter to the editor: Navajo Nation needs leaders who are uniters not dividers

We were wrong, to say the least, regarding State Senator Carlyle Begay.

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