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Crownpoint man indicted in shooting that injured 2 children

Eli Frank Woody was a passenger in a vehicle on July 18 and allegedly fired shots into a Crownpoint home.

Navajo Nation eyes renaming U.S. highway after late Senator Pinto

Some Navajo Nation officials are seeking to ask New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history.

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Former longtime White Mountain Apache tribal chairman dies

Tribal officials say Ronnie Lupe died Aug. 12.

Navajo Nation, Albuquerque sign deal to combat racism

The agreement comes after two Navajo homeless men in 2014 were beaten to death in Albuquerque by three non-Native American teenagers.

Signs for missing, murdered native women go up in Wyoming

The billboards are part of a campaign launched by the Global Indigenous Council and other groups.

Former American Indian school site tabbed for development

Nearly three decades after the closure of a federal boarding school for Native American children, a long-vacant part of its former site in midtown Phoenix is slated for a major development.

Utah county declines appeal in Navajo voting rights case

A Utah county will not further challenge its newly drawn voting districts that led to the county’s first majority-Navajo commission getting elected.

Bill would expand health care options for Native American veterans

A bill introduced in Congress would expand health care options for Native American veterans.

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Coconino County explores using drones for vote tallies

Officials in an Arizona county hope to use a drone to make it easier to get vote tallies from tribal land deep within the Grand Canyon during next year’s election.

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Senate seat passes to granddaughter of Navajo Code Talker, state legislator John Pinto

The granddaughter of the late World War II Navajo code talker and state legislator John Pinto will serve out the remainder of his term in the state Senate through 2020, New Mexico’s governor announced July 18.

FBI seeks info on death of man in burning car

The FBI has identified a man from Zuni as the person whose body was found in the truck of a burning car in New Mexico.

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Ducey declares state of emergency for Museum Fire, flash flood warning issued for areas below fire

The fire began July 21 and has charred an estimated 4 square miles within minutes of downtown Flagstaff. It is currently 10 percent contained.

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Former president's daughter pleads guilty in DUI case

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is serving three years of probation in a DUI case.

Longtime Navajo Nation lawmaker resigns, citing health

A special election will be held to fill BeGaye’s seat.

Proposal would repeal US laws that hurt Native Americans

Leaders of Oklahoma-based Native American tribes are praising a proposal to repeal unenforced federal laws that discriminate against Native Americans.

Arizona man sentenced to 20 years for New Mexico killings

A 28-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for two fatal stabbings on the Navajo Nation's reservation in rural northwestern New Mexico.

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Teen mom pleads guilty to child abuse after infant shot

The teenage mother of an infant girl who was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel pleaded guilty to child abuse and is required to testify against her boyfriend as part of her plea agreement.

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Ashlynne Mike murderer wants life prison term reversed

Tom Begaye was sentenced in 2017 after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated sexual abuse.

FCC proposal could boost broadband internet on tribal lands

The FCC has been working to revamp the way it issues licenses for the 2.5 GHz-band Educational Broadband Services spectrum.

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New wind farm to operate in southeastern New Mexico by 2020

A new wind power generating farm is coming to southeastern New Mexico, bringing turbines and transmission lines.

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New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native women

A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue.

Senators push for hearing on Chaco protection

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing for a Senate hearing on legislation that would withdraw federal holdings from oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Navajo Nation power project connects 233 homes to grid

More than 230 homes on the Navajo Nation have been connected to the electric grid as part of a pilot project.

Navajo signs for second buyback program

The Navajo Nation again is trying to consolidate land that has multiple owners within the reservation.

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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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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Disaster declaration frees up funds for Navajo Nation

U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in response to severe storms earlier this year.

Court rejects Nation’s lawsuit over police shooting

A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona over the police shooting of a tribal member.

Navajo Nation official aquitted in $6M case

A Navajo Nation official has been found not guilty of theft in the transfer of $6 million of Ramah Navajo Chapter funds to investment firms.

Police: 1 killed in shooting; officer not injured

The Navajo Police Department said one person was killed Saturday in a shooting involving an officer who was not injured in the incident.

Arizona tribes seek to halt copper mine project

Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on a copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

Remains of missing Arizona City woman found on tribal land

Authorities say the remains of a 64-year-old Arizona City woman who went missing six weeks ago have been found on tribal land.

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Hopi appeals court denies challenges against tribal chairman

The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated.

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Former Navajo Nation official sentenced in Tuba City theft case

A former manager of the Navajo Nation’s Tuba City Chapter has been sentenced to jail time and probation in a theft case.

Bill in Congress would resolve large Utah water rights claim

Federal legislation has been introduced to settle one of the largest outstanding water rights claims in Utah.

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San Juan County formally switches sides in Bears Ears debate

A southeastern Utah county commission that used to be a vocal opponent of the Bears Ears Nati

Arizona tribes challenge permit for open-pit copper mine

Three Native American tribes went to court April 10 to oppose a planned open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.

Man accused of raping incapacitated Native woman resists STD testing

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix will appeal a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails in New Mexico, Arizona

Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails.

Window Rock school district official removed due to lawsuit

A member of the Window Rock Unified School District Governing Board must step down because he was not a registered voter during his election.

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Arizona residents charged with fraud after selling fake Native jewelry

Three Arizona residents are among seven people charged with fraudulently selling jewelry imported from the Philippines as authentic Native American-made items.

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Reward for info in 2014 killing raised to $10K

The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation.

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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.

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.

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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Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dies at 94 in New Mexico Jan. 13

A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico at age 94.

Colombian family among 6 dead on U.S. 89 near Cameron

Four Colombian tourists were among six people who died in a head-on collision on a northern Arizona highway.

Willie Grayeyes sworn in as county commissioner

A southeastern Utah county commission is officially majority Native American for the first time after two new Navajo members were sworn in.

No charges filed against Navajo lawmaker in pedestrian death

Tribal authorities say a Navajo Nation Council member is not facing any charges after he struck and killed an intoxicated pedestrian who was crossing a dark New Mexico highway.

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