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Native Americans for Community Action’s (NACA) Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment presented “Healthy Living in Today’s World through Navajo Traditions,” by Ursula Knoki-Wilson Feb. 11 at Puente de Hozho Elementary School Gym in Flagstaff.

By Frank Moraga, Native Americans for Community Action February 18, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for one of Arizona’s largest utilities as it seeks ways to make up for the loss of coal revenue and develop renewable energy projects.

By Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Nez testifies on Capitol Hill in support of scholarship funding
New budget set by President Trump could eliminate scholarship funding for Native students

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez testified on Capitol Hill Feb. 12 in support of scholarship funding for tribal schools, in addition to other budget priorities.

February 18, 2020
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President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez attend the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception at the National Indian Gaming Association Feb. 12

February 18, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez met with officials with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, Israel Feb. 6, during a self-funded cultural exchange trip to learn more about the government of Israel’s vision and efforts toward economic, infrastructure, and agricultural development.

February 18, 2020
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A divided federal appeals court Jan. 27 overturned Arizona’s ban on ballot-harvesting and its policy of rejecting ballots accidentally cast in the wrong precinct, calling both reflections of the state’s “long and unhappy history of official discrimination” in elections.

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch, Cronkite News February 18, 2020
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On Jan. 25, Navajo Nation Shopping Centers, Inc. (NNSCI) Board of Directors chose Nicholas Taylor as the corporation’s new chief executive officer (CEO).

February 18, 2020

Wyoming officials have reached an agreement with a Navajo tribal company that would give them authority to take the company to court as a way to enforce environmental laws at two coal mines.

By Mead Gruver, Associated Press February 18, 2020

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis has extended the application deadline for appointment to the Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board to Feb. 24. Currently, one seat is vacant.

February 18, 2020
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The Federal Communications Commission opened a window Feb. 3 for federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could help establish or expand internet access on their lands.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press February 11, 2020
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On Feb. 5, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined hundreds of Navajo citizens, family members, and loved ones at a memorial service to honor the life and memory of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr. at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup, N.M.

February 11, 2020
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On Feb. 7, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer paid special recognition to the late New Mexico State Sen. John Pinto and the Navajo Code Talker.

February 11, 2020
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Federal appellate judges closely questioned attorneys for the government and Native American tribes Jan. 22 over whether a law meant to preserve Native American families and culture unconstitutionally intrudes into state adoption issues.

By Kevin McGill, Associated Press February 11, 2020

A Navajo Nation company says it has an agreement to pay outstanding taxes and royalties on three large coal mines that it bought last year in Wyoming and Montana.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020

A California-based Native American tribe has given Arizona State University $5 million to help renovate a historic downtown Los Angeles building used by the school and set up an endowment for an Indian law program.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020
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As the coal industry nears its end on the Navajo Nation, the tribe is looking to Arizona utilities that shared in the power generated on the reservation to help make up for the financial losses and environmental impacts.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press February 4, 2020
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Navajo Nation officials say a 105-year-old woman who served in World War II and was Arizona's longest-living veteran has died.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr., who passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 96 in Haystack, New Mexico.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has purchased 1,250 acres of land that includes a gravel pit that the tribe plans to use to obtain sand and gravel for road work and other projects.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020

A federal appeals court has overturned a Gallup man’s first-degree murder conviction in a 2016 homicide, ruling that the defendant should have been allowed to present evidence that the man killed had used methamphetamine before a fatal fight.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press February 4, 2020
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PINEDALE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on the Navajo Nation are looking to the public for any information on a deadly hit-and-run on the New Mexico side of the reservation.

By Associated Press January 30, 2020
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“With this purchase, the Navajo Nation is in the driver seat to produce sand and gravel resources that can be used for road improvement projects in our communities at a lesser cost than having road materials transported into the Navajo Nation from outside companies,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

January 28, 2020
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SRP has been transitioning its energy portfolio from coal-fired power plants to renewable energy and natural gas sources in response to industry and environmental regulation changes, the company said.

By Associated Press January 28, 2020
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The Hopi Foundation and its Board of Trustees are facing a possible eviction notice and possible relocation of KUYI 88.1FM radio studio and its tower sites.

January 28, 2020

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