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WINDOW ROCK, Arizona — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren issued a proclamation Tuesday honoring former Navajo Nation Council Delegate and Bahastl’ah (Twin Lakes), N.M., Chapter President Norman John II and ordering all flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday.

January 24, 2023
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The FBI is seeking victims who may have been recruited to live in and receive services in group homes (Behavioral Health Residential Facilities) located in Phoenix, Arizona, between January 2020 to present.

January 24, 2023
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The Navajo Parks Race Series is kicking off its 2023 season with two upcoming races.

January 24, 2023
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Joette Walters steps in as new Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation CEO
As a new nurse graduate, Walters never imagined she would become CEO 25 years later

When Joette Walters started at the then Tuba City Indian Health Service hospital in 1997 as a new nurse graduate, she never imagined she would become a Chief Executive Officer 25 years later.

January 24, 2023
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'Reimagining for the children:' Tooh Haltsooi Community Center opens
Founders say new community center will help create brighter future for the children of Tooh Haltsooi

The Sheep Springs community was joined by state, chapter and tribal leadership in celebrating the grand opening of the Tooh Haltsooi Community Center Jan. 7

January 24, 2023
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NAVAJO NATION - The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that's been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Jan. 20, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal President Buu Nygren made while campaigning for the office.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 21, 2023
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WINDOW ROCK, Navajo Nation — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren committed to signing a declaration of a state of emergency for the Navajo Nation due to severe winter snow storms.

January 20, 2023
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PAGE, Ariz. — Fulfilling their agreement to take care of the residents of Page, Bureau of Reclamation crews at Glen Canyon Dam recently completed a new water intake connection to accommodate the low water levels at Lake Powell.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 17, 2023
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Community: Interior Secretary Haaland to visit Navajo Nation
Secretary Haaland to travel to Phoenix and Navajo Nation on “The Road to Healing” tour

On Jan. 20 and 22, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland will travel to Phoenix, Arizona and the Navajo Nation for the next two stops on “The Road to Healing,”

January 17, 2023
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Seeing Arizona tribes spotlighted during Gov. Katie Hobbs’s inauguration ceremony was refreshing for local tribal advocates, and it affirms Hobbs’s commitment to upholding relationships with tribal nations.

By Shondiin Silversmith, Arizona Mirror January 17, 2023
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FORT DEFIANCE — Buu Nygren was sworn in Jan. 10 as the next president of the vast Navajo Nation,

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 17, 2023
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Two major winter storms are on the way to northern Arizona this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell January 13, 2023
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FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. — Buu Nygren was sworn in Jan. 10 as the next president of the vast Navajo Nation, a job that will test his ability to make good on promises to deliver water, electricity and broadband to tens of thousands of residents who don't have it.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 10, 2023
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TUBA CITY, Ariz. - After eight years of leading the largest health care facility serving the Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribes in northern Arizona, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation CEO Lynette Bonar has announced her retirement.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 10, 2023
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President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration made by the Havasupai Tribe in northern Arizona

By Associated Press January 10, 2023
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January 10, 2023
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The Colorado River Indian Tribes have been granted the authority to lease some of their water rights in Arizona to bolster the tribe's economy and improve housing, healthcare, and education on the reservation, as well as fund a nursing home and substance abuse treatment, while also working to maintain the habitat along the river.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 10, 2023
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A season of ceremony and storytelling
Monument Valley community celebrates Winter Solstice with storytelling, teaching and cooking Dec. 21-22

Yee Ha’ólníi Doo marked the Winter Solstice with a two-day cultural celebration held Dec. 21-22 at the Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgai Community Center in Monument Valley. For Diné, the winter season ushers in a time of storytelling, games, and teaching that emphasize culture, language and kinship.

January 10, 2023
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WINDOW ROCK, Navajo Nation — Navajo Nation President-elect Dr. Buu Nygren and Vice President-elect Richelle Montoya will take their oaths of office at the 2023 Navajo Nation Inauguration ceremony alongside the 25th Navajo Nation Council on Jan. 10, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.(MST) at the Bee Hółdzil Fighting Scouts Events Center (Stronghold) in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation (Arizona).

January 5, 2023
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The recent approval of advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service has been applauded by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.

January 3, 2023
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On December 16, Council Delegates Carl Slater and Pernell Halona attended a Purple Heart Ceremony for Navajo Marine Sergeant Alecsaiah Tree at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.

January 3, 2023
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Young Native artists from the Colorado Plateau are invited to enter the Junior Indigenous Art Exhibition and Competition.

January 3, 2023
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The funding, which represents a significant boost to the agency's primary funding streams, will be distributed across twelve of Arizona's fifteen counties, including Flagstaff, where the Hopi Arts & Cultural Festival and the Museum of Northern Arizona are among the recipients.

January 3, 2023
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Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez had the honor of attending a retirement celebration for Darlene Miles in recognition of her 43 years of Emergency Medical Services with the Navajo Nation.

January 3, 2023
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A former Arizona high school student's First Amendment rights were plausibly violated when school district officials denied her request to wear an eagle feather over her graduation cap, according to a recent ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, as the student plausibly alleged that school district officials did not uniformly apply their policy against adornments on graduation caps.

By David L. Hudson Jr., The Free Speech Center January 3, 2023

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