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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez promises change, unity

Jonathan Nez, the newest and youngest Navajo Nation president, promised change and hope for his people during his inauguration Jan. 15 at Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Seth Damon elected Speaker Pro Tem by 24th Navajo Nation Council

On Jan. 15, the 24th Navajo Nation delegates took their oath of office and elected Council Delegate Seth Damon as Speaker Pro Tem.

Nez, Lizer call for an end to government shutdown

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is calling on President Donald Trump and U.S. Congress to end the partial government shutdown and allow funding of tribal programs to continue

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

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.

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Former Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr. passes away

Milton Bluehouse Sr., who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval, has died.

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Tribes offer overwhelming support for Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act is the long-standing federal law protecting the well-being of Native children by upholding family integrity and stability.

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Diné College Navajo Cultural Arts program students attend Heard Museum workshop

The NCAP exhibit is a juried show that will take place the third week of April 2019.

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Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown’s impact hits hardest in tribal areas

Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans in Baltimore and Boston.

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First ladies of the Navajo Nation advocate for change

Phefelia Herbert Nez, Dottie Lizer ask for a return to faith, prayer

As Jonathan Nez stepped into office as president of the Navajo Nation Jan. 15, one of his first commitments was to honor and recognize female leaders, including his wife First Lady Phefelia Nez and Second Lady Dottie Lizer.

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Key appointments for Nez-Lizer administration announced; await confirmation by council

On Jan. 15, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced their administration.

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*Update* - Navajo Nation president, vice president congratulate new and returning leaders at Arizona inauguration

Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez and Vice President-elect Myron Lizer attended Arizona’s inauguration ceremony for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and other statewide elected officials at the Arizona Capitol Jan. 6.

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*Update* - Update: Suspect in armed robbery, attempted homicide found by Winslow Police

On Jan. 16, around 00:36 hours, an armed robbery and attempted homicide occurred at Circle K located at 524 W. Third Street in Winslow.

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Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services.

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Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine

A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it, too.

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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Family of San Carlos Apache woman in vegetative state outraged after birth

Police served a search warrant Jan. 8 to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated.

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Nez, Navajo Nation Council to take oath of office Jan. 15

Jonathan Nez, president-elect of the Navajo Nation and members of the incoming 24th Navajo Nation Council will take their oath of office during the Navajo Nation inauguration ceremony Jan. 15.

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Tanker rolls over creating chocolate river on I-40

A river of chocolate was flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff Jan. 14 after a tanker truck carrying 40-thousand gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over, according to DPS.

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Guest Column: A tribute to those who always imagined Native women in Congress

Jan. 3 was all about Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, and Rep. Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, the first two Native American women to be elected to the Congress of the United States.

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Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks government shutdown with reservation communities

Calling the federal government’s shutdown pathetic and harmful to Americans, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran said that he is for protecting the borders, but believes building the wall is not the most practical way to do that and questions why the Trump administration has not produced a plan on how the $5 billion would be spent building the wall.

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"Our stories need to be told," Grand Canyon park enlists Native input as it marks 100 years

The Grand Canyon, carved by water over millions of years, is a geologic wonder that has inspired poets to dream and scientists to ponder.

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Navajo Police Department welcomes Daryl Noon as new deputy chief

Daryl Noon will be sworn in as the new Navajo Police Department Deputy Chief during a pinning ceremony to be held at the Navajo Nation Museum Jan. 8.

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Chinle nursing home renamed Dr. Guy Norman Sr. Care Home

On Dec. 27, Council Delegate Nelson S. BeGaye attended a dedication ceremony for the new Chinle nursing home facility, also known as the Dr. Guy Gorman, Sr. Care Home, in Chinle, Arizona.

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