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New domestic violence shelters may be coming to Tuba City and Shiprock as the federal $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for signing.

January 3, 2023
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Three bills to improve access to water for some tribes in Arizona during a drought are now waiting for President Joe Biden's approval.

By Associated Press January 3, 2023
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Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 3, 2023
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At 8:45 p.m. Jan. 1, the Arizona Department of Transportation has announced that I-40 eastbound and westbound is closed in both directions from Winslow to Ash Fork. Also, northbound I-17 is closed at the Sedona exit (SR 179).

January 1, 2023
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six entities impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill will share roughly $4 million in grants from a settlement, according to the New Mexico Attorney General's office.

By Associated Press December 28, 2022
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Last week, Speaker Otto Tso and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council represented the Navajo Nation at the Tribal Interior Budget Council (TIBC) in Washington, D.C.

By Navajo Nation Council December 27, 2022
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One of the largest coal producers in the United States has sued a major freight railroad, alleging it breached a contract to transport coal from Montana for use overseas.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press December 27, 2022
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The banquet honored retiring Navajo Nation officers and law enforcement officials.

December 27, 2022
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Desert Financial Credit Union donated $27,215.80 to Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. to support their Support Services Program, which provides financial assistance and supplies to the unsheltered population in Flagstaff, Arizona.

December 27, 2022
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At the final Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Board) meeting of 2022, the board completed the weeks long process of appointing a candidate to fill the vacant office of Justice of the Peace for the Page precinct, selecting Maia Rodriguez to serve through 2024.

By Coconino County December 27, 2022
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President-elect Dr. Buu Nygren and Vice President-elect Richelle Montoya have named members of their incoming administration’s transition team to begin the transfer of power for the Navajo Nation Executive Branch Jan. 10, 2023.

December 27, 2022
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Eight pieces of legislation involving Native American communities were passed by the U.S. Senate, including bills that support Native health care, economic development, and the federal trust responsibility to Tribal nations, as well as legislation to strengthen the U.S.'s support for Native American language revitalization efforts, provide life-saving water delivery systems, and boost conservation efforts.

By Native News Online December 27, 2022
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Hopi Foundation celebrates season with friends

By Hopi Foundation December 27, 2022
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Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Arizona Commander Keith Gray officially designated Leupp, Arizona as a Purple Heart Community during a ceremony held at Leupp Elementary School Dec. 15.

December 27, 2022
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Boy from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians inspires tribe to boost organ donation

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press December 27, 2022
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The Navajo Nation Police Department has received numerous missing persons reports that they have traced to addiction treatment centers in Arizona.

By Crystal Ashike, KSUT/Indian Country Today December 27, 2022
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NEW MEXICO — More than 2,200 New Mexicans died of alcohol-related causes in 2021, according to new estimates from the Department of Health, capping a decade in which such death nearly doubled and setting a new high-water mark in a state already beset by the worst drinking crisis in the nation.

By Ted Alcorn, New Mexico In Depth December 20, 2022
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Jonathan Nez congratulates ASU grads

December 20, 2022
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Members of the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) of the 24th Navajo Nation Council attended the Purple Heart Ceremony for Sergeant Alecsaiah Tree at Camp Pendleton

December 20, 2022
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Miss Navajo Nation joined Chinle Chapter for storytelling and Christmas activities.

December 20, 2022
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The Flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19 are causing an influx of patients and filling up hospital beds at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation and other hospitals in the state.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer December 20, 2022
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Water administrators and users from seven US states, Native American tribes, and Mexico met on Dec 15th to discuss key questions about the shrinking Colorado River.

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press December 20, 2022
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Although he was voted out of his latter position in November, Nez continues to move forward, finishing the final weeks of his presidential term with focus.

By Pauly Denetclaw, Indian Country Today December 20, 2022
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WIKIEUP — Arizona Lithium Limited and Navajo Transitional Energy Company last week announced a partnership to support development of the Big Sandy Lithium Project off U.S. Route 93 near Wikieup.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer December 20, 2022
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Weaving a piece of Indigenous history at Harvard
Keana Gorman spent two years as co-president of Natives at Harvard College where she worked to engage Native students in conversation

A classmate remarked that Harvard was only “for smart people.” But Gorman held onto the idea, and one of her high school teachers pushed her to pursue it.

By Nikki Rojas, Harvard Staff Writer December 20, 2022