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Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan Sept. 10 where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant.

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Navajo vice president faces challenge in bid for presidency

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe's top elected post.

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Trial begins to determine Hopi Tribe's water rights to Little Colorado River

The trial to adjudicate water rights in the Little Colorado River basin in Arizona commenced Sept. 11 in its first phase, which will determine the Hopi Tribe’s water rights for past and present uses of the Little Colorado River.

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places

Forty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be protected.

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Naabik’íyáti’ Committee supports proposed partnership for growth and production of industrial hemp

On Sept. 13, the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee said it supports a proposed partnership with states to participate in the growth and production of industrial hemp.

Cell tower expands coverage and internet to Inscription House

Cellular One’s engineering and technical operations team recently announced the company’s newest cell site is live at Inscription House, located seven miles west of Shonto and five miles north of Highway 98 on Indian Route 16.

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Grand Canyon river rafter missing after trying to save wife

A California man remains missing three days after trying to rescue his wife during a river rafting trip in the Grand Canyon.

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Challenge against Hopi chairman thrown out

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe has survived a challenge to his job from a predecessor who alleged a felony conviction should have prevented him from being sworn in.

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Navajo presidential hopeful Joe Shirley Jr. forced to choose new running mate

A former two-term Navajo president seeking to recapture the office was forced to pick another vice presidential candidate Sept. 4 after discovering his earlier choice wasn’t eligible because he isn’t registered to vote.

Navajo candidates endorse Lujan Grisham for New Mexico governor

The remaining two presidential candidates of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation have endorsed Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham for New Mexico governor.

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Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans

Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind — but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country.

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Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, a federal court has ruled.

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15-person Bears Ears committee opens two spots for tribal representatives

A 15-person advisory committee for the downsized Bears Ears National Monument on Utah land considered sacred to Native Americans will include two spots for tribal representatives — three less than what a tribal coalition thinks they should get.

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Nez and Shirley to face off in Nov. 6 election

Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election.

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Navajo Nation celebrates expansion of largest solar energy project on reservation

On Aug. 23, a groundbreaking celebration was held for the Kayenta Solar Facility II, located approximately five-miles north of the community of Kayenta.

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Tribal energy loan program starts more than a decade after its OK

More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will accept its first applications next month.

Hopi High principal rallies parents to stand behind students

Hopi High School Principal Lynn Fredericks told parents during an open house Aug. 14 that they are VIPs: Very Important People and Very Important Parents.

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Advocates urge Senate to help ‘heal this wound’ of native language loss

he government must help reverse generations of federally backed assimilation programs that left Native Americans “robbed of the ability to speak our own language,” advocates told a Senate panel Aug. 22.

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Tribally owned solar power plant beats the skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation

Deenise Becenti remembers watching this summer as a woman in the Navajo Nation who had been waiting more than 20 years to get electricity in her home flipped the switch to turn on the lights for the first time.

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Native American activist accused of assaulting 3 women arrives at Santa Fe jail

A Native American activist accused of raping women has arrived at the Santa Fe County jail after losing a fight against his extradition from Phoenix.

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Nation continues investment to protect agriculture, livestock and rangeland

In November 2016, the Navajo Nation Council passed a resolution adopting the plan, which reserved nearly $20 million from the Síhasin Fund to guarantee insurance premiums necessary for the Nation’s participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance Program for 2017 and 2018.

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WATCH: Arizona Memorial Service for Sen. John McCain

Watch the John McCain Memorial Service held at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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Arizona features 2 open House seats being eyed by Democrats

Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary Aug. 28 to win the nomination for an open Arizona House seat that is seen as one of the races the national party is looking to flip as it seeks to gain control of the House of Representatives in November.

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Top two presidential candidates to move forward to general election

Deadline to register to vote in general election Oct. 8

Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates congratulated all candidates in the 2018 primary election for the Navajo Nation Aug. 28.

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Jonathan Nez, Joe Shirley Jr. lead in unofficial primary results for Navajo presidency

The 2018 unofficial results from the Aug. 28 Primary Election have Jonathan Nez, Joe Shirley Jr. and Tom Chee leading for the Navajo Nation presidency.