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U.S. delays decision on drilling near Great Sand Dunes park to consult with the Navajo Nation

The U.S. government on Tuesday delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first wants to consult with the Navajo Nation, which owns land in the area.

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Ex-Navajo police officer gets 16 years for fatal DUI crash

A 31-year-old former Navajo Nation police officer has been sentenced to 16 years for a fatal DUI crash.

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Update: Hiker recounts flooding near Havasupai Falls

About 200 tourists are being evacuated from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.

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Grassroots group works to save wild horses on parched Navajo Reservation

About a dozen volunteers are providing water for 200 horses on the Navajo Nation

Glenda Seweingyawma plucked quarters from a giant pickle jar and dropped them into the water-station vending machine to fill up a large plastic barrel. It’s a common scene: About 40 percent of Navajos living on the reservation have to haul their drinking water.

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Navajo community still uneasy after gang members arrested

Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field saying the crop was ready.

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Farm bill passes with provisions to protect Native American resources

The Office of the President and Vice President commended the New Mexico senators for securing provisions in the Farm Bill that will help protect Native American seeds used for cultural, religious, medicinal, ceremonial and agricultural purposes.

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Women are Sacred conference promotes indigenous traditional knowledge

On June 28, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty provided a plenary address entitled “We Carry Our Medicine” at the annual Women Are Sacred Conference, which focused on the utilization of indigenous traditional knowledge and ceremony for violence prevention.

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Begaye promotes Navajo owned and operated Managed Care Organization

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a Navajo owned and operated Managed Care Organization (MCO) is needed to expand the nation’s current health system.

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Diné College students engage in discussion on public health needs

For a little more than two hours last week, students taking part in Diné College’s Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP) shared presentations on public health community needs.

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Navajo Nation hosts 3rd annual youth and elder summit in Window Rock

The Navajo Nation hosted the third annual Youth and Elder Summit June 28-29 at the Navajo Nation Museum to help bridge the gap between youth and elders.

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Smithsonian names Native American Veteran’s Memorial winner

Cheyenne and Arapaho Vietnam veteran wins national contest for D.C. memorial

A special jury for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian has announced their unanimously selected design concept for the National Native American Veterans Memorial, titled, “Warriors’ Circle of Honor.”

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Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort launches first security robot in Arizona

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) announced June 27 that Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is the first location in the state of Arizona and the second casino in the Nation to launch a Knightscope security robot.

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Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’

Navajo officials and residents urged a Senate committee June 27 to expand coverage of a fund that compensates uranium miners and “downwinders” — people who lived downwind from Cold War nuclear tests.

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Red Rock community receives $1.6M from Nation for new senior center

The Tsé Lichíí’ Chapter, also known as the Red Rock Chapter, received $1.6 million in funding to assist in constructing a new senior citizen center June 20.

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Navajo Nation looks to continue success of federal Land Buy-Back Program

A meeting was held June 21 to discuss the implementation of the second round of the federal Land Buy-Back Program for the Navajo Nation.

U.S. makes up to $110M available to tribal crime victims

Federal officials said June 26 they plan to make up to $110 million available to tribes seeking to support victims of domestic violence, assault, drug trafficking and other crimes amid an opioid crisis that has hit tribal communities especially hard.

Wolf Springs Ranch faces new challenges

On June 20, the Resources and Development Committee (RDC) received a report from the Navajo Nation Fish and Wildlife manager Samuel Diswood regarding ongoing activities, operations and challenges associated with Wolf Springs Ranch.

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Ed Kabotie and 'Tha Yoties will play and sing at Hopi Fest this weekend

Kabotie and his band, 'Tha Yoties will release their new CD at the Orpheum June 30, coinciding with the Hopi Show as part of the IrieZona Reggae Rockout

Ed Kabotie, talks about how art provides a path through addiction and darkness in his music and illustrations.

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Hopi Show kicks off Saturday at the Museum of Nothern Arizona

Duane Koyawena is one of the artists featured at the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture June 30-July 1

For Duane Koyawena, art and his sobriety go hand in hand and that is what he wants to come across at the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture this weekend at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

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Indian Country remembers horrors of children stripped from parents’ arms

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.

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Ganado Chapter receives road grader from county

Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd, who also serves as Apache County District II Supervisor, presented the donation of a Caterpillar 140H Motor Grader on behalf of the county to the Ganado Chapter and community members June 12.

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Navajo police grows by 12 cadets

The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras.

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Marine veteran receives new home through Navajo Nation partnership

Representatives of the Navajo Nation joined disabled Navajo veteran Johnathan Becenti, as he and his wife and children received a new home in the community of Tohatchi June 12.

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Navajo Nation president’s daughter, legal counsel resigns

The Navajo Nation president’s chief legal counsel and daughter has resigned, weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

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Navajo Technical University hosts first forum for Navajo Nation presidential race

Next forum to be held July 16 in Ganado

On June 18, 18 candidates convened in Crownpoint for the first Navajo Nation presidential forum of the 2018 political season.