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After Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren heard that on Jan. 8, 2024, NASA would launch a rocket headed for the moon with human ashes, he sent letters to NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation with a formal objection and asked that the mission be delayed.

February 6, 2024
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Judy Martinez was promoted to publisher of the Williams-Grand Canyon News and the Navajo-Hopi Observer effective Jan. 1.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 16, 2024
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Many times, when you begin an individual journey, you don’t realize how connected you are to ideas and movements bigger than yourself. I was recently shocked to learn I’m the one-millionth to earn the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education, the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

December 26, 2023
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December is an exciting time to be in Washington, D.C. The glittering lights of the National Christmas Tree and the 30-foot-tall National Menorah that stands on the northeast side of the Eclipse near the White House are beautiful to view.

December 12, 2023
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International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls was Nov. 25. The day commemorates the deaths of Patricia, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal sisters who were killed by Dominican Republic ruler Rafael Trujillo in 1960.

December 5, 2023
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The most-read story on Native News Online this National Native American Heritage Month has not been about celebrating Indigenous heritage but is about how one Lakota elder’s culture was stolen from him in a hospital bed by a pair of scissors.

By Levi Rickert, Native News Online December 5, 2023
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To the Navajo People: I want to address the recent Navajo Times story titled “Turmoil happening; Work environment at president's office not healthy.”

By Buu Nygren, Navajo Nation President December 5, 2023
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In the summer of 2021, a month after the world was awakened by the discovery of 215 remains of innocent school children at the Kamloops Industrial Residential School in British Columbia, I attended a community event in my hometown, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

By Levi Rickert, Native News Online November 7, 2023
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During a recent visit to the Hopi Tribe in Arizona, I announced a $6.6 million investment that will replace the water distribution system at Keams Canyon. For generations, Hopi people have been exposed to groundwater that contains unsafe levels of arsenic – a hazard we are finally addressing.

August 15, 2023
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Hollywood may be gleeful about the long lines to see Oppenheimer, but Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren still thinks Hollywood comes short on reporting on the devastation uranium mining and nuclear testing caused to the country’s largest Indian reservation.

August 1, 2023
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The Grand Canyon and the plateaus above it have given life to Native peoples since time immemorial.

By Amber Reimondo, Grand Canyon Trust July 25, 2023
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This is responding to "Navajo Nation President putting a summit to plan homes for people in need."

July 18, 2023
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On June 8, Indian Country loudly applauded the 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brackeen v. Haaland that upheld the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Then last Thursday happened. The Supreme Court — the same one that seemed to exhibit a basic understanding of tribal sovereignty in the Brackeen ruling — showed how little the high court justices know (or care) about our rights as sovereign nations in their ruling in Arizona, et al. v. Navajo Nation.

July 3, 2023
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Sober living treatment centers have been getting a lot of attention and scrutiny in recent weeks for questionable recruitment, retention, and cheating tribal members seeking help for their addiction.

June 27, 2023

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