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Hopi appeals court denies challenges against tribal chairman

The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated.

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Former Navajo Nation official sentenced in Tuba City theft case

A former manager of the Navajo Nation’s Tuba City Chapter has been sentenced to jail time and probation in a theft case.

Bill in Congress would resolve large Utah water rights claim

Federal legislation has been introduced to settle one of the largest outstanding water rights claims in Utah.

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San Juan County formally switches sides in Bears Ears debate

A southeastern Utah county commission that used to be a vocal opponent of the Bears Ears Nati

Arizona tribes challenge permit for open-pit copper mine

Three Native American tribes went to court April 10 to oppose a planned open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.

Man accused of raping incapacitated Native woman resists STD testing

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix will appeal a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails in New Mexico, Arizona

Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails.

Window Rock school district official removed due to lawsuit

A member of the Window Rock Unified School District Governing Board must step down because he was not a registered voter during his election.

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Arizona residents charged with fraud after selling fake Native jewelry

Three Arizona residents are among seven people charged with fraudulently selling jewelry imported from the Philippines as authentic Native American-made items.

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Reward for info in 2014 killing raised to $10K

The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation.

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