The Honorable Marie Roanhorse Neswood, retired judge of the Navajo Nation, and first woman confirmed as a Navajo Nation judge, passed away Dec. 24, 2017.
Facility is first facility to provide Sexual Assualt Response Team
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) serves the communities within the Western Navajo Agency encompassing over 6,000 square-miles, including adjacent communities of the Hopi Tribe.
A number of economic and environmental issues were presented to the Western Caucus Foundation Dec. 8 in Las Vegas by Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) to bring U.S. House and Senate members up to speed on key issues.
The Holbrook STEM extravaganza Nov. 21, encompassed a day of events activities at both Park Elementary School (K-2) and Hulet Elementary School.
Erich Rogers, a Navajo tribal member, along with his heeler Cory Petska claimed the title of 2017 World Champion Team Ropers at the 2017 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada Dec. 16.
On Dec. 6, Resources and Development Committee (RDC) members welcomed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs and his regional staff to the community of Leupp, expressing their appreciation of initiating watershed studies across the Navajo Nation.
Teddy Draper Sr., 96, passes away Dec. 14, leaving only 10 Code Talkers remaining
The Navajo Nation mourned the loss of Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. and offered condolences to his family. Draper, 96, passed away shortly after 7 a.m. Dec. 14 in Prescott, Arizona.
On Dec. 12, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a contract to purchase a mass notification software to implement an emergency alert system for road closures, weather notifications, hazardous waste spills, wildland fires and AMBER Alerts.
Members of the Navajo Nation Council took time Dec. 14 to distribute turkeys to feed Navajo elders at 80 senior centers across the Navajo Nation during the holiday season.
On Dec. 4, Navajo Nation Council members unanimously supported legislation to override President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund Income Act.
Navajo Nation filed suit against Wells Fargo Bank Dec. 12, alleging that Wells Fargo engaged in a campaign of predatory and unlawful practices that targeted and harmed the Navajo people.
On Dec. 1, Navajo tribal member Nicco Montaño defeated Roxanne Modafferi, becoming the first Navajo UFC Flyweight Champion.
The Winslow Bulldogs got valuable experience in the Pepsi Invitational Tournament at Flagstaff Dec. 7-9 by winning their first three games and reaching the championship game Dec. 9 against the Faith Lutheran Crusaders.
Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez delivered over 600 pounds of candy, collected from the candy exchange events to the Four Corners Blue Star Mothers, to be included with more than 70 Christmas care packages mailed to active duty soldiers.
On Dec, 10, the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders got together for the annual Christmas party at the residence of Percy Piestewa, who is a Gold Star Mother.
The Navajo Nation has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of George P. Willie Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, 2nd Marine Division, who served from 1943 to 1946.
On Dec. 1, the Resources and Development Committee (RDC) held a work session and met with the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) to go over the administration and board’s Indian Housing Plan, five-year plan, and upcoming goals for the next year.
Plan outlines the practices of landfills, transfer stations within three states on Navajo Nation
Legislation for the Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan for the Navajo Nation was recently approved by the Resource and Development Committee (RDC).
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs have found the Gallup Invitational Tournament to be an important event that has always played a valuable role in getting the team ready for play in Arizona during the regular season.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation congratulated officials with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) during a signing ceremony held at the NTUA headquarters Nov. 27, to mark the official transfer of ownership of a large portion of the Southern Trails Pipeline.
The Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) met last week to discuss financial advising, life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products in several markets across the globe.
Last week, $764,000 in funding was considered by the Resources and Development Committee to aid in the replacement of homes destroyed in the Assayi Lake wildfire.
Members of the Navajo Nation Council are pleased with a final court-appointed report recommending redistricting maps for the San Juan County Utah Commission and the San Juan County School Board.
The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Safford Bulldogs 81-70 in Safford Nov. 21 in the season opener for both teams.
Navajo Generating Station employees dug deeper this year to surpass more than two decades of giving back to the community with an $11,000 contribution to the Circle of Page Food Pantry food bank.
More than a dozen sacred sites protectors confronted Snowbowl employees and recreationists with a “quarantine” action in hazmat suits, with banners, caution tape, and chanting “No Desecration for Recreation” as Snowbowl opened Nov. 21.
Intergovernmental contracts with feds voted down — citing need for more funding for detention services
On Nov. 20, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) issued a “do not pass” for legislation seeking to authorize renewal contracts and annual funding agreements between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
On Nov. 15-17, the Division of Natural Resources Summit was held at Twin Arrows for Navajo citizens to learn about the division’s projects and areas of direct services and to promote collaboration between tribal, state and federal partners.
Last week, the Budget and Finance Committee considered Legislation No. 0424-17, which seeks to allocate a grant from the Navajo Nation in the amount of approximately $2.7 million from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the St. Michaels Association for Special Education for a road infrastructure improvement project.
The 23rd Navajo Nation Council continued its efforts last week to coordinate with congressional leadership and Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) to push for increased funding for operations and maintenance costs.
Historical contributions of Native American Code Talkers is invaluable, cultural insensitivity is unfortunate
At event honoring Code Talkers, president insults Native Americans calling senator Pocahontas
Today, during an event at the White House honoring Native American Code Talkers, President Donald Trump made reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas.
On Oct., 27, Washington Elementary School held its 10th annual Walk-A-Thon at the Winslow High School football field.
The Winslow Material Girls Quilting Guild met on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Hubbell Building to honor three veterans and present them with quilts for their service in the military.
The Winslow Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball teams both have tournaments scheduled for December, and the Winslow wrestling team begins matches in December.
High school students from the region and across the Navajo Nation assembled at Navajo Technical University (NTU) last month to showcase their talents in academic contests and to explore higher education opportunities.
Last week, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee met to begin addressing drunk driving and illegal alcohol sales on the Navajo Nation, also known as “bootlegging.”
Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety (NNDPS) Jesse Delmar was presented the National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA) award for 2017 Public Safety Director of the Year.
In June, the Navajo Nation Council approved an emergency bill that approved nearly $2.2 million for the Navajo Nation’s 110 chapters for summer youth employment.
On Nov. 8, the Resources and Development Committee (RDC) approved Legislation No. 0402-17, recertifying Pinon Chapter’s Community-Based Land Use Plan (CBLUP), which re-evaluated and adjusted the chapter’s first community plan.
Navajo grazing committee asks Resource and Development Committee for more funding, re-issuance of grazing permits
On Nov. 15, a report focusing on the re-issuance of grazing permits on the Navajo Partitioned Lands was received by the Resources and Development Committee (RDC).
Law and Order Committee approves contract with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for emergency medical services
On Nov. 20, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation seeking to approve and authorize a six-year contract between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for emergency medical services.
The Navajo Nation Council is encouraging Navajo veterans to submit claims to the states of Arizona and New Mexico to recover income taxes that were unlawfully withheld on military wages for certain periods of time.
On Nov. 9, Timothy L. Nuvangyaoma carried 969 votes for the title of chairman of the Hopi Tribe. Clark W. Tenakhongva had 949 votes beating out Lamar Keevama for vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe.
Diné is sometimes viewed by others, and sometimes by ourselves, as victims. However, the Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) disagrees strongly with this sentiment and gave a shout out to the work of the Navajo Nation Christian Response Team helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Window Rock store features Navajo artwork, organic food selection
Bashas’ Diné Market in Window Rock is now home to the first Starbucks on the Navajo Nation.
The Winslow High School basketball schedules have been set with both the boys’ and girls’ teams playing at the same time and place except for one game in the 2017 portion of the schedule.
Several 3A football teams from northern Arizona finished their seasons in the first round of the state championships Nov. 4.
Kykostmovi, Ariz. — The general election for chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe will be held today, Nov. 9.
Nation has around 230 police officers to patrol 27,000 square miles of land
During a special meeting Oct. 30, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) received reports from Alamo school board members representing the communities of Nageezi and Huerfano, regarding the need for additional police officers to serve rural areas of the Navajo Nation.
According to the Navajo Division of Public Safety, a girl was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Oct. 31 as she exited a school bus at milepost 31 on Navajo Route 59 near Chilchinbeto, Arizona.