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Navajo artists express experience with Gold Mine spill

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. ...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon

BLUFF, Utah – For generations, the Allen Canyon band of Ute Mountain Utes has made a name for itself by creating artistic wedding baskets out of willows and plant dyes collected in the remote...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Urban Outfitters seeks time limit in dispute with Navajo Nation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is seeking what could potentially add up to be millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe’s...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pueblo leaders press for protection of sacred cultural sites Native Americans give perspectives on oil-and-gas development

Prominent members of the Santa Ana and Acoma pueblos are concerned oil and gas development could destroy sacred sites in the Four Corners. During a panel discussion Saturday at the Crow Canyon...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. attorneys hear safety concerns on native communities

IGNACIO – On the topic of public safety in tribal communities, U.S. attorneys had questions rather than answers for law-enforcement officials, prosecutors and victim-assistance workers attending...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine spill hits Navajo Nation hard

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) – The Colorado mine spill that contaminated the Animas and San Juan rivers has done more than hurt Navajo Nation farmers and ranchers. It threatens the tribe’s native way of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Navajo president plans lawsuit over mine blowout

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye shared his outrage about the Gold King Mine blowout with Durangoans, and a day later, the tribe’s officials declared a state of emergency on Navajo lands....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal mine dealt blow

DENVER – A federal judge determined that regulators did not adequately assess the environmental impact from a proposed expansion of the Navajo Mine in New Mexico. Farmington-based Navajo...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A big bet on coal

KIRTLAND, New Mexico Faced with the possibility of losing $40 million in annual revenue and several hundred jobs for its members, the Navajo Nation last year placed a high-stakes bet on coal,...

DATE: June 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Let there be light

With its sweeping vistas, dramatic formations in places such as Monument Valley and ruins and relics of Four Corners residents long vanished, the Navajo Reservation is a beautiful place. But the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal targets power plant smog

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation that it says will improve visibility at places such as the Grand...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News