Navajo Nation

Navajo officials commemorate anniversary of Treaty of 1868

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials have signed a proclamation commemorating the Treaty of 1868, which marked the end of the Navajo people’s exile at an internment in southeast New Mexico...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Protecting the sacred: Navajo Nation buys land at revered peak in Colorado

For decades, Navajos have sought protection for their sacred places, and now the Navajo Nation has bought Colorado ranch land at the base of one of their sacred peaks. With a recent $8 million...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

County officials ask Navajo Nation to help pay for strays

FARMINGTON – Northwest New Mexico officials are asking the Navajo Nation to pitch in and help with the costs to shelter stray animals from the reservation. The Daily Times reported earlier this...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Filmmaker to make code talkers movie

FARMINGTON – It’s no secret that the Navajo code talkers played a significant role in the Allied powers’ victory in World War II, said Kody Dayish, a Navajo storyteller of Shiprock. Navajo...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo-Gallup water project gains pipeline contract

Navajo and Jicarilla-Apache Nation communities in New Mexico are one step closer to receiving domestic and commercial water supplies as part of a $1.13 billion federal construction project. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajos relate cultural, spiritual wounds from spill from Gold King Mine spill

HERMOSA – The importance of the San Juan River and its riparian corridor to the cultural and spiritual practices of the Navajo Nation came into perspective Tuesday night as three members of the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miss Hozhoni finds purpose in public health after personal diagnosis

In January, Natalia Sells received unexpected diagnosis: prediabetes. She looked healthy. She was only 21 years old. She was a thriving business management student at Fort Lewis College. In some...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo, Hopi tribes get funding to ease coal plant shutdown

PAGE, Ariz. – The federal government is awarding nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine. The Navajo Generating Station in Page...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Firm to assess Navajo Nation uranium contamination

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News