Navajo Nation

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasoned politicians face off in Navajo presidential race

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On the vast Navajo Nation, the needs are many: more police officers and better pay, housing, social services, roads and water. With the expected closure of a coal-fired power...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group walks miles to remember missing Native American women

RED VALLEY, Ariz. – A more than 100-mile walk along a Navajo Nation highway that sought to raise awareness of domestic violence and cases of missing and murdered women and girls has left organizers...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation vice president to continue presidential bid

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation official has determined that the tribe’s current vice president is still eligible to continue running for tribal presidency despite leaving out a 2002 misdemeanor...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Federal judge dismisses Navajos’ lawsuit against Wells Fargo

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Wells Fargo engaged in predatory and unlawful banking practices with members of the Navajo Nation. The tribe filed the lawsuit...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo activists protest company eyeing coal-fired plant

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – About a dozen Navajos traveled to New York City to protest a company eyeing a coal-fired power plant on their reservation. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is set to close...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo presidential hopeful forced to choose new running mate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A former two-term Navajo president seeking to recapture the office was forced to pick another vice presidential candidate Tuesday after discovering his earlier choice wasn’t...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Rotary club brings solar lights to Navajo Nation

After decades of crafting squash-blossom necklaces, pendants and bracelets, Jerry Domingo knew he would have to quit making jewelry because he couldn’t see very well anymore. A sturdy Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

PHOENIX – Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the purple flowers that dapple the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajos choose from record number of presidential hopefuls

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Louva Dahozy sat in the front of a crowded casino ballroom listening to a record number of candidates for Navajo Nation president outline plans for economic development, services...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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