Navajo Nation

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado,...

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

Navajo Nation begins negotiations with possible new coal plant owner

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Leaders from the Navajo Nation say they’ve begun negotiations with a potential new owner of a coal-fired power plant on their land. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Complaint seeks $34K from former Navajo Nation legal counsel

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe’s former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

SHIPROCK – From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico lawmakers challenge Navajo water compact

SANTA FE – Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation tightens fire restrictions across reservation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought. Tribal President Russell Begaye says people should be praying for rain and...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation gets federal funds for river recovery

SHIPROCK – The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin. The U.S. Interior Department...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West

Tens of thousands of people on the Navajo Nation lack running water in their homes. But that could change in the coming years, as the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project goes into effect. It is...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajos commemorate anniversary of 1868 treaty

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of Navajo runners had reached a dusty New Mexico hilltop while retracing a 400-mile desert route that their ancestors had crossed a century and a half earlier. That morning...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

CAMERON, Ariz. – Off a northern Arizona highway surrounded by pastel-colored desert is one of the starkest examples of drought’s grip on the American Southwest: Dozens of dead horses surrounded by...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New film festival seeks Navajo-language entries

A group of artists from the Four Corners area is seeking Navajo speakers with a knack for storytelling to submit shorts to the first annual Navajo Film Festival . Tacey Atsitty, a Navajo poet and...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Fort Lewis College students bring solar energy to Navajo Nation

Some college students head to Cancun for spring break to experience the raucous atmosphere of one of Mexico’s most popular party destinations. Others volunteer to bring solar energy to needy...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life