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Navajo Nation medicine man brought the rain during eight decades of service to his people 27.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As his father chanted next to a growing wildfire on Navajo Mountain, Albert Holiday watched from his post outside a coal mine 18 miles away. He couldn’t make out his father’s figure from that distance, but it didn’t matter. Albert Holiday knew what would happen: After a traditional song from the nation’s medicine man, the rain would come. He fixed his eyes on the smoky horizon, waiting for the clouds to form. They did. And then the fire was extinguished. “He knew the prayers to it and the songs ...
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Navajo Nation celebrates the life of 100-year-old medicine man who died Thursday 27.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As his father chanted next to a growing wildfire on Navajo Mountain, Albert Holiday watched from his post outside a coal mine 18 miles away. He couldn’t make out his father’s figure from that distance, but it didn’t matter. Alberty Holiday knew what would happen: After a traditional song from the nation’s medicine man, the rain would come. He fixed his eyes on the smoky horizon, waiting for the clouds to form. They did. And then the fire was extinguished. “He knew the prayers to it and the songs... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Four Ways to Look at Standing Rock: An Indigenous Perspective 25.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Police face off against protestors occupying a bridge immediately north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, October 28, 2016. (Photo: Angus Mordant / The New York Times) A couple of weeks ago, as I stood before climate scientists, advocates, and world policy leaders at the COP22 in Morocco, I felt the increased importance of my message as climate denier Donald Trump was voted into office. My perspective as a young Native woman living on the Navajo reservation and studying both renewable energy engineering and Diné studies had earned me an appointment to the NEJAC/EPA Youth Perspectives on Climate Working Group as well as to the SustainUs Youth Delegation attending the November climate talks in Marrakech. I was there to bring Standing Rock to the world climate talks. Watching the events at Standing Rock unfurl over the past year, I felt compelled to ask our Navajo leadership to divest from oil, coal, and uranium and instead invest in the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's fight ...
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Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters settle infringement lawsuit 20.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
FARMINGTON, N.M. • The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times reports that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. However, the tribe said it and Urban Outfitters plan to collaborate on American Indian jewelry. Urban Outfitters claimed during the litigation that the tribe knew or should have known the “Navajo” name had been use... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters settle infringement lawsuit 20.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times (https://goo.gl/9r4nwG ) reports that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. However, the tribe said it and Urban Outfitters plan […]
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Navajo youth travel to San Francisco to protest coal plant 18.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the impact it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that the massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution won’t have to drastically cut back emissions until a generation from now. Federal rules exempt the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, from drastically reducing haze-causin...
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Navajo youth travel to San Francisco to protest coal plant 18.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the impact it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that the massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution won’t have to […]
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BLM walks out of Shiprock meeting 11.11.2016 Durango Herald
Bureau of Land Management personnel were heavily criticized Thursday for walking out of what was supposed to be a community meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, to discuss the future of oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon.On Thursday, the BLM hosted the first of eight planned “scoping...
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Sunnyside wants out of Navajo Nation lawsuit 24.10.2016 Durango Herald
Sunnyside Gold Corp. filed a motion last week to be dismissed from its inclusion in a lawsuit brought by the Navajo Nation for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill.“We are hopeful that the case against Sunnyside will be promptly dismissed, as we see no basis for us even being named in this litigation,” spokesman Larry...
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Donald Trump Faces Payback In The Desert 17.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. ― Living among the red-rock gullies and the desert scrub in this corner of the country are a people who could soon exact their revenge on Donald Trump . Because while the Republican presidential nominee appears to have forgotten about Native Americans of late, with his focus on Muslims and Mexicans, Arizona’s hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have not forgotten about him. “I heard it for a long time, how he talks about Indians,” said Dennis Tsinnijinnie, 69 and among the first to cast his ballot on the sunny but brisk opening morning of Arizona’s early vote period last week. Tsinnijinnie was talking about Trump’s behavior from decades ago, when he accused some Native Americans of faking their ethnicities to win casino licenses. When he disparaged tribes for receiving federal money for roads. When he mocked their sovereignty. And, more recently, when he insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the epithet “ Pocahontas .” “Not so good to talk about it that way, I think,” ...
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Navajos ask federal judge to restore polling places in Utah 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation member Davis Filfred prefers casting a ballot the old fashioned way at a polling place. But he’s worried he may have to make a three-hour round-trip drive this November to make that happen. San Juan County in southeastern Utah switched to an all-mail ballot election system in 2014, […]
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Navajos ask federal judge to restore polling places in Utah 22.9.2016 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Navajo Nation member Davis Filfred prefers casting a ballot the old fashioned way at a polling place. But he&apos;s worried he may have to make a three-hour round-trip drive this November to make that happen....
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Navajo officials move toward tribal Amber Alert system 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Farmington, N.M. • Navajo Nation leaders are in talks with the U.S. government to establish an emergency alert system across the 27,000-square-mile reservation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2c5wbNl ) that Coordinator Harlan Cleveland says tribal government officials and the U.S. Department of Justice are considering establishing the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System on tribal land. The program is a federal alert system created in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hanging on in Navajo Nation: First the water turned orange, then the air went bad 8.9.2016 LA Times: Environment

A year ago, the people of Shiprock watched their crops shrivel as a week without water stretched into a month, and then a whole lost season.

Bertha Etsitty’s watermelon vines curled and stiffened, even as her grandchildren emptied their water bottles on the leaves in a failed bid to keep the patch...

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Navajo code talker during WWII dies 7.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Joe Hosteen Kellwood, one of the Navajo code talkers during World War II, has died at age 95.
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Father, daughter die in flooded arroyo in Tohatchi 5.9.2016 Durango Herald
TOHATCHI, N.M. – A Navajo father and daughter in northwest New Mexico were found dead after trying to rescue a family pet from a flooded arroyo.Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye expressed condolences in a statement Sunday for the deaths of Jay and Aschley Levier in Tohatchi.KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that...
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Navajo lawmakers to consider Grand Canyon tram legislation 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation lawmakers are set to consider a highly disputed plan to develop tourist attractions at the edge of the Grand Canyon. A Navajo Council member this week introduced legislation to approve the Grand Canyon Escalade project, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2bCg44G). The legislation also proposes $65 million in tribal development funds […]
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Navajo Nation lawmakers to face sentencing 23.8.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Thirteen former Navajo Nation lawmakers are awaiting sentencing for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund. The Daily Times of Farmington reported that hearings for the former Navajo Nation Council delegates are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Window Rock,...
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Navajo Nation seeks to intervene in abuse lawsuit against Mormon church 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Navajo Nation filed motions Friday to intervene in the pending lawsuit against the LDS Church concerning the alleged sex abuse of four children. The motions, which ask to move the matter to tribal court, state that hearing the case in federal court challenges the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation, which has a “direct and substantial interest in defending these interests.” Attorneys for the Navajo Nation ask U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby to dismiss the lawsuit until after it is exhausted b... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo Nation sues feds over mine waste spill 17.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico and explained his people’s link to the water and the economic, cultural and psychological damage inflicted in the wake of the August 2015 sp...
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