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Tribe turns to international human rights panel in lengthy fight over Arizona ski resort 26.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Tribe turns to international commission in ski resort fight 26.3.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is asking an international human rights commission to weigh in on a decades-old battle over a northern Arizona ski ...
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The Navajo Nation Will Soon Have the Country's First-Ever Junk-Food Tax 25.3.2015 Mother Jones
A version of this piece was originally published by Civil Eats . Next month, after three years of legislative tug-of-war, the Navajo Nation will become the first place in the United States to impose a tax on junk food. The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014 , signed into law by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last November, mandates a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with "minimal-to-no-nutritional value" sold within the borders of the nation's largest reservation. Authored by the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA), a grassroots organization of community volunteers, the legislation was modeled on existing taxes on tobacco and alcohol, as well as other fat and sugar tax initiatives outside the United States. The act follows on the heels of a spring 2014 amendment that removed a 5 percent tribal sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables. The sales tax will generate an estimated $1 million a year in 110 tribal chapters for ...
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Tribal court orders April election for Navajo president 21.3.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's high court ordered the tribe Friday to hold a long overdue presidential contest without further delay.
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders presidential election to go forward April 21 21.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Navajo police officer killed 20.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A man armed with an assault rifle held his family hostage, shot and killed a Navajo Nation police officer and then fled, the Native American tribal government said.
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Lawyers seek April election for Navajo Nation presidency 20.3.2015 Durango Herald
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Attorneys in a Navajo Nation election case are asking the tribe’s high court to enforce an order to hold the belated presidential contest without further delay.Navajos were set to vote on their next president April 21. That date is uncertain now after lawmakers approved a bill to give first...
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Court rejects new presidential primary 22.2.2015 Durango Herald
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Supreme Court struck down legislation Friday that would have allowed a do-over of last year’s presidential primary election for the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. The high court said in its order that it was rejecting the Navajo Nation Council’s...
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The Wreckers' Grand Canyon Intentions 21.2.2015 Truthout.com
Sarana Riggs, left, with Save the Confluence, and Roger Clark, program director for the Grand Canyon Trust, above the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers, where a proposed billion dollar development project, the Grand Canyon Escalade, would be located, in Arizona, Nov. 20, 2014. The proposed development is the latest, and arguably the most ambitious, in a long and contentious history of attempts by developers to build near the Grand Canyon, a national landmark which draws 4.5 million people a year. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times) If Confluence Partners has its way, a 420-acre strip mall will be perched on the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon. Sarana Riggs, left, with Save the Confluence, and Roger Clark, program director for the Grand Canyon Trust, above the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers, where a proposed billion dollar development project, the Grand Canyon Escalade, would be located, in Arizona, Nov. 20, 2014. The proposed development is the latest, and ...
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Lawmakers seek to wrap up costly tribal relocation program 9.2.2015 Yahoo: Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The rolling hills of northeastern Arizona where cornfields lined a watering hole and sheep grazed in the distance were home to Susie Robinson and her extended family. When she moved farther east into a new four-bedroom home, it wasn't by choice but the result of a bitter land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes that dates back ...
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Navajo Nation says man's remains should be buried on reservation in Arizona; wife disagrees 6.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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California woman battles Navajo Nation over husband's body 6.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was ordered to return her husband's body to the Navajo Nation says she'll continue fighting to have him buried in Northern California.
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Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ bands look to uplift Native youth 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In the small world of Navajo “Rez Metal,” Edmund Yazzie a member of the Navajo Nation Council, is a not only a participant but a leader, hosting concerts and touring with Testify, the four-man band he helped start in 2011. He’s the drummer.
Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ bands look to uplift Native youth 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
In the small world of Navajo “Rez Metal,” Edmund Yazzie a member of the Navajo Nation Council, is a not only a participant but a leader, hosting concerts and touring with Testify, the four-man band he helped start in 2011. He’s the drummer.
Navajo president sworn in despite losing re-election 14.1.2015 Yahoo: US National
The Navajo Nation president has been sworn in to continue as the tribe's top leader, even though he badly lost his re-election bid.
Navajo president to be sworn in despite badly losing vote as tribe tries to resolve election 14.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Durango’s councilors back tribe’s water request 7.1.2015 Durango Herald
The Durango City Council signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the delivery of water from Lake Nighthorse to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.“This water would really help our future,” Chairman Manuel Heart said.The resolution stemmed from a series of recent meetings between city officials and the tribe about the...
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For Many Of Navajo Nation, Water Delivery Comes Monthly 6.1.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.
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N.M. regulators hear testimony 6.1.2015 Durango Herald
SANTA FE – New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.The plan would curb haze-causing pollution at the San Juan Generating Station, but some environmentalists argue it...
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Regulators weigh proposal to close part of New Mexico plant 6.1.2015 Health
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the ...
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