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Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use 20.5.2015 NPR News
Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. Now, cartels are taking advantage of lax police enforcement.
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Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines 16.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
DENVER (AP) — Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle — a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming.
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Proposed Grand Canyon tram raises ruckus 15.5.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon.A day later, on Wednesday, Begaye issued a statement saying he’s opposed to the project and always...
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New Navajo president opposes $1 billion Grand Canyon project 15.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The new leader of the largest Native American tribe in the United States has reaffirmed his opposition to a controversial $1 billion Grand Canyon development project that features an aerial tram, a spokesman for his office said on Thursday. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he has not wavered in his belief the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project is a bad idea, despite signing an agreement upon taking office that listed it among projects his administration would pursue. "This administration has already stated it does not support the Grand Canyon Escalade project and that position has not changed," Wednesday's statement said. "It is not in the best interests of the Navajo Nation and the Navajo people," the statement said.
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Is aerial tram in Grand Canyon’s future? Navajo leader insists yes, then no 15.5.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon. A day later, on Wednesday,  Begaye issued a statement saying he’s opposed to the project and always has been. His […]
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Navajo president takes firm stance against Grand Canyon tram 14.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand ...
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Local Briefs 13.5.2015 Durango Herald
Mesa Verde to hold native graves talkPeter Pino will present insights into his 20-year involvement with issues related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and Mesa Verde National Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park.Pino, former Zia Pueblo tribal administrator and...
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Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty 13.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye was sworn in Tuesday as president of the Navajo Nation, agreeing to support several of his predecessor's projects including an aerial tram at the east rim of the Grand Canyon and a rail port that could export agriculture and coal from the reservation.
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Abandoned Uranium Mines Plague Navajo Nation 7.5.2015 Truthout.com
Also see: "Toxic Legacy: Uranium Mining in New Mexico" The mesas of Monument Valley rise deep red on the horizon. We are in Diné Bikéyah, land of the Navajo. "This is John Wayne country," trained Navajo guide Gregory Holiday repeats his lines for an enchanted group of tourists. The view opens boundless to the sacred land of the Diné people, but for visitors it is presented as the iconic west of cowboys and Americana. The sun sets and the last traveler boards the bus to leave Navajo Nation and head back to Flagstaff and into US-governed territory. With the bus' departure, Gregory's role as the light-hearted Indian guide ends. We take a gravel road to his home in the village of Oljato. During the jolty ride the rehearsed stories of Wild West heroes shift to memories of deceased loved ones. "My daughter loved to ride her motorbike in the desert," he says. Two years ago Gregory's daughter died of lung cancer. Her child, Gregory's granddaughter, was a victim of Navajo neuropathy, a rare condition named after ...
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Tribal businessman easily beats former Navajo president in race for top post on reservation 22.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Tribal businessman upsets former Navajo president in race 22.4.2015 Yahoo: Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye easily beat a former two-term Navajo Nation president for the top post on the country's largest American Indian reservation, ending a tumultuous election season that was extended by nearly five months amid a heated court fight over a candidate's ability to speak fluent ...
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Russell Begaye wins Navajo Nation presidency after delayed vote 22.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
Russell Begaye beat the former two-time president of the Navajo Nation on Tuesday to become leader of the largest Native American tribe in an election that was delayed by questions over one candidate's ability to speak Navajo. Unofficial results showed Begaye, who has served on the Navajo Nation Council for four years, had won with two thirds of the vote, Nation spokesman Jared Touchin said. "I think the people are really wanting to see something take place and really a significant change that's tangible," Begaye told reporters in Window Rock, Arizona on Tuesday night, in footage from local television station KOB-TV. "And that is what we're going to be doing." The vote was scheduled for November but was delayed after finalist Chris Deschene was disqualified for refusing to prove his fluency in Navajo.
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Navajo voters choose next leader in belated election 21.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation voters are choosing a new president on Tuesday, nearly five months after the election originally was ...
Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation 21.4.2015 NPR News
The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
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Santo Domingo Pueblo, N.M., native named Miss Hozhoni 21.4.2015 Durango Herald
Nicole Lovato had never competed in a pageant before, but she saw it as an opportunity to give back to the Native American community and Fort Lewis College as a whole.Lovato, a junior at Fort Lewis majoring in Native American and indigenous studies, was named Miss Hozhoni on Saturday, as part of the culmination of the 51st Hozhoni Days...
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Navajo high court says voters will choose president Tuesday 21.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's ruling that called for Tuesday's presidential election to be canceled.
Beauty of Hozhoni Days 18.4.2015 Durango Herald
Two weeks of pageantry marking the 51st Hozhoni Days celebration will wrap up Saturday at Fort Lewis College with the crowning of Miss Hozhoni.The celebration of cultures is the longest-running, student-led tradition on campus.Hozhoni Days in Navajo means “days of beauty.” The theme of this year’s event is...
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Court: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday 18.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's belated presidential contest, but the decision is likely to be appealed.
Navajo voters head to polls 17.4.2015 Durango Herald
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation on Tuesday will choose a new president who will have to deal with rampant unemployment and a lack of infrastructure amid a widespread debate over the role of the tribe’s language.The Navajo Nation election comes five months late, after a...
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Gallup, N.M., takes aim at epidemic of exposure deaths fueled by alcohol 12.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Early morning sirens usually mean someone was found in a ditch or a canyon, frozen to death overnight, an empty liquor bottle not far away.
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