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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics 14.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said Tuesday that the tribe’s lawyer has been directed to seek restitution, damages and civil penalties based on the San Francisco bank’s alleged violations of federal, state and tribal law. The tribe alleges that employees at Wells Fargo branches on the vast reservation “routinely misled customers into opening unnecessary accounts and obtained debit and credit cards without customers’ consent.
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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics 13.12.2017 AP Business
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members....
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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo claiming it was targeted for fake accounts 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Navajo Nation has sued Wells Fargo, saying its citizens were targeted by workers trying to meet the bank’s aggressive sales quotas.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, alleges many of the same practices that led to last year’s $185-million settlement between Wells Fargo...

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Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument 10.12.2017 Washington Post
Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument
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Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props 7.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. Acting by fiat and claiming the opposite has been a hallmark of this presidency. On Monday in Salt Lake City, President Trump announced he was reducing the Bears Ears National Monument  by 85 percent , from 1.3 million acres to 201,876 acres -- despite it being unclear whether he has the legal right to do so under the Antiquities Act. "Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away," he assured supporters inside the state Capitol as hundreds protested outside (an estimated 5,000 had protested the expected reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Escalante National Monuments at the Capitol  the day before ). And yet, strangely, fellow heads of state from five indigenous nations (Navajo Nation, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, and Uintah and Ouray Ute) which have a "timeless bond" with ...
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Tribes sue over Trump's order to shrink protected lands 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The court cases are likely to drag on for years, maybe even into a new presidency.
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Trump says his Bears Ears decision isn’t ‘controversial.’ But he’s wrong. 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The decision to shrink the acreage of federal land protected by national monument designations has many detractors, including some Native Americans.
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Thousands protest Trump's Utah monument reduction plan 3.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of protesters fired up by President Trump's expected announcement to shrink two national monuments in Utah rallied in Salt Lake City on Saturday, just two days ahead of his planned visit.

Crowds converged on the steps of the Utah State Capitol to denounce Trump's decision, many chanting...

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Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren 28.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes....
A Vision for the Navajo Nation in One Farm's Sustainability 23.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This story is part of the  State of Change project , produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. This story originally appeared on High Country News . When the oil and gas industry takes a dive, or when extractive industries tank, so do economies in rural areas, where a lot of jobs come from drilling, mining and power plants. A business incubator is helping entrepreneurs on the Navajo Nation with the idea that local skills and talents -- and cash flowing in and out of local businesses -- are key to independence from environmentally damaging corporations.  There are about a thousand or so residents in Leupp on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. They drive about an hour to get to a supermarket with fresh fruits and vegetables. Farmer Stacey Jensen is trying to change that by growing and trading food. "Like for example, I'll get apricots and peaches from Monavie, Tuba City area, get some beans from Hopi, from the mesas, then down here, Apache, I know they have some really good corn," ...
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Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon 1.11.2017 AP National
Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon....
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On Indigenous Peoples Day, We Fight for Our Existence -- and Our Liberation 9.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A Water Protector looks on at burned tractors at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 12, 2016. (Photo: Irina Groushevaia ) Indigenous Peoples Day, in these deeply unsettled times, celebrates our voices, our presence, our bodies in the streets, our scholarship and our writings. This day becomes another occasion to refuse to be silent about sustained violence against Indigenous peoples. A Water Protector looks on at burned tractors at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 12, 2016. (Photo: Irina Groushevaia ) The only way Truthout can maintain a sanctuary for real, independent news is with your support. Make a tax-deductible donation today! It is as predictable as any other annual US holiday or commemoration: National mainstream media devote sound bites to Columbus Day and the meaning of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the "New World," while Columbus Day sales hit the stores. Meanwhile, op-eds and letters to the editor register Indigenous people's ...
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Police: Navajo Nation officer drunk, fatally strikes cyclist 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Navajo Nation police officer who was in the Phoenix area for training struck and killed a 60-year-old bicyclist shortly after midnight on Friday. Glendale police say 30-year-old Kevin Hevel was driving drunk when he side-swiped a sports utility vehicle and then struck Peter Rankin, who died on scene. […]
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Car crashes into school bus on Navajo Nation; driver jailed 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation police say a man has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired and crashing into school bus south of the Whippoorwill Chapter House. They say all seven children aboard the bus escaped injury in Monday afternoon’s accident, and the driver didn’t need medical attention. Police say the impaired driver […]
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Miss Navajo Nation contest is parting ways with fry bread 6.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Miss Navajo Nation pageant is parting ways with fry bread, the fluffy, golden brown delicacy that’s become a symbol of Native American culture but is rooted in oppression. Women vying for the crown this week in Window Rock will prepare traditional Navajo foods instead, like blue corn mush or a […]
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Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty 21.8.2017 AP Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to killing her put to death....
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Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty 21.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to killing her put to death. American Indian tribes for decades have been able to tell federal prosecutors if […]
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John Hickenlooper holding health care town hall next week with Donna Lynne 8.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to hold a health care town hall next week with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne.
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Three Jeffco school board members who prevailed in recall election to defend seats 7.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
The three Jefferson County school board members who prevailed in a hard-fought recall election in 2015 will kick off their re-election campaigns for November's ballot on Tuesday in Wheat Ridge.
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Woman who left child in desert to die gets 20-year sentence 2.8.2017 AP Top News
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona woman who put her 17-month-old daughter in a stroller, pushed her into the desert and left her to die on the nation's largest American Indian reservation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison....
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