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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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The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation 9.4.2015 NPR News
The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.
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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes 2.4.2015 NPR News
Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.
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Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems 30.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and ...
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Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems 30.3.2015 LA Times: Nation
On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Navajos turn to international commission in ski-resort fight 30.3.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is asking an international human rights commission to weigh in on a decades-old battle over a northern Arizona ski resort.But getting a petition considered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights could be a long shot.Commission spokeswoman Maria Isabel Rivero says between 80...
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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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