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Justice Department to review fatal Arizona police shooting 31.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced this week it will investigate the fatal shooting of a Navajo woman by an Arizona police officer. The Civil Rights Division will review the local investigation into the March 27 shooting death of Loreal Tsingine (SIN’-uh-jin-ee), Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said Friday. He declined to comment […]
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Navajo leader wants action against sexual harassment 29.7.2016 Durango Herald
In a tearful plea to her fellow Navajo Nation Council delegates, Amber Kanazbah Crotty announced for the first time publicly that she had been sexually harassed as an elected official and called for change.Crotty – the only woman on the 23-person board – talked at a recent council meeting about vulgar comments and sexual...
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Dog mauling that killed boy angers Navajo leaders 23.7.2016 Durango Herald
Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger about the attack, saying encounters with stray and feral animals on the vast reservation are all too common and more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.A report from the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program...
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Dog mauling that killed 3-year-old boy angers Navajo leaders 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger over the attack, saying encounters with stray and feral animals on the vast reservation are all too common and more could have been done to prevent the tragedy. A report from the Navajo Nation Animal […]
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Navajo Nation Council to begin summer session in Arizona 19.7.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.The council convened Monday, and it will hear an array of proposals including legislation that would regulate surface coal mining, reclamation and coal...
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Navajo Nation works on Amber Alert in shadow of girl's death 8.7.2016 AP National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- After a young girl was abducted on the Navajo Nation and found dead near a towering rock formation, tribal officials faced tough questions about why an Amber Alert system proposed years earlier was never implemented....
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Navajo Nation works on Amber Alert in shadow of girl’s death 8.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After a young girl was abducted on the Navajo Nation and found dead near a towering rock formation, tribal officials faced tough questions about why an Amber Alert system proposed years earlier was never implemented. Now, Navajo officials’ proposals to build one of their own to cover the 27,000 square-mile reservation, […]
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How a Utah county silenced Native American voters 5.7.2016 Durango Herald
To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000 people. The lower third is part of the Navajo Nation and is almost entirely Ute and Navajo. The upper two-thirds are white and predominantly...
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CSU veterinary student launches program in his home Navajo Nation 3.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
CSU vet student reaches out to his Navajo home
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How a Utah County Silenced Native American Voters -- and How Navajos Are Fighting Back 19.6.2016 Truthout.com
This story was originally published on June 13, 2016, at High Country News (hcn.org) . To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000 people. The lower third is part of the Navajo Nation and is almost entirely Ute and Navajo. The upper two-thirds are white and predominantly Mormon. Jones, a 61-year-old grandfather with jet-black hair and a diamond stud in each ear, lives in the lower third, five miles south of the blink-and-you-miss-it town of Montezuma Creek. It's rough, rocky country, where bullet holes riddle the road signs and lonely pumpjacks ply oil from the earth. The nearest services are in Blanding, some 40 miles north. Sixteen years ago, when Jones joined the board of the Utah Navajo Health System, he realized his neighbors were dying because the closest ambulances -- the county's, in Blanding, and the tribe's, in Kayenta, Arizona -- were an hour ...
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Navajo leaders pass on Trump meeting amid his ‘Pocahontas’ taunts 18.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Donald Trump’s words have stirred a debate among Native Americans about how they should deal with him.
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Navajo farm pipeline repairs finally finished 12.6.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Repairs to a pipeline that supplies water to the largest farm on the Navajo Nation are finished and the system will be tested this weekend.The fixed pipe, which supplies water to 72,000 acres of farmland in northwestern New Mexico, will be tested in two phases, according to the Navajo Agricultural Products...
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Will Navajos’ sovereign status exempt it from fed regs? 10.6.2016 Durango Herald
As the Navajo Nation prepares to take over its namesake coal operation this winter, an impending lawsuit over the mine’s lease extension will pose an interesting question: Should the sovereign nation adhere to federal environmental standards?“Our dependence on coal was created in the 1960s from people who advised us to do...
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Man pleads not guilty to abducting, killing Navajo girl 8.6.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – The man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual abuse and other charges Tuesday in a case that sent shockwaves through the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Tom Begaye’s attorney entered the plea in federal court just over a month...
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Small-Town America Has a Serious Drinking-Water Problem 6.6.2016 Mother Jones
On a sweltering day last July, a team of scientists stood before a crowded room of people from the tiny town of Sanders, Arizona, and showed them a photo of a dilapidated wooden shack covered by hole-filled tarps. This, the scientists explained, was the town's water source. Tonya Baloo, a longtime resident and mother of two, did a double take. "It looked like a Third World country," she says. "I was like, 'Is this Africa?'" The well serving Sanders residents Chris Shuey The researchers' next image—a chart with a flat red line cutting through yellow bars—was even more worrisome. Tommy Rock, a Ph.D. candidate studying water contamination at Northern Arizona University, explained that the red line was the Environmental Protection Agency's threshold for uranium allowed in public water systems: 30 micrograms per liter. The yellow bars represented uranium levels in Sanders' water supply dating back to 2003. They hovered around 50 micrograms per liter. For more than a decade, the chart showed, people in Sanders ...
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Witnessing the Beauty of the Greater Grand Canyon 4.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I recently came back to New England from a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park--a trip that reaffirmed my commitment to protect this spectacular place and the surrounding area for future generations. With Roger Clark of the Grand Canyon Trust and Environment America's Bret Fanshaw as my guides, I hiked the rim from Hopi Point to the Bright Angel Trailhead, taking in breathtaking views of the colorful canyon walls, forged 17 million years ago by the Colorado River. As we took in the sights, North America's largest old growth ponderosa pine forest stood around us. We were joined by a member of the Navajo Nation working with the Grand Canyon Trust, who shared with us the importance to the surrounding tribes of the area, home to more than three thousand archeological sites dating back millennia. Her words echoed those of Edmond Tilousi, vice chairman of the Havasupai Tribe, who told elected leaders recently : "I have lived in and around the Grand Canyon all of my life, and in later years I saw the ...
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Judge limits clothing retailer defense in tribal suit 3.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • A federal judge says the Navajo Nation can seek damages from a subsidiary of Urban Outfitters Inc. The tribe filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the company and its subsidiaries in 2012. Urban Outfitters claimed the tribe knew or should have known the “Navajo” name had been used in clothing, jewelry and other merchandise for years and delayed legal action. U.S. District Judge Bruce Black sided against Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in March. He applied the same decis...
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Rolly: Bears Ears opponents posting phony fliers, letters to scare Utah Navajos 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Somebody is playing dirty tricks in San Juan County in an apparent attempt to turn American Indians against the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. A phony news release purportedly from the Department of Interior was posted at the post office in Bluff and in several gas stations in the county, saying the Interior Department was poised to take over more than 4 million acres of the Navajo Nation Reservation. A statement issued by Utah Dine Bikeyah (UDB), a nonprofit American Indian grass-roots ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners 24.5.2016 Durango Herald
New Mexico filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency, its contractor and two Colorado mine owners over the Gold King Mine spill’s impact on the state.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico,...
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Massive Navajo farm heads into week 2 with no irrigation 23.5.2016 Durango Herald
The largest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs.Most of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington were planted just before the concrete pipe failed, cutting off...
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