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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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Navajo Nation entity starts solar farm amid closing station 1.8.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Kayenta, Ariz. • A Navajo Nation entity has taken its first step toward generating electricity by starting a solar farm amid the pending closure of a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority recently started operating the 27.3-megawatt Kayenta Solar Project near Kayenta, Arizona, The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports. It is the first large-scale solar energy facility on the reservation. Solar farm project manager Glenn Steiger said the clos... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo Nation lawmakers approve purchase of Colorado Ranch 28.7.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Navajo Nation lawmakers have approved the tribe's planned purchase of a large ranch in south-central Colorado for $23 million.
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Navajo Nation eyes purchase of Colorado ranchland 25.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into buying Colorado ranchland that’s home to cattle, bison and two mountains the tribe considers sacred. The price tag for the property — roughly 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) on the Wolf Springs and Boyer ranches in south-central Colorado — is $23 million. The two sacred mountains are Big Mountain Sheep/Obsidian Mountain, or Mount Hesperus, and Sisnaajini, commonly known as White Shell Mountain or Blanca Peak. Nava... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo Nation eyes possible purchases of Colorado ranchland considered sacred 25.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into buying Colorado ranchland that's home to cattle, bison and two mountains the tribe considers sacred.
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San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again, U.S. judge rules 21.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City • The boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the rights of American Indians who make up roughly half the county’s population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time. San Juan County, a roughly 7,800-square-mile (20,200-square-kilometer) county that touches Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, was ordered last year to redraw its county commission and school board election districts after U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ...
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Navajo Nation backs federal Amber Alert legislation 10.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • A panel of lawmakers on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation is throwing its support behind federal legislation that would expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system to tribes across the U.S. One of the standing legislative committees on the Navajo Nation voted this week in favor of a measure that supports the congressional legislation. The legislation is in response to the 2016 deadly abduction of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo...
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Navajo Nation backs federal Amber Alert legislation 9.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A panel of lawmakers on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation is throwing its support behind federal legislation that would expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system to tribes across the U.S. One of the standing legislative committees on the Navajo Nation voted this week in favor of […]
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Navajo Nation president to sign coal plant’s lease extension 3.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is scheduled to sign a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019. The tribe’s council approved the extension earlier this week, and Begaye is expected to sign the lease Saturday afternoon. It means at least 700 jobs at the Navajo Generating Station near Page and the coal mine that supplies it won’t be immediately lost. The lease for the 1970s-era plant is...
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Tribe to rebuild troubled public housing authority 30.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation. Newly appointed members of the board that oversees the Navajo Housing Authority made the announcement Wednesday. Aneva Yazzie’s last day will be Friday. The board said it was a mutual decision and that Yazzie’s departure will mark the first step...
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Tribe looks to rebuild troubled public housing authority 29.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque, N.M. • The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation. Newly appointed members of the board that oversees the Navajo Housing Authority made the announcement Wednesday. Aneva Yazzie’s last day will be Friday. The board said it was a mutual decision and that Yazzie’s departure will mark the firs...
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Bill clears U.S. hurdle to expand Amber Alerts in tribal lands 15.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque, N.M. • Federal legislation to expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system in Native American communities across the country has cleared its last hurdle before heading to the full U.S. Senate for consideration. The legislation is in response to the 2016 deadly abduction of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S. The high profile case raised questions about gaps in communication and coordination betwe... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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