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Trump promised a coal renaissance — but keeping open this Arizona plant will test his resolve 17.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

On Navajo Nation territory near Page, Ariz., news this week about plans to shutter a hulking coal plant that has been the workhorse of the struggling local economy for decades came like a punch to the gut.

Now tribes and plant workers are demanding relief from the person who vowed to end these...

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Arizona Plant Poses First Test of Trump's Support for Coal Sector 17.2.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Trump’s promise to help the coal industry could be facing its first big test: the decision earlier this week to close a large Arizona coal-burning power plant, and a demand that Mr. Trump prevent that shutdown.
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Feds seek to dismiss claims over Colorado Gold King Mine waste spill 15.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
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Utilities vote to close gigantic Arizona coal plant 14.2.2017 TreeHugger
Just one more sign that coal is on its way out. For the workers who relied on it, we need a plan for what comes next.
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Navajo president signs legislation to revamp housing panel 14.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed legislation to revamp the commission that oversees an agency intended to help provide tribal members with affordable housing. The legislation signed Friday reduces the Navajo Housing Authority’s commission to five members from eight and requires members have expertise in areas such as architecture, business, development and contracting. Two members will represent tenants and homebuyers participating in the program. Begaye’s o...
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Navajo Nation president vetoes funding for disaster relief 7.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Farmington, N.M. • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has vetoed a resolution that would have provided funding for disaster assistance. The Daily Times of Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/2lfNShu ) that Begaye on Sunday line-item vetoed the resolution, which would have provided $242,576 in supplemental funding to 33 chapters to help residents respond to recent winter weather. The funding would have come from the Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance. In a memorandum sent to Speaker LoRenzo B...
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Navajo Nation seeks special recognition status from UN 3.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and a tribal delegate are advocating for the Navajo Nation to become an official member of the United Nations. Tribal officials say the delegation visited New York City this week. Navajo Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown said non-governmental organizations and civil societies enjoy the privilege of participating in the United Nations but indigenous nations are limited with regards to their participation. He said the UN must establish ...
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5th Navajo sues Mormon church for alleged sexual abuse 27.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A fifth person has filed a lawsuit against the Mormon church accusing religious officials of not doing enough to protect Navajo children from sexual abuse in a now defunct church-run foster program that placed thousands of American Indian children with Mormon families. The new lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Navajo Nation court by a woman who says was sexually abused as a teenager over a three-year period from 1968-1971 by her foster father at a house in Spanish Fork, Utah. She says was 15-years-... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Slain girl’s dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter’s life. The civil complaint filed last month by Ashlynne Mike’s father, Gary Mike, says the Navajo Nation had numerous […]
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Another settlement for Navajo Nation abandoned mines cleanup 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Phoenix • The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and tribe announced a settlement agreement Tuesday with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan for the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines on the vast reservation. The mining operations stretched from western New Mexico into Arizona and southern Utah. The last uranium mine shut down in 1986. U...
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Navajo Nation making progress on Amber Alert system 14.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation is making progress on a public emergency alert system that can broadcast Amber Alerts and other notifications across the expansive reservation, tribal officials said. The tribe will be using the federal government’s internet-based Integrated Public Alert and Warning System , or IPAWS, and the only thing needed now is software that will allow the system to be fully functional across its lands in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Officials expect the system to be...
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Navajo Nation: 5 found dead in New Mexico have Arizona ties 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say two sisters and their three young daughters who were found dead in New Mexico were originally from the Arizona community of Red Valley. Tribal officials say Navajo Nation Council members are mourning the deaths of Vanessa George and her two children Zoe and Chloe plus Leticia […]
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Utah's New National Monument Marks Big Win for the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Sites 12.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On Dec. 28, with only 22 days left in office, President Obama set aside nearly 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah's San Juan County as the Bears Ears National Monument. The  announcement  capped several years of work by a unique tribal coalition that proposed this first-in-the-nation monument to be comanaged by tribes and the federal government. Obama also designated 300,000 acres at Gold Butte in Nevada, homelands of the Paiute people, ironically, near militant rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle operation. What is the value of land? The national monument -- proposed by the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition, which includes the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, the Ute Mountain Ute, Ute tribe, and Hopi tribe -- will preserve an area rich in biodiversity and human history amid one of the country's most iconic landscapes. It, and the political battle that continues to stem from it, also raises a greater question for a nation at odds with itself: What is the value of land? This is at the heart of land ...
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FBI awaits au 12.1.2017 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of two sisters and their children who were found dead on tribal land just days after authorities issued an alert that they were missing and might be in danger....
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FBI awaits autopsies on 5 found dead in New Mexico 12.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of two sisters and their children who were found dead on tribal land just days after authorities issued an alert that they were missing and might be in danger. The FBI on Wednesday was waiting for preliminary autopsy […]
FBI: Bodies of 2 women, 3 kids found on New Mexico pueblo 11.1.2017 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five bodies have been found on a Native American pueblo on the outskirts of Albuquerque, believed to be two missing sisters and their three children, but authorities said Tuesday that foul play wasn't suspected in the deaths.
Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump 30.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral home. But federal bureaucrats working under […]
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Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump 30.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral ...
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Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump 30.12.2016 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral home....
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Reactions to Utah's new Bears Ears National Monument, from scathing to celebratory 29.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns’ reactions to the announcement of the new 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah were immediate and ardent. &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;strong&gt; Ty Markham, chairwoman, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance:&lt;/strong&gt; “MESA (Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance) offers its deepest gratitude to President Obama for taking the necessary steps to protect this spectacular & culturally-rich area of our state called the ‘Bears Ears.’ It is exactly this kind of ...
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