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Navajo president calls slayings of two Native men a hate crime 25.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation condemned the beating deaths of two Native American homeless men in New Mexico as a hate crime, and called on Thursday for a federal investigation into slayings that police have blamed on three teenagers. Prosecutors have charged three Hispanic teens, ages 15, 16 and 18, with murder in the fatal beatings of the homeless men on July 18 in Albuquerque in violence so brutal it left the men's bodies badly disfigured. "Given the violent and hateful nature of these attacks, the Navajo Nation would like to have this incident investigated as a hate crime," Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said, adding he wanted a federal investigation.
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Navajo Leader, Mayor To Meet Over Homeless Killings 24.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Richard Berry will meet with top Navajo officials on Thursday about the killing of two homeless Native Americans who were found beaten beyond recognition in a vacant lot, his office said. Berry scheduled the meeting at the request of Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, who issued a statement denouncing the weekend attack in southwest Albuquerque as "beyond senseless." Three teenagers have been charged with murder in the Friday night slayings. Police say the men were attacked while sleeping and beaten with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole. One of the suspects told police the attack lasted more than an hour, according to a criminal complaint. "The Navajo Nation is appalled that this type of attack is happening upon our people. We pray that justice will be carried out in this case," Shelly said. Police and prosecutors said one of the boys told investigators the trio had been targeting homeless people around Albuquerque for about a year. Authorities, however, said there ...
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Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence 24.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Richard Berry will meet with top Navajo officials on Thursday about the killing of two homeless Native Americans who were found beaten beyond recognition in a vacant lot, his office said.
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Navajo leader, mayor to meet on homeless killings 24.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Richard Berry will meet with top Navajo officials on Thursday about the killing of two homeless Native Americans who were found beaten beyond recognition in a vacant lot, his office ...
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Navajo Nation leader denounces homeless killings 23.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation on Wednesday denounced the killing of two homeless men who he said were members of the tribe and called for a meeting with Albuquerque officials about the attack.
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Navajo Nation president denounces homeless killings, seeks meeting with Albuquerque mayor 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Birth certificates hard to come by 21.7.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For Navajos born in remote areas of the Navajo Nation, getting a birth certificate to access retirement and health benefits has been a struggle under Arizona’s strict regulations.Most residents born before the 1970s were commonly delivered at home without any hospital-issued birth certificate, KNAU-FM...
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Region Briefs 20.7.2014 Durango Herald
Palin, Cruz, DeMint headline Denver summitDENVER – Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint are headlining a gathering of about 2,500 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.The summit at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center culminates today with a straw poll to gauge attendees’ early...
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Navajo, Chinese artists join for N.M. public art 17.7.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Not many people have been to Coyote Canyon, a remote spot on the nation’s largest Native American reservation. Bordered by sandstone outcroppings and dotted with piñon and juniper, the location served as a perfect backdrop for an unprecedented venture into high-tech public art by the Navajo Nation and the...
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Crews fighting Navajo blaze search for hot spots 23.6.2014 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters spent Sunday scouring steep and rugged terrain just east of the Arizona-New Mexico border for any hot spots left from a wildfire that has scorched more than 22 square miles of the Navajo Nation.
Some roads open as firefighters get closer to containing blaze burning on Navajo Nation 22.6.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Crews make more progress against Navajo blaze 22.6.2014 Yahoo: US National
NASCHITTI, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters are gaining the upper hand against a blaze that has charred more than 22 square miles on the Navajo Nation.
Ruling keeps Navajo leader away from post 22.6.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A Navajo Nation judge has rejected a request by the tribe’s legislative leader to strike down a bill that placed him on paid administrative leave and chided lawmakers who walked out before a vote was taken.The Navajo Nation Council stripped Speaker Johnny Naize of his administrative duties in April,...
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Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins' Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse 19.6.2014 Democracy Now!
The growing movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team has scored a surprising victory. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the team's trademark registration after concluding its name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans. The decision does not force the team to change its name, but it could make it more difficult to legally guard the name and logo from use by third parties. The team can reportedly keep the trademark while they appeal. But Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it. We are joined by two guests: Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo activist and plaintiff in the case, and sportswriter Dave Zirin.
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A big bet on coal 19.6.2014 Durango Herald
KIRTLAND, New Mexico Faced with the possibility of losing $40 million in annual revenue and several hundred jobs for its members, the Navajo Nation last year placed a high-stakes bet on coal, agreeing to take ownership of Navajo Mine.Only a few months later, that bet is looking increasingly precarious as the Obama...
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Relief on the horizon as crews battle Navajo fire in N.M. 19.6.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As summer approaches, relief is in sight for drought-stricken New Mexico and many other parts of the West as Mother Nature appears ready to ease up on her back-to-back blows of stifling heat and gusty winds.

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Better weather ahead for Navajo Nation wildfire 19.6.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As summer approaches, relief is in sight for drought-stricken New Mexico and many other parts of the West as Mother Nature appears ready to ease up on her back-to-back blows of stifling heat and gusty ...
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Relief on the horizon as crews battle Navajo fire 19.6.2014 Yahoo: US National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As summer approaches, relief is in sight for drought-stricken New Mexico and many other parts of the West as Mother Nature appears ready to ease up on her back-to-back blows of stifling heat and gusty ...
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Meet the Native American Woman Who Took on the Washington Football Team 19.6.2014 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office terminated six federal trademark registrations held by Washington's pro football team. The PTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the team's name cannot be protected, because it disparages Native Americans and federal law bans the trademarking of offensive language. The decision is a victory for Amanda Blackhorse, a 32-year-old member of the Navajo Nation who became the face of the legal fight to revoke Washington's trademarks starting in 2006. She was leading protests of the name when the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath asked her to become the lead of five petitioners in its case against the Washington football team. Blackhorse spoke to Mother Jones Wednesday about the ruling, the other professional sports teams in her crosshairs, and her own run-ins with racist Washington football fans. Mother Jones: So you must be pretty excited today, right? Amanda Blackhorse: We started this campaign eight years ago. So yes, today, it's pretty overwhelming, ...
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Heat, wind hamper efforts to corral Navajo fire 18.6.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to work against extreme heat and gusty winds Wednesday as they battle a wildfire that has consumed thousands of acres of pinon and juniper forest along with grazing lands that Navajo Nation livestock owners have used for centuries.
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