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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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California woman battles Navajo Nation over husband's body 6.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was ordered to return her husband's body to the Navajo Nation says she'll continue fighting to have him buried in Northern California.
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Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ bands look to uplift Native youth 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In the small world of Navajo “Rez Metal,” Edmund Yazzie a member of the Navajo Nation Council, is a not only a participant but a leader, hosting concerts and touring with Testify, the four-man band he helped start in 2011. He’s the drummer.
Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ bands look to uplift Native youth 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
In the small world of Navajo “Rez Metal,” Edmund Yazzie a member of the Navajo Nation Council, is a not only a participant but a leader, hosting concerts and touring with Testify, the four-man band he helped start in 2011. He’s the drummer.
Navajo president sworn in despite losing re-election 14.1.2015 Yahoo: US National
The Navajo Nation president has been sworn in to continue as the tribe's top leader, even though he badly lost his re-election bid.
Navajo president to be sworn in despite badly losing vote as tribe tries to resolve election 14.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Durango’s councilors back tribe’s water request 7.1.2015 Durango Herald
The Durango City Council signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the delivery of water from Lake Nighthorse to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.“This water would really help our future,” Chairman Manuel Heart said.The resolution stemmed from a series of recent meetings between city officials and the tribe about the...
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For Many Of Navajo Nation, Water Delivery Comes Monthly 6.1.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.
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N.M. regulators hear testimony 6.1.2015 Durango Herald
SANTA FE – New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.The plan would curb haze-causing pollution at the San Juan Generating Station, but some environmentalists argue it...
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Regulators weigh proposal to close part of New Mexico plant 6.1.2015 Health
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the ...
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Regional Briefs 5.1.2015 Durango Herald
Christo’s river project gets federal OKCAÑON CITY – Opponents say they may appeal after a federal judge refused to stop a plan by the artist Christo to hang nearly six miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River.Members of Rags Over the Arkansas River say the project is potentially dangerous...
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Regional Briefs 5.1.2015 Durango Herald
Christo’s river project gets federal OKCAÑON CITY – Opponents say they may appeal after a federal judge refused to stop a plan by the artist Christo to hang nearly six miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River.Members of Rags Over the Arkansas River say the project is potentially dangerous...
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Navajo Council OKs special presidential vote 2.1.2015 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation Council has passed a bill to conduct a special election for the tribal presidency next summer, months after a deadline set by the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.The Council approved the legislation Tuesday on an 11-1 vote during a special session in Window Rock, Arizona. The bill calls for a June 2...
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Navajo panel agrees on gaming terms 31.12.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – A panel of Navajo Nation lawmakers has settled on terms that the tribe would like to see adopted as part of a new gambling compact with the state of New Mexico.The tribe’s current compact is set to expire in June, and negotiations with Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration have been ongoing for...
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Native Americans tread carefully into marijuana 23.12.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are...
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Tribes Tread Carefully Into Marijuana Discussions 23.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse. When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, the same divisive discussions resurfaced. The tribal president's office talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition. "Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more, and everyone is going to be affected," said Edmund Yazzie, head of the Navajo Nation Council's Law and Order Committee. The split reaction among Navajo leaders reflects divisions on reservations around the country. While the ...
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Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions 23.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
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