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Navajos ask federal judge to restore polling places in Utah 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation member Davis Filfred prefers casting a ballot the old fashioned way at a polling place. But he’s worried he may have to make a three-hour round-trip drive this November to make that happen. San Juan County in southeastern Utah switched to an all-mail ballot election system in 2014, […]
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Navajos ask federal judge to restore polling places in Utah 22.9.2016 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Navajo Nation member Davis Filfred prefers casting a ballot the old fashioned way at a polling place. But he's worried he may have to make a three-hour round-trip drive this November to make that happen....
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Navajo officials move toward tribal Amber Alert system 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Farmington, N.M. • Navajo Nation leaders are in talks with the U.S. government to establish an emergency alert system across the 27,000-square-mile reservation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2c5wbNl ) that Coordinator Harlan Cleveland says tribal government officials and the U.S. Department of Justice are considering establishing the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System on tribal land. The program is a federal alert system created in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hanging on in Navajo Nation: First the water turned orange, then the air went bad 8.9.2016 LA Times: Environment

A year ago, the people of Shiprock watched their crops shrivel as a week without water stretched into a month, and then a whole lost season.

Bertha Etsitty’s watermelon vines curled and stiffened, even as her grandchildren emptied their water bottles on the leaves in a failed bid to keep the patch...

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Navajo code talker during WWII dies 7.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Joe Hosteen Kellwood, one of the Navajo code talkers during World War II, has died at age 95.
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Father, daughter die in flooded arroyo in Tohatchi 5.9.2016 Durango Herald
TOHATCHI, N.M. – A Navajo father and daughter in northwest New Mexico were found dead after trying to rescue a family pet from a flooded arroyo.Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye expressed condolences in a statement Sunday for the deaths of Jay and Aschley Levier in Tohatchi.KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that...
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Navajo lawmakers to consider Grand Canyon tram legislation 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation lawmakers are set to consider a highly disputed plan to develop tourist attractions at the edge of the Grand Canyon. A Navajo Council member this week introduced legislation to approve the Grand Canyon Escalade project, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2bCg44G). The legislation also proposes $65 million in tribal development funds […]
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Navajo Nation lawmakers to face sentencing 23.8.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Thirteen former Navajo Nation lawmakers are awaiting sentencing for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund. The Daily Times of Farmington reported that hearings for the former Navajo Nation Council delegates are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Window Rock,...
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Navajo Nation seeks to intervene in abuse lawsuit against Mormon church 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Navajo Nation filed motions Friday to intervene in the pending lawsuit against the LDS Church concerning the alleged sex abuse of four children. The motions, which ask to move the matter to tribal court, state that hearing the case in federal court challenges the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation, which has a “direct and substantial interest in defending these interests.” Attorneys for the Navajo Nation ask U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby to dismiss the lawsuit until after it is exhausted b... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo Nation sues feds over mine waste spill 17.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico and explained his people’s link to the water and the economic, cultural and psychological damage inflicted in the wake of the August 2015 sp...
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Navajo Nation sues federal government over Gold King Mine spill, claiming negligence 17.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Leaders of one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of the Gold King mine spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.
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Navajo Nation sues feds over massive 2015 mine waste spill 17.8.2016 AP National
Leaders of one of the nation&apos;s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states....
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Navajo Nation sues feds over massive 2015 mine waste spill 16.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. The Navajo Nation on Tuesday joined New Mexico in pursuing legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of the August 2015 […]
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Navajo Nation sues EPA over toxic mine spill 16.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A year after 300 million gallons of heavy metal sludge from the shuttered Gold King Mine gushed into a tributary of the Animas River, the Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it sees as negligence in cleaning up the disaster -- serving up a potent election-year issue for Republicans against one of their favorite targets.
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Navajo Nation to sue EPA over Gold King Mine spill for damages 16.8.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – One of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes is planning to sue over damages caused by the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in August 2015 above Silverton.Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Navajo Attorney General Ethel Branch and other tribal officials plan to announce Tuesday that they have...
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Navajo Nation to announce filing of EPA-targeted Gold King Mine spill lawsuit 16.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Navajo Nation is set Tuesday to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of last summer's Gold King Mine spill.
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Navajo president signs emergency declaration 9.8.2016 Durango Herald
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed a “Declaration of Emergency” in response to flooding last week that destroyed homes, roads and livestock.The declaration signed Sunday means all Navajo Nation Divisions and Departments immediately must respond to communities impacted by the heavy...
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Deal to bring electricity to over 1,000 on Navajo Nation 6.8.2016 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – More than 1,000 Navajos who live without electricity in their homes soon could get power for the first time as the tribal utility buys a system of rural Utah substations and electrical lines under the terms of a decades-old deal with a power company. Across the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation, an estimated 15,000...
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Navajo researcher leads search for answers about contamination 6.8.2016 Durango Herald
To Navajo people, the San Juan River is sacred. For trust in the river to be restored, the people need to hear a confident message from their leaders that the water is safe, said Venaya Yazzie, a Navajo artist who organized shows around the Gold King Mine spill. Karletta Chief, a Navajo assistant professor at the University of...
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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