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Juvenile justice system failing Native Americans, studies show 1.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use.
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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show 1.8.2015 NPR News
One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.
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A Navajo Speaker Says The Language Connects Her With Her Culture 25.7.2015 NPR News
Navajo Nation voters decided this week that their tribal presidents should not be required to speak fluent Navajo. One 23-year-old, a fluent Navajo speaker, disagrees.
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Navajo voters approve change to language fluency requirement for top leaders 22.7.2015 Yahoo: Politics
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Voters of the Navajo Nation on Tuesday approved a controversial change to a requirement that the tribe's top two elected leaders must be fluent in the native language in order to hold office, election officials said.
Navajo Nation loosens language requirements for top leaders 22.7.2015 Yahoo: Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajos have voted to loosen language requirements for their top leaders, eliminating the need for them to be fluent in Navajo and giving voters more discretion in who can hold elected ...
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N.M. power plant extension called ‘devastating’ 22.7.2015 Durango Herald
Some residents and environmental interests surrounding a New Mexico power plant and companion coal mine are devastated that federal officials extended operations.The news surrounding the Four Corners Power Plant and the Navajo Mine comes as a blow to opponents of the operation, especially as other coal mines across the nation are under...
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Navajos to vote on role language plays in tribal presidency 19.7.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It's a question that dominated conversation in the Navajo Nation presidential election: Should the tribe's top leader be fluent in the language?
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Mother pleads guilty to homicide in daughter's death 16.7.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose death became emblematic of the lack of justice on tribal lands has pleaded guilty to a homicide charge in Navajo Nation court.
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First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit 9.7.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that “each of you was put on this earth for a reason.” “Each of you has something that you’re destined to do, whether that’s raising a beautiful family, whether that’s succeeding in a profession,” […]
Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation 2.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Alray Nelson grew up with his four sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who was raised by his grandmother and single mother, chuckled as he reminisced about the strong Navajo women who raised him. "My mom always says that she's my father and my mom because, as her only son, she had to instill in me the values of a man," he said. "And so growing up I was always encouraged to be sensitive and to be compassionate, and I think that's key to what it means to be Navajo and LGBTQ on the Navajo Nation." Nonetheless, living as an openly queer person on the rural reservation is difficult, even dangerous. In 2011, 16-year-old Fred Martinez, a transgender Navajo woman, was brutally murdered by Sean Murphy, who later bragged to his friends that he had " bug-smashed a fag ." Although no statistics currently exist about violence against LGBTQ Navajos, the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission heard testimonies and gathered information last year ...
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Culture proves stronger than zoology 15.6.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A zoo on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation has eliminated its snake exhibit because cultural beliefs about the reptiles as bad omens were deterring visitors from seeing other animals.Navajos are advised not to watch snakes eat, mate or shed their skin because it could affect their physical...
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Navajo Nation Witnesses Changing Landscape: Growing Sand Dunes 28.5.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
A U.S. Geological Survey researcher says she's worried about the Navajo because drought, combined with increasing temperatures, are making it harder for them to live in the harsh conditions.
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Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use 20.5.2015 NPR News
Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. Now, cartels are taking advantage of lax police enforcement.
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Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines 16.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
DENVER (AP) — Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle — a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming.
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Proposed Grand Canyon tram raises ruckus 15.5.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon.A day later, on Wednesday, Begaye issued a statement saying he’s opposed to the project and always...
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New Navajo president opposes $1 billion Grand Canyon project 15.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The new leader of the largest Native American tribe in the United States has reaffirmed his opposition to a controversial $1 billion Grand Canyon development project that features an aerial tram, a spokesman for his office said on Thursday. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he has not wavered in his belief the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project is a bad idea, despite signing an agreement upon taking office that listed it among projects his administration would pursue. "This administration has already stated it does not support the Grand Canyon Escalade project and that position has not changed," Wednesday's statement said. "It is not in the best interests of the Navajo Nation and the Navajo people," the statement said.
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Is aerial tram in Grand Canyon’s future? Navajo leader insists yes, then no 15.5.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon. A day later, on Wednesday,  Begaye issued a statement saying he’s opposed to the project and always has been. His […]
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Navajo president takes firm stance against Grand Canyon tram 14.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand ...
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Local Briefs 13.5.2015 Durango Herald
Mesa Verde to hold native graves talkPeter Pino will present insights into his 20-year involvement with issues related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and Mesa Verde National Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park.Pino, former Zia Pueblo tribal administrator and...
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Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty 13.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye was sworn in Tuesday as president of the Navajo Nation, agreeing to support several of his predecessor's projects including an aerial tram at the east rim of the Grand Canyon and a rail port that could export agriculture and coal from the reservation.
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