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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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Gold King Mine spill’s economic impact fleeting in Durango, lasting in the Navajo Nation 5.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
one year after the breach of the Gold King Mine spilled millions of gallons of toxic-metals-laced runoff into the Animas, businesses in Durango say things are back to normal.
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Deal to bring electricity to over 1,000 in Navajo Nation 5.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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 southern Utah substations and electrical lines. Officials say the deal between the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power will help them connect some of the thousands of people on the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation who without a utility considered among the most basic for most Americans. NUTA spokeswoman Deenis...
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Justice Department to review fatal Arizona police shooting 31.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced this week it will investigate the fatal shooting of a Navajo woman by an Arizona police officer. The Civil Rights Division will review the local investigation into the March 27 shooting death of Loreal Tsingine (SIN’-uh-jin-ee), Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said Friday. He declined to comment […]
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Navajo leader wants action against sexual harassment 29.7.2016 Durango Herald
In a tearful plea to her fellow Navajo Nation Council delegates, Amber Kanazbah Crotty announced for the first time publicly that she had been sexually harassed as an elected official and called for change.Crotty – the only woman on the 23-person board – talked at a recent council meeting about vulgar comments and sexual...
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Dog mauling that killed boy angers Navajo leaders 23.7.2016 Durango Herald
Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger about the attack, saying encounters with stray and feral animals on the vast reservation are all too common and more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.A report from the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program...
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Dog mauling that killed 3-year-old boy angers Navajo leaders 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger over the attack, saying encounters with stray and feral animals on the vast reservation are all too common and more could have been done to prevent the tragedy. A report from the Navajo Nation Animal […]
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Navajo Nation Council to begin summer session in Arizona 19.7.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.The council convened Monday, and it will hear an array of proposals including legislation that would regulate surface coal mining, reclamation and coal...
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