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Supreme Court Sides Against
Navajo Nation in Water Case
Jun 22, 2023 4:10 PM CDT
Supreme Court Sides Against Navajo Nation in Water Case
Biden administration feared similar fights with other tribes
- The Supreme Court ruled against the Navajo Nation on Thursday in a dispute involving water from the drought-stricken Colorado River. States that draw water from the river—Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado—and water districts in California that are also involved in the case had urged the court to decide for...
1964 Western to
Premiere in Navajo
Nov 4, 2021 7:15 PM CDT
1964 Western to Premiere in Navajo
'A Fistful of Dollars' is just the third major film dubbed in the language
- Manuelito Wheeler isn't sure why Navajo elders admire Western films. It could be that many of them were treated to the films in boarding schools off the reservation decades ago. Some, like his father, tell of gathering around a television growing up to watch gunslingers in a battle between...
May 15, 2021 3:45 PM CDT
Navajos See Arizona Bills as Hindering Voting
Their access already is limited, Native American leaders say
- Arizona Republicans say the voter restrictions they're pushing after President Biden's win in the state last year are designed to strengthen the integrity of future elections. To some, the changes will make voting even more difficult. The bills, some signed into law this past week by Gov. Doug...
Last Words: 'No, I'm Good'
Aug 26, 2020 7:00 PM CDT
Native American's Last Words: 'No, I'm Good'
Lezmond Mitchell has died by lethal injection in Indiana
- The only Native American on federal death row was put to death Wednesday, despite objections from many Navajo leaders who had urged President Trump to halt the execution on the grounds it would violate tribal culture and sovereignty, the AP reports. With the execution of Lezmond Mitchell for the grisly...
This Man Will Die Tonight
Against a Government's Wishes
Aug 26, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
This Man Will Die Tonight Against a Government's Wishes
The Navajo Nation has been opposed to the death penalty for Lezmond Mitchell from the start
- After a 17-year pause, federal executions resumed this summer, with three men put to death. A fourth man on federal death row is slated to experience the same fate tonight in Terre Haute, Ind., but that fate is one a government—the Navajo government—has vehemently opposed. That's because...
Navajo Nation Turns to
Trump As Execution Nears
Aug 13, 2020 6:10 PM CDT
Navajo Nation Turns to Trump As Execution Nears
Judge called the prosecution 'a betrayal of a promise'
- With the execution scheduled for less than two weeks from now, the Navajo Nation has asked President Trump to spare the life of Lezmond Mitchell. Capital punishment violates Navajo beliefs and would pose a challenge to tribal sovereignty, leaders said. "We strongly hold to our cultural, traditional, and religious...
This May Be Hardest-Hit
Virus Spot in US
May 12, 2020 9:16 AM CDT
This May Be Hardest-Hit Virus Spot in US
Navajo Nation in Southwest
- A sign of just how badly the Navajo Nation has been hit by the coronavirus: The international relief agency Doctors Without Borders, better known for helping in war-ravaged nations, has sent a team to the US Southwest to help Native Americans. It's the agency's first US medical presence,...
Ireland Reaches Out
to Help Navajo Nation
May 6, 2020 9:07 AM CDT
Ireland Reaches Out to Help Navajo Nation
Donors want to repay Native American generosity in 1847
- At the height of the Great Famine in Ireland, help arrived from an unexpected source: Members of the Choctaw Nation raised $170, the equivalent of more than $5,000 in today's money, for famine relief in 1847, despite being impoverished and dispossessed by the "Trail of Tears" forced...
Navajo Fight Crushing
Battle Against Coronavirus
Apr 26, 2020 3:35 PM CDT
Navajo Fight Crushing Battle Against Coronavirus
Their infection rate is America's third-highest
- The Navajo are battling America's third-highest coronavirus infection rate after New York and New Jersey as they scramble to treat the sick—and it's clearly an uphill battle, NPR reports. Their challenges include lack of hospital space, lack of nursing, lack of equipment, and facilities that simply aren'...
Is a First
Apr 13, 2020 6:52 PM CDT
New FBI Poster Is a First
Agency had never produced one in a Native American language before
- The FBI has issued its first poster in a Native American language, seeking information in Navajo on the death of a man six years ago on the New Mexico portion of the vast Navajo Nation reservation. Wilson Joe Chiquito, 75, was beaten to death at his home in the community...
Apr 2, 2020 1:05 AM CDT
Grand Canyon Closes Indefinitely
'It is a relief to a lot of the people in the park and community members'
- The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at the Grand Canyon had been shutting down visitors services piecemeal as the federal government initially rebuffed its request to shutter completely. On Tuesday, visitors still had access to...
Only 9 Navajo
Code Talkers Were
Left. Sadly, That
Number Just Fell
Jan 15, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Only 9 Navajo Code Talkers Were Left. Sadly, That Number Just Fell
Alfred K. Newman has died in New Mexico at age of 94
- Hundreds of Navajos assisted in bringing down the Japanese in World War II by helping to develop an intricate code based on their native language. Just nine of those Code Talkers survived into 2019—but now there are only eight. The
reports 94-year-old Alfred K. Newman has died...
The Navajo Nation Had a
Novel Idea: Buy Remington
Jul 17, 2018 6:31 PM CDT
The Navajo Nation Had a Novel Idea: Buy Remington
Native American tribe's half-a-billion-dollar offer was rejected
- The Navajo Nation is one of the country's biggest Native American tribes, and it oversees a sizable investment trust. What it wanted to do with some of the $3.3 billion in it attracted the notice of the
New York Times
: buy the gunmaker Remington. The bid—a cash...
One of the Last WWII Navajo
Code Talkers Has Died
Jun 13, 2018 1:03 AM CDT
One of the Last WWII Navajo Code Talkers Has Died
Samuel Holiday was 94
- Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died in southern Utah on Monday surrounded by family members who raised money through a crowdfunding campaign to be by his side. He was 94. Holiday was among hundreds of Navajos who used a code based on their native...
Sues Wells Fargo
Dec 13, 2017 12:38 AM CST
Navajo Nation Sues Wells Fargo
They accuse bank of using predatory tactics
- The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the tribe's lawyer has been directed to seek restitution, damages, and civil penalties based...
Nov 28, 2017 6:03 AM CST
Navajo Nation: Trump's 'Pocahontas' Crack 'Unfortunate'
Elizabeth Warren says she couldn't believe it
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she could hardly believe it when President Trump attacked her as "Pocahontas" during a White House ceremony to thank World War II Navajo Code Talkers. "This was supposed to be a ceremony honoring war heroes," Warren tells the
. "All he...
Navajo Code Talker
Dies at 95
Sep 7, 2016 11:16 AM CDT
Navajo Code Talker Dies at 95
Code talkers used Navajo language in World War II
- Another Navajo Code Talker has died in Arizona, the AP reports. Navajo Nation officials announced Tuesday that Joe Hosteen Kellwood died Monday at age 95. Kellwood was a Navajo Code Talker in the 1st Marine Division who served in World War II. He was trained at Navajo Code Talker's...
A Battle Over
Inside the Fight
for Bears Ears
Jun 6, 2016 10:48 AM CDT
A Battle Over 1.9M Acres: Inside the Fight for Bears Ears
5 tribes want to see the land made a national monument
- A May poll of 500 registered Utah voters found 68% of them hadn't heard about the Bears Ears proposal—an effort by members of five Native American tribes to preserve 1.9 million acres of ancestral land in southern Utah. Should you count yourself in the know-nothing group, a...
FBI: Stranger Kidnapped,
Murdered This 11-Year-Old
May 4, 2016 5:17 AM CDT
FBI: Stranger Kidnapped, Murdered This 11-Year-Old
New Mexico suspect allegedly lured 2 kids into his van
- The Navajo Nation has been shaken by the nightmarish murder of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped along with her 9-year-old brother. Authorities say the body of Ashlynne Mike was found in a remote area near the Shiprock monument in northwest New Mexico on Tuesday, the day after a stranger...
First US Junk Food Tax
Coming to Navajo Nation
Mar 27, 2015 5:33 AM CDT
First US Junk Food Tax Coming to Navajo Nation
Tax will fund healthy-eating projects
- The Navajo Nation has some of the highest obesity and diabetes rates in America, and advocates are aiming to turn that around with a return to older ways—and America's first junk food tax. The initiative, which will go into effect next month, slaps a 2% tax on food...
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