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New CEO at Native Americans for Community Action
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Kenneth White took over as the chief executive officer of Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) in October. NACA prides itself on providing healthcare that empowers and advocates for Native people and others based on harmony, respect and indigenous values.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Navajo Nation Council approves Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014
WINDOW ROCK - On the final day of a two-day special session, the Navajo Nation Council approved the Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

North Kaibab Firewood Cutting Season Ends Nov. 30
FREDONIA, Ariz. - On Nov. 30 the 2014 personal use firewood cutting season ends on the North Kaibab Ranger District. All unused firewood cutting permits will not be valid afterward.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aspen decline in northern Arizona leaves forestry officials searching for answers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - By some measures, aspens are the largest organisms in the world, as entire groves spanning thousands of trees can be interconnected through elaborate root systems.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hopi wins 25th consecutive state title
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The legend continues for Hopi High School Coach Rick Baker and the Bruin boys cross country team as they won a national record 25th consecutive state championship Nov. 8 at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Livestock impoundment causes unrest in Hopi Partitioned Lands
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Hopi Tribe and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) impounded more than 100 animals on Hopi Partitioned Lands Aug. 18-28, causing conflict between Hopis and Navajos.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Russell Begaye to replace Deschene on ballot, election rescheduled for Dec. 23
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation will put on a special election in late December, which will be used to fill a new vice presidential candidate's seat on the Navajo Nation Council and decide the presidential election.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Is a redesign for Navajo Nation flag necessary?
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Marlon Murphy Begay knows that his amendment to the Navajo Nation Flag could take a long time to get approval from the Navajo people. But he still thinks it is important to have a flag that represents the entirety of the Navajo Nation.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Navajo Nation presidential election on hold
Supreme Court finds Board of Election Supervisors in contempt of court, strips board of governmental authority
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Museum of Northern Arizona names new president and CEO
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) named Carrie M. Heinonen as Director and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Dr. Robert Breunig.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Gay marriage, now legal in Arizona, not recognized by Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Nathaniel George said that he knew he was going to marry his husband the first time he laid eyes on him more than eight years ago. Being Navajo and a Flagstaff resident, the chance of them getting legally married in Arizona or on the reservation wasn't likely.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuba City High school parent night Nov. 12
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - On Nov. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. Parent Night takes place at the Tuba City High Pavilion Cafeteria. The Tuba City High Counseling Office and Superintendent Office will sponsor the event.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

EPA issues proposed emissions rule for tribal power plants
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - On Oct. 29, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule for tribes under the Clean Power Plan, which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions on tribal lands.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mexican grey wolf spotted near Grand Canyon?
FLAGSTAFF - Federal officials said Oct. 30 they are trying to determine whether a wolf-like animal repeatedly spotted in an area north of the Grand Canyon is an endangered gray wolf, as environmental groups believe.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New documentary focuses on Native American veterans on Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Julius Tulley, a Native American veteran, who grew up in Blue Gap, Arizona is one of the Native American veterans featured in a documentary called, "Warriors Return," which is airing around the country on public television stations in November.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Shelly vetoes fluency legislation
Presidential candidate Chris Deschene likely disqualified from race
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Navajo Nation Council votes to change language requirement for elected officials
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - After hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight Thursday night to approve legislation that changes the language requirement for Navajo Nation tribal offices, effective for the 2014 election.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oral historian hopes to bring documentation project to Alaska
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Karen Begay is working on keeping Native American languages from becoming extinct by recording and documenting tribal and family history.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

VA grants fight veteran homelessness beyond Phoenix, Tucson areas
PRESCOTT - Richard Findley sits at a circular table at the Veterans Resource Center browsing the Internet and reading news articles on his laptop. As other veterans walk through the door, Findley looks up and waves hello.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Interior announces $1.2 million to be awarded to tribes to take control, operate their Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navajo Nation will receive $200,000 in Sovereignty in Indian Education (SIE) enhancement funds to promote tribal control and operation of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools on their reservations.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Leaving a lasting legacy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Perhaps the most important thing Dr. Robert Breunig has done during his tenure at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is to strengthen the ties between the museum and the Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo communities.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Navajo Nation Supreme Court rules against Deschene, presidential candidate continues campaign
Deschene's appeal dismissed because of failure of Deschene's team to attach required paperwork
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Painted Desert Farmer's Market celebrates last market of year
MOENKOPI, Ariz. - On Oct. 3 the Painted Desert Farmers Market celebrated its final market for the year. Markets took place in August and September.

Different organizations participated to inform attendees about different issues in the area and work that is being done.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prop 403 addresses road maintenance on Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - According to officials with Coconino County, the maintenance of roads used by Navajo Nation school buses could suffer if voters don't approve Proposition 403 Nov. 4.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Junk food tax back after revisions
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Health, Education, and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) approved legislation Oct. 8 seeking to pass the Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, which would impose an additional two-percent sales tax on food items considered to have minimal to no nutritional value on the Navajo Nation.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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