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HUD investigation finds no compliance issues with NHA


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) released a Final Monitoring (investigative) Report…

Navajo Head Start Superintendent removed

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -The Department of Dine Education has taken action in removing the Superintendent of Navajo Head Start,…

Council Delegate Davis Filfred provides report to the Utah Tribal Leaders

OREM, Utah – Council Delegate Davis Filfred (Mexican Water, Aneth, Teecnospos, Tółikan, Red Mesa) provided a report to the Utah Tribal Leaders…

Tom Begaye, Jr., pleads guilty to murder, aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping charges arising out of abduction and murder of...

ALBUQUERQUE – Tom Begaye, Jr., 28, entered a guilty plea this afternoon to a six-count indictment charging him with murder,…

Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports amendment to promote economic development through the production of cannabis

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0213-17, which seeks to amend…

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NHA Board appoints Interim CEO with 23 years housing and NTUA experience

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners have announced an Interim Chief Executive Officer who has 23 years of housing and NTUA experience, and previously served as Executive Director for the Southern Ute Housing Authority from 2001 to 2003 before returning to NHA in 2011. “After careful discussion among the Board and consultation with senior NHA managers,...

Navajo Nation Council honors the life of Navajo Code Talker David Earl Patterson, Sr.

WINDOW ROCK – On Monday, members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council offered their condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker David Earl Patterson, Sr., who passed away on Sunday in Rio Rancho, N.M. at the age of 94."The members of the Navajo Nation Council send their condolences and prayers to the family of Navajo Code Talker David Earl Patterson, Sr., who was a great example for all of the pe...

New NHA Board state their goals and expectations with top NHA officials

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The incoming Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) Board of Commissioners held a three-hour introductory work session with top NHA officials on June 7 at the Navajo Nation Quality Inn Restaurant according to a press release issued by the authority.The purpose of the session was to get to know one another and put names to faces and to discuss pressing topics and issues in preparation ...

Peter Deswood, Jr., champion of local governance, passes on at 66

FARMINGTON, NM – Peter Deswood, Jr., the man who took local empowerment to new heights through Kayenta Township, served three tribal presidents, and won a seat on the Navajo Nation Council in 1978 after the Navajo Court of Appeals reinstated him because the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors (NBOES) deemed him “too young” to run for office, passed away on Monday February 15, 2016 at 4:...

Law and Order Committee supports the family of late Navajo Officer Leander Frank at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Law and Order Committee attended the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Monday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to support the late Navajo Nation police officer Leander Frank’s family. Officer Leander Frank, who lost his life during the line of duty in August 2016, was one of the 118 officers recognized during the national memorial ser...

Nonprofit brings water access to Navajo homes - Farmington Daily Times

Farmington Daily TimesNonprofit brings water access to Navajo homesFarmington Daily TimesMcGraw is the founder and executive director of DigDeep, a nonprofit organization that has been installing wate...

Off-road accident near Pinedale kills 28-year-old man - White Mountain Independent

White Mountain IndependentOff-road accident near Pinedale kills 28-year-old manWhite Mountain IndependentNavajo County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jim Molesa said Kenneth Douros Sr. was found pi...

David Patterson Sr., 94, helped crack Japanese code in World War II - The Boston...

David Patterson Sr., 94, helped crack Japanese code in World War IIThe Boston GlobeWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Navajo Code Talker who used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has d...

The Navajo Nation Might Lift a Longstanding Ban on Genetic Research - Smithsonian

SmithsonianThe Navajo Nation Might Lift a Longstanding Ban on Genetic ResearchSmithsonianThe Navajo Nation is weighing whether to end a 15-year ban that prevents genetic research on their members. The...

Wanted: People – or their kids – who appeared in old-time westerns - Navajo Times

Navajo TimesWanted: People – or their kids – who appeared in old-time westernsNavajo TimesThis is a low-budget documentary so people who are interviewed will receive no pay but it will give them a cha...

The End of Coal Will Haunt the Navajo - Bloomberg

BloombergThe End of Coal Will Haunt the NavajoBloombergPercy Deal, 67, lives in the same small, three-bedroom stone house he grew up in, situated in the remote Navajo village of Cactus Valley, Ariz. L...

Navajo, Hopi tribes get funding to ease coal plant shutdown - KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13Navajo, Hopi tribes get funding to ease coal plant shutdownKRQE News 13PAGE, Ariz. (AP) – The federal government is awarding nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for th...

David Patterson, One Of The Last Living Navajo Code Talkers From WWII, Has Died -...

HuffPostDavid Patterson, One Of The Last Living Navajo Code Talkers From WWII, Has DiedHuffPostWithout using the Navajo code, it could take hours for a soldier to complete the same task. From then on,...

David Patterson Sr., Navajo Code Talker, dies at age 94 - AZCentral.com

AZCentral.comDavid Patterson Sr., Navajo Code Talker, dies at age 94AZCentral.comRoy Hawthorne, 89, served as a Navajo code talker with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945. He effortlessly recalls...

Navajo Nation may undo genetic research ban in hopes of better care - Engadget

EngadgetNavajo Nation may undo genetic research ban in hopes of better careEngadgetThe Navajo Nation banned genetic studies in 2002 due to concerns over how its members' genetic material would be ...