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Navajo Nation launches Tribal Access Program with USDOJ

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation launched the Tribal Access Program on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Window Rock, Arizona. The…

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,…

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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...

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Students share their stories, get gift packages – Navajo Times - Navajo Times

Navajo TimesStudents share their stories, get gift packages – Navajo TimesNavajo TimesThree weeks ago, I announced that 20 current Navajo college students will be awarded with free college gift packag...

9th Annual Navajo Rug Auction to benefit the Maxwell Museum ... - UNM Newsroom

UNM Newsroom9th Annual Navajo Rug Auction to benefit the Maxwell Museum ...UNM NewsroomThe 9th annual Navajo Rug Auction, benefitting Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, will take p...

Native American Garden Initiative restores ancient knowledge to Navajo Nation - Deseret News

Deseret NewsNative American Garden Initiative restores ancient knowledge to Navajo NationDeseret NewsAnciently, the Navajo people have always grown crops like corn, but somewhere along the line, the k...

Data shows huge reduction in Diné speakers – Navajo Times - Navajo Times

Navajo TimesData shows huge reduction in Diné speakers – Navajo TimesNavajo TimesLanguage loss and revitalization aren't new topics in Indian Country. Over the last couple of decades, the Navajo N...

The Navajo Nation Launches $20 Million Fund to Help Its Entrepreneurs - YES! Magazine

YES! MagazineThe Navajo Nation Launches $20 Million Fund to Help Its EntrepreneursYES! MagazineSmall businesses like this farm could help the struggling economy on the Navajo Nation—one that rises and...

Judge is poised to 'adjust gerrymandering with gerrymandering,' giving Navajos an edge in southern Utah...

Salt Lake TribuneJudge is poised to 'adjust gerrymandering with gerrymandering,' giving Navajos an edge in southern Utah countySalt Lake TribuneOn Thursday, federal Judge Robert Shelby will ho...

Rabbitbrush Rambler: Navajo neighbors - Valley Courier

Valley CourierRabbitbrush Rambler: Navajo neighborsValley CourierReaders might have noticed a recent newspaper item about The Navajo Nation's purchase of Wolf Springs Ranch in the Wet Mountain Val...

A map of language charted by Navajo philosophy - High Country News

High Country NewsA map of language charted by Navajo philosophyHigh Country NewsOutside her office at the Peaceful Spirit Treatment Center on the Southern Ute Reservation, Navajo poet Esther Belin tak...

Running Through the Heart of Navajo - New York Times

New York TimesRunning Through the Heart of NavajoNew York TimesCANYON DE CHELLY, Ariz. — A sliver moon dangled overhead. Cedar and pinyon logs had burned to embers in the desert chill, blue corn mush ...

Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary - The New Yorker

The New YorkerAnnotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English DictionaryThe New YorkerThe first, incomplete Navajo-English Dictionary was compiled, in 1958, by Leon Wall, an official in the U.S....