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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…

Resources and Development Committee confirms three appointments

CROWNPOINT, N.M. – On Tuesday, the Resources and Development Committee approved three separate legislations confirming the appointments of Buu Van Nygren to…

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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,...

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:...

One dead, and three wounded in early morning shooting at NAU

8 a.m. update: The victims have been identified as Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring. The deceased student is Colin Brough.FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - According to a statement posted on the Northern Arizona University website four people were shot at the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, AZ, early Friday. According to the Northern Arizona University Police Department, the...

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...

Legal aid agency serving the Navajo Nation to close 3 offices - ABA Journal

Legal aid agency serving the Navajo Nation to close 3 officesABA JournalA legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe ...

Why it's taboo in Navajo culture to view the solar eclipse - KPNX 12 News...

KPNX 12 News TVWhy it's taboo in Navajo culture to view the solar eclipseKPNX 12 News TV"You're not supposed to be out in the sun because nature does change, the atmosphere, the lighting,...

Navajos mark solar eclipse as sacred phenomenon — by not watching - AZCentral.com

The Daily DotNavajos mark solar eclipse as sacred phenomenon — by not watchingAZCentral.comThey'll sit quietly inside during the hours of the eclipse. Here's why.For the Navajo, the eclipse is...

Navajo Man From Shiprock Gets 30 Months In Prison - Los Alamos Daily Post

Navajo Man From Shiprock Gets 30 Months In PrisonLos Alamos Daily PostALBUQUERQUE ― Byron Harold Peshlakai, 26, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced in Federa...

Navajo, Other Tribes Consider Eclipse A Bad Omen - Fronteras: The Changing America Desk

Fronteras: The Changing America DeskNavajo, Other Tribes Consider Eclipse A Bad OmenFronteras: The Changing America DeskThe Navajo believe the sun is the most powerful deity in the universe. When the ...

EPA budget cuts threaten to slow uranium cleanup at Navajo Nation - Reveal

RevealEPA budget cuts threaten to slow uranium cleanup at Navajo NationRevealCHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Angie Hood grew up in a remote valley tucked along the edge of the Navajo Nation. On hot summer days, H...

To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash ... - NPR

NPRTo Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash ...NPRMost American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that ...

Solar eclipse a time of renewal for Navajo people - Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque JournalSolar eclipse a time of renewal for Navajo peopleAlbuquerque JournalIn Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and trib...

Why it's taboo in Navajo culture to view the eclipse - KVOA Tucson News

Why it's taboo in Navajo culture to view the eclipseKVOA Tucson News"We did it out of respect for the Navajo community," said Lynne Hoffman, executive secretary for the Page Unified Scho...

Navajo beliefs surrounding the eclipse explained | khou.com - KHOU

KHOUNavajo beliefs surrounding the eclipse explained | khou.comKHOUPAGE, Ariz. - Page Unified School District will be making changes to its class schedule Monday out of respect for Native American cul...