Navajo Nation

EPA approves Navajo Nation to regulate drinking water systems

FARMINGTON — A program under the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency will now oversee 12 public drinking water systems on the …

Water

Shiprock man gets 13 years in prison in stabbing death

A Shiprock man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a woman in his home on the Navajo Nation is going to prison.<p>A federal judge in New Mexico …

News (U.S.)

Coal's decline in power production hits Navajo Nation hard

<i>Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque Journal</i><p>King Coal has ruled for decades as the Navajo Nation’s economic mainstay, but with the industry in frank decline, …

Native Americans

Navajo officials bid farewell to Indian Affairs director

<b>Window Rock</b> • Navajo Nation officials are bidding farewell to their region’s director for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).<p>The tribe says …

Emergency Medicine

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation | Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

The Kayenta Solar project created as many as 284 construction jobs while it was being built, in an area with chronically high unemployment. It opened …

Renewable Energy

Violent gang on Navajo Nation 'dismantled,' FBI says

The gang, which called themselves the Red Skin Kingz, operated from Lukachukai, a remote town in northern Arizona.

Crime

FIRST LAUGH—WELCOME, BABY!

In a “skyscraper home in the big, busy city” and amid the high desert mesas of the “Navajo Nation,” family members attempt to make Baby laugh for the …

Acquainted

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the …

Natural Gas

Navajo Code Talkers Day celebration planned for Tuesday

Navajo officials say a celebration of the Navajo Code Talkers will be held Tuesday.<p>The Navajo Nation Office of the president and vice president says …

Ethnology

Navajo agency rolls out feral horse program

Too many free-roaming horses has led to declining range conditions

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

5 places where you can learn about Native American culture

ADVERTISING<p>Explore some of the world’s most enduring cultures set amid jaw-dropping scenery. Here are five places where your family will learn about …

Native Americans

Hundreds of Navajo farmers and ranchers sue over Gold King Mine spill

Nearly 300 farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation affected by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill filed a lawsuit last week alleging gross negligence on …

New Mexico

Navajo Nation official pleads not guilty to $6M theft charge

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation official has been accused of unlawfully transferring $6 million of Ramah Navajo Chapter funds to different …

U.S. Department of Justice

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.<p>The lawsuit was filed Aug. 3 in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by …

New Mexico

Program Aims to Reduce Population of Feral Navajo Nation Horses

The Navajo Nation is testing a plan that would offer a reward for every horse surrendered to the nation’s agriculture department to reduce the number …

Horses

Lixil and P.I.P.E. Step Up as Sponsors for IWSH's Navajo Nation Community Plumbing Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lixil, the pioneering manufacturer of such brands as American Standard and Grohe, and the Piping Industry Progress & Education Trust Fund (P.I.P.E.) have generously extended support, both financial and products/materials, to the International Water, …

Native Americans

Navajo man gets back on Utah ballot after judge's ruling

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man will be put back on the ballot for a Utah county commission seat after a judge sided with him Tuesday in his lawsuit against a county that disqualified him in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race.<p>U.S. …

Salt Lake City

New Mexico woman gets prison term in fatal 2017 car crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Mariano Lake woman who pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque to an involuntary manslaughter charge has been …

New Mexico

Forum offers voters opportunity to meet Navajo presidential candidates

SHIPROCK — The latest forum for the Navajo Nation presidential candidates continued to provide insight for voters here on Monday.<p>There are 18 …

Native Americans

Navajo Nation offers money for surrender of wild horses

The Daily Times reports the nation's Department of Agriculture rolled out a voluntary horse sale and equine reward program last week to mitigate the …

Wild Horses

Feds: Auto dealer deceived consumers near Navajo Nation

<b>Gallup, N.M.</b> • Federal authorities say an Arizona-based auto dealer who operates in towns near the Navajo Nation falsified consumer information and …

Salt Lake City

Former uranium workers call for compensation expansion

SHIPROCK — Brimhall resident Leslie Begay Jr. worked as an underground miner for eight years in a uranium mining operation in Church Rock near Gallup.<p>…

Compensation

3 years after Colorado mine spill, victims awaiting payment

Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal …

Business

FBI offers $1,000 reward in 2017 stabbing death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says it's offering a reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction in a Navajo Nation stabbing death last year.<p>In a statement Thursday, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the agency was offering the $1,000 reward nearly a year after 32-year-old …

New Mexico

Auto group accused of deceptive practices to sell to Navajos

The Federal Trade Commission is accusing an auto group in the Southwest of using deceptive and unlawful practices to sell vehicles to Navajos.<p>The complaint against Tate's Auto Group was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Arizona.<p>It alleges the company has falsified consumers' monthly income …

Human Rights

FTC accuses dealer group of inflating income, down payment on credit apps

A dealership group with stores in Arizona and New Mexico has been charged by the Federal Trade Commission with income falsification among other …

Human Rights

New Mexico city bordering Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

<b>Gallup, N.M.</b> • A western New Mexico city that bills itself as the gateway to Native American culture is experiencing a tourism boom.<p>Officials in …

New Mexico

Does solar power offer a brighter future for off-the-grid Navajo residents?

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>In the Navajo Nation, many residents still live off the grid, making it challenging to live their day-to-day lives.<p>Special …

Off-grid

New Mexico city near Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A western New Mexico city surrounded by Navajo culture and Native arts and crafts is experiencing a tourism boom not seen since the 1970s.<p>Officials in Gallup, New Mexico, says the city has seen an increase of about 7 to 10 percent in visitors thanks to foreign tourists, The …

New Mexico

Branch Returns to Her Navajo Roots - Harvard Law Today

Ethel Branch ’08 grew up on her family’s ranch with no electricity, no running water and a long list of questions about injustice.<p>Why did she have to …

Law