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Monthly Archives: February 2016

The most concerning risk factor: many Native youth have no insight in the dangers of drug use. 76.6% of Phoenix Native youth reported they saw little danger in abusing substances like prescription drugs. (Photo: Charles Williams, Flickr) The...

By admin on Feb 29th, 2016

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has pleaded guilty in a criminal case to misusing tribal funds. The plea entered earlier this month in tribal court means Young Jeff Tom Sr. will avoid an April trial. Tom says in court documents that he conspired with five former colleagues to commit bribery. He says the lawmakers agreed to...

JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a Native American community in northern New Mexico doesn’t have any claims to Valles Caldera National Preserve due to a 12-year statute of limitations on tribal land claims. The...

By admin on Feb 29th, 2016

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico library is preparing to sell unedited manuscripts and signed books by late author Tony Hillerman. The Jemez Springs Public Library announced it will allow fans to purchase the rare Hillerman items at...

By admin on Feb 28th, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Littlewater man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal tribal police officer with a metal bar last year in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Eugene Kuhn entered his plea Friday in federal court in Albuquerque. Under...

By admin on Feb 28th, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakama Nation will soon get $7.2 million as part of a settled class action lawsuit involving hundreds of tribes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1TGaKzN) the $940 million settlement was approved...

By admin on Feb 28th, 2016

Graduate student Laura Medina questions Senator John McCain about Oak Flat. Video still: Laura Medina United States Senator John McCain is finding it increasingly difficult to avoid his critics these days. On Feb. 19, Arizona State University...

By admin on Feb 26th, 2016

MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has approved a nearly $1 billion settlement between the Obama administration and Native American tribes over claims the government shorted tribes for decades on contract...

The Navajo-Hopi Observer reported on Tuesday that the Navajo Nation is currently working to correct issues with chapter audits, money management, and fraud prosecution after receiving reports outlining these problems. Last week, the Budget and...

By admin on Feb 25th, 2016

THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Crownpoint man has been arrested for allegedly driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level five times over the state’s legal limit. New Mexico State Police say 37-year-old Elbert Smith...

By admin on Feb 25th, 2016