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There is real opportunity for 54 New Mexico chapters to get Infrastructure Funding


HUERFANO, N.M. – On Thursday, 24th Navajo Nation Council members that represent communities in the state of New Mexico held an all-day session entitled the “New Mexico Navajo Nation Chapters Preparation Meeting” to discuss issues relating to capital outlay, tribal infrastructure, aging and long-term services for Navajo elderly, and several other issues to prepare for…

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Congressman O’Halleran met with Navajo Nation Lawmakers


WINDOW ROCK – On Friday, members of the 24 thNavajo Nation Council had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ 1st District) to discuss critical issues facing the Navajo Nation, advocate for increased federal support and resources, and to address the effects of the government shutdown to federally funded services provided…

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Former Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr. dies


GANADO, Ariz. (AP) _ A Ganado man who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval has died. Milton Bluehouse Sr. died Monday morning. He was 82. His son, Milton Bluehouse Jr., says doctors recently discovered his father had late-stage cancer. The elder Bluehouse became president in July 1998 after…

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Youngest Navajo Nation President Steps in


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and  Vice President Myron Lizer officially take office FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. – Joined by their families and thousands of Diné citizens during an Inauguration Ceremony held on Tuesday, Jonathan Nez officially became the youngest Navajo Nation President as he and new Vice President Myron Lizer were administered the oath of office to…

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Majority Navajo county commission sworn in as history made


MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) _ A southeastern Utah county commission is officially majority Native American for the first time after two new Navajo members were sworn in. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Democrats Willie Grayeyes and Kenneth Maryboy took the oath of office Monday in Monticello. That’s the county seat in San Juan County, which…

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Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it, too. The tribal government asked the Navajo Transitional Energy Company in October to look into acquiring the Navajo Generating Station near Page along the Arizona-Utah border.…

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Food Stamps could be Affected by Gov Shutdown


The partial government shutdown has glided into its third week with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before March, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted. The funding provided for SNAP and other programs through…

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U.S. Dept. of Education Opens Investigation into Discrimination Against Native Students


Office of Civil Rights to Investigate Claims of Excessive Discipline and Unfair Treatment of Native Students on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation WOLF POINT, Mont. – The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will investigate claims that the Wolf Point School District discriminates against and mistreats Native students in violation of…

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NYT: Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country

Dr. Lowell Styler treated Ashley Gravelle for a shoulder injury at the Sault Tribe Health and Human Services in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Monday. If the shutdown continues, health services may be pared back. Credit Credit Brittany Greeson for The New York Times

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — For one tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the government shutdown comes with a price tag: about $100,000, every day, of federal money that does not arrive to keep health clinics staffed, food pantry shelves full and employees paid. The tribe is using its own funds to cover…

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