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Western Navajo Agency concerns

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  TUBA CITY, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Council Delegate Walter Phelps (Cameron, Coalmine Canyon, Leupp, Tolani Lake, Tsidi To ii) met with Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ), along with President Russell Begaye, regarding the Former Bennett Freeze Area, broadband fiber optics for Tuba City Regional Health Care Center, Bureau of Indian Affairs natural resources funding, road…

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Alray Nelson named NCAIED Top 40 Native American Leader Under 40

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Award dedicated to Indigenous LGBTQ Youth GALLUP, NM – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announced its selection of Alray Nelson as one of the top 40 Native American Leaders Under 40. Award winners will be honored during the inaugural Northwest Enterprise Development Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington, on Wednesday, September…

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Navajo Nation Council advocates for increase in federal funding to complete the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project

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LEUPP, Ariz. – Last month in July, members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council attended the Tribal Interior Budget Council’s weeklong meetings regarding the upcoming federal FY2018 proposed budget to advocate for increased funding to complete the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, for operations and maintenance costs, and to appropriate additional funds for deferred maintenance.  …

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Navajo Nation Council members seek to bridge telecommunication gaps for public safety on the Navajo Nation

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LEUPP, Ariz. – 23rd Navajo Nation Council members met with the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, last month in July to discuss the expansion and improvement of telecommunication networks on the Navajo Nation, specifically relating to public safety.   FirstNet was established in 2012 by the U.S. Congress in response to the 9/11 terrorist…

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New Homes in the Works for Navajo Nation

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Navajo Nation officials and residents have expressed trepidation about the housing shortages throughout the reservation. As a result, new efforts are underway to restore the reputation of the biggest American Indian public housing authority in the nation. Per the Sante Fe New Mexican, the CFO is resigning after a mutual decision was made by new…

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In the Spotlight: Native American Hopi Pottery Artists

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Live Science recently curated a gallery of Native American Hopi pottery that highlights the creative genius of man using nature to engineer astounding works of art. The images are breathtaking. The pottery works are built from the finest of clay soils sourced in the southwestern deserts of the United States. The soil is sedimentary in…

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2017 North American Indigenous Games Hosted in Major City

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The biggest cultural meet-up of indigenous people in the northern hemisphere happens annually at the North American Indigenous Games. This year, the games were held in Canada where Native American athletes hailing predominantly from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes made their way to compete in games. Roughly 19 teams from North America…

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Navajo Nation Eyes Buying Yavapai Ranchlands

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The Daily Courier has reported that ongoing discussions are emerging between Navajo Nation and the property owners of Yavapai Ranch. Navajo Nation allegedly wants to buy 17,544 acres in the western region of the 100,000 plus acre ranch, which is estimated to be worth $60 million.   Yavapai Ranch is situated 13 miles south of…

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