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State of New Mexico replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day


WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer thank New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for signing a historic bill into law on Tuesday, that officially replaces “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the state of New Mexico.  President Nez and Vice President Lizer said the change is long overdue…

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Farmington man accused of molesting young girl


According to the Farmington Daily Times: Lucas Tsinajine, 40, is accused of criminal sexual contact of a minor and battery, according to court records. After Tsinajine left the scene, an 11-year-old girl told the adult victim that the alleged suspect molested her. He is incarcerated at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a…

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Report: Methane emissions are higher on Navajo lands


FARMINGTON — An eight-page report released by the Environmental Defense Fund states oil and natural gas companies waste more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas extracted from Navajo Nation lands each year, leading to a loss of $3.4 million of profits and $850,000 of royalties. “It’s still not something that every member of…

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