Tuba City http://knau.org en Senators Kyl and McCain Meet Angry Protesters in Tuba City http://knau.org/post/senators-kyl-and-mccain-meet-angry-protesters-tuba-city <p>Protesters held up signs and booed as Arizona&nbsp; Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain visited Tuba City Thursday.</p><p>The senators were in Tuba City to discuss details of their water settlement bill with Navajo and Hopi officials.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The $300 million bill would cede the tribe&rsquo;s claims to the Little Colorado River in exchange for three water development projects in reservation communities where many lack running water.</p><p>But the bill is unpopular with many, even those who live in communities that would get drinking water.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:03:19 +0000 Shelley Smithson 11991 at http://knau.org Senators Kyl and McCain Meet Angry Protesters in Tuba City Tuba City chapter official ordered to repay $20,000 http://knau.org/post/tuba-city-chapter-official-ordered-repay-20000 <p>The last of five Tuba City Chapter officials accused of granting themselves excessive bonuses was ordered to repay $20,000 to the Chapter Tuesday.</p><p>Charlene Nez, the chapter&rsquo;s secretary and treasurer, is one of five officials investigated by the Navajo Office of Ethics and Rules.</p><p>The five were ordered to repay a total of $80,000, but so far, none face criminal charges.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:34:07 +0000 Shelley Smithson 8860 at http://knau.org Tuba City Officials Accused of Taking $80,000 http://knau.org/post/tuba-city-officials-accused-taking-80000 <p>A hearing is scheduled next month for the fifth Tuba City Chapter official facing ethics charges on the Navajo Nation.</p><p>Charlene Nez, the chapter&rsquo;s secretary and treasurer, is accused of taking $26,000 in chapter funds.</p><p>Her hearing before the Navajo Office of Hearings and Appeals is scheduled for Feb. 7.</p><p>Four other chapter leaders were removed from office last fall.</p><p>The officials are accused of granting themselves excessive bonuses totaling $80,000.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:33:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 7326 at http://knau.org Hopi Tribe suing BIA over dump clean-up http://knau.org/post/hopi-tribe-suing-bia-over-dump-clean <p>Lionel Puhuyesva walks across a sea of broken glass at the Tuba City Open Dump. Puhuyesva is director of the Hopi Tribe&rsquo;s Water Resources Program. He has been working 12 years to clean up the groundwater beneath this landfill near Tuba City, Ariz.&nbsp;Last month, the Hopi Tribe sued the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs over the landfill that the federal agency operated for nearly 50 years.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:00:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 5827 at http://knau.org Hopi Tribe suing BIA over dump clean-up