Navajo http://knau.org en Navajo Families Live With Electricity For First Time http://knau.org/post/navajo-families-live-electricity-first-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turning on the lights or opening the fridge are things many of us take for granted. But if you’ve never had electricity, they might seem like luxuries. Now, for dozens of families on the Navajo Nation, those luxuries are becoming a reality. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron </span>Granillo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, more than 60 families will soon have electricity for the first time in their lives.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Aaron Granillo 46937 at http://knau.org Navajo Families Live With Electricity For First Time Navajo Nation Financial Advisor Charged in Fund-Misuse Case http://knau.org/post/navajo-nation-financial-advisor-charged-fund-misuse-case <p>A former financial adviser for the Navajo Nation has been charged with several counts of conflict of interest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s part of a case that involves several current and former lawmakers of the tribe.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 45481 at http://knau.org Navajo Nation Financial Advisor Charged in Fund-Misuse Case Joe Shirley Jr. Announces Bid for Navajo Nation President http://knau.org/post/joe-shirley-jr-announces-bid-navajo-nation-president <p>Presidential candidates for the Navajo Nation began filing their applications today. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports a former two-term President is entering the race again, which has sparked controversy within the tribe.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:32:55 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 44032 at http://knau.org Joe Shirley Jr. Announces Bid for Navajo Nation President Former Navajo Lawmakers Plead Guilty to Misuse of Tribal Funds http://knau.org/post/former-navajo-lawmakers-plead-guilty-misuse-tribal-funds <p>Two former Navajo Nation lawmakers have pleaded guilty in a case that involves misuse of tribal funds. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the case also implicates several other members of the Navajo Nation Council.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:58:55 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 43746 at http://knau.org Former Navajo Lawmakers Plead Guilty to Misuse of Tribal Funds Controversial Development at the Confluence Takes a Step Forward http://knau.org/post/controversial-development-confluence-takes-step-forward <p>A proposed development project near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers is one step closer to becoming a reality. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, several key questions still remain about the controversial, multimillion-dollar development.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:00:31 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 42841 at http://knau.org Controversial Development at the Confluence Takes a Step Forward Impact of the Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later http://knau.org/post/impact-long-walk-still-felt-150-years-later <p>It’s been 150 years since the U.S. Army forced the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to walk 400 miles to a prison camp in eastern New Mexico in an attempt to wipe out their culture.</p><p>“Just to walk the grounds a lump in your throat like something bursting forth and I felt all the anguish of the ancestors,” says artist Shonto Begay.</p><p>The impacts of the Long Walk are still felt today.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:42:10 +0000 Laurel Morales 42439 at http://knau.org Impact of the Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later Navajo Nation Head Start Will Receive a Major Boost in 2014 http://knau.org/post/navajo-nation-head-start-will-receive-major-boost-2014 <p>The Navajo Nation plans to add nearly two dozen new service centers to their Head Start education program over the course of this new year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:06:45 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 41756 at http://knau.org Navajo Nation Head Start Will Receive a Major Boost in 2014 Navajo Nation Wants To Be 51st Medicaid State http://knau.org/post/navajo-nation-wants-be-51st-medicaid-state <p>The Navajo Nation wants to become the 51st Medicaid state. The <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/03/20100326a.html"><u><font color="#0066cc">Affordable Care Act</font></u></a> has allowed them to study the idea. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:51:02 +0000 Laurel Morales 26042 at http://knau.org Navajos Often Victims Of Predatory Car Sales http://knau.org/post/navajos-often-victims-predatory-car-sales <p>It’s an often-heard refrain in these times: people <a href="http://www.responsiblelending.org/other-consumer-loans/car-title-loans/tools-resources/signs-of-predatory-car-title-loan.html"><u><font color="#0066cc">duped</font></u></a> by mortgage lenders, car dealers or finance companies to take on debt they can’t afford. On the edges of their vast reservation, Navajos have been especially vulnerable to <a href="http://www.carconsumers.org/autoscams.htm"><u><font color="#0066cc">questionable car sales tactics</font></u></a>. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:27:36 +0000 Laurel Morales 24763 at http://knau.org Miss Navajo Not Your Typical Pageant http://knau.org/post/miss-navajo-not-your-typical-pageant <p>The Miss Navajo contest is not your typical beauty pageant. Instead of swimsuits and high heels, you get turquoise and moccasins. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:15:08 +0000 19926 at http://knau.org Miss Navajo Not Your Typical Pageant