Navajo

The Navajo Nation Council has agreed to delay voting on a bill that would change the tribe’s official name to the Diné Nation.

Navajo Times/file photo

The Navajo Nation Council has approved $242,000 for emergency response services after recent heavy snow on the vast reservation.

 

CREDIT JERRY MCBRIDE/THE DURANGO HERALD

The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

Melissa Sevigny

There’s a map on the wall of the Cameron community center on the Navajo Nation with nearly one hundred red dots scattered all over it. They mark abandoned uranium mines. More than 500 of these mines exist on the reservation. They’re linked to cancer and other potentially deadly illnesses. But nobody knows the extent of the emotional trauma of living on land that’s contaminated. That’s the focus of a new project to raise awareness and bring healing through art.

KPCC

The Navajo Nation and the retail chain Urban Outfitters have settled a lawsuit over merchandise the company sold under the term “Navajo”. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, part of the settlement involves a deal to sell Native American jewelry through the store.


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