Navajo

Melissa Sevigny

The Navajo Nation is arid and vast—nearly thirty thousand square miles. Hydrologists struggle to collect much-needed measurements of rainfall there. But now they have help from NASA satellites.


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The spring equinox is one of two days a year when the equator lines up with the center of the sun, creating a balance of day and night. Historically – for many indigenous people of the world – this celestial event marks a time for renewal, emergence of life and planting of crops. 


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

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

 

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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.

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