‘Healing Wall’ Moves Crowd to Tears

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Published October 9, 2016 SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO – Six months after her untimely death Mike’s classmates, teachers, and principal were at the fair this year to perform again, and to also be present at the unveiling of the Healing Wall, an art installation dedicated to Mike and all young victims of violence and abuse.A year ago, 11-year-old […]

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New Navajo Nation Police Chief: Time to Give Back

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Published August 28, 2016 WINDOW ROCK – When tragedy hit the Navajo Nation Police department, that’s when Phillip Francisco believed it was time for him to give back to his Nation. Navajo Nation Police officer Alex Yazzie’s fatal shooting in 2015 brought Francisco to the realization that he “wanted to give back to my people” and […]

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Begaye, Nez Announce EPA Lawsuit

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Published August 22, 2016 SHIPROCK – After what was described as “a year of waiting for assistance that never came,” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez said they have no choice but to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for their part in the Gold King Mine spill and its […]

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Video Shows Last Minutes of Navajo Woman’s Life after Police Shooting

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Published July 30, 2016 WINSLOW, ARIZONA – Winslow Police Officer Austin Shipley gets out of his patrol unit and attempts to arrest Loreal Tsingine. In a matter of seconds the 27-year-old Navajo woman is lying on the sidewalk bleeding — taking her last breath after being shot five times by Shipley. That fateful Easter Sunday was […]

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Children Remains Buried at Carlisle Will Return Home

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Published May 22, 2016 FARMINGTON – More than 100 years after their deaths, children buried on the campus of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School are on their way home. Between 1879 and 1918, more than 10,000 Native children were housed at the nation’s flagship Indian boarding school, built atop the ruins of a Civil War […]

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Eulogy: ‘Our little Angel, Whose Life was Short-Lived’

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Published May 6, 2016 FARMINGTON — Ashlynne Mike’s little white casket was placed in the center of the Farmington Civic Center stage Friday morning surrounded with colorful, bright flowers. With a slide show of pictures of her playing the xylophone, as well as her artwork she had drawn, her family stood up and spoke about […]

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