Wanted: People – Or Their Kids – Who Appeared in Old-time Westerns

Published October 15, 2017 GALLUP – From about 1941 to 1957, the Navajo Reservation was visited by dozens of filmmakers who wanted to include the beauty of the scenery in their movies. A documentary producer is researching those good old days and is looking for Navajos who appeared as extras in movies like John Ford’s “Stagecoach” […]

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Witness of Church Rock Spill Still Fighting Uranium

Published July 24, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – “We can’t let our guard down,” said Larry King, a lifelong resident of Church Rock, New Mexico, about uranium mining. The former United Nuclear Corporation worker is now part of the Red Water Pond Community Association that hosts an annual commemorative walk to the site of the 1979 […]

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Negotiations on Track to Get 1868 Treaty to Navajo Nation Museum

Published July 16, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – A representative from the National Archives is expected to visit Window Rock next month and if everything goes well, the tribe should get final approval to display the last known original copy of the Treaty of 1868 in time for the 150th anniversary of its signing next year. […]

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Navajo Woman Sues Zuni School District for Alleged Discrimination

Published June 11, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE – Olivia Joe filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Albuquerque last week against the Zuni Public School District claiming she discrimination against because she is Navajo. Joe said she joined the school district in August 2015 as a second grade teacher. “Beginning in August, 2016,” her lawsuit states, “and […]

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Suspect Named in Navajo Police Shooting

Published March 14, 2017 GALLUP – The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office helped in the capture and arrest early Monday of the suspect in the shooting death of Navajo Police Officer Houston Largo. According to the sheriff’s report, the suspect’s name is Kirby Cleveland and he is now in the custody of federal authorities. The driver […]

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Fifth Navajo Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Mormon Church

Published February 5, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – For the past 10 months, The Mormon Church has been the subject of a series of lawsuits filed in the Window Rock District Court claiming that some Navajo children put in the church’s placement program in the 1950s and 1960s were raped, abused or molested by the families who […]

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