Woman, 2 Sons Ordered to Pay Back $3 Million

Published October 10, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – A federal judge in Phoenix has ordered a Fort Defiance woman and her two sons to pay back more than $3 million for submitting thousands of fake invoices Io the state of Arizona. Vestah Tikium and her two sons, Terdell Dawes and Terell Dawes, were also given federal prison […]

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Navajo Couple Sues T&R Tax Service after Being Charged 385% Interest

Published July 29, 2017 GALLUP – A class-action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Albuquerque accusing a border town tax service with violations of the Truth in Lending Act. Named as defendants in the suit are T&R Market Inc., Tancorde Finance Inc. and T&R Tax Service Inc. – companies that provide thousands of loans to […]

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Shiprock Man Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death

Published July 6, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – A Shiprock man has been charged with murder after he confessed to stabbing his girlfriend and then threatening to set himself on fire. Jerry Johnson Jr., no age given, is now in the custody of the U.S. Marshall’s Office. The 53-year-old victim, whose name was not revealed in the […]

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Navajo Nation Puts $2.1 Million into Summer Youth Employment Program

Published July 4, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – On Saturday, July 1, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed legislation approving emergency supplemental funding for over $2.1 million dollars from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (UUFB) to benefit 110 Navajo Chapters for Summer Youth Employment. Legislation CJN-34-17 approved over $2.1 million dollars and appropriated $35,000 to each chapter for the […]

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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre launch International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival

Published June 28, 2017 TORONTO – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre announces details of the Living Ritual – International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival – taking place in Tkaronto (Toronto) at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre from July 25-27.  Produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading performing arts companies, the festival creates space for Indigenous artists, arts and […]

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Police Seek Man in Theft of Horse

Published June 3, 2017 GALLUP – The Gallup Police Department is looking for Wilbert Billy in connection with the theft of a $15,000 quarter horse. Gallup Police Lt. Rosanna Morrissette said the horse was reported stolen on Wednesday. The horse, whose name is Monte, was tied up to a horse trailer at the TA Truck Stop […]

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