Data Shows Huge Reduction in Diné Speakers

Published November 19, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – Language loss and revitalization aren’t new topics in Indian Country. Over the last couple of decades, the Navajo Nation has watched as other languages, like that of the Eyak, an Alaskan tribe, or the Lake Miwok, a tribe in California, became extinct or dormant. While the Navajo language has […]

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Mostly Elderly Seek Birth Certificates at Pop-up Offices

Published October 22, 2017 CROWNPOINT – While the Navajo Nation and the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division have worked out how Navajo citizens can get or renew their driver’s licenses without providing a birth certificate, there are many other reasons delayed birth certificates are needed. For Angeline Jimmie, from Little Water, New Mexico, a delayed birth […]

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Navajo Nation May be Ready to Allow Genetic Research

Published September 17, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE – After 15 years, it seems the Navajo Nation’s opinion on allowing genetic research on the reservation has evolved. Navajo leaders, researchers, tribal members and even medicine men are pretty much in consensus to allow genetic research on the Navajo Nation. During the last days of August, Navajo Nation policy […]

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Police Find Loaded Gun in Suitcase Navajo Nation Office Worker was Carrying

Published August 7, 2017 WASHINGTON – On July 28, Kimberly Barber, 34, a member of the Navajo Nation and employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, according to an official statement from the U.S. Capitol Police. However, Barber’s lawyer, Charles Galbraith, said she was […]

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Diné, Pueblo Youth Unite to Protect Chaco Canyon

Published July 9, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – Cheyenne Antonio, from Torreon/Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico, was attending the University of New Mexico when she first met Marissa Naranjo from Santa Clara Pueblo in a Native American studies class. The pair talked on and off for nearly two years about creating what would become the Diné-Pueblo Youth Solidarity […]

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Blend Western, Traditional Treatment for Cancer, Hataali Urges

Published July 3, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – Steven Begay, a hataali (a traditional Navajo healer), who is also a Navajo Nation Council delegate, is urging Navajos diagnosed with cancer not to limit their care to either Western or traditional treatment. Begay would like to see more people utilize both, to create a more holistic approach. Begay gave […]

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