30th Anniversary of the Leading Economic Development Event in Indian Country to Take Place at the Mirage

Published March 18, 2016 LAS VEGAS—The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center) will host its National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) from March 21-24 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino.  This is the 30th anniversary of RES, which began as a small luncheon in Los Angeles and has now expanded to the largest economic development […]

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Navajo Delegate Claims Giving $33,000 to Children was not a Criminal Act

  Published March 17, 2016 WINDOW ROCK — Navajo Nation Council Delegate Mel Begay returns to the Window Rock District Court on Tuesday afternoon for his involvement in the slush fund case. The decision by Mel R. Begay to give more then $33,000 to his children from the tribal financial discretionary fund may have been […]

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Bernie Sanders to Campaign on Navajo Nation on Friday

  Published March 17, 2016 FLAGSTAFF – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will campaign at the Twin Arrow Casino, which is part of the Navajo Nation, outside of Flagstaff on Friday, March 18, 2016. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Sanders campagin said the format will be a town hall style event. The event is […]

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Interior Department Cancels Oil and Gas Lease in the Lewis and Clark National Forest

Breaking News Decision Addresses Longstanding Concerns about Development in Badger-Two Medicine in Montana  Published March 17, 2016 WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has cancelled an oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana. The lease, […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – Campaigns are about Ideas, Not Candidates

Guest Commentary Mark Trahant – TrahantReports.com Published March 17, 2016 Last night I was driving across Montana trying to listen to election returns. The radio faded in and out. My cell phone apps worked until I lost a signal. Then silence. And a memory. A dozen years ago I was editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s […]

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Tonalea White Mesa on Navajo Reservation Celebrates Power Line Connnection

Published March 17, 2016 TONALEA, ARIZONA—For Former Bennett Freeze Area families, T’áá hó ájítéego or self-reliance, is more than governmental rhetoric, it is a way of life for the Navajo people. On March 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez traveled to Tonalea to celebrate completion of the White Mesa power line project, which brought […]

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