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'I can take this': Former boarding school students tell Haaland about abuse, mistreatment

MANY FARMS — June Marie Wauneka was determined to tell Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs about the trauma of attending a Kayenta boarding school when she was a child. Wauneka drove to Arizona in from Cedar City, Utah, and stayed with her niece, Lynette Willie, in Window Rock so they could both attend Haaland's "Road to Healing" tour at the Many Farms High School School gymnasium Sunday.  ...
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Navajo Nation Council sets historic leadership with first woman speaker

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Evolution is happening within the Navajo Nation government. Historically, many leadership positions, including Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council have been held by men. Crystalyne Curley is changing that path. On Monday, the Navajo Nation 25th Council voted to make Curley the first woman to hold the speaker position in the […] The post Navajo Nation Council sets historic leadership with first woman speaker appeared first on Arizona Mirror.

Many Farms to finish regular season this week

MANY FARMS, Ariz. — The 2022-2023 season is well underway for the Many Farms High School boys basketball team. The team has struggled this year, with a 1-9 record in the 2A North standings, and 2-14 overall. The team faced Hopi at home Jan. 18. The Bruins posted an...

Yee Ha’ólníi Doo Congratulates Ethel Branch on her appointment as Navajo Nation Attorney General

CH’ÍHOOTSOOÍ, DINÉTAH, WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION – Yee Ha’ólníi Doo congratulates former Executive Director Ethel Branch on her appointment to the position of Navajo Nation Attorney General. Branch was appointed as Navajo Nation Attorney General by Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren effective Tuesday, January 10 at 12 p.m. As Executive Director of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, Branch [...] This post Yee Ha’ólníi Doo Congratulates Ethel Branch on her appointment as Navajo Nation Attorney General originally appeared on Sedona.Biz - The Voice of Sedona and The Verde Valley.

The Navajo Nation lifts mask mandate

Navajo Nation, N.M. — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren announced the COVID-19 mask mandate has been lifted. The nation had been under the mandate for 1,007 days dating back to April 2020. The new guidance went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday. President Nygren made the announcement in coordination...

Navajo Nation declares State of Emergency following series of winter storms

The Navajo Nation has declared a State of Emergency due to impacts of a series of winter storms. Tribal President Buu Nygren signed the declaration Thursday, triggering the deployment of Division of Transportation resources to Defiance Plateau communities in immediate need of assistance. The declaration covers current and potential impacts from heavy snow, high winds, mud and flooding events.

Navajo officials search for missing Chinle woman

The Navajo Division of Public Safety is searching for a 40-year-old missing Chinle woman. Joann Joe was last seen leaving her residence on Dec. 24, 2022 and said she was traveling to Lukachukai for a ceremony. Joe is known to walk or hitchhike when traveling. She’s been entered into the...

WATCH: New Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren on Native Bidaské

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren was inaugurated on Tuesday, Jan. 10. At 36, Nygren is the youngest person ever elected President of the Navajo Nation. He joined Native News Online on last week’s Native Bidaské (Spotlight). He was interviewed by Levi Rickert, editor of Native News Online. Nygren,...

Legislations approved by Naabik’íyáti’ Committee move forward to Navajo Nation Council special session

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. – Over the span of two days, the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council held a Special Meeting to pass 21 legislations, with 18 legislations moving forward to the Navajo Nation Council. Due to time constraints during the Special Meeting, Legislation No. 0240-22 and Legislation No. 0251-22 timed out but have the opportunity to move onto the next Special Session.

After women made historic gains, Navajo Nation Council elects first female speaker

The 25th Navajo Nation Council has made history Monday, electing Council Delegate Crystalyne Curley as the first female speaker, a post she will hold for the next two years. Curley, a former Miss Navajo, is serving her first term as a council delegate after winning against incumbent Kee Allen Begay, a victory affirmed after he challenged the November results and sought a recount. She is the first woman to represent communities Tselani/Cottonwood, Nazlini, Blue...

Newcomb, January 12 High School 🏀 Game Notice

The Thoreau High School basketball team will have a game with Newcomb High School on January 11, 2023, 17:50:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p { margin: 24px 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.24px; color: #333; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child { border-bottom: none; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item { padding-bottom: 32px; border-bottom: 1px solid #f9f9f9; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card { padding: 24px; border: 1px solid #F2F2F2; border-radius: 8px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams { display: flex; margin-bottom: 26px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team { display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex: 1; justify-content: flex-start; align-items: center; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs { width: 40px; height: 97px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo { width: 120px; height: 120px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name { margin-top: 11px; color: #333; font-weight: 600; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; letter-spacing: -0.31px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item { margin-left: -8px; margin-top: 8px; display: flex; align-items: center; font-weight: 400; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; letter-spacing: -0.15px; color: #888; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon { margin-right: 4px; width: 12px; height: 12px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; }

80-year-old man missing from Round Rock on Navajo Nation

The Navajo Police Department is searching for an 80-year-old man missing from the town of Round Rock on the Arizona portion of the reservation. Officials say Winston Shirley Sr. called his wife early Tuesday morning and said he was lost. He’s driving an orange 2019 Chevrolet Colorado truck with Arizona...

Silver Alert: Navajo Nation Police Seek Wilson Shirley Sr.

NAVAJO NATION — The Navajo Nation Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Wilson Shirley Sr., an 80-year-old male, who is 5’8 inches tall, weighing 180 lbs. with brown eyes and grey hair. Family last heard from him at 4:15 a.m., Jan. 10. Shirley was...

Shiprock woman convicted for stabbing police officer

SHIPROCK, N.M. (KRQE) – A Shiprock woman will spend nearly six years in prison for stabbing a Navajo Police officer in the leg. Police responded to a fight at Faith Sullivan’s home in June. Federal prosecutors say she pulled a knife and swung it at an officer. The officer tackled her but got stabbed in the […]
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First basketball team in years for Navajo Mountain

For the first time in years, Navajo Mountain High Jaguars are fielding a boys basketball team. The return of the team represents an exciting development for the rural San Juan County community. Navajo Mountain High Athletic Director Chelsea Graymountain is coaching the team of nine boys as they play a...

Chinle man sentenced to more than 30 years for murder, arson

PHOENIX – A man from Chinle, Ariz. was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for murder and arson. According to the FBI report, on April 17, 2020, Alberto Toddy brutally assaulted two victims with a baseball bat inside one of the victim’s homes. Toddy, 35, then intentionally set fire to the home, resulting in the death of one of the victims who had been rendered unconscious by the assault. The offense occurred in Chinle, on the Navajo Nation, where both the victims and Toddy are enrolled members.