The Force proved to be strong with this group of Navajos as they earned the seven primary roles in the upcoming Navajo-language version of "Star Wars."
Terry Teller, of Lukachukai, Ariz. will be the voice of Luke Skywalker.
- New religious order
- Saving Damsels earn NAMA
- Greyhills' honorary diplomas
- Your daily life is a poetic life
- Biden speaks at NTC
- Confidence key for state champs
- Piedra Vista eighth title
- N.M. Class 2A softball
- Senior is mom, wife, and champion
- Winslow softball short of title
- Diné still auditioning
- 'World's Strongest Jumproper'
- Shiprock school solar competition
The names of 28,722 individuals who did not vote in the last two tribal elections have been purged from the tribe's voter registration list, reducing the number of registered voters by more than one-fifth. The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors approved May 17 canceling the names of registered voters who did not vote in the 2010 general election and the 2012 chapter elections.
Hydraulic fracturing on Indian land may become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management. The Interior Department on May 16 issued new draft rules for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands.
A large-screen TV fills one corner of the one-room building. A basketball hoop hangs on the edge of the loft. A collage of scantily clad women plasters the ceiling. Is this a barbershop or a man cave? It's both, and it's the most creative use we've seen yet for the portable buildings that are springing up all over the Navajo Nation like mushrooms after a rain.
Man in custody on robbery charges. Michael James was charged in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff Monday with bank robbery for allegedly stealing $15,226 from a local credit union. According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court, James walked into the First American Credit Union at the corner of Navajo Route 12 and Arizona Highway 264 at about 11:05 a.m. on May 17 and brandished a gun and demanded that the tellers give him all the money they had in their drawers.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has sent a letter to the Navajo Housing Authority warning the entity it is spending its federal funding much too slowly and is in violation of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act.
"We are not in crisis," the beleaguered superintendent of the Window Rock Unified School District said Wednesday. Deborah Jackson-Dennison, who came back in 2009 to run the school district, said media headlines in recent days indicating that the district is facing a crisis are completely inaccurate.
The Navajo Nation Council's Naa'bik'iyáti' Committee will meet today, May 16, at 10 a.m. to hear a report on the Navajo Generating Station and Salt River Project response discussion. On May 7, owners of the coal-fired power plant objected to changes made by the Council to the resolution and lease extension for NGS.
The future remains uncertain for the area's only non-medical alcohol crisis intervention and treatment center. The Na'nizhoozhi Center Inc., better known as NCI, continues to seek funding in order to continue providing treatment and services to individuals who are alcohol dependent.
In an effort to oppose uranium mining from occurring at the base of Mt. Taylor, protesters and environmentalists held poster signs last Friday for Albuquerque commuters to see that read "Protect Mt. Taylor," "Stop contaminating indigenous lands" and "Uranium harms communities."
he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is lifting its suspension of former Navajo Housing Authority CEO Chester Carl following his acquittal of federal corruption charges last Thursday. "Once there's been an acquittal, the suspension is lifted fairly immediately," said HUD spokeswoman Donna White in a telephone interview.
More charges have been filed by the Navajo Nation's special prosecution in connection with the ongoing investigation into allegations of misuse of tribal discretionary funds. The charges filed on Tuesday in Window Rock District Court were against Navajo Nation Council Delegate David Tom and Victoria Cecil, am employees within the Office of the Speaker of the Navajo Nation.
Filming on the Navajo Reservation was still in its heyday a half century ago with several movies - and some television westerns - being filmed here every summer. According to the Navajo Times of the second week of May 1963, "McClintock," a western starring John Wayne, had put out the word that it needed 16 Navajos to work as extras and "The Greatest Story ever Told," a movie based on the life of Christ, would be using as many as 184 Navajos for scenes to be shot here.
Shiprock man gets 50 months in stabbing. Shiprock man was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque Tuesday to 50 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault and firearm charges. In his plea agreement, Lancelot Lapahie, 25, said that during the late hours of March 23 and early hours of March 24, 2012, he was drinking alcohol with several friends when an argument broke out.
At the 8050 dragline, Henry C. Begay has a unique view of the coal that is extracted at Navajo Mine. The intricate work Begay completes with the dragline can be described as a dance between the large machinery and the layers of Earth it scoops in search of coal.
Navajo President Ben Shelly joined other tribal leaders in the nation's capital last week to engage lawmakers in conversations about federal trust responsibilities and obligations to tribes as Congress considers the 2014 budget.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on building new homes on the reservation and thousands of Navajo families have gone from living in hogans without running water and electricity to brand new homes with all of the amenities found in homes off the reservation.
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation to create an energy company to oversee the purchase, ownership, and operation of Navajo Mine.
A Tohatchi man was reported to still be in serious condition Tuesday at the Gallup Indian Medical Center after being struck by a car on Saturday The accident occurred April 27 at about 11:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 491 about two miles north of Gallup.