Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly says he will seek public input on how to use the $554 million that the tribe will receive from the U.S. government. Meantime, federal officials, in a handing-over ceremony, admitted the settlement is a step toward "wrongs being corrected." Story »

Election board votes to move forward with Nov. 4 election

The board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to allow the race to elect new Tribal Council delegates and a Navajo Nation president to proceed, despite challenges that presidential candidate Chris Deschene is not fluent. Story »


icon Deschene case goes back to office of hearings and appeals

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Friday afternoon remanded grievances filed against Deschen, alleging he is unqualified to run for president, to the Office of Hearings and Appeals.

icon Election may be postponed due to Deschene challenge

Navajo Nation election officials are looking at the possibility of postponing this year’s presidential and Council elections because of the challenge filed against one of the presidential candidates.

icon Leaders to hold ceremony for $554M settlement

As soon as Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Speaker Pro Tem Lorenzo Bates ink their signatures with federal officials on the $554 million settlement, public hearings with the Navajo people will soon take place.

icon Page businesses cheer start of project reopening landslide-damaged U.S. 89

As manager of the Lake Powell/Page Days Inn and Suites, Traci Varner has grown used to the call: A customer heading here on U.S. 89 comes to a traffic barrier and "Road Closed" sign with 30 miles to go.

icon Protests gear up against Tohlakai liquor license

Lawrence Howard regularly purchases fuel and groceries from the Tohlakai Giant Convenient Store and Gas Station, and when he saw the signpost for a possible liquor license he couldn’t help but share his objections.

icon Founder of Tóhajiilee's first day school honored

Few people leave a legacy behind that promises to last forever. Luciano Platero is one of them.

icon 50 Years Ago: Death of longtime delegate spotlighted

The Navajo Times spotlighted one of the most respected members of the Navajo Tribal Council -- Roger Davis Sr. -- who died 50 years ago this week after a long illness.

icon Supreme Court to hear Deschene case

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning whether Christopher Clark Deschene should be disqualified from running for Navajo Nation president because he is not fluent in the Navajo language.

icon Shelly vetoes funding for delegates’ assistants

The line-item veto takes effect Oct. 1 and is expected to save $1.7 million.

icon ‘Old paper,’ other examples of Native-U.S. treaties, on display

On the fourth floor of the museum, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution, some of the most pained and victorious words are preserved in a new exhibit honoring the treaties between the United States and American Indian nations.

icon 50 Years Ago: Nakai campaigns to re-elect LBJ

The race for president of the United States is heating up and it seems that the Navajo Tribe is finding itself caught in the middle, in part because of the decision by the tribe's chairman, Raymond Nakai, to do everything he can to get Lyndon B. Johnson re-elected.

icon Ex-speaker pleads guilty in slush fund case

Former Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council Lawrence T. Morgan Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the misuse of discretionary funds while he was in office.

icon Complaint against Deschene’s candidacy not filed in time

An attempt by a group of Navajos as well as unsuccessful candidates for president to get Chris Deschene removed from the general election ballot has failed.

icon Oil & gas co. fires 8 workers to reduce costs

Officials for the Navajo Nation Navajo Oil and Gas Co. on Friday laid off eight employees as part of their effort to reduce payroll to help repay its lenders some $44 million.

icon Dilkon, Teesto chapters regroup after blazes

In the aftermath of the twin blazes that leveled the Dilkon Chapter administration building and the Teesto Chapter House early Saturday morning, the chapters are doing what Navajos have always done better than anyone: jury-rigging.

icon Police Blotter: N.M. police arrest man wanted in Okla.

On Sept. 6, New Mexico State Police officers responded to State Road 118, mile marker 26, near Gallup, in reference to a hit-and-run vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

icon 50 Years Ago: Grassroots work to make Crownpoint a chapter

People in Crownpoint Chapter may not remember this, but 50 years ago they didn't exist.

icon News Briefs: Assayii Lake Fire a factor in top official’s resignation

Also in this news roundup: Leupp chapter was a family dynasty; and, jury selection has been set for first slush fund defendants.

icon 50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka battles Interior boss

Annie Wauneka, who in 1963 was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor, has become probably the most well-known person on the Navajo Reservation to the outside world because of the fame she has gotten in the past year.