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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: A visit to the fair by U.S. vice president

The White House confirmed this week that U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey would indeed be attending the Navajo Tribal Fair on Friday, Sept. 9.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago – Delegate: Close Navajo Inn

The Navajo Tribal Council Delegate Albert Ross told the governor of New Mexico, David Cargo, that he was sick and tired of watching his relatives die because of alcohol abuse.


St. Mike’s chapter prez to fight recall group

Janis Damon said this past weekend she plans to fight efforts by a group of disgruntled members of her chapter who want to force her out of office.

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50 Years Ago: Couple drives from Utah with deceased son

It was, to say the least, a first for the Gallup Police Department when a Navajo couple drove up to police headquarters on July 30, 1967, and told them the body of their nine-year-old son was in the back seat of their car.


NHA: 81 new homes in fiscal year 2018

Officials for the Navajo Housing Authority announced Wednesday the agency has received confirmation from HUD that it will receive $84.9 million in housing funds from the federal government for this fiscal year.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Udall: Tax like the Zunis

It’s not very often that federal officials say the Navajo Tribe would do well by watching what another tribe is doing.


Negotiations on track to get 1868 treaty here

A representative from the National Archives is expected to visit Window Rock next month and if everything goes well, the tribe should get final approval to display the last known original copy of the Treaty of 1868 in time for the 150th anniversary of its signing next year.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai’s staff takes over Navajo Times

Longtime readers of the Navajo Times knew immediately when they picked up the July 13 issue of the weekly newspaper that something was really different.


NHA board retains Yazzie for transition

After concluding their statement about the Republic articles, the board talked about the future of NHA, not giving any hint, however, about Yazzie’s future with the organization.

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50 Years Ago: Fencing of land becomes issue of the day

Back in 1967, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and land officials did not see eye-to-eye on issues surrounding grazing on reservation land.