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NM casinos report $21.5 million in net winnings

While the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise continues to struggle to pay down the $220 million it borrowed from the Navajo Nation to build the Twin Arrows Casino and Resort, the Navajo casinos in New Mexico continue to be holding their own, according to recent documents released by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Treat tribe like Appalachia, states say

The Navajo Times learned this week that officials in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado have been meeting quietly over the past six months to iron out a plan that they say will improve the life of many people living in the Four Corners area, including members of the Navajo Tribe.

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50 Years Ago: Tallman passes, Chapman arrives

Newspapers in the area noted the passing of Henry Tallman Sr., 71, a former tribal chairman who died on June 8, 1967, at the Ganado Hospital after a long illness.

News

BIA steps out of home-site lease OKs

Navajo families won’t have to wait as long to get home-site leases approved because of a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to get out of the approval process.

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50 Years Ago: Leaders look for ideas for time capsule

The Navajo Tribe is soliciting ideas from tribal members about what to put in a time capsule that tribal leaders are planning to bury in two secret places in the Window Rock area to be unearthed in 2068 — 100 years later.

Business

Navajo casinos to pay NM $1.9 million

While the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino continues to struggle to pay down the $220 million it borrowed from the Navajo Nation to build its casino and resort, Navajo casinos in New Mexico continue to be holding their own…

News

NHA officials blame Republic articles

‘Inaccurate statements’ reported by newspaper led to removal effort

Politics

Don’t fight charges, just resign, former delegate says

David John doesn’t have much sympathy toward members of the Navajo Nation Council who steal money and then refuse to admit they did anything wrong.

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50 Years Ago: Is the rez a slum? And a famous chanter

Definitely not, said Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai, but that’s not preventing the Navajo Tribe from applying for federal funds earmarked to clean up slums and areas of blight in the country’s top cities.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai praises rez court system

Back in 1967, the tribal court system was plagued with a number of problems, including judges who were appointed not because of what they knew about the law but many times because they were supporters of the chairman who appointed them.