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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.

50 Years Ago

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.

50 Years Ago

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.


New NHA board: Republic stories were wrong

Another group has gone public questioning the accuracy of information provided in a recent series of articles published in the Arizona Republic accusing officials of the Navajo Housing Authority with gross mismanagement.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai discusses plans to mark Long Walk

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai even seemed to be happy as he met with news reporters to talk about the tribe’s plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Long Walk next year.


Nation’s economy lags behind U.S., new book says

The Navajo Nation is still a long way from catching up to the economic level of the rest of the United States, according to a new book looking at the past and future of economic development on the Navajo Reservation.


Questions remain over use of ‘Big Bo’

It was, by far, the most controversial land purchase in the history of the Navajo Nation, a purchase that helped to bring down a tribal chairman and caused a revolt that included sweeping changes that are still felt today.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: N.M. gov crusades against alcohol

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai journeyed to Alamo, the small Navajo community southwest of Albuquerque, 50 years ago to give the 800 residents some good news.


Audit shows large bonus payments

Some tribal employees are making out like bandits when it comes to getting bonuses from the tribe