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‘The richest tribe in the world’

At a public hearing held in Window Rock on how to use the $554 million settlement with the federal government, almost everyone was in agreement with one thing – put the money into trust and use only the interest to improve the quality of life on the reservation.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Wauneka accuses Times editor of printing fake letters

The fight between members of the Raymond Nakai administration and the Old Guard on the Navajo Tribal Council took a strange turn this week with accusations that the editor of


Court hearings still set in slush fund cases

The special prosecutor for the Navajo Nation is still looking at criminal trials against a few other former tribal officials in connection with the discretionary fund investigation.

Election 2014

Stage set for showdown between courts, election board

The stage has been set for a possible showdown between the courts and the tribe’s election board over who has the authority to decide whether or not Chris Deschene should be allowed to run for Navajo Nation president.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Death at a Yei Bi Chei

It’s not unusual these days to pick up a newspaper an read about riots happening in an American city because of people being upset at an action by local police that caused the death of an innocent citizen.


Honor Riders help code talker repair roof

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in this small community as some 20 men pay tribute to a Navajo Code Talker.


A heartfelt story

LeAnn Yazzie still remembers vividly the day her daughter, Brooke Spencer, died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Philip Notah.

Election 2014

With a career in education, Atcitty looks to improve life on rez

Fannie Atcitty has spent her entire life educating Navajo youth so education will be one of her priorities if she is elected vice president of the Navajo Nation in November.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Major victory for use of peyote

A half century ago this month, the first major victory in the fight by Navajos to use peyote occurred in California.

Election 2014

Benally returns to rez to fulfill dream of helping the people

For decades, Donald Benally has strived to be in a high-ranking official for the Navajo Nation.