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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.

Election 2014

Early voting underway for general election

Early voting has begun on the Navajo Reservation for the general election with tribal members able to vote for all of the positions, including that of president.


Tom resigns from Council seat, gives no reason

David L. Tom submitted his resignation as a member of the Navajo Nation Council on Wednesday. Tom, who represents Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Red Valley, Tse’alnaozt’i’i’, Sheepsprings, Beclabito, and Gadiiahi/To’Koi, made

Election 2014

Shirley keeping up low-key campaign

For a former president who is now seeking his third term in office, Joe Shirley Jr.’s name doesn’t appear that much in the media.

50 Years Ago

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.


Code Talkers lose 4: In past week, code talkers’ deaths leave 25-27 still living

Flags on the Navajo Nation will continue to fly at half-staff this weekend in honor of the unprecedented deaths of four Navajo Code Talkers this past week. Navajo Nation President

50 Years Ago

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.


2 Code Talkers pass on in one week

Two Navajo Code Talkers died this past week, according to the tribal government and family members.

50 Years Ago

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. Yes, in all the years that the Navajo government operated, there was no chapter in