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Tribe may be ready to allow genetic research

After 15 years, it seems the Navajo Nation’s opinion on allowing genetic research on the reservation has evolved. Navajo leaders, researchers, tribal members and even medicine men are pretty much in consensus to allow genetic research on the Navajo Nation.


Project tells kids, ‘Please paint on the walls’

Dozens of children from schools across the Navajo Nation were laughing last Thursday as paint splattered across tables and the floor as they all eagerly pitched in on what would become two four-foot-tall Lego-inspired figures.


Multi-tribal song up for MTV Video Music Award

“Stand up with the first nations that were here,” Taboo, of The Black Eyed Peas, raps in his song “Stand Up/Stand N Rock.”


‘Involved since I was in the womb’

New Miss Ceremonial’s views, outlook reflect activist mother


Gearing up for school

Nonprofit makes sure kids have the right tools


Grandmother is inspiration for ‘GrownUp Navajo’

“I kept hearing her voice tell me, ‘You know what to do,’” said Jaclyn Roessel about why she created what would become GrownUp Navajo.


Police find loaded gun in suitcase worker was carrying

On July 28, Kimberly Barber, 34, a member of the Navajo Nation and employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, according to an official statement from the U.S. Capitol Police.


Simply entertaining

Kids learn what Navajos did before smart phones


Navajo office keeps an eye on health-care debate

With the Affordable Care Act having such an uncertain future, three senators, Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., this morning proposed amendments that would protect against Medicaid cuts to the Indian Health Service, tribal care clinics and urban health facilities.


Unifying past and present

147 students receive Chief Manuelito Scholarship