The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has sent a letter to the Navajo Housing Authority warning the entity it is spending its federal funding much too slowly and is in violation of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act.
"In reviewing NHA's PY (program year) Annual Performance Report," the April 30 letter reads, "the Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs determined that a majority of the program activities ... had not been accomplished or been only partially accomplished."
- New religious order
- Senior is mom, wife, and champion
- Winslow softball short of title
- Diné still auditioning
- 'World's Strongest Jumproper'
- Shiprock school solar competition
- Winslow softball
- Four area teams come up short
- Diné teen featured in campaign
- Under Exile hoping for Warped Tour
- Many Farms HOSA rakes in awards
- Ropers gear up
- Bats go silent at state tourney
- Chinle student grabs a Gates
- Stage 49
- Three Diné eye Miss Indian World crown
- Jill Biden to address NTC's graduates
- Schimmels savoring spotlight
- Youth baseball camp this weekend
"We are not in crisis," the beleaguered superintendent of the Window Rock Unified School District said Wednesday. Deborah Jackson-Dennison, who came back in 2009 to run the school district, said media headlines in recent days indicating that the district is facing a crisis are completely inaccurate.
The Navajo Nation Council's Naa'bik'iyáti' Committee will meet today, May 16, at 10 a.m. to hear a report on the Navajo Generating Station and Salt River Project response discussion. On May 7, owners of the coal-fired power plant objected to changes made by the Council to the resolution and lease extension for NGS.
The future remains uncertain for the area's only non-medical alcohol crisis intervention and treatment center. The Na'nizhoozhi Center Inc., better known as NCI, continues to seek funding in order to continue providing treatment and services to individuals who are alcohol dependent.
In an effort to oppose uranium mining from occurring at the base of Mt. Taylor, protesters and environmentalists held poster signs last Friday for Albuquerque commuters to see that read "Protect Mt. Taylor," "Stop contaminating indigenous lands" and "Uranium harms communities."
he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is lifting its suspension of former Navajo Housing Authority CEO Chester Carl following his acquittal of federal corruption charges last Thursday. "Once there's been an acquittal, the suspension is lifted fairly immediately," said HUD spokeswoman Donna White in a telephone interview.
More charges have been filed by the Navajo Nation's special prosecution in connection with the ongoing investigation into allegations of misuse of tribal discretionary funds. The charges filed on Tuesday in Window Rock District Court were against Navajo Nation Council Delegate David Tom and Victoria Cecil, am employees within the Office of the Speaker of the Navajo Nation.
Filming on the Navajo Reservation was still in its heyday a half century ago with several movies - and some television westerns - being filmed here every summer. According to the Navajo Times of the second week of May 1963, "McClintock," a western starring John Wayne, had put out the word that it needed 16 Navajos to work as extras and "The Greatest Story ever Told," a movie based on the life of Christ, would be using as many as 184 Navajos for scenes to be shot here.
Shiprock man gets 50 months in stabbing. Shiprock man was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque Tuesday to 50 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault and firearm charges. In his plea agreement, Lancelot Lapahie, 25, said that during the late hours of March 23 and early hours of March 24, 2012, he was drinking alcohol with several friends when an argument broke out.
At the 8050 dragline, Henry C. Begay has a unique view of the coal that is extracted at Navajo Mine. The intricate work Begay completes with the dragline can be described as a dance between the large machinery and the layers of Earth it scoops in search of coal.
Navajo President Ben Shelly joined other tribal leaders in the nation's capital last week to engage lawmakers in conversations about federal trust responsibilities and obligations to tribes as Congress considers the 2014 budget.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on building new homes on the reservation and thousands of Navajo families have gone from living in hogans without running water and electricity to brand new homes with all of the amenities found in homes off the reservation.
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation to create an energy company to oversee the purchase, ownership, and operation of Navajo Mine.
A Tohatchi man was reported to still be in serious condition Tuesday at the Gallup Indian Medical Center after being struck by a car on Saturday The accident occurred April 27 at about 11:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 491 about two miles north of Gallup.
Coming as a surprise to everyone, especially members of the Navajo Tribe, Obi-Wan Kenobi will soon say, "May the Force be with you" in the Diné language. Navajo members will soon be able to hear the beloved character from the "Star Wars" saga say this and more as the Navajo Nation Museum, Navajo Parks and Recreation, and Lucasfilm, Ltd. have joined forces to dub Episode IV of the classic space fantasy film into the Navajo language.
Eleven employees of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety last Thursday filled a massive complaint against the division's director, John Billison, charging him with using Gestapo tactics in running his division. The 100-page compliant filed before the Navajo Nation Labor Commission was signed by Emmett Yazzie, Yvonne Gorman, Anna Tsosie, Marvin Curley, Cornelia Tso, Esther Charley, Eric Francisco, Henry Moore, Stanley Ashley, Dave Johnson and Robert Platero.
Low Mountain man pleads guilty to kidnapping. PHOENIX - On April 22, Brian Douglas Kanuho, 47, of Low Mountain, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 204 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. Kanuho pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2013, to kidnapping.
After spending hours locked in debate, the Navajo Nation Council decided to table legislation to extend the lease for Navajo Generating Station until April 29 and directed Speaker Johnny Naize to immediately form a negotiating team composed of delegates. This negotiating team would discuss amendments made April 17 to the legislation with NGS owners or representatives.
The tribe's future could be determined by continuing to tap into its natural resources while transitioning from the current state of coal usage. That is the message Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly delivered in the state of the nation address, all in the Diné language, to the Navajo Nation Council Monday on the first day of the spring session.
The meeting room for the Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop was packed with more than 200 tribal officials, federal representatives and Navajo families affected by uranium mining on the Navajo Reservation attending.
Another Navajo Code Talker has departed this world. Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith, 88, has died, according to his family. Smith was born on Dec. 13, 1924 and was Salt People Clan, born for Black Streak Wood People Clan.
Man shot during tussle over gun: Navajo police are investigating a shooting that occurred near Chinle on April 7. It began with a call from Johnson Albert, 58, of Chinle calling police reporting that he had been hit over the head with a gun.
President Barack Obama is seeking increased funding for a handful of tribal programs, including the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, in the budget proposal he unveiled April 10.