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Tsosie: Shelly took ‘a gutless punch to this democratic movement’

Guest Essay by Delegate Leonard Tsosie: ‘He had to “duck” into his black-shaded SUV to avoid the Navajo people. Such a sad sight and day.’

Guest Essay

Guest Column: Miss Navajo 5K Monster Dash a success

Miss Navajo Nation’s 5K Monster Dash Fun Run held Oct. 25 at Oak Springs Chapter House was a success. I would like to thank the surrounding communities for coming out to Oak Springs and supporting the message of health and wellness.


Letters: ‘Desperately need new leadership’

You have heard me say many times, “Navajo has an identity crisis.” The recent uproar of complaints of the candidates’ fluency in the Navajo language completely baffles me. Most of


Letters: Nation needs a paradigm shift

The Navajo Nation needs a paradigm shift (distinct concept or thought pattern) in that their language historically contributed to this country and the world, but its leadership to date has failed the nation on many local issues because it tends to keep out its best members who went outside the nation to get an education.


Editorial: What to do with $554 million? Fertilize the grassroots

Once again, no one is asking me what to do with the $554 million settlement the Navajo Nation recently won from the federal government.

I don’t blame them. I’m not Navajo, and I’ve lived on the reservation less than 10 years.


Letters: ‘I have lost faith in judicial system’

It was heartbreaking to witness Chief Justice Herb Yazzie, Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley, and Associate Justice Irene Black, whose generation experienced firsthand the loss of our beautiful Navajo language, not have the courage to make a just ruling.


Letters to the Editor: The rule of law

The only way a nation’s people can remain free is when they choose to abide by the rule of law. If there is no rule of law there is only

Letters Opinion

Irony in arguing, in English, language fluency

I wonder if attorney David Jordan and his Navajo complainants appreciate the irony of a non-Navajo arguing, in English, the issue of Navajo language fluency for complainants who submitted a


Letters: Frustrated with congressional leaders

I respectfully write this letter to the editor to express my frustration with the U.S. congressional leaders who continually butt into the affairs of Indian nations without regard to our

Guest Essay Opinion

Guest Column: Robert Joe: New leadership was held back by old politics

Because we stood up to the old way of doing Navajo business, my team and I have endured ruthless assaults on our character and integrity.