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Over the past seven months, as an intern and eventually a staff reporter for the Navajo Times, I have reported on the well-being of women and children in our Nation.

[W]hy do our Navajo Nation leaders make hasty decisions to purchase 16,379 acres of land in Colorado (195 miles south of Denver, to be exact) for $23 million while our Navajo people wait their whole lives to get the basic necessities such as running water?

Here are Navajo Times Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ahasteen’s picks for best cartoons of 2017.

On Oct. 30, Police Officer Alphonso Haven came to the rescue of a Montana World War II veteran that was

The Navajo Nation can spend LATF and PTF revenue on our veterans, housing, education and our elders, just to name a few. For a leader who ignores, or is dumbfounded when it comes to important issues on our Navajo Nation shows that perhaps he don’t respect and care for the Diné, is a doomed society. Wake up, speaker, and address these questions.

I did not know Casey Jordan Marquez or Francisco Isaiah “Paco” Fernandez, but after this last week, I wish I had.

Although I grew up in Shiprock, N.M., on the Navajo reservation, both my parents were forced to attend boarding schools in the 1950s and were not allowed to speak their own Navajo, or Diné, language.

In 1999 I remember sitting at my high school graduation not knowing what would happen next. The “future” was like a huge blank canvas in front of me. It was both scary and exciting.

Stop, it is way past time to stop “reminding” us of how “the West was won.” It is time to say “the West was stolen!”

Please express the depth of our profound gratitude to the remaining Diné Code Talkers for their sacrifice of service during