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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: The move to a new type of tribal election

If you asked the high-ranking officials for the Navajo Tribe and the Navajo Tribal Council back in November 1965 what the most important thing going on that month, practically no one would say trying to bring peace between the Old Guard and the tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai.

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50 Years Ago: Rumors spread about removal of BIA superintendent and bootlegging

There have been reports in the media this week that Glenn Landbloom may not be in his job much longer.

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50 Years Ago: Council delegate blames rape of Vista volunteer on ONEO

The future tribal chairman of the Navajo Nation spent most of November, 50 years ago, in a media war with a member of the Navajo Tribal Council who was displeased with the way Peter MacDonald was running the Office of Navajo Economic Opportunity.

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50 Years Ago: A tribal employee struggles to keep his job, housing

Can an employee of the Navajo Tribe stand up to the might of the tribal government? And as this employee stands up for his rights, can that struggle end up with massive changes within the tribal government?

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50 Years Ago: A fight, a shooting and a bartender

The Navajo Times is going after bartenders in light of a shooting that occurred in late October 1965 at a bar in Lupton.

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50 Years Ago: Times ponders the ethics of promoting the reservation

For the first time, the Navajo Times has decided to get involved in the annual “make the reservation look good to travel writers” program.

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50 Years Ago: Kids, UFOs and marriages made news in mid-sixties

Finally, kids on the reservation have something to do after school and on weekends.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai makes a big announcement

The 1965 Fair edition of the Navajo Times was a big deal. In fact, you could say it was the biggest bargain for readers in the five-year history of the paper.

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50 Years Ago: Don’t let your children play with reservation dogs and cats

Most members of the Navajo Nation probably won’t remember this but at one time, the Navajo Nation had a thriving lumber business located in Navajo, N.M. In fact, the town grew because of the plant there – the Navajo Forest Products Industries.

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50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka exerts her power

Fifty years ago, one of the most powerful persons on the Navajo Reservation wasn’t a tribal chairman or even a man.