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50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Navajos learn they have Miranda rights

Navajo police must follow laws of the United States if they arrest someone and put them in jail, a high-ranking legal official for the tribe told Navajo law enforcement officials.

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50 years ago: Wauneka blasts Nakai, tribe welcomes Lady Bird

Annie Wauneka, probably one of the most influential members of the Navajo Tribal Council during the 1960s, was not a big fan of the Navajo Times.

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50 years ago: Nakai wins support NAC members

In some ways, Sam Billison was the Donald Trump of his time as he tried to unseat Raymond Nakai as chairman of the Navajo Nation.

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50 years ago: Bumper stickers Thorn in the side Of MacDonald

In the 1980s, there was a major scandal when someone began printing bumper stickers with the question, “Who Shot PM?” The question referred to rumors that had been circulating at the time that Navajo Tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald was fooling around and that his wife caught him in the act and then took the law into her own hands.

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50 Years Ago: Diné government Run by non-Natives

So what was one of the biggest differences in how tribal government was run back in 1966 compared to now?

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50 Years Ago: Peabody debates how to transport coal

Fifty years ago, officials for the Peabody Coal Company had to make a decision.

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50 Years Ago: Appeals court sides with Nakai against Littell

Fifty years ago this week, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai may have won his biggest victory since becoming chairman of the Navajo tribe.

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50 years ago: Nakai vows not to ask for raise

The Navajo tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai, a former chairman, Paul Jones, and a man who had wanted to be chairman for more than a decade, Sam Billison, were in the midst of a political battle to become the next chairman.

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50 years ago: Billison promotes Times as tool for education

We have been talking a lot about in recent weeks about the mudslinging by the two main candidates in the 1966 primary — the tribe’s then-chairman, Raymond Nakai and Sam Billiison, a respected education leader of the tribe.

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50 Years Ago: Congress wants to to flood part of rez

Navajo tribal leaders have learned that Congress plans to flood part of the Navajo Reservation and of, course, they are not happy about it.