Uranium cleanup on Navajo is still a major undertaking that impacts the lives of many, and the Navajo Environmental Protection Agency continues to work on these sites — even with criticism and little support from the 24th Navajo Nation Council.
If Navajo Power can win over hearts and minds at Coalmine Canyon, it could succeed in launching solar development with the potential to transform Western Navajo, a region that has remained underdeveloped and economically depressed for decades.
Back in 1982, as Peter MacDonald was running for a fourth term as tribal chairman, he agreed to sit down with me and discuss some political issues. I think he must have been in a good mood since he didn’t put any restrictions on the questions, something he had been doing for the previous couple of years, probably at the suggestion of his wife, Wanda, who often said she didn’t like some of the articles I wrote about him.
Despite the plethora of issues that afflict the Navajo Nation, from substance abuse to the loss of language, hataalii and professor Avery Denny believes there is a remedy for all ills embedded in Diné traditional knowledge.
Hailey Haven was confident at the mic. Her voice was steady and clear as she spelled “Himalayan,” then “calamitous,” “gannet” and finally her champion word “brevet” during Round 23 of the Fort Defiance Agency Spelling Bee.
Scott Sixkiller-Sinquah, Gila River Pima/Hopi, of Phoenix, earned 230 points out of a possible 250 to win his first adult world title at the 30th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Heard Museum.
Diné punk/rock/world sibling duo Sihasin brought home a win for the Navajo Nation when they were awarded “Best Rock Recording” for their album “Fight Like a Woman” at this month’s Native American Music Awards.