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Gaming gives $10 million to tribe

The Navajo Nation announced Monday that the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has given the tribe $10 million to be placed in the Gaming Distribution Fund.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Ft. Defiance played a role in Diné history

As the Navajo Times prepared to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Long Walk in June, the paper gave its readers a front page story on the historical importance of Fort Defiance to the history of the Navajo people.


A hometown hero: Mae Chee Castillo

Everyone remembers Annie Wauneka and what she meant to the Navajo people. But Mae Chee Castillo is only a distant memory to most.


High court opens door to sports betting

Ever since the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise opened the first casino 10 years ago, people have been asking, “When are you going to have sports betting?”

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Letters section allows a voice for complaints

If you were a reader of the Navajo Times in 1968, you may have noticed a major change in the paper that showed for the first time that the paper was giving Navajos a voice to air their concerns.


Karisgate heats up

Prez’s daughter on leave for DWI arrest, chapter calls for resignation, past DWI arrests, social media aflame

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Traders prohibited from hiring non-Indians

The Advisory Committee for the Navajo Tribal Council passed a resolution this week that has gotten Indian traders on the reservation in an uproar and has surprised a lot of BIA officials.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Officials criticize CBS documentary

As Sarah Ann Johnson, the former Miss Navajo and current Miss Indian America, continued her tour back east promoting a CBS documentary on Indian America, officials here on the Navajo Reservation were sharply criticizing the program.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Miss Indian America makes the front page

Back in the 1960s, the Navajo Times had a thing for Sarah Ann Johnson, the Piñon, Arizona, native who in 1967 was selected to be Miss Indian America.

News Obituaries

Code Talker Roy Hawthorne Sr. passes

Roy Hawthorne Sr., one of the most recognizable Navajo Code Talkers, died Saturday. He was 92.