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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Culture office seeks funds, fed meets with youth

There was some bad news on the culture front 50 years ago this week as the Office of Navajo Economic Opportunity announced that it was closing its Navajo Culture Office, which had been headed by Carl Gorman, Navajo Code Talker, famous artist and cultural expert, for the previous two years.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Mitchell fights back; feeding ‘starving’ kids

The decision by the Navajo Tribe to expel the head of DNA-People’s Legal Services from the reservation had finally made it to federal court.


Challenges filed to disqualify Nez, Shirley

Complaints have been filed against the two winners of the Navajo Nation Primary Election for president in an effort to get them removed from the general election ballot.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Companies asked to donate to NCC

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai did something this month that no tribal leader has done in the past: He invited the heads of some 60 companies that do business with the tribe to a special meeting he held at the Window Rock Civic Center.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Many Farms High used to house NCC students

The new Navajo Community College is scheduled to open next January and a decision has been made as to where the students will be housed until dormitories are built. Construction of the dorms is expected to be complete in 1970.


Four tabbed front-runners in primary vote

Navajo voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to pick two candidates to run in the general election for president.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: DNA director sets up office in Gallup hotel

Formal negotiations got underway 50 years ago in an effort to resolve the Ted Mitchell situation, the Navajo Times reported.


Surveys of forum crowds give nod to Chee

With the primary for Navajo Nation president now less than two weeks away, the big question on everyone’s mind is, Who are the favorites?

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Fallout from DNA boss removal reaches D.C.

The decision by members of the Navajo Tribal Council’s Advisory Committee to ban the director of DNA-People’s Legal Services from the Navajo Reservation has created a lot of controversy, not only in Window Rock but in Washington, D.C., as well.


Officials eye several projects to create jobs

Navajo Nation economic development offices are continuing several projects throughout the reservation that will provide hundreds of new jobs over the next several months.