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Hopi housing opens 40 new units in Winslow

For its new, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified housing project, the Hopi Tribe bought land on the outskirts of Winslow — a town close enough that people could go back to their home villages for ceremonies, and urban enough to offer jobs and higher education that is lacking on the rez.


Birth Cohort Study to continue, expand with new grant

The Navajo Birth Cohort Study, which was about to wrap up this year, was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will not only extend the study another five years but considerably broaden its scope.


Former Hopi chairman wants new chair removed

Former Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election in the recent chairman race, has petitioned the Hopi Tribal Court to remove his successor from office, saying he never should have been allowed to file as a candidate.


2 killed in Chinle crashes

An IHS psychologist who worked at the Chinle Comprehensive Health Center was killed in an auto accident on New Year’s Eve


Louisiana man wants to bring art back to rez

A Louisiana antiques dealer who acquired a collection of about 50 paintings and sketches by students and teachers at Chinle Boarding School wants to bring the art home for an exhibit.


NGS smokestacks cast long shadow over 2017

Twenty-seventeen was a year of staggering change and uncertainty, as an institution that had been propping up the Navajo Nation’s economy for 41 years threatened to close and tribal leaders tried to predict the effect on Indian Country of a wildly unpredictable new U.S. president.


Code Talker, Chinle icon Teddy Draper Sr. passes

In the history books, Teddy Draper Sr.’s long life boils down to two sentences.


Alleged Facebook threat poster pleads not guilty

A Monument Valley High School student who allegedly posted “Who wants to help me shoot up the high school?” on his Facebook page three days before the Aztec shooting has pled not guilty to a Navajo Nation charge of threatening …


Student arrested after Facebook post about shooting

A Monument Valley High School student has been in jail since Tuesday after reportedly posting on his Facebook page, “Who wants to help me shoot up the school?”


Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. passes

Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. of Chinle passed away in a Prescott nursing home Thursday morning. He was 93.