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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.

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50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka pummels DNA legal services director

What happened on Aug. 6, 1968, on the Navajo Reservation had never happened before and stories about it made news all over the country. The Washington Post even put it on the front page two days later.

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50 years ago: Good, bad news in scholarship report

The Navajo Tribe has released its first report on its scholarship program and it appears to be a mixture of good news and bad.

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50 Years Ago: First Native tries to run for Congress

The Navajo Times has been running stories every week or two promoting the candidacy of Lloyd House who was running to become the first Native American to be elected to Congress.

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50 Years Ago: DNA takes aim at Chinle schools

Officials for DNA-People’s Legal Services squared off this week with Jody Matthews, superintendent of the Chinle Public School District, over the issue of whether the district is providing free lunches to students from low-income families.

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50 years ago: Electricity comes to LeChee, residents plan for development

On July 12, 1968, life changed forever for residents of LeChee, a small community located about five miles south of Page, when electricity finally arrived.

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50 years ago: DNA lawyer in hot water again

DNA-Peoples Legal Services is in hot water again – or at least one of its attorneys is – because of the way the Chinle School District treats its students.

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50 years ago: Memories of Long Walk, captivity still linger

The Navajo Tribe was seeing a lot of interest among tribal members who wanted to participate in one way or another in the 100th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Treaty of 1868.

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50 Years Ago: A part of Diné culture: Frybread

As members of the Navajo Nation celebrated the centennial of the Long Walk 50 years ago, it was also time to take note of another milestone in the cultural history of the Navajo people – the frybread.

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50 Years Ago: List of dead in Vietnam War: 20

This being the Memorial Day issue for the Navajo Times in 1968, the paper honored those who have given their lives in the war in Vietnam since 1962.