Navajo Nation

This image provided by Inci Web shows a plume of smoke in the Chuska Mountains near Naschitti, N.M. on Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Inciweb)

Heat, wind hamper efforts to corral Navajo fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to work against extreme heat and gusty winds Wednesday as they battle a wildfire that has consumed thousands of acres of pinon and juniper forest along with grazing […]

06/18/2014

FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez poses at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Dean Hanson, File)

Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez’s primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez […]

06/04/2014

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. Two of the power plants on the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Generating Station in Page and the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, N.M., are among the country's top emitters of carbon dioxide, releasing 17.8 million short tons and 12.9 million short tons in 2013, respectively. Both have plans to shutter some of the generating units, which will cut down on carbon dioxide emissions that are blamed for heating the planet. The U.S. administration on Monday, June 2, 2014, unveiled its plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Carbon standards for Indian reservation plants delayed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two of the Southwest’s largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other. But one of them didn’t factor into […]

06/03/2014

Ben Shelly, the President of the Navajo Nation, left, and Lorenzo Bates, Navajo Council Delegate walk outside the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Barry Massey)

Navajo Nation and Robert Redford group OK wild horses plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford said Thursday they have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild […]

05/01/2014

McDonald Rominger, who heads the FBI's office in northern Arizona, stands on the Navajo reservation near Gray Mountain, Ariz., on Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Number of Navajo homicides tops some metro areas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — New FBI statistics show the vast Navajo Nation saw a sharp increase in the murder rate in 2013 and finished the year with 42 homicides, eclipsing major metropolitan areas with less […]

04/28/2014

An array of so-called junk food. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage […]

04/22/2014

A carbon monoxide alarm. (AP Photo)

Leak spurs talk of school carbon monoxide alarms

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gas leak at a Utah elementary school that sickened more than 40 people has ignited concerns about the fact that the state is among many that don’t require schools […]

11/19/2013

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Man completes tightrope walk near Grand Canyon

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday. Wallenda performed the stunt […]

06/23/2013

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Report shows spike in reservation criminal cases

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian leaders who have criticized the federal government for years over the way authorities handled major crimes on reservations can mark progress with the release of newly tracked statistics from […]

05/30/2013

Girl rides her bike, Oglala, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. (AP Photo)

Tribes plan for worst with looming budget cuts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable from hard hits — except for American Indians.

03/16/2013

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