Navajo Nation

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 […]

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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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TV show jokes about alcoholism among Ariz. tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona tribal members say they’re shocked by a television sitcom that made fun of one of the most pervasive social ills on their reservations — alcoholism.

03/04/2013

91-year-old Navajo Code Talker to receive degree

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 91-year-old New Mexico man who was a Navajo Code Talker in World War II will receive a degree next week from the University of Kansas. Chester Nez is the last […]

11/08/2012

Navajo establishes new judicial district in Pinon

(AP) – The Navajo Nation has established a new judicial district on the reservation. The Tribal Council’s Law and Order Committee recently passed legislation for a new court in Pinon, creating an eleventh district. It […]

06/06/2012