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The tribe says Katsina dolls can be sold. A doll is typically given to a young girl at a public ceremony as a blessing and part of her education.
Several tribes have called on a Paris auction house to stop the May 30 sale of hundreds of Native American sacred items. Tribal members and federal officials held an emergency meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss what could be done.
May 27, 2016
In the past few months gangs have taken control of a town in one of the most remote parts of the Navajo Nation. Community leaders have asked the Navajo Nation Council for help.
May 25, 2016
Justice
A town’s anger and frustration over perceived racial profiling and a police shooting has boiled up in recent weeks. This isn’t Cleveland, Baltimore or New York, but a small rural town in northern Arizona. The protesters here want justice for a Native American woman shot and killed by a white officer. They’re also asking questions about who polices them, and how.
May 16, 2016
Tom Begaye, 27, made his first court appearance Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an 11-year-old Navajo girl.
May 04, 2016
The FBI continues to search for the kidnapper of an 11-year-old Navajo girl whose body was found south of Shiprock, N.M., on Tuesday morning. The San Juan Chapter is planning a candlelight vigil to support the family.
May 03, 2016
The International Boundary and Water Commission is investigating the dispute.
May 02, 2016
Navajo Nation seal
Navajo Speaker LoRenzo Bates said at a signing ceremony the projects would create more than 400 jobs and bring in as much as $7 million in tax revenue for the tribe.
April 28, 2016
More than 40 percent of people living on tribal lands do not have access to the Internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The Government Accountability Office recently looked into reasons why.
April 28, 2016
EPA official measures the pH
Arizona Sen. John McCain is calling for a Justice Department criminal investigation of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. McCain is part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which held a field hearing in Phoenix on Friday.
April 22, 2016
mine spill
Committee members want to know why more hasn’t been done to address last summer’s massive Gold King Mine spill that contaminated a river that Navajo farmers rely on.
April 21, 2016

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