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The Navajo Nation announced Wednesday it has finally hired a police chief. The Navajo Police Department has gone eight years with the top position unfilled.
July 06, 2016
Irving Shaggy
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing Wednesday to try to understand why tribes don’t have better access to federal rural development funds.
June 23, 2016
Under new legislation tribal courts would be able to protect child victims of domestic abuse in Indian Country.
June 23, 2016
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Navajo Nation leaders are firming up plans to meet with Donald Trump when he visits Arizona on Saturday. Campaign officials told the tribe that the Republican presidential candidate is open to meeting with Navajo lawmakers.
June 14, 2016
Carlisle
After more than a century the Army is sending home the remains of children buried at one of the first federally-run Indian boarding schools.
May 31, 2016
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

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