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Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)

The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.


New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project
New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (May 14, 2015)

President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.


Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of  Navajo Nation
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (May 13, 2015)

It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.


Native actors storm off set of Adam Sandler film in New Mexico
Native actors storm off set of Adam Sandler film in New Mexico (April 23, 2015)

Outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly praised the actors for taking a stand against stereotypes in Hollywood.


Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president
Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president (April 22, 2015)

The former Navajo Nation Council delegate defeated former two-term president Joe Shirley Jr., according to unofficial results.


Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign
Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (April 17, 2015)

The winner of the April 21 vote -- either Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye -- will be sworn into office next month, putting an end to an unusual election season.


Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election
Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (April 14, 2015)

Tribal members will go the polls on April 21 and choose a new leader: Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye.


Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling
Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling (April 13, 2015)

An election official said the vote will proceed as planned even as a new referendum regarding language fluency has already been scheduled.


Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21
Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21 (April 1, 2015)

The executive and legislative branches are lashing out at the judiciary as the saga continues.


Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people
Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (March 20, 2015)

Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.


Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election
Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election (March 13, 2015)

Tribal members are supposed to go to the polls on April 21 to choose a new leader.


Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute
Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute (February 23, 2015)

Presidential candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye welcomed the ruling but the tribe's legislative leader doesn't believe the matter has been settled.


Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality
Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (February 23, 2015)

The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.


Navajo Nation Supreme Court to issue ruling in election dispute
Navajo Nation Supreme Court to issue ruling in election dispute (February 12, 2015)

At issue is legislation passed by the Navajo Nation Council to authorize an entirely new presidential election.


Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot
Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (January 28, 2015)

When I attended the 20th Annual Arizona Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not expect to run into Ben Shelly.


Supporters of Chris Deschene still upset with handling of election
Supporters of Chris Deschene still upset with handling of election (January 16, 2015)

The Navajo Nation entered a new year without a new president.


Navajo Nation leader starts second term despite election loss
Navajo Nation leader starts second term despite election loss (January 14, 2015)

Ben Shelly came in seventh out of 17 candidates in the tribe's primary last year.


Agreement reached for leader of Navajo Nation to stay in office
Agreement reached for leader of Navajo Nation to stay in office (January 12, 2015)

Ben Shelly will be sworn in tomorrow and will remain in office until tribal members elect a successor.


President of Navajo Nation remains in office amid election delay
President of Navajo Nation remains in office amid election delay (January 8, 2015)

President Ben Shelly didn't win re-election but it looks like he will be staying in power for now.


Controversy continues over Navajo Nation presidential election
Controversy continues over Navajo Nation presidential election (January 5, 2015)

The tribe was supposed to have a new president by now but it looks like the election won't be held until sometime this fall.


Ben Shelly: There's a lot to be thankful for on the Navajo Nation
Ben Shelly: There's a lot to be thankful for on the Navajo Nation (November 25, 2014)

It is a time of celebration and reflection on the sacrifices our ancestors made for us to be where we are today.


Navajo arts and crafts to be sold at Washington team stadium
Navajo arts and crafts to be sold at Washington team stadium (October 14, 2014)

President Ben Shelly and his wife attended the team's game in Arizona on Sunday.


Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite
Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite (September 30, 2014)

Rex Lee Jim spent more than four weeks in the hospital when a spider bite led to an infection.


Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement
Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (September 25, 2014)

The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.


Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement
Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (September 23, 2014)

The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.


Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday
Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday (September 22, 2014)

President Ben Shelly will be joined by Secretary Sally Jewell and Kevin Washburn in Window Rock, the tribe's capital, for the announcement.


Navajo voters oust incumbent president Ben Shelly in primary
Navajo voters oust incumbent president Ben Shelly in primary (August 27, 2014)

Joe Shirley Jr., a former two-term president, will face Chris Deschene, a former state lawmaker from Arizona.


Tribes praise confirmation of Keith Harper to ambassador post
Tribes praise confirmation of Keith Harper to ambassador post (June 4, 2014)

Cherokee Nation citizen is the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve as an ambassador.


Senate confirms Diane Humetewa as a federal judge in Arizona
Senate confirms Diane Humetewa as a federal judge in Arizona (May 15, 2014)

Diane Humetewa is the first Native woman in the federal judiciary.


Federal agencies outline contingency plans during shutdown
Federal agencies outline contingency plans during shutdown (October 1, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service have released their contingency plans as the federal government enters a shutdown.


Tribes hail nomination of Michael Connor for top Interior post
Tribes hail nomination of Michael Connor for top Interior post (August 1, 2013)

Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Michael L. Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.


Ben Shelly: Indian Child Welfare Act helps protect tribal culture
Ben Shelly: Indian Child Welfare Act helps protect tribal culture (July 8, 2013)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly explains the need for the Indian Child Welfare Act.


NMAI opens 'Meet Native America' series with Navajo leader
NMAI opens 'Meet Native America' series with Navajo leader (June 13, 2013)

The National Museum of the American Indian launched its Meet Native America interview series.


Tribes praise  passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision
Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (March 1, 2013)

Tribal leaders from across the country hailed the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. For the first time, Congress has enacted a...


President of Navajo Nation   backs  Richard Carmona in Senate
President of Navajo Nation backs Richard Carmona in Senate (November 5, 2012)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has endorsed Democrat Richard Carmona for U.S. Senate in Arizona. Shelly cited Carmona's support for Indian veterans and economic development in Indian Country. Carmona visited...


Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as  Assistant Secretary   at BIA
Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as Assistant Secretary at BIA (September 24, 2012)

The Senate on Saturday confirmed Kevin Washburn as the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, will now be in charge of the Bureau...


Tribes slam weakened version of Violence Against Women Act
Tribes slam weakened version of Violence Against Women Act (May 17, 2012)

Tribal leaders criticized the Republican-controlled House for passing a watered down version of H.R.4970, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Wednesday. Tribes lobbied heavily for the...


BIA threatens to cut   Navajo Nation law enforcement funding
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BIA threatens to cut Navajo Nation law enforcement funding (February 3, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is threatening to pull $35 million in law enforcement funding due to "alleged misconducts" by top Navajo Nation law enforcement officials. Citing reports in The...


Navajo Nation president  questioned for  off-the-cuff remarks
Navajo Nation president questioned for off-the-cuff remarks (January 26, 2012)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is being criticized by some Navajo Nation Council delegates for some or his recent remarks. Last week, Shelly told the members of the Arizona Legislature...


Navajo Nation president praises Obama's  State of the Union
Navajo Nation president praises Obama's State of the Union (January 25, 2012)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly praised President Barack Obama for the "bold directives" laid out in the 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night. Shelly said the Navajo Nation...


Navajo Nation reaches agreement to restore   Head Start  funds
Navajo Nation reaches agreement to restore Head Start funds (November 8, 2011)

The Navajo Nation said it has reached an agreement with the Obama administration to restore funding to its troubled Head Start program. The tribe was told it would only receive...


Navajo Nation names new director for Washington   office
Navajo Nation names new director for Washington office (May 13, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly appointed a new leader for the tribe's office in Washington, D.C. Clara Pratte will serve as executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office. She...


Navajo president's statement on  'Geronimo' as codename
Navajo president's statement on 'Geronimo' as codename (May 4, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly released the following statement today. As the leader of the largest Indian nation in America, I am appalled and disappointed that United States Military leaders...


Navajo Nation president approves lease extension at power plant
Navajo Nation president approves lease extension at power plant (March 9, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant on the New Mexico portion of the reservation. Shelly said he wanted to protect jobs at...


Navajo Nation president urged to reject lease for power plant
Navajo Nation president urged to reject lease for power plant (February 25, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is being urged by a former rival to veto a lease for a coal-fired power plant on the New Mexico portion of the reservation. Shelly,...


New president of Navajo Nation   agrees to repay tribe in funding flap
New president of Navajo Nation agrees to repay tribe in funding flap (February 3, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has agreed to pay back nearly all of the $8,850 that he was accused of taking from the tribe. Shelly reached a settlement with special...


New president of Navajo Nation reaches settlement in fraud case
New president of Navajo Nation reaches settlement in fraud case (January 11, 2011)

The new president and the new vice president of the Navajo Nation have reached settlements in a fraud case. President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim were sworn...