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Filed Under: Law | National | Opinion
Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21 (04/01)
The executive and legislative branches are lashing out at the judiciary as the saga continues.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Navajo Nation makes headlines as first with tax on junk foods (03/31)
Starting tomorrow, the tribe will collect an extra 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Navajo Nation considers agreement for land-buy back program (03/30)
The reservation is home to nearly 34,000 individual landowners. Buying up all of their fractionated interests could cost more than $100 million.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hundreds pay respects to Navajo Nation officer killed on the job (03/30)
Alex Yazzie, 42, spent 12 years in law enforcement on a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy products (03/27)
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site (03/27)
A privately-owned ski areas uses treated wastewater to make fake snow in the San Francisco Peaks.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
HHS urged to do more to help tribes with foster care programs (03/25)
Congress recognized tribal sovereignty in Title IV-E programs but only five tribes have been able to clear all the hurdles in the process.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation in mourning after officer slain in the line of duty (03/23)
Alex Yazzie, 42, was killed in a shootout with a domestic violence suspect. He had worked for the tribal police department for 14 years.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders April 21 presidential vote (03/23)
Candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye have been waiting for the election for months.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues (03/23)
What people don’t realize is there are real Natives out there who have been truly affected and psychologically damaged by sports mascots.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

Filed Under: Law
One officer killed and another injured in Navajo Nation incident (03/20)
The suspect, described as a young Navajo man, also was killed during a shootout.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election (03/13)
Tribal members are supposed to go to the polls on April 21 to choose a new leader.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (03/12)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Judge blocks planned expansion of coal mine on Navajo Nation (03/06)
Tribal members are fighting the expansion of the tribally-owned Navajo Mine in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Cash lenders accused of targeting tribal members in New Mexico (03/05)
According to a report presented to state lawmakers, storefront lenders are prevalent in reservation border towns.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Measure reaffirms Navajo Nation policy against legal marijuana (03/05)
The bill introduced by Delegate Edmund Yazzie says marijuana doesn't fit within tribal culture.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (03/04)
A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.

Filed Under: Education | National
Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers (03/03)
Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.

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