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Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Navajo actress was put in darker makeup for Adam Sandler film (04/24)
Allison Young said she felt uncomfortable from the start of production of The Ridiculous Six.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native actors storm off set of Adam Sandler film in New Mexico (04/23)
Outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly praised the actors for taking a stand against stereotypes in Hollywood.

Filed Under: Business | National
Distributor brings beef produced on reservations to the market (04/20)
Labatt Food Service of Texas is on a mission to bring Native American beef to the masses.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Museum named after famed Pueblo woman artist closes doors (04/15)
The Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts was the only facility in the U.S. devoted solely to Native women artists.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Judge Judy chooses reservation school for graduation speech (04/15)
Alexus Uentillie, a young member of the Navajo Nation, submitted the winning essay in a national contest.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Indian arts organization seeks replacement for top executive (04/15)
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts needs a chief development officer to replace an executive whose resignation came after some upheaval last year.

Filed Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: The legend of the White chief among the Apache (04/13)
New Mexicans had long speculated that this individual was Charley McComas, seized by Apaches near Lordsburg in 1883 when he was 6 years old and raised as an Indian.

Filed Under: Law | National
Benefit ride set for Navajo Nation police officer injured on duty (04/10)
James Hale was shot in the leg on March 19 in an incident that resulted in the death of his colleague Alex Yazzie.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (04/06)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.

Filed Under: Law | National
US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee (03/30)
Michael Cotter of Montana will serve as chair and Damon Martinez will serve as vice chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

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.

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Law firm hosts tribes for session on marijuana in Indian Country (03/26)
Ten tribes reportedly attended the meeting to learn more about the emerging marijuana industry.

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
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: Business | Law | National
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe cites interest from marijuana industry (03/19)
The drug is legal for medical and recreational purposes in Colorado so developers are interested.

Filed Under: Business | Health | Law | National
Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit set for April 23 in New Mexico (03/12)
Interest in marijuana continues to grow in Indian Country, judging by the number of meetings and organizations popping up.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Michael Bird: Dental care comes up short for New Mexico tribes (03/09)
In one New Mexico pueblo, 70 percent of adults suffer from untreated dental decay, and 58 percent of the children live with untreated dental decay.

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: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/23)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.

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