Navajo Nation development bill signed into law
A decades-long freeze on development on the Navajo Nation was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday.

The ban on development emerged as part of a land dispute between the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. The tribes finally resolved their differences in September 2005 and wanted Congress to repeal the so-called Bennett Freeze to make it official.

S.39 frees the Navajo Nation to improve housing and upgrade infrastructure on the western part of its reservation, an area that been under dispute.

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Navajo-Hopi land dispute ended (The Arizona Republic 5/9)
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