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  • Bill would freeze fracking permits during impact study(NM Environuts find way to pluck Golden Goose)

    02/05/2019 10:16:28 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    While driving at night through Counselor, on U.S. 550, the horizon takes on a dusky illumination, almost like daylight, said Samuel Sage, a member of the Navajo Nation’s Counselor Chapter House, at a news conference. Bright light flares from natural gas being burned off as part of oil and gas production have become increasingly common in northwestern New Mexico, particularly since 2013 said Sage. Sage was among several environmental advocates who gathered at the state Capitol in support of a bill that, if passed, would create a four-year moratorium on any new state permits for hydraulic fracturing — a type...
  • Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dead at 94

    01/16/2019 9:00:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico. Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico. “Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman was a hero, and he stood amongst giants,” tribal President Russell Begaye told the Arizona Republic. “We will be forever grateful for his contributions and bravery, as well as that of each and every one of our Navajo Code Talkers. They are national...
  • Republicans sue Arizona county recorders as US Senate election remains too close to call

    11/08/2018 11:12:57 AM PST · by Revel · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/08/18 | Teri Webster
    The Republican parties in Yuma, Navajo, Apache, and Maricopa counties filed a lawsuit against all state recorders and the secretary of state late Wednesday, as the Arizona U.S. Senate race still hangs in the balance. What is the issue? The groups are challenging how Arizona counties verify signatures on mail-in ballots that come into the polls on Election Day, according to a complaint obtained by the Arizona Republic. Arizona’s U.S. Senate race has no declared winner because it is too close to call. Results following Tuesday’s election showed that Republican Martha McSally earned 49.4 percent of the vote and Democrat...
  • Navajo Nation Official Arrested for 6th DWI

    01/20/2018 10:15:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 19, 2018
    The Navajo Nation has issued a statement about PTSD in the wake of a tribal leader tallying his sixth DWI arrest. Hubert Smith, interim head of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration, was arrested after a crash last weekend. The Navajo Nation has now released the following statement: "Many of our Navajo veterans return from service with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and they don’t have access to proper treatment, care or facilities like other veterans who live closer to metropolitan areas. Navajo Nation official arrested for 6th DWI Interim Director Hubert Smith is a Veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and...
  • Navajo Nation leaders call Trump out for ‘careless’ Pocahontas comment

    11/30/2017 10:21:12 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 63 replies
    Daily news ^ | 11/29/2017 | Daily news
    President Trump invoking Pocahontas as a derogatory term during an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers cuts deep for many Native Americans. The White House denied the President was using the name as a racial slur, but several Navajo Nation leaders and residents said on Tuesday that Trump has once again managed to make the name offensive. Navajo Nation council delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty called Trump’s remark “problematic” and said his words diminish the experience of Pocahontas and all Native Americans. Crotty said in a statement that Trump’s “careless” comment is the “latest example of systemic, deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans...
  • The Navajo Code Talker Was Co-Chairman of "Trump for President Group (Video)

    The comment comes very near the beginning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msDH2zgKmXo
  • Sarah Sanders Asked If Trump’s Pocahontas Comment Is Offensive. Her Response Set The Room On Fire

    11/28/2017 7:03:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Benny Johnson
    President Trump referred to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers on Monday. Trump has referred to the senator from Massachusetts often by that name, a reference to Warren’s dodgy history claiming native American heritage. “I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time, longer than you, they call her Pocahontas!” Warren responded to the President, saying “It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the...
  • Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.

    11/28/2017 6:53:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | Eli Rosenberg
    The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message. Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange. [Snip] The Cherokees called Jackson "Indian killer"; the Creek called...
  • The Media Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo

    11/28/2017 6:42:22 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | November 28, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Full Title - The Media (Who Only Talked About the Navajo Because Of Trump) Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo Today, while having an event celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers, Trump made a quip about Elizabeth Warren: "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you -- they call her Pocahontas!  But you know what, I like you. You are special people." The media went ballistic...
  • Donald Trump refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'Pocahontas' during meeting with Native Americans

    11/27/2017 2:03:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 124 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/17 | Rozina Sabur
    Donald Trump has been criticised for using a racial slur during an event honouring Native American veterans.The US president was welcoming three Navajo code talkers from the Second World War to the Oval Office on Monday afternoon when he referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator, as "Pocahontas".During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here.  Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you."Two Second World War Navajo "code talkers" stood at the podium, with a...
  • Warren tears into Trump for 'Pocahontas' crack at event honoring Native Americans

    11/27/2017 12:58:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 27, 2017 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) railed against President Trump for using a "racial slur" after he cracked a "Pocahontas" joke during a Monday event with Native American veterans. "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur," Warren said in an interview on MSNBC after Trump referred to her as "Pocahontas" at an event honoring Navaho "code talkers" who served in World War II. [Snip] Warren in her response said Trump's joke will not stop her from continuing to criticize him....
  • Code Talker Passes in New Mexico

    10/10/2017 12:38:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KOB4 ^ | October 10, 2017
    A Navajo Code Talker has died in New Mexico. David Patterson Sr. served during World War Two and used the Navajo language as a communications code that was never broken. Patterson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. His service will be held in Shiprock, New Mexico on Thursday. Patterson was 94 years old.
  • The Most Wasteful Gov. Agency You've Never Heard OF

    10/09/2017 1:48:11 AM PDT · by gattaca · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/06.2017 | Christian Britschgi
    The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) brags on its website that it is "the largest Indian housing authority in the country", managing 8,500 housing units across Navajo nation in the southwestern American states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The NHA is also probably the most wasteful and scandal-ridden governmental entity in the United States today. Multiple media reports, governmental audits, and one investigation by the Office of Senator John McCain (R – Ariz.) describe an agency that has received over $1.6 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, while delivering projects over-budget,...
  • WOW! Navajo People Cheer Trump For Dismantling Obama Energy Policy

    04/01/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    The Navajo people are apparently all for coal production and good energy policy. They’re happy that Trump is undoing Obama’s restrictive policies in this area, too. Breitbart reports: EXCLUSIVE: Navajos Celebrate End of Obama’s Job-Killing Energy Policies: Trump Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ for Coal Former President Barack Obama’s efforts to shut down the coal industry in the United States have threatened the well-being of generations of coal plant and mine workers, including those of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine on Navajo land in Arizona has directly and indirectly provided 3,100 jobs and $180 million in...
  • American Indians Fight For Land Rights Against Obama’s Executive Decrees

    12/28/2016 10:17:04 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2016 | Joseph Hammond
    Betty Jones, an elderly Navajo medicine woman, grew up among the red rock canyons, mesas, and ancient cliff dwellings of Southeastern Utah. Now, a proposed national monument may prevent her from collecting traditional herbal medicines she’s gathered all her life.Her family believes Jones is in her mid-nineties, since her birth certificate was issued after her actual birth. The proposed 1.9-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument would potentially limit her access to sacred sites and impact herb collection. She also says that she is entitled to grazing rights on the land under an agreement with the federal government dating to the 1940s.“My...
  • Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill

    12/05/2016 8:16:30 PM PST · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Gazette ^ | 12/5/16
    The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Details of 11-year-old’s killing released in criminal complaint (NM Navajo girl raped, killed)

    05/04/2016 11:48:10 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 4, 2016 | Elise Kaplan
    A criminal complaint filed in federal court Wednesday offers new details about the kidnapping and killing of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. Authorities were led to Tom Begaye, 27, by a tip from one of his neighbors, according to the indictment. Begaye told authorities he was looking for a child to have sex with Monday afternoon and picked up Ashlynne and Ian Mike, who were playing in a ditch near their home. Ashlynne had injured her foot and agreed to get in Begaye’s car to get a ride. He took her to a desolate dirt road near the Ship Rock pinnacle, where...
  • FBI arrests man in abduction, killing of 11-year-old (NM Navajo girl)

    05/03/2016 9:57:40 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 3, 2016 | Nicole Perez and Robert Browman
    When 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother stepped into a stranger’s van after being dropped off by a school bus Monday, they likely believed they were heading to see a movie. The stranger, it seems, had a more sinister plan. According to authorities, he abducted the children, and in a crime that shocked the entire Navajo Nation and surrounding communities, killed Ashlynne, leaving her body along a desolate dirt road that cuts through the desert near the towering rock monument that overlooks the town of Shiprock. Late Tuesday, the FBI arrested 27-year-old Tom Begaye, of Waterflow, N.M., in connection...
  • Navajo artists express experience with Gold Mine spill

    04/11/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | April 10, 2016 | Jonathan Romeo
    New exhibition shows how tribe dealt with blowout last August. Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. It means “Water is Life,” and for the indigenous tribes affected by the mine blowout in August, the words sum up months of confusion, fear and sadness surrounding the health of critical southwest waterways. On Aug. 5, the Environmental Protection Agency breached the portal of the mine north of Silverton, sending an estimated...