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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly speaks at a meeting of tribal leaders Tuesday morning in Washington. Shelly said he wants the U.S. to make up for funding cuts by relaxing regulations to promote job growth in the energy sector.
WINDOW ROCK -- As many as 250 medicine men from North and South America will gather here starting Thursday, for the 60th annual conference of the Native American Church of North America.
WINDOW ROCK - Oprah Winfrey visited the Navajo Nation this week to gather footage for an upcoming episode of her show, tribal officials said. Winfrey toured the Navajo capital of Window Rock on Wednesday and watched children perform a powwow dance, according to a statement released by the tribe.
In this photo released by the Navajo Nation, Oprah Winfrey listens as Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.
WINDOW ROCK — Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, has died. He was 91.
WINDOW ROCK — A Marine from the small Navajo community of Rock Point, Ariz., has died in Afghanistan.
The Navajo Nation is celebrating with a fair and rodeo Sept. 6-13 in Window Rock. The fair is an Arizona and Native American tradition, with a mission “to preserve and promote pride in the Navajo heritage and culture for the benefit of the Navajo Nation.”
The Navajo Nation Fair will include a children’s rodeo.
FLAGSTAFF - The Navajo Nation Tribal Council has decided not to vote on a plan to seek full control of Canyon de Chelly National Monument at a special meeting on Thursday.
WINDOW ROCK - That they had made it off the reservation at all was no small feat in a place where adversity runs as deep as tradition. But they were success stories: Two Navajo girls gone to the big-city university, planning to come home one day and give back.
In a photo provided by Tuba City Unified School District, Diana Hu, the mother of a former classmate and friend of Mia Henderson, attends a vigil in honor of Henderson at Tuba City High School in Tuba City last Wednesday.
WINDOW ROCK - Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and two other top tribal officials have proclaimed Saturday as a day of prayer for peace and the safe return home of warriors.
Saying what was taken from its lands belongs to it, the nation's largest Native American tribe wants to force the National Park Service to return and rebury the human remains exhumed in prior years from Canyon de Chelly.
Toledo Cousins, Navajo Code Talkers, 1943, National Archives
Pedestrains walks past Urban Outfitters Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Tempe, Ariz. Urban Outfitters' line of Navajo-branded clothing and accessories has set off a firestorm online and within the Navajo Nation government, with allegations of trademark violations and criticism of the products _ particularly underwear and a flask _ that some tribal members see as tasteless and disrespectful. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Purchased items from Urban Outfitters' Navajo line are shown Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Tempe, Ariz. Urban Outfitters' line of Navajo-branded clothing and accessories has set off a firestorm online and within the Navajo Nation government, with allegations of trademark violations and criticism of the products _ particularly underwear and a flask _ that some tribal members see as tasteless and disrespectful. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Peter MacDonald, former Navajo Nation chairman and a Marine Corps code talker during World War II, with Jonathea D. Tso, Miss Navajo Nation, at right, attend a ceremony Thursday. (Cronkite News Service Photo/Lauren Proper)
SHIPROCK, N.M. -- An elderfest pageant kicks off the 98th annual Shiprock Navajo Fair, the Navajo Nation's largest traditional gathering.
PHOENIX - Thomas H. Begay’s shirt blends in with those of nearly three dozen other Navajo men in gold and orange as they stare at a bronze statue of a crouched Marine holding a radio to his ear.
A statewide group headed by former House Speaker Jeff Groscost of Mesa is struggling to raise $200,000 for two memorials to honor the Navajo "code talkers" of World War II.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Rose Williams can't understand why her family keeps telling her to slow down, take a break, get the rest her 94-year-old body has earned.
WINDOW ROCK -- Navajo Nation lawmakers have voted to create a commission to support green jobs on the reservation where half of the work force is unemployed.
WINDOW ROCK - Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. wants tribal lawmakers to speed up their review and approval of a $100 million line of credit that would help pay for casino development on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.