Native Americans

Medal of Honor recipient from New Mexico passes away

27 Views  Â The Congressional Medal of Honor Society has announced the passing of one of New Mexico’s Medal of Honor recipients, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura. The society said Miyamura passed away in Phoenix, Arizona.

Buu Nygren wins Navajo Nation president, beats incumbent

69 Views  Â FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Buu Nygren has ousted Jonathan Nez as president of the Navajo Nation, a position that wields influence nationally because of the size of the tribe’s reservation in the U.S. Southwest and its huge population.

High court to hear water dispute between Navajo, government

80 Views  Â WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a water dispute involving the U.S. government and the Navajo Nation. The high court said Friday it would review a lower court ruling in favor of the Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. The government

Have you seen any of these 183 people?

648 Views  Â FBI updates missing or murdered indigenous persons list, now up to 183 people. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The FBI has released an updated list of Native Americans who have been verified as missing in New Mexico and across the Navajo Nation. There are 183 people on the list, compared to the

Navajos narrow list of 15 presidential hopefuls in primary

242 Views  Â FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo voters are narrowing the list of candidates for tribal president Tuesday in the primary election. Fifteen people are vying for the top leadership post on the vast reservation that extends into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

Navajo Nation President signs pandemic aid agreement

241 Views  Â CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation leaders have finalized an agreement on spending priorities for more than $1 billion in federal pandemic relief to improve water, sanitation, housing and communications infrastructure.

Marriage equality once again proposed in Navajo Nation bill

204 Views  Â FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Months after withdrawing legislation that proposed the Navajo Nation recognize marriage equality through repealing and amending tribal laws, a new bill is bringing back that recommendation. The legislation seeks to end the ban on same-sex marriage under the DinĂ© Marriage Act and repeal the section of