Feds want justices to end Navajo fight for Colorado River water
More than 150 years ago, the U.S. government and the tribe signed treaties that promised the tribe a “permanent home" — a promise the Navajo Nation says includes a sufficient supply of water.
Peterson Zah: Ex-Navajo Nation president honored in funeral procession, reception
Peterson Zah died late Tuesday in Fort Defiance, Arizona, surrounded by his family and after a lengthy illness. He was 85.
Ex-Navajo Nation President Peterson Zah dies at 85
Zah sometimes was referred to as the Native American Robert Kennedy because of his charisma, ideas and ability to get things done.
Buu Nygren sworn in as next Navajo Nation president
Buu Nygren beat out incumbent President Jonathan Nez in the tribe’s general election by about 3,500 votes in the midterm election.
Election 2022: Buu Nygren wins Navajo Nation president, beats incumbent Jonathan Nez
Nygren’s win, along with his running mate Richelle Montoya, means the Navajo Nation will have a woman in the Office of the President and Vice President for the first time.
Navajo legislative leader to resign but remain a lawmaker
The head of the Navajo Nation's legislative branch said he will resign from his leadership role after he was photographed intoxicated in Las Vegas.
Supreme Court to hear water dispute between Navajo Nation, government
The case dates back to 2003, when the Navajo Nation sued, alleging that the federal government in its Colorado River projects had failed to consider or protect water rights of the tribe.
Navajo Nation planning to investigate missing tribal members
The crisis of missing and slain Native Americans has been getting more attention from elected officials and policymakers across the U.S.
Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting husband, young son
A northern Arizona woman is facing federal charges in the shooting deaths of her husband and young son, authorities say.
Navajo police seek person of interest in Window Rock bank robbery
Officers responded to a silent alarm at a Wells Fargo just before noon on Sept. 16.
Arizona woman dies while backpacking in Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon National Park Service says Delphine Martinez, a resident of Window Rock, was on a multi-day backpacking trip on Sept. 4 when she was found unconscious along the Thunder River Trail, about one mile from the confluence of Tapeats Creek and the Colorado River.
No golden ticket required: Chocolate Falls surge after monsoonal storms
The Chocolate Falls, a nickname for Arizona’s Grand Falls, is the largest waterfall in the state and is known to be a sight of "Pure Imagination."
Navajo Nation reports first case of monkeypox
The Navajo Nation has already requested monkeypox vaccines from the federal government, and the first doses are expected to arrive this week.
Phoenix man facing 2 decades in jail for sexually abusing a child for years, authorities say
A Phoenix man will spend more than two decades behind bars after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a child for years on the Navajo Nation, said the United States Attorney's Office.
15 people hurt after SUV barrels through Native American parade; suspect arrested
A man has been arrested after an SUV barreled through a parade that celebrates Native American culture in New Mexico. Investigators say they do not believe the incident was motivated by ethnic hatred.
Samuel Sandoval, one of the last Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 98
Samuel Sandoval was one of hundreds of Navajos recruited by the Marines to send and receive military communications in secret code using their native language during WWII.
Navajo Nation considering legislation that enshrines same-sex marriage in tribal law
Officials with the Navajo Nation say a bill that removes a same-sex marriage ban that has been on the books since 2005 can now be acted upon by the Native American nation's legislature.
Tribes credited with elevating vaccinations in rural Arizona
In a pandemic that has seen sharp divides between urban and rural vaccination rates nationwide, Arizona is the only state where rural vaccine rates outpaced more populated counties, the CDC says.
'Nobody saw us': Rural Navajo Nation homes get electricity for the first time after decades of asking
SRP donated two crews to volunteer with teams from 10 other states to electrify more than two dozen homes on the Navajo Nation that have been asking for power for decades.
Arizona highways along White Mountains reopen after winter closures
The Arizona Dept. of Transportation reopened State Routes 261, 273 and 473 on April 14. They all lead to lakes in the White Mountains and are normally closed every winter season.