Navajo Nation http://kunm.org en Marchers Honor Homeless Murder Victims, Call For Justice http://kunm.org/post/marchers-honor-homeless-murder-victims-call-justice <p>People gathered at the Albuquerque Indian Center Friday morning to remember two homeless men who were beaten to death as they slept in a park last week.</p><p>Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson were both Native American, and their murders have drawn attention to ongoing violence against Native Americans in New Mexico.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around 150 people marched silently down East Central Avenue carrying signs that read “stop the violence,” “end racism,” and “pray for homeless natives.”</span></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:44:56 +0000 Ed Williams 48541 at http://kunm.org Marchers Honor Homeless Murder Victims, Call For Justice Navajo Nation To Take Over Gallup Detox Center http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-take-over-gallup-detox-center <p>The largest detoxification center in New Mexico is scheduled to close and reopen under a new name and management: The Navajo Nation.</p><p>The Na'Nizhoozhi Center, Inc., served nearly 24,000 people in 2012 and averaged between 75 and 100 intakes per day.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:14:01 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 32645 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation To Take Over Gallup Detox Center Navajo Nation Declares Drought Emergency http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-declares-drought-emergency <p></p><p>Navajo President Ben Shelley has <a href="http://nnwo.org/content/navajo-president-shelly-declares-emergency-due-drought-conditions" target="_blank">declared</a> a state of emergency for drought conditions on the Navajo Nation. Officials are concerned ongoing drought may be creating unsafe conditions for people who need drinkable water.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:45:39 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31616 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Declares Drought Emergency Navajo Nation Explores Future Of Coal http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-explores-future-coal <p>The Navajo Nation says the only financially viable future for its coal supply may be in clean coal technologies, and overseas exports.</p><p>KUNM's Tristan Ahtone reports the Nation is taking preliminary steps to find a future for its coal resources in light of tough, domestic regulations.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 22:01:12 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 29385 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Explores Future Of Coal Navajo Nation Funds Water Projects http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-funds-water-projects <p>With drought affecting much of the southwest, the Navajo Nation is working to bring water to it's citizens with the tribal government recently approving over $8-million dollars for water infrastructure projects.<br>The Navajo Nation is roughly the size of West Virginia, has a population of around 170,000 people, and much of the Nations citizens are in need of water. Fri, 10 May 2013 00:08:12 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 28962 at http://kunm.org Fort Wingate Is "Indian Country" Says Court http://kunm.org/post/fort-wingate-indian-country-says-court <p>The New Mexico Court of Appeals has allowed the Navajo Nation jurisdiction over the Fort Wingate Indian School just east of Gallup, giving the Nation criminal jurisdiction over tribal members on the Fort Wingate site.</p><p>In 1999 a juvenile member of the Navajo Nation was charged with battery at the Fort Wingate High School, and McKinley County attempted to prosecute. The child in question claimed the county had no jurisdiction because Fort Wingate is “Indian Country.” This week, the New Mexico Court of Appeals agreed.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:48:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 27395 at http://kunm.org Fort Wingate Is "Indian Country" Says Court Navajo Nation Takes Final Steps To Broadband Access http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-takes-final-steps-broadband-access <p></p><p>The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority says it's in the final phases of unveiling high-speed broadband and wireless services for the majority of the Navajo Nation. The project would bring telecommunications services to the nations largest reservation straddling Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.</p><p><br>A few companies have offered broadband accessibility to parts of the Navajo Nation in the past, however, historically, the Nation has dealt with little to no telecommunications access.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:26:44 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 26884 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Takes Final Steps To Broadband Access Future Of Navajo Gaming Compact In Question http://kunm.org/post/future-navajo-gaming-compact-question <p>A Gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico failed to receive a vote by the state legislature before the end of session. With no agreement in place between the Nation and the State, the Navajo gaming industry could now be at risk, as well as nearly a thousand jobs.</p><p><br>The current Navajo Nation Gaming Compact is set to expire in 2015. However, with the states next legislative session focused only on budget matters, tribal officials say there will be no chance for the bill to be heard next year, leading to an expiration of the agreement.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:52:33 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 26569 at http://kunm.org Future Of Navajo Gaming Compact In Question Navajo lawmakers reject water rights settlement http://kunm.org/post/navajo-lawmakers-reject-water-rights-settlement <p>Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement that recognizes the tribe&#39;s rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin.</p><p>The Tribal Council voted 15-6 against the settlement Thursday during a special session in Window Rock.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl had introduced legislation to approve the settlement, but it needed the blessing of the Navajo and Hopi tribes to move forward. Kyl has said the settlement would address water needs on the reservations and provide certainty of the water supply for off-reservation communities.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:17:44 +0000 Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press 15203 at http://kunm.org Navajo lawmakers reject water rights settlement