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Ex-Navajo President Peterson Zah dies after lengthy illness

Navajo Nation’s first elected president known for charisma, ideas and ability to get things done

Navajo Nation rescinds mask mandate on vast reservation

The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that’s been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal Preside...

Buu Nygren wins Navajo Nation president, beats incumbent

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 th...

Navajo presidential hopefuls represent change or continuity

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans two decades. Incumbent Presid...

Navajo presidential hopefuls select running mates from New Mexico

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two men vying for the Navajo Nation presidency announced their running mates Monday, choosing candidates from the New Mexico portion of the reservation to broaden their ap...

SUV barrels through Native American parade; 15 injured

Parade started the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration

‘His heart was in it.’ Reporter covered Navajo for 5 decades

Covered efforts to reform tribal government and a deadly riot at the tribal capital

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies; 3 left from group

Sandoval relayed coded message about Japanese surrender

Crowds of Arizona Republicans compete in contested primaries

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona’s congressional primaries are packed with Republican candidates as the party tries to chip away at the state’s majority Democratic delegation. They have a good cha...

Navajos to narrow field of 15 presidential hopefuls in primary

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Natalia Sells has a list of qualities she wants to see in the next Navajo Nation president: Approachable. Adaptable. Inspiring. Someone who upholds traditional values but ...

Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

Eileen Celestina Garcia raced down the mountain that overlooks her parents’ ranch home in northern New Mexico where friends and family have gathered for decades and where she has sat countl...

Southwest wildfires force evacuations, tighten resources

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Thursday