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Two bodies found in wreckage of small plane in Arizona

Two bodies found in wreckage of small plane in Arizona

PAGE, Ariz., June 23 (UPI) --Two bodies were found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, authorities said Monday.
Frances Burns
Wildfire on Navajo Nation drives families from homes

Wildfire on Navajo Nation drives families from homes

GALLUP, N.M., June 18 (UPI) --A fire on the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico has spread to more than 12,000 acres as hundreds of firefighters struggle to control it, officials said.
Frances Burns

Daylight Saving Time begins in U.S.

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Daylight Saving Time started at 2 a.m. Sunday, giving those who observe the time change an extra hour of daylight in the evenings.

Ariz. highway closed due to sink hole

PAGE, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arizona highway will be closed indefinitely because a 120-foot stretch has sunk nearly 4 feet, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

Emergency declared in Navajo water crisis

PHOENIX, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Water shortages, caused by water pipes damaged by cold temperatures, have provoked emergency orders by Arizona's governor and the Navajo Nation's president.

Navajo man calls attention to U.S. apology

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A member of the Navajo Nation was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, reading aloud a 2010 defense bill containing an official U.S. apology to American Indians.
Original World War II Navajo talker dies

Original World War II Navajo talker dies

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., May 22 (UPI) -- John Brown Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo code talkers who made a big impact during World War II, has died at the age of 87, the Navajo Nation said.

Court again denies Navajo coal claims

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the Navajo Nation Monday in the latest defeat for the tribe as it tries to get more money for coal rights.

Navajos to go into wind business

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 28 (UPI) -- The Navajo Nation could play host to hundreds of windmills on its Arizona reservation near Flagstaff under a renewable energy plan.

New Mexico, Navajo Nation sign water pact

SANTA FE, N.M., April 19 (UPI) -- New Mexico and Navajo officials Tuesday signed an historic settlement that resolves claims of the Navajo Nation to water from the San Juan River. Gov. Bill Richardson, Attorney General Patricia Madrid and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley signed the pac

Navajo Code Talker dies

KINLICHEE, Ariz., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Navajo Code Talker Sam Billison, who died in Arizona this week a war hero, was also the voice of a GI Joe doll, the Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday.

MEBB becoming top Navajo Nation band

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Mother Earth Blues Band, with guitarist Richard Anderson, has been playing raw, uncut blues since 1998 to become one of the Navajo Nation's top bands.

Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday against a bid by the Navajo Nation to win more money for its mineral rights. The ruling came despite a secret 1985 meeting b

Court hears Navajo Nation claims

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard argument Monday on whether the United States may end up owing the Navajo Nation some major damages, possibly up to $600 million. A lower court has said the government is liable for its Reagan-era intervention in a mineral-rights ne

FBI hunts Ariz. teenager

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The FBI asked the public Friday to be on the lookout for 17-year-old Darryl Lee James, Jr., wanted by the Navajo Department of Law Enforcement in Arizona.
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Senator John Kerry picks up the endorsement of Joe Shirley, President of the Navajo Nation during a campaign stop in Flagstaff, August 8, 2004. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)
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