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Dear Mr. President: We oppose further uranium mining of our lands

Posted by   /  February 20, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

‘Uranium has killed fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers across the Navajo Nation’ Native News Online Responding to President Donald Trump’s overtures to open up uranium mining on tribal lands, the Navajo Nation and Havasupai Tribe (People of the Blue Green Water) are expressing their opposition. Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez joined Arizona State Rep. […]

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A tale of two housing crises, rural and urban

Posted by   /  February 6, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

How one Indigenous family is navigating two very different housing problems. By Julian Brave NoiseCat | High Country News On a July afternoon in 2017, Joe Waukazoo, a tall and athletic 62-year-old, jaywalked across 31st Avenue in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. He paused before the skeleton of the Ghost Ship, a warehouse-turned-artist collective, burned hollow in a blaze that […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Uranium miners in Arizona, elsewhere pushed hard for a comeback. They got their wish.

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Energy Fuels, a Canadian uranium producer, owns the Grand Canyon mine, where groundwater has already flooded the main shaft. By Hiroko Tabuchi | The New York Times ONUMENT VALLEY, Utah — Garry Holiday grew up among the abandoned mines that dot the Navajo Nation’s red landscape, remnants of a time when uranium helped cement America’s […]

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Navajo solar plant breaks new ground

Posted by   /  August 23, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Sun In May of this year, in the shadows of sandstone towers near Monument Valley, an array of 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels fired up for the first time. In doing so, the Kayenta Solar Facility became the first utility-scale solar project to go operational on the Navajo Nation, producing enough electricity to power […]

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Records show Navajo housing agency plans to build 15 homes, 15 rentals with $80 million grant

Posted by   /  July 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  1 Comment

By Craig Harris and Dennis Wagner | The Republic A Navajo Housing Authority plan submitted to federal regulators shows it will build just 15 new homes and an equal number of rental properties next fiscal year with a new housing grant of nearly $80 million, records show. The NHA and tribal officials have said there […]

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Navajo Nation may buy Yavapai Ranch for $60M

Posted by   /  July 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Possible deal would sell only 17,500 acres By Sue Tone | The Daily Courier Negotiations between the owners of Yavapai Ranch and the Navajo Nation are underway for the sale of 17,544 acres in the western area of Yavapai Ranch, which encompasses more than 100,000 acres. The property lies 13 miles south of Seligman where […]

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