Following a series of public forums on a controversial water settlement involving the Navajo and Hopi tribes, opponents of the settlement and the Navajo Nation president’s office seem no closer to an agreement.
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Yahoo! recently announced their top ten road trips in the country, and one such road cuts right through Navajo Nation.
Opponents of the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 on the Navajo Nation have been riding a wave of false hope this week, following a flawed translation of statements by Navajo President Ben Shelly.
The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) is the first location for the fantastic exhibit Ramp it Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America’s 12-city national tour. The SDMoM is hosting the exhibit on its first trip outside of the Smithsonian Institution. On Saturday, April 28, the public is invited to this inspiring event.
The Navajo Nation’s water comes from a variety of sources—wells, rainfall, reservoirs and rivers. But for some 40 percent on the nation, water comes from gallon jugs and barrels trucked in over miles of dirt roads to reach homes, businesses and livestock. A major construction project in New Mexico will change that for many residents.
I find it ironic the Navajo Nation is suing Urban Outfitters for copyright infringement on a pair of underwear.
First off, I pledge total support toward the Navajo effort and anticipate the case will set precedent for future legal action by Tribes with regard to misappropriation. The American Indian Arts and Crafts Act is a weapon Tribes have yet to fully wield on the legal battlefield.
Although the specific legal principles involved may differ, use of the terms Icewine, Roquefort and Navajo all have something in common. They tell you something about what you are buying, and right now, the Navajo Nation wants to ensure that consumers are not associating the term “Navajo” with “random south-west inspired hipster fashion.”
For generations, the Navajo have gone to war for the United States. Joining the military is a tradition among this Native group, with code talkers serving a historic and important role in World War II.
The latest Navajo generation is no exception, with many young men and women volunteering to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan; now among the many returning from years of service. But unlike their fellow men and women in service, they face unique challenges in building new lives.