Katherine Locke

NHO Associate Editor

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Book review: "Pure Land: A true story of three lives, three cultures and the search for Heaven on Earth"

Annette McGivney’s new book “Pure Land” started with a story she wrote for Backpacker magazine in June 2007 about the murder of Tomomi Hanamure on her 18th birthday, May 8, 2006 by Randy Wescogame, a Hasvasupai tribal member.

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Navajo Generating Station to continue operations until 2019

After months of negotiations, the Navajo Nation, alongside all stakeholders, signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Extension Lease Nov. 30 extending operations of the plant for another two years until December 2019.

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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments downsized

Tribes, conservation groups file lawsuit challenging President's decision

On Dec. 4, the Navajo Nation joined the Hopi Tribe, Zuni Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe and filed a legal challenge against the Trump administration for its actions revoking and replacing the Bears Ears National Monument.

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Flagstaff city council votes 6-1 opposing transport of uranium through city

With about 100 people, many of them Native American, packing the council chambers Nov. 7, the Flagstaff City Council passed a symbolic resolution opposing transporting uranium through the city from Canyon Mine by a vote of 6-1.

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Navajo Nation Council says no: 16-2 vote kills Escalade development

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council voted down legislation, during a special session Oct. 31, for the Grand Canyon Escalade project, which included a gondola tramway on the western edge of the Nation at the confluence of the Little Colorado and the Colorado rivers.

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Hope and Trauma exhibit on display in Flagstaff

Coconino Center for the Arts highlights impacts of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people in new exhibit Aug. 12 — Oct. 28

Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land, an exhibit presented by the Flagstaff Arts Council, explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people with art pieces reflecting how radiation has impacted their communities.

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Navajo Generating Station to remain open through 2019

Replacement lease approved in 18-4 vote

On June 26, after more than eight hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4 to approve a replacement lease for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), allowing operations of the plant to continue until December 2019.

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Rumble on the Mountain concert highlights history of indigenous people of the Colorado Plateau

Rumble on the Mountain 3, an annual concert to raise awareness related to the land and indigenous peoples of the Colorado Plateau, hit Flagstaff Jan. 28 with a theme, “Our Story,” an indigenous history of the region.

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Escalade proposal tabled, moves on to final committee

A full house at the Bodaway/Gap Chapter waited five hours Jan. 11 for the Resource and Development Committee (RDC) to sort through other matters before tabling legislation that sought to approve the master agreement for the Grand Canyon Escalade project.

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Obama designates Bears Ears, Gold Butte national monuments

On Dec. 28, President Barack Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument citing its cultural importance to Native people and marking the first time tribes will have a say in managing a federal monument.

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