Jonathan Nez

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President

One of last surviving Navajo Code Talkers died in New Mexico Friday morning following health complications. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Joe Vandever Senior was 96 years old.


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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the tribe will not financially back the bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines off the reservation. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company recently bought Montana's largest coal mine and two others in Wyoming at auction after Cloud Peak Energy declared bankruptcy.

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A Utah ballot proposition that has reignited a fierce dispute over Navajo voting rights was trailing late Wednesday after the initial tally, but too many votes remained uncounted to make it final.

Navajo Times

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is calling on voters in a southeastern Utah county to reject a ballot proposition that could lead to expanding a three-member county commission that Native Americans took the majority of last year.

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation completed the second phase of a large solar energy project last week. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’ll provide enough electricity to power tens of thousands of homes on the tribe’s land. 


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