NAVAJO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NAVAJO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp">NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington NFL team’s name — a slang term for Native Americans — while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is “inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession.” The Council’s committee of the whole voted 9-2 Thursday to oppose the name. The measure was sponsored by lawmaker Joshua Lavar Butler, who says the word can have negative psychological effects on American Indians. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578066832014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806683@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Feds reach $5.15B settlement over uranium mining cleanup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57774046-68/cleanup-environmental-navajo-settlement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57774046-68/cleanup-environmental-navajo-settlement.html.csp">Feds reach $5.15B settlement over uranium mining cleanup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA, ERIC TUCKER and DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T08:13:00.617-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation. Uranium waste was thrown over the mountainside and carried by rain across the remote but scenic land used by hikers, anglers, medicine men and Navajo shepherds. The roughly 50 mine sites were eventually abandoned without cleaning up the contaminated waste. The Navajo Nation n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577740462014-04-04T08:13:00.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T08:13:00.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774046@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:13:00 MDT Utahn Kenneth Maryboy runs for Navajo Nation president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57730184-90/county-labor-maryboy-nation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57730184-90/county-labor-maryboy-nation.html.csp">Utahn Kenneth Maryboy runs for Navajo Nation president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T17:31:16.965-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Juan County Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy has served as a Navajo Nation Council delegate since 2000. He’s now aiming for an even tougher prize: president of the Navajo Nation. But the race features a crowded field, which includes incumbent president Ben Shelly and former two-term president Joe Shirley Jr. But Maryboy, a Democrat serving his second term on the county commission, faces an extra obstacle because Navajos in the Utah section of the tribe’s reservation are far outnumbered by those ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730184@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:31:16 MDT Navajo language, traditions are celebrated at this school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57541915-78/navajo-iframe-monument-embed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57541915-78/navajo-iframe-monument-embed.html.csp">Navajo language, traditions are celebrated at this school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T20:45:55.725-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: This story accompanies a look at efforts to transform Monument Valley High School. Read the main story here. Dorothy Bigman, one of Monument Valley High’s first graduates, now teaches its students the Navajo language using the tribe’s wealth of games and songs. After one class, in which three girls play a shoe game against three boys, Bigman teaches a class with just two students: Caitlyn Black and Richelle Sloan. Black reads aloud a story she has written in Navajo about a big...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57541915@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:45:55 MDT