Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation.

A Navajo Nation judge is weighing if sexual abuse lawsuits against the Mormon church should proceed and where the cases should be heard.

Attorneys for both parties argued before Judge Carol Perry on Monday on why the cases should or should not continue in tribal courts.

The president of the Navajo Nation says a proposal that would have renamed a Utah highway after Donald Trump was insulting.

Navajo President Russell Begaye says naming the highway that connects national parks such as Zion, Arches and Bryce Canyon after President Trump would have been like pouring salt on an open wound.

A large portion of funding for organizations that work with health clinics in Utah is set to expire Saturday. Health center representatives are worried that a loss of funding will negatively affect rural populations like the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah.

Center for American Progress


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has completed the review of national monuments mandated by President Trump. He has not released his recommendations. The New York Times is reporting that those recommendations include reducing the size of 4 national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah. Reports are that Secretary Zinke may recommend a drastic reduction in size for Bears Ears.

Planting Seeds Of Health On Navajo Nation

Jun 9, 2016
K. Munson

The Homer Dale Community Farm is more than a 4-acre garden on the fringe of Navajo Nation in southern Utah.

For the last six years, Leon Sampson, reverend deacon for the St. Christopher Episcopal Mission in Bluff, has cultivated the community farm as a place where people can reconnect to their farming roots and learn new skills. For Sampson, growing one’s own food is an act of economic empowerment. It’s also a way for older generations to share their knowledge with Navajo youth.

Living In A Food Desert In The Desert

Jun 7, 2016

Imagine if it took you 150 miles round trip to buy one ripe tomato. That’s what it’s like for the majority of residents living on Navajo Nation, where it’s not uncommon for people to travel across state lines to purchase groceries. People like Thomasina Holly, a para-educator in Aneth who routinely drives to Colorado and New Mexico because her nearest grocery store in Utah is too expensive for everyday items.