Author: KAL

FAQ’s on Escalade

With the recent article in the LA Times on Escalade and then the numerous spin-off stories in other papers, blogs, and Facebook pages, I find I absolutely have to make time to address some of the most flagrant misconceptions and canards (I love that word, it means 1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor, often intentionally misleading. 2. a fabricated report. 3. a hoax. 4. a duck for eating.) about Escalade and Confluence Partners.

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Why Grand Canyon Escalade? – a response by Harley Johnson, Cedar Ridge, AZ

The most basic question regarding the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona has been “Why?” Why Grand Canyon Escalade, why here, why now, why on the Navajo Reservation? Harley Johnson, a resident of Cedar Ridge, Arizona and a Bodaway Chapter member addresses these basic questions in his native Navajo language in a compelling video. Editor’s Note:  Harley Johnson passed away a few months after making this...

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Navajo Supporters of Grand Canyon Escalade Speak

Navajo supporters of the Grand Canyon Escalade project speak on why they support the project in the audio links below.  Something really important that continues to get lost in all the talk about Escalade is the overwhelming support of the project by Navajo who actually live in the Chapter.  These audio clips are from local Navajo speaking in their own words and often in their own Navajo language about whey they support Escalade.  ...

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Remembering the 1956 Midair Collision at the Grand Canyon, The Confluence Played a Major Role in Recovery Efforts

I don’t know how many people remember or were even aware of the 1956 disaster at the Grand Canyon when TWA and a United Airlines flights collided in midair over the Grand Canyon, killing 128 people.  June 30 was the anniversary of the flight and there were a number of services remembering and honoring the event.  The proposed location for Grand Canyon Escalade was used as the primary recovery spot for retrieving those killed in the collision and the wreckage of the two planes.  Most of the wreckage was left at the Confluence site until 1976.  Small pieces of...

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Update on Escalade and Why We Have Been Silent for Over A Year.

I did not realize how much time has passed since my last post about Grand Canyon Escalade.  Over a year.  Confluence Partners was involved in high level negotiations with the Navajo Nation and part of the negotiation process was an agreement not to communicate about the process.  The negotiating team for the Navajo Nation was comprised of assigned representatives from NN DOJ, Economic Development, NN Hospitality Enterprise, and a DOJ retained law firm.  Looking back, agreeing to this was a bad decision because we were unable to challenge opponents of the project and keep up our outreach to the local Chapter...

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Please take our opinion poll. What is most important for Western Navajo and the people of the Bennett Freeze?

Life is full of choices.  One choice that needs to be made regards the Grand Canyon Escalade project specifically and the Bennett Freeze area of Western Navajo in general.  Is it more important to provide jobs, roads, electricity and basic social services to the areas and people of the Bennett Freeze, or saving 420 acres of desolate land near the Grand Canyon and the Confluence.  In a perfect world, we would want to have both I suppose.  But the world isn’t perfect and choices must be made.  So if you have to choose, which is it?  While there is...

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POLACCA, Ariz. — Deanna Bogart, an international blues performer, created a magical ark of music wit [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Tuba City High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director Woody Begay b [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On April 20, the Navajo Nation Council voted 16-4 in support of legislation whi [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On April 10 Legislation No. 0114-17, which would amend the Title 17 of the Nava [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/To’Koi, Red [...]

WINDOW ROCK., Ariz. — At the beginning of the April 13 Naabik’íyáti’ Committee meeting, Navajo Natio [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On April 19, Legislation No. 0395-16, which sought to amend Title II of the Nav [...]

TEEC NOS POS, Ariz. — On April 10, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) appro [...]

Cyber Security Workshop during April The Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness Team is [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Students in Leslie Hosteen’s second grade class, inspired by the non-fiction book [...]

To the editor: It is said that women had been separated from men when some children were conceived, [...]

To the editor: In the past two years, my involvement with the Navajo Voters Coalition has allowed me [...]

WINSLOW, Ariz. — The Winslow Bulldogs got revenge on Snowflake with a 12-8 victory over the Lobos Ap [...]

SEATTLE — Three Hopi High media students toured a high school radio station in Seattle on their way [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — A new, free district wide cell phone application is available in Tuba Unified Sch [...]

POLACCA, Ariz. — About 40 students, parents and teachers attended an emotional school board meeting [...]

MOAB, Utah — Canyonland Field Institute (CFI) is running its sixth annual Native Teen Guide in Train [...]

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. — On Apr. 12, a federal grand jury filed an indictment against Kirby Cleveland, 32, [...]

Cyber Security Workshop during April The Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness Team is [...]

TSAILE, Ariz. – Vice President Jonathan Nez provided opening remarks at the inaugural Diné Bich’iiya [...]

Secretary Zinke stopped by an Interior meeting today with Navajo Leadership and expressed his suppor [...]

Newly sworn-in Veteran Advisory Council members. L to R: George Tolth, Vern R. Lee, President Russel [...]

TEESTO, ARIZ – Before the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Teesto Chapter House, Vice President N [...]

LAS VEGAS, NV-While building and diversifying tribal economies was the resounding theme of discussio [...]

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News The Navajo Generating Station near Page burns locally mined c [...]

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ- Phillip Franc isco, 40, from Farmington, N.M., has been chosen as the new Navajo [...]

WASHINGTON D.C. – Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Ka [...]

NAPI-On Friday, Jul. 1, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez met with Utah Chapt [...]

When Cellular One’s higher-ups at the regional office in Show Low, Arizona, were looking to diversif [...]

There was good news Thursday for Navajo families who live on Johnson Road north of Yah-Ta-Hey, New M [...]

An Albuquerque Diné man needs help identifying the man who stabbed him and his brother at Assayii La [...]

City takes back painting of Larry Casuse, causes protest The post Rising temps over image appeared f [...]

Regarding Navajo Nation bill 0114-17, sponsored by Aneth Delegate Davis Filfred, "to have bette [...]

The NNPD responds to over 200,000 calls for service and conducts over 25,000 arrests every year. Thi [...]

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Lawmakers toss Ramah settlement bills back to Naabik’íyáti’ The post What to do with $58M? appeared [...]

Times’ correspondent donates 13,000 books to library The post ‘The councilman from Gallup’ appeared [...]

Code Talker pushes for language sculpture The post Talking it up appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Navajo Nation News Articles

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  • Navajo coal plant closure could cause 1,000 job losses 28 Apr 2017 23:08 The Herald Journal: Bridgerland's Daily News NAVAJO MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — Officials in remote areas of Utah and Arizona say the recent decision to shut down a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona is expected to cause about 1,000 job losses in an area already struggling with high unemployment. …
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  • Resource Extraction and American Indians: The Invisible History of America 28 Apr 2017 18:35 National Geographic The recent American Indian protests at Standing Rock in North Dakota, protesting environmentally irresponsible and culturally damaging resource extraction, encouraged me to reach out to my American Indian friends.  The blood of the Cherokee Nation flows …
  • Urban Outfitters has reached mainstream status — and that's hurting the brand 28 Apr 2017 14:32 Business Insider Scott Eells / Getty Images Once known as the retail mecca for hipsters and alternative fashion lovers, Urban Outfitters is now ubiquitous — and struggling to stay relevant as a result. The store, which sells clothing inspired by the bohemian, kitschy, …
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