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A monument honoring Navajo Code Talkers will be unveiled Friday, November 10th, in Aztec, New Mexico.

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One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers has died. David Patterson, Sr., died Sunday in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, from pneumonia.

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The Navajo Nation has reached a settlement agreement with Urban Outfitters over charges that the specialty retail company was selling items labeled “Navajo” without the tribe’s permission.


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The Navajo Nation is reiterating its official support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument despite opposition from some Navajo tribal members in San Juan County, Utah.

At a community event May 18th, Navajo council delegates issued a statement supporting an inter-tribal effort to persuade President Obama to take executive action to create the monument. Delegates said Bears Ears represents an importance piece of Diné history as the birthplace of their leader, Chief Manuelito, and that it faces constant threats, including desecration of cultural sites. 

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The Navajo Nation has sued San Juan County in Utah twice, and won once, over voting rights.  Now San Juan County has filed a counter claim detailing measures in place to assist voters and alleging corruption among the original plaintiffs.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press take a look at this unfolding issue.

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