Navajo Nation

courtesy of Roberta Diswood / Just Move It

"Just Move It" is a community-centered fitness and exercise promotion program that holds events throughout the Navajo Nation, in surrounding communities, and in Indigenous communities throughout the United States. Just Move It coordinator Roberta Diswood joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to talk more about the movement, the program's history, and what to expect at the upcoming events in Cortez on Friday, July 21st at 6pm at Parque de Vida, in Towaoc on Monday, July 24th at 6pm at the Towaoc Wellness Center,  and in Shiprock on Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30pm.

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez have signed a lease extension for the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. In a statement, Begaye hailed the agreement, saying it gives the nation the capability of producing and selling renewable energy. The lease extension accords the tribe the use of a significant portion of the power plant’s transmission capabilities.

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The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona that would keep the coal-fired power plant operating through December 2019. Monday’s 18-4 vote came after eight hours of debate. The lease is reportedly for a term of 35 years and includes operating the power plant through 2019, retiring the site, and conducting long-term environmental monitoring.

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An Indigenous-led advocacy group called “haul no” is touring the Navajo Nation and surrounding towns to organize against the transport of uranium mining materials on the reservation.

 

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The Navajo Nation is taking public comments and planning a work session on legislation regarding a replacement lease for the controversial Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona.

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