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Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

Kirby Cleveland Indicted on Charges Stemming From Murder of Officer Houston Largo

By Admin on Apr 2017

ALBUQUERQUE N.M.-On April 12, a federal grand jury filed an indictment against Kirby Cleveland, 32, a Navajo tribal member accused of killing Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo. While responding to a domestic violence call in Casamero Lake, N.M., on the night of March 11, 2017, Officer Largo was allegedly shot by Cleveland. Largo would later die from critical injuries sustained from being shot. The indictment charges against Cleveland are the following, in order of Counts 1-8: murdering an officer or employee of the United States who was engaged in the performance of his official duties; committing felony murder while[...]

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Bears Ears Commission Working On Monument Management

Bears Ears Commission Working On Monument Management

By Admin on Apr 2017

BLUFF, UTAH – On April 12, Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the Committee on Indian affairs joined representatives of the Navajo Nation, the Zuni Tribe, and local organizations for a tour of the newly established Bears Ears National Monument. The group visited several archaeological sites throughout the 1.3 million-acre Monument, and discussed the importance of the area to all of the local tribes. The Bears Ears Commission was established in accordance with the December 28, 2016 Bears Ears National Monument proclamation.  The Commissioners represent the five sovereign Tribal Nations with ancestral ties to Bears Ears: Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Uintah[...]

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Navajo Nation Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Navajo Nation Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By Admin on Apr 2017

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Today, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Navajo Nation. “Sexual Assault is prevalent within our communities on the Navajo Nation. We urge our citizens to report any sexual assault to ensure any and all perpetrators are brought to justice and to mitigate any future instances of sexual assault,” said President Begaye. “Sexual assault doesn’t only impact the person that was assaulted, it affects their families and friends as well. Remember the values of Hozhó and Ké, as[...]

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