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Editor's Note: This article was first publshed by the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

DURANGO, Colo. — You can almost count all the motels on the Navajo Nation on two hands. But that doesn’t mean there’s nowhere to stay.

Enterprising Diné from Shiprock to Coppermine are opening up their homes, sheep camps and hogans to curious tourists hoping to get a glimpse of real Navajo life — and doing quite well, thank you.

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WASHINGTON — The Navajo Nation Council sent a delegation, led by Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, to Washington this pastlast week to ensure local Navajo voices are heard and considered before further federal action is taken on the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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WASHINGTON — Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have filed an amicus brief in federal court, urging the court to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

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SELL, Ariz. — Just after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the Tohono O’odham Nation, with tribal lands in Arizona that run 62-miles along the southern border of the United States and the northern border of Mexico, voiced its opposition to the border wall being constructed on its tribal lands.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo multi-media artist Pamela J. Peters is breaking Native American stereotypes with her writing and photos – and she’s taken the battle to Scotland. 

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CHOCTAW, Miss. — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw announced the death of former Tribal Chief Calvin J. Issac, who served as the first tribal chief since the great Pushmathana. Chief Issac passed away Saturday after battling a long illness. He was 86.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee language is coming to public television. 

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MIAMI, Okla. — Three individuals with vast experience in American Indian law have been named to the Shawnee Tribe’s inaugural Supreme Court. 

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Votes come after President Trump increases tensions with Iran

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted for the War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military action regarding Iran. The resolution passed the U.S. House by a vote of 224 to 194.