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Navajo Nation to discuss sacred sites with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. – In March 2015, the Navajo Nation filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the U. S. Federal Government for violations of Navajo Human Rights.

The petition addresses the violation of rights to religious, cultural, and judicial protection from the desecration of Doko’o’słiid, also known as San Francisco Peaks, through the continued use of reclaimed wastewater to produce snow for a commercial ski operation that is located on the site that is sacred to the Navajo People and 13 other southwest Indigenous Nations.

The IACHR is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States, whose mission is to promote...

NM Livestock Board Vesicular Stomatitis update

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Horses on a premises in Grant County are under quarantine following private practitioner notification to Animal Health Officials of the finding of three horses with lesions compatible with Vesicular Stomatitis.

Samples from the affected horses were sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for VSV testing; results are pending.  The “suspect’ horses and all other equines on the premises are under quarantine.   Appropriate bio-security measures are in place at this time.

Horses on a premises in Grant County are under quarantine following private practitioner notification to Animal Health Officials of the finding of one horse with lesions compatible with Vesicular...

Code Talker Bahe Ketchum honored

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation is in mourning. President Russell Begaye ordered flags across the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on June 9 to sunset on June 12, in honor of the late Navajo Code Talker Bahe Ketchum.

Ketchum passed at the age of 96 at in Flagstaff June 8.

“The Navajo Nation sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bahe Ketchum. As a Navajo Code Talker, he defended not only the Navajo Nation, but the United States of America against tyranny and oppression,” President Begaye said.

“We salute his bravery, sacrifice and determination for the Navajo people,” he added.

Vice President Jonathan Nez said, “Bahe Ketchum...

UNM to undergo some sprucing up

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The UNM-Gallup campus will be receiving some much-needed infrastructure improvements during a nine month project that begins this week. The first part of the construction will involve the installation of new water lines which will increase the volume and flow of water into and out of the campus, and will provide the additional water needed for the second phase of the project which involves the installation of fire sprinklers in several campus buildings. The current utilities infrastructure has almost reach its water capacity and requires a pumping station to boost pressure within the campus.

The benefits of this project are far-reaching and will allow for anticipated campus...

New VA building officially opens

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The new 7,000 square-foot building that will house the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Gallup is now officially open after a dedication ceremony June 5. Just west of the old clinic, at the corner of Second Street and Highway 564, the new facility has plenty of patient parking – eight handicapped spaces and 48 regular slots. Approximately 1,155 veterans from the Gallup area use this facility on a regular basis. Services include primary care, primary mental health, and laboratory. Other services are being expanded at this new location through Tele-medicine, a new approach to primary and continuing care.

The Director of the NM VA Health Care System, Andrew...

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