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Gallup-MCKINLEY County Humade

Society Names New Executive Director

Ortega has a background in business management, and she says she’s ready to take on all the challenges of running an animal shelter in a rural community.

“It’s a huge learning curve; it’s definitely an experience to say the least,” she...

MMDR Task Force highlights urgent issues on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's Day

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Missing and Murder Diné Relatives Task Force recently convened for an event aimed at connecting families impacted by the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People with resources in seeking justice for their loved ones. The event was held in Farmington, New Mexico on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day, May 5.

The gathering was part of a broader effort to illuminate the challenges facing families across the Navajo Nation and Indian Country. Families who have endured the disappearance or murder of loved ones shared their harrowing experiences, emphasizing the need for stronger communication within law...

DEA recognizes National Fentanyl Awareness Day

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency joined “Song for Charlie” and many law enforcement, public health, and non-profit partners in recognizing May 7 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The day represents an important opportunity to honor those who lost their lives to fentanyl poisonings by educating others about the deadly threat of this synthetic opioid.

To commemorate the first-ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day two years ago, the DEA Museum opened the Faces of Fentanyl exhibit at DEA Headquarters. The memorial wall, which now features more than 5,000 photos of Americans lost to the fentanyl crisis, has become a memorial for families and friends to visit when in...

HEHSC advances ADA compliance with key initiatives

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council's Health, Education, and Human Services Committee held a special meeting on April 29 focusing on the progress of Resolution CJY-38-22 in addressing Americans with Disabilities Act compliance relating to chapters and chapter facilities.

CJY-38-22, passed on Aug. 14, 2022, allocated funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for necessary renovations at various Navajo Nation government facilities. These modifications are designed to make these facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby also benefiting the elderly and disabled veteran communities.

HEHSC Chair Vince James noted that a collaborative effort is...

Two dead in May 5 shooting

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Gallup Police Officers were called to the Trademark Square, which is a part of Downtown Gallup near the 1500 block of South Second Street, around 1:15 am May 5 after two people were reportedly shot and killed.

In a May 6 interview with the Sun Gallup Police Chief Erin Toadlena-Pablo said her department is in the middle of an ongoing investigation regarding the shooting. More information will be published when it becomes available.

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