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2008-08-18 18:00:00

By Journal Staff Report Staged readings of plays by Native American playwrights continue today at the VSA North Fourth Art Center's N4th Theater, 4904 Fourth NW.

2008-08-18 15:00:53

By Leslie Linthicum MARQUEZ -- Eight Spanish families looking for opportunity in a strange new world took shelter in caves on the side of the mesa that overlooks the valley where the town of Marquez now sits. From the caves, they moved to stone houses, then larger, more substantial adobes.

2008-08-18 06:00:38

By Angela Haupt When a Navajo woman delivers a baby at Banner Page Hospital in northern Arizona, she invites her entire family -- often more than 10 people -- into the birthing room. She may give birth squatting, as is custom among Native Americans.

2008-08-08 15:00:48

Let's start by establishing that No Child Left Behind is seriously flawed, unfairly labels schools as failing when students are improving and offers schools one way to pass and 37 subgroup ways to fail. But let's finish by acknowledging the U.S.

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Cornelia de Bruin, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 1--FARMINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit for Desert Rock Power Plant on Thursday, the final day it was mandated to act on the long-delayed permit.

2008-07-31 18:00:29

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today issued the following statement in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) passage of an air permit for the proposed Desert Rock power plant: "ACCCE is pleased that the EPA has recognized the tangible environmental and economic benefits the Desert Rock project will provide for the Four Corners region, and equally important the Navajo Nation, by granting the air permit required for construction to move forward.

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Abandoned uranium ore mines in Navajo country have for decades been known to cause health problems. A five-agency coalition is finally doing something about it.

2008-07-30 09:00:45

Spanish clean power company Iberdrola Renovables has sold the output of the first phase of the commercial-scale Dry Lake wind project in Arizona, US, to electricity utility Salt River Project.

2008-07-29 15:01:07

By Tony Natale, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 29--Salt River Project has agreed to purchase electricity from Arizona's first wind energy farm to be built about 18 miles northwest of Snowflake.

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By STACI MATLOCK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to release its decision on an air-quality permit for a controversial proposed coal-fired power plant on Navajo land near Shiprock by Thursday.


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Navajo-Churro
2014-10-16 11:48:23

The Navajo-Churro, also known as the Churro, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in North America. The breed’s origin began when Native American tribes, including the Hopi and the Navajo, acquired Spanish Churra sheep from explorers during the 1500’s and bred them with Jacob sheep. The breed was given a new name, the Churro sheep, by frontiersmen and although the breed was important to Native American culture, the United States government nearly decimated the breed by sponsoring...

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saggar
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The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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