32 Facts About Navajo Nation


Navajo Nation, known as Navajoland, is a Native American reservation in the United States.

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Navajo Nation people have continued to transform their conceptual understandings of government since signing the Treaty of 1868.

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Significant pushback was given by the Navajo Nation, who did not feel that they had been sufficiently consulted before the measures were implemented.

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Lands within the exterior boundaries of the Navajo Nation are composed of Public, Tribal Trust, Tribal Fee, Bureau of Land Management, Private, State, and BIA Indian Allotment Lands.

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In 2006, a committee for a "Navajo Nation Constitution" began advocating for a Navajo Nation constitutional convention.

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Current judicial system for the Navajo Nation was created by the Navajo Tribal Council on 16 October 1958.

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Navajo Nation courts are governed by Title 7, "Courts and Procedures", of the Navajo Nation Tribal Code.

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The Navajo Nation voted for the change in an effort to have a more efficient government and to curb tribal government corruption associated with council members who established secure seats.

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Five agencies within the Navajo Nation are Chinle Agency in Chinle, Arizona; Eastern Navajo Agency in Crownpoint, New Mexico; Western Navajo Agency in Tuba City, Arizona; Fort Defiance Agency in Fort Defiance, Arizona; and Shiprock Agency in Shiprock, New Mexico.

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Navajo Nation operates executive offices in Washington, DC to facilitate government-to-government relations and for lobbying services and congressional relations.

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However, the Navajo Nation operates its own divisions of law enforcement via the Navajo Division of Public Safety, commonly referred to as the Navajo Nation Police .

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Navajo Nation Council scheduled a primary and general election for June and August 2015.

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Begaye supports encouraging native language use among the Navajo Nation, who have the most members of nearly any tribe who speak their native language.

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Adjacent to or near the Navajo Nation are the Southern Ute of Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico, both along the northern borders; the Jicarilla Apache Tribe to the east; the Zuni Pueblo and White Mountain Apache to the south; and the Hualapai Bands in the west.

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The agreement lessened the contentious land disagreement by providing a 75-year lease to Navajo Nation who had land claims dating to before the US occupation of the territory.

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Navajo Nation operates Dine College, a two-year tribal community college, with its main campus at Tsaile in Apache County, Arizona.

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The Navajo Nation Council founded the college in 1968 as the first tribal college in the United States.

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Especially high are the rates of reproductive-organ cancers in teenage Navajo Nation girls, averaging seventeen times higher than the average of girls in the United States.

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Navajo Nation are uniquely affected by a rare and life-threatening autosomal recessive multi-system disorder called Navajo Nation Neurohepatopathology .

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The Navajo Nation are noted for their skill in creating turquoise and silver jewelry.

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Navajo Nation artists have other traditional arts, such as sand painting, sculpture, and pottery.

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Navajo Nation has created a mixture of industry and business that has provided the Navajo with alternative opportunities to traditional occupations.

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Economic development within the Navajo Nation has fluctuated over its history but has largely remained limited.

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Navajo Nation Mine opened in 1963 near Fruitland, New Mexico, and employs about 350 people.

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The Navajo Nation has suffered considerable environmental contamination and health effects as a result of poor regulation of uranium mining in that period.

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Navajo Nation has four Tribal Parks, which bring tourists and revenue to the Tribe.

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An important small business group on the Navajo Nation is handmade arts and crafts industry, which markets both high- and medium-end quality goods made by Navajo artisans, jewelers and silversmiths.

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The Navajo Nation Times is the largest Native American-owned newspaper company in the United States.

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Navajo Nation relied heavily on the natural world in order to obtain food.

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Navajo Nation occupied the southwestern part of the United States; therefore, they consumed foods that were native to the land.

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The Navajo Nation were forced by the United States government to walk from their land in Arizona to Bosque Redondo in New Mexico in the mid-1800s.

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The Navajo Nation people created fry-bread out of those ingredients and it has since been a staple food within the Navajo Nation culture.

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