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Tristan Ahtone

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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Navajo Nation Changes Language Law

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chris Deschene's campaign to become president of the Navajo Nation could get a boost after a requirement for candidates to be fluent in the Navajo language is altered.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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Dueling Markets Show Native American Art Is Big Business

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Santa Fe Indian Market returns to New Mexico in August for the 93rd time. But this time, there's competition โ€” a new event showcasing Native American artists has set up shop down the street.

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Researchers Use Genetic History To Answer Mutation Questions

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In the Southwest, a rare genetic disorder known as Common Hispanic Mutation has haunted those of Spanish-colonial descent for nearly 400 years. They call it El Frio or the cold. A majority of people with the disorder reside in New Mexico.

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Medicaid Expansion To Provide More Care For Native Americans

Monday, April 29, 2013

Next year, just over 200,000 Native Americans will become eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The change translates to more money for the Indian Health Service. The expansion will also force Native American health providers to deal with something they've never faced before โ€” competition from non-tribal health programs.

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