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50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Page power plant proposal gets OK

This was, at first, expected to be a lot more controversial but the approval of a power plant in Page sailed through the Navajo Tribal Council with only nine councilmen voting no.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Tribe tries to get traders to pay up

Fifty years ago, the Navajo Tribe for two years had been going after trading post operators who had not been paying their lease payments. The program was apparently a big success.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai: Your votes for a new nursing home

In 1966 ago, when Raymond Nakai was running for re-election, he made Navajo voters a promise: Give me another four years and I will give you a nursing home on the Navajo Reservation.

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50 Years Ago: Council considers constitution vote

No one ever thought it would happen, but this week 50 years ago the Navajo Tribal Council actually decided to give the Navajo people a chance to weigh in on what was one of the most controversial subjects of the past 30 years on the Navajo Reservation – should the tribe have a constitution?

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50 Years Ago: Controversy in the NAC

By 1968, the Native American Church claimed to have a membership of more than 30,000 on the Navajo Reservation and more than 110,000 throughout Indian Country, so the front-page article in the Navajo Times in mid-November attracted a lot of attention.

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50 Years Ago: FedMart opening draws huge crowd

If you are over the age of 55, it’s very likely that you can remember where you were 50 years ago this weekend

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50 Years Ago: Carnival fails to show, ramadas benefit

The Tuba City Fair was held last weekend and it was a success, even though the carnival did not show up for some reason, said Stan Bartos, who covered the fair for the Navajo Times that year.

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50 Years Ago: One family succeeds at life in Chicago

Over the past decade, thousands of Navajo families have left the reservation in order to get education or find a job and, except for their families, most Navajos never hear about them again.

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50 Years Ago: Another ceremony honors slain soldier

For the second time in less than a month, the military had a special ceremony at Fort Wingate to honor a Navajo soldier who died in the Vietnam War.

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50 Years Ago: Vietnam weighs heavily on Diné

The Vietnam War is weighing heavily on the Navajo people and on the staffers who put out the Navajo Times each week.