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Navajo will receive $554 million settlement

Navajo Settlement

The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe, according to an Associated Press report. Much of the land on the sprawling reservation has been leased for uses such as farming, grazing,… Read More →

Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit


The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an energy summit. The tribe’s Division of Natural Resources is sponsoring the summit to be held July 23-24 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff. Navajo President… Read More →

Laws of the land: Navigating development in Indian Country


Anyone who has tried to develop on one of the 22 federally recognized Indian tribes’ land in Arizona has probably encountered the patchwork of land ownership that can sometimes make it difficult to build.

AIGA's Spicer Was Featured Speaker in London

Valerie Spicer, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), was a featured panelist at ICE Totally Gaming seminar, “Opportunities in Indian Country” on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in London, UK.  The seminar is co-produced by ICE Totally Gaming and Victor Rocha of in cooperation with Clarion Gaming’s Ewa Bakun.  Spicer is featured on the… Read More →

Navajo officials may expand casino alcohol use

by in Business News

Navajo gaming officials want to make it possible for people at the tribe’s Arizona casino to drink alcohol while they’re gambling. Tribal law permits alcohol sales and consumption only in casino restaurants. A bill moving through the Navajo Nation Council would allow drinks to be taken onto the casino floor. Derrick Watchman is the chief… Read More →

Navajo Generating Station worth Billions to Navajo Nation

by in Energy | Featured | Workforce

The Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will help contribute nearly $13 billion to the Navajo economy and help support thousands of jobs from 2020 through 2044 – if agreements can be reached to keep the plant operating beyond 2019 – according to a study prepared for the Navajo Nation and Salt River Project by… Read More →

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort To Open Memorial Weekend


  The newest casino in the state — and the first in Arizona for the Navajo Nation — is set to open Memorial Weekend. The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, is set for  May 24.… Read More →

Navajo Nation looks to fill jobs at Flagstaff casino


The Navajo Nation is looking to fill 800 jobs at its newest casino opening this year near Flagstaff. A job fair is being held Friday through Sunday in Flagstaff to fill accounting, human resources, marketing, hotel administration, food and beverage, training and other positions. Drug screening and background checks are being done on site, and… Read More →

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands - Gila River Indian Community

The Gila River Indian Community is building two new hotels that total more than 200 rooms, a new, 70,000 SF casino, and a conference center. The Navajo Nation is building its first Arizona casino near Flagstaff. “(Construction in Indian country) is actually one of the market sectors that is really thriving,” says Rogers Owers, an… Read More →

The Beauty Within Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon
by in Play

The most photographed and most visited slot canyon in the American Southwest calls Page Arizona near Lake Powell home. Within the 120-foot walls of the stunning Antelope Canyon lies a sacred and spiritual place on the LeChee Chapter land of the Navajo Nation. Divided into two parts, Upper and Lower Canyon, you are greeted with… Read More →