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Navajo Times Newspaper Archive: November 25, 1976 - Page 1

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   Navajo Times (Newspaper) - November 25, 1976, Window Rock, Arizona                                O w n e d B y The N a v a j o Tribe Number 48 WINDOW ARIZONA November 1978 Peabody Train Kills Flock Of Sheep ESPLAIN in tlie long skirl walks along tlie tracks union licr Tinanimals were sealtered for approximately 100 HASTY BURIAL for tli slaughtered By Wendy Feder RED Shortly after 10 on Thursday approxima tely 140 sheep belonging to Alice and Joe Esplain of Red Tonalea were slaugh tered by a The train was running bet ween Page and the Kayenta Mines under the auspices of the Peabody Coal There were several witnesses to the One witness gave the following account In the we were going south on highway 160 on our way to Red Lake Trading Post when we saw the train approaching from about miles away at which time it blew its At the same time we saw the sheep bunched up on one end of the We stopped at the foot of the bridge and tried to signal to the driver to We had a bright over 12 by 12 size jacket which we used to signal down the but he did not stop or slow As the sheep saw the train Navajo Wool Export Overseas sweaters are being made this year with Navajo as the result of recent sales to British mills by the Navajo Tribal Wool hea dquartered at NTWP Director Cato Sells says the mohair exports are part of an overall program to expand the services and scope of the tribal wool which processes and markets 70 percent of the wool and mohair produced on the 16 Wool marketing is one of several agricultural development programs with which my department is assisting the Navajo says Fabian director of the state Department of De velopment in Santa We are working with New Mexico as part of our program to encourage and assist economic development and exports wherever we can in the Now six years old and thrivi ng the wool program is the tribes first centralized fleece marketing effort Navajo fa milies have sold their wool and mohair at fluctua ting they still tend to their herds among the green oases of the Four Corners country they still shear their sheep and goats mostly by hand they still keep wool for weaving those fabulou s But they sell the bulk of their fleece to the wool at standard The coop markets that about million pounds a all over the world at the best possible The wool program is hea dquarted in a new squarefoot collecting and processing warehouse opened earlier this year at Five satellite warehouses throughout the vast reservation collect wool who took over the wool program last is the former director of tribal agriculture and livestock Reservation sheep annually produce about 3 million pounds of and goats about The Shiprock Sells is SI atrc A2 Chief Dart Leaves Police Post WINDOW ROCKRoland Dart who served as Superintendent of the Navajo Police for a little over two has resig ned his post because of family matters he Chief Dart was given a farwell party at the Shalimar in Gallup attended by a large turnout of police offi cers and tribal Testi monies given by police officers and tribal officials were all in praise of Darts outstanding service during his two years as Chief of Dart has been credited with the tremendous they rushed on to the bridge itself and were caught on both sides by the We were terrified when all this was taking At this I had my head shocked to look but I looked up again and that was when I saw the sheep falling down on both sides of the Some were falling up in front of the train like bread As I the train started blowing its whistle about of a mile before the point of which tells me the driver did see the He Sec Indian Lawyers Association Formed SALT LAKE UTAHThe American Indian Bar Associa tion was organized at a meeting of Indian attorneys at the an nual convention of the National Congress of American Indians at Salt Lake City in mid Twentyfive Native American lawyers from throughout the country agreed to collectively strive for justice and more effective legal repre sentation for all Indian Richard a Cheyenne and associate attor ney at the firm of Shriver and Kampleman was elected president of the new West indicated his conviction that an associa tion of Indian attorneys has an important place in the National Indian In West anticipates the Associa tion can assist the professional development of the growing number of practicing Indian He voiced optimism that the Association would soon be functioning for the benefit of the membership as well as Indian people in The Association set continui ng legal education and increa sed communication within the Indian legal community as areas requiring Association In addition it was agreed that declining enrollme nt of Indian students in law schools is a matter of concern Sec IV A2 improvement in the re organization of the Navajo Police Department which was in a state of disarray at the time of his appointment To the Navajo Police Depart ment issnjoying a high efficient and excellent Navajo Tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald praised Dart by saying 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