The Navajo Times started in 1959 as a monthly newsletter published by the Education Committee of the Navajo Tribe in Window Rock, Arizona, capital of the Navajo Nation. Dillon Platero, chairman of the Tribal Council’s Education Committee, was the first editor and publisher. Over the past half century, its editorial staff has continually faced challenges for editorial control from political leaders and opponents. In 2004 the newspaper established financial independence from the tribal council, with the subheading “Diné Bi Naaltsoos.”
All three Diné College libraries carry hardcopies of the latest issues (usually up to 3 months) of the Navajo Times at the help desk and are available upon request. Hard copies must be read in the library and cannot be checked out.
Access the latest coverage of the Navajo Times through the following databases. Both databases provide full text articles and citation information. Please note that text only is provided (no pictures). Must be accessed from campus or using Off Campus Login (DC Students, Faculty, and Staff only)
Full Historical scans of the Navajo Times are available from the following databases: