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K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history, traditions to the classroom

The Heard Museum has wrapped up its second annual Teacher Institute program, which gives Arizona educators a better understanding of American Indian history, culture and art.

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Around the Rez: week of July 17

Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival celebrates indigenous cinema, local filmmakers July 24-28

While the films are made by indigenous people for indigenous people, that shouldn’t limit the audience to just indigenous people.

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Winslow City Council proclaims Laguna Colony Days July 26-27

A proclamation issued by Winslow City Council names July 26 -27 as Laguna Colony Days in Winslow.

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Little Colorado Medical welcomes new staff

Little Colorado Medical Center welcomed new staff.

Winslow council accepts $16,000 grant for DUI/impaired driving mitigation

Winslow City Council accepted a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant in the amount of $16,000 to accept equipment and funding for DUI/Impaired Driving related material and supplies and equipment for FY2019 during its July 9 meeting.

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Native designer says brand gives him freedom to create and express

Aconav, a Native American fashion brand, has taken the fashion world by storm showing that Native Americans can be successful in the world of fashion.

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From coal to computers: Navajo Generating Station workers retrain for tech industry

Nicole McCarty began working at Navajo Generating Station 15 years ago. Until recently, she was a Control Room Operations Specialist for the coal-fired power plant.

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Junk food tax dollars used to build Ts’ah Bii Kin walking/running trail

Summer youth employees construct 0.8 mile graveled trail

A newly-constructed walking and running trail at Ts’ah Bii Kin was dedicated June 28.

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Out and about: hiking the Kachina Trail

Beauty and diversity make the Kachina Trail in Flagstaff one of the best hikes in the state.

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Ninth annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation kicks off

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program kicked off its annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation July 8.

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Navajo Nation welcomes Gen. Wesley K. Clark for renewable energy talks

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie welcomed U.S. Army General Wesley K. Clark to the Navajo Nation July 9.

Proposal would repeal US laws that hurt Native Americans

Leaders of Oklahoma-based Native American tribes are praising a proposal to repeal unenforced federal laws that discriminate against Native Americans.

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Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas ‘in jeopardy,’ lawmakers told

The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee July 11.

Tour de Sih Hasin youth bike riders receive message of hope and resilience

On July 7, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez joined youth community members, families, Council Delegate Elmer P. Begay, and volunteers at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort for a kick-off event for the 7th Annual Tour de Sih Hasin bike ride, which began July 8.

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Northland Pioneer College student excels at SkillsUSA cosmetology competition

Floy Carr, a Winslow cosmetology student at Northland Pioneer College, placed eighth in SkillsUSA national competition June 24-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Pinon community welcomes new courthouse, easier access for hearings

After years of having no facility, the Dził Yijiin Judicial District celebrated the grand opening of its new courthouse in Pinon, Arizona June 27.

Arizona man sentenced to 20 years for New Mexico killings

A 28-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for two fatal stabbings on the Navajo Nation's reservation in rural northwestern New Mexico.

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Out of the past: Hopi band marches in Williams parade

The Hopi Indian Band marches in a parade in Williams, Arizona.