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Letter to the editor: Nation should stand behind tribal entity Navajo Transitional Energy Company

As a Navajo in business financing, coming from Chinle, Arizona but living in Albuquerque I want to state a couple of things to the tribe, as I follow NTEC.

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Around the Rez: week of Feb. 13

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Guys as gals talent show in Winslow

The guys as gals talent show in Winslow is a fundraiser for Alice’s Place, the domestic violence shelter in Winslow.

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Community pillar at Diné College, Martha Jackson passes away at 86

Diné College lost a pillar of the community when long-time educator and silversmith Martha Jackson died Jan. 16 at the age of 86.

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Navajo Technical University connects career pathways for Crownpoint students

On Jan. 31, students, faculty, and staff from Navajo Technical University visited Crownpoint Middle School to connect with students for the event — “Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Play Culturally Together.”

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New Hopi High teacher says looking at your past is the way forward

Mariquit “Kit” Palabyab, who is Filipino-American, is the new Native American Studies (NAS) teacher at Hopi Jr/Sr High School.

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Grand Canyon Tribal land known for waterfalls won't allow tour guides

The thousands of tourists who travel to a remote Native American reservation deep in the Grand Canyon each year to camp near a series of picturesque, blue-green waterfalls will have to do so without the benefit of professional guides.

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Diné College joins Tiny Earth antibiotics initiative

Diné College is joining the push to mitigate one of the most critical public health crisis facing the world: antibiotic resistance.

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Tuba City roper Shilah Williams shares journey to Jr. National Finals Rodeo

Shilah Williams’ dark hair swirled around her shoulders and her chocolate brown eyes smiled shyly as she introduced her horse, Sissy, who carried her to the 2018 Jr. National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Nationwide crisis exacerbated by lack of reporting of cases

In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women and girls. The U.S. Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database logged only 116.

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Pathways, only afterschool program for Native American youth in Flagstaff

Pathways is an after school youth program serving Native American youth living within the city of Flagstaff.

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Chinle claws for the 3A Regional North title; Page remains undefeated

The Chinle Wildcats (25-4) claimed the championship trophy with a double digit win over the Page Sand Devils, 48-36.

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Ex-Navajo Nation president’s daughter faces DUI charges

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has been charged following a drunken driving arrest last spring near Flagstaff.

Proposal would end Daylight-Savings Time in New Mexico

A state lawmaker wants New Mexico to join neighboring Arizona in refusing to recognize Daylight-Savings Time.

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Winslow girls and boys basketball teams defeat Snowflake and Payson; head to State

The Winslow High School varsity basketball teams won two games each last week.

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Western Junior Rodeo Association sends two to 2018 Jr. NFR in Las Vegas

Western Junior Rodeo Association is proud of two members of the 2018 rodeo season and would like to recognize Nelson Charley III (left) and Shilah Williams (right)as they both qualified for the 2018 Jr. NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state parks

Arizona has a history of looking after its military veterans.

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Change Labs launches Native American business hub in Tuba City

Change Labs will occupy 4,000 square feet in Towering Cliff 8, a new development project in Tuba City, Arizona.

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Around the reservations: week of Feb. 6

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

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Cultural symposium focuses on strength of languages, culture

More than 500 participants attended the 2019 Winter Solstice Cultural Symposium Jan. 23 at Tuba City High School themed, “Culture and Language Strengthens Wellness within Families.

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