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Around the Rez: week of September 19

Upcoming news and events on the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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Hopi Jr/Sr High selects royalty during annual Indian Day celebration

Indian Day at Hopi Jr/Sr High School was full of activities including dances, traditional lunch and royalty.

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Missing in Indian Country part II: Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Matthew Lone Bear spent nine months looking for his older sister, Olivia — using drones and four-wheelers, fending off snakes and crisscrossing nearly a million acres, often on foot. The 32-year-old mother of five had last been seen driving a Chevy Silverado on Oct. 25, 2017, in downtown New Town, on the oil-rich terrain of North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation.

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City of Winslow remembers 9/11 with annual memorial service

Winslow honored the victimes of 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center at Winslow's Memorial Garden Sept. 11.

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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Tanque Verde Hawks, 40-0; Homecoming Sept. 21

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Tanque Verde Hawks in Tucson Sept. 14 in Tanque Verde’s Homecoming game. The win improved Winslow’s record to 3-2 and left Tanque Verde at 1-3.

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Hopi golfer, Taylor Harvey, will compete in Pure Insurance golf championship at Pebble Beach

Taylor Harvey was selected to compete in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach in late September, which will be shown on The Golf Channel.

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Hopi High dean says cancer was caused by uranium contamination

Hopi High Dean of Students Jerry Cronin, a three time cancer survivor, is convinced his cancer is a result of water that was contaminated because of uranium spills in Church Rock, New Mexico.

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Begaye calls for general wage increase to build tribal workforce

In prioritizing job creation and economic development, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye supports a general wage increase that will build and retain the tribal workforce.

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Miss Navajo crowned at Fort Defiance

The Navajo Nation welcomed Autumn Montoya as the 2018-2019 queen when she was crowned Sept. 8 at the Fighting Scouts Event Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan Sept. 10 where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant.

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Navajo vice president faces challenge in bid for presidency

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe's top elected post.

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Trial begins to determine Hopi Tribe's water rights to Little Colorado River

The trial to adjudicate water rights in the Little Colorado River basin in Arizona commenced Sept. 11 in its first phase, which will determine the Hopi Tribe’s water rights for past and present uses of the Little Colorado River.

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Around the Rez: week of Sept. 19

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places

Forty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be protected.

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Naabik’íyáti’ Committee supports proposed partnership for growth and production of industrial hemp

On Sept. 13, the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee said it supports a proposed partnership with states to participate in the growth and production of industrial hemp.

Cell tower expands coverage and internet to Inscription House

Cellular One’s engineering and technical operations team recently announced the company’s newest cell site is live at Inscription House, located seven miles west of Shonto and five miles north of Highway 98 on Indian Route 16.

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Lady Bulldogs volleyball loses to Tuba City

The Lady Bulldogs junior varsity volleyball team lost 0-3 against Tuba City last week.

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Good Morning Winslow: county budget in a crunch

On Sept. 5, Navajo County Manager Glenn Kephart and Sheriff Kelly “KC” Clark were presented by the Winslow Chamber of Commerce during a monthly mixer.

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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Chinle Wildcats 26-0

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Chinle Wildcats 26-0 in Winslow Sept. 7. The win evened Winslow’s record at 2-2 and left Chinle with a record of no wins and three losses.

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Around the Rez: week of September 12

Upcoming news and events in northern Arizona and the Navajo and Hopi Reservations.