Tuesday, December 25
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is pleased to announce we have passed our trauma verification and remain the only American College of Surgeons Level III Trauma Center on Native American lands south of Alaska,said CEO Lynette Bonar, FACHE.
Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
The Winslow Christmas Parade takes place the day after Thanksgiving and 2018 marked the 72nd year of the parade.
Red Sands Christian School held its Christmas gathering Dec. 19 in Winslow.
Deanna Bogart, internationally acclaimed blues musician, spent Dec 10-14 at Hopi High School working with music students culminating in a performance with the students in a coffee house setting in the school’s cafeteria.
Each summer since 1925, Native people have gathered in the capital of the Fort Apache Tribe to test their skills in the saddle and celebrate who they are.
A report released by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) about Four Corners Power Plant may serve as a cautionary lesson for the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. as it decides whether to buy Navajo Generating Station.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is encouraging Martha McSally, the newly appointed U.S. senator from Arizona, to prioritize bipartisan discussions and act swiftly to protect Native American interests.
Holbrook announces November's Students of the Month.
The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana expressed frustration Wednesday over law enforcement’s initial response to her loved one’s disappearance, telling U.S. senators that numerous Native American families are troubled by inadequate investigations into their missing persons cases.
On Dec. 15, Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez said he is pleased with the recent approval of the Farm Bill reauthorization that offer new opportunities for local food economies and expand the Navajo Nation’s food sovereignty.
As Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke resigned from his position Dec. 15, amid multiple ethics investigations, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called upon the Trump administration for a timely replacement.
The Navajo-Hopi Observer and Williams-Grand Canyon News welcomes new account executive Dawn Otto to both papers.
Monday, December 24
Nez: 'Federal government to continue essential services to the Navajo Nation during the partial government shutdown'
President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a bill to avoid a partial government shutdown on Friday.
A couple of days ago it looked like that Congress would keep the government after the Senate passed another short-term spending bill unanimously.
Tuesday, December 18
Upcoming news and events from around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
For the eleventh year, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Winslow on Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s Santa Train.
Winslow Masonic Lodge 13 formally installed new officers Dec. 10.
Native American crafts were offered as Christmas gifts at 17 tables during the Winslow Residential Hall Craft Bazaar.
Hopi High media students learned about Northern Arizona University’s student newspaper, student radio station and student news program while recently visiting their communications building.
Even with modern technology, it’s nearly impossible to find the homemade boxing gym identified by a tattered wooden sign that reads, “Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym.”
They were so nervous, the cadets, as we showed up — the sheer size of the stadium was overwhelming.
Anya Uqualla, a young Supai mother holds her 2-month-old infant in her arms as she sits on a bench in the village square watching three U.S. Marines and several volunteers make final arrangements for Santa Claus, who will be arriving by helicopter later that morning.
The Winslow Bulldogs had three games last week and another Dec. 17 against Ganado to complete the 2018 portion of the schedule.
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs won two of their three games last week, defeating Tuba City and Chinle but losing to Window Rock.
For the second time this season, the Window Rock Fighting Scouts (2-4) defeated a New Mexico high school coming into the Bee Ho’ldzil Fighting Scouts Event Center by a score of 66 to 48, this time it the Wingate Bears (2-2).
Gilbert resident Mimi Condon calls the struggle to make her oldest son part of her family her “39-month labor.”
On Dec. 13, Navajo Nation President-elect Jonathan Nez joined New Mexico leaders in announcing a glove manufacturing company wants to expand operations in Church Rock with potential to create 350 jobs.
Thursday, December 13
Newspaper owner says wife tried to kill him
An award-winning Arizona newspaper co-publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga.
Tuesday, December 11
On Dec. 3, the Winslow Police Department received calls of shots fired in the 900 block of West Second Street in Winslow.
Homes and businesses in Winslow dressed up in their holiday best for the Christmas season.
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Flagstaff Lady Eagles 50-32 to win the Pepsi Invitational Tournament in Flagstaff Dec. 8.
A Kentucky man who police say confessed to killing an Arizona woman in a hotel room has pleaded not guilty.
Jimmy Yellowhair will have a few weeks to get accustomed to serving as a Navajo Nation lawmaker.
The Chinle Wildcats defended their home court, with the boys winning over the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets at the Choice Classic, 56 to 52. The Lady Wildcats cruise through the Choice Classic with three wins and seized the girls championship title with a 80 to 34 score.
Around the Rez: Week of Dec. 12
On Dec. 5, the Resources and Development Committee received a report from Council Delegate Herman Daniels, Jr. (Shonto, Naa’tsis’Áán, Oljato, Ts’ah Bii Kin) and Monument Valley Tribal Park manager Adeline Tohannie, regarding a cult group known as Global Witness within the vicinity and boundaries of the Monument Valley Tribal Park and Oljato Chapter.
Holbrook High School junior Jaken Todacheenie captured first place at the National Team Roping rodeo Nov. 23 in Wickenburg.
On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp production.
On Nov. 28, Council Delegate Tuchoney Slim, Jr. met with the National Park Service regarding concerns of activities within the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Antelope Point, all areas located near Page, Arizona.
The Navajo Police Department heard from the public during the first of a six-listening sessions scheduled by the Office of Chief of Police.
Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe’s general election.
Evangeline Parsons Yazzie’s new book “Their Land, Their Love: The Return Home” is the last book in her “Her Land, Her Love” series and is available at Salina Bookshelf in Flagstaff.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America, passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94.
Racially hostile environment must end, says ACLU
The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student’s hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” no longer works for the school district as of Nov. 30.
Finding hope after the fire
Mary Ann Miller’s trailer in Kayenta burned in 2015 and her family is now seeking help in finishing repairs to the trailer through a gofundme page. The family needs about $2,000 dollars to complete repairs to the trailer and install some security.
Tourism Office will accept reservations in February; no outfitters this season
In a departure from years past, the Havasupai Tribe will be managing all traffic to the reservation through its Office of Tourism, excluding outfitters and other tour brokers.
Tuesday, December 4
Each time I meet a Hopi at the village store I ask: “Do you know anything about the trial going on in the Arizona court over water rights claim to Little Colorado River?
Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
Winslow Unified School District closes out November's Native American Heritage Month with 'Tribe of Many Feathers' festival
Winslow closed out the month of November with the Winslow Unified School District hosting a Native American festival.
The Winslow Bulldogs played well and won three games while losing one in the Red Rock/Pagos Pizza Classic Tournament at Sedona.
The Gallup Miyamura Patriots came into the Window Rock Fighting Scouts Event Center to open their 2018 – 2019 high school basketball season and upset the Scouts in overtime 57-49.
Hopi High art students won 15 awards at the Arizona State Fair, but Hopi High art teacher Mary Duwynie felt it was just as important that thousands attending the state fair viewed the students work.
Eight Hopi High media students recently toured the Scottsdale Community College film program, during which film faculty Anna Thorlaksdottir and administrative specialist Evfa Cerisis told them about the program.
The Diné College peer mentors and student interns who attended a student leadership conference in Florida noted it was the first time some met so many students from other colleges and universities across the world.
"I have hardware on Mars!"
Aaron Yazzie sat with other NASA engineers holding his breath and hoping the spacecraft would survive the landing on Mars a few days ago.
Through all the hard times in Delaine Tootsie-Chee’s life, pottery has been the thing that got her through.
Texas district court ruling is a departure from federal law, history
The United States will join four tribes defending the Indian Child Welfare Act against a district court ruling in Texas.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended his solidarity to two Native students targeted in an alleged “cultural assault” during an Oct. 31 incident at Cibola High School.
Navajo Technical University receives grant to establish advanced manufacturing program
Navajo Technical University was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the NTU Center for Advanced Manufacturing, whose focus will include enhancing education, fostering research and stimulating economic development.
The Navajo Nation has dropped a legal claim that could have delayed formal certification of the general election results.
On Nov. 21, the Resources and Development Committee passed Legislation No. 0365-18, which concurs with the Navajo Partitioned Land Joint District Grazing Committee’s recommended list of individuals for the granting of grazing permits on the Navajo Partitioned Lands.
The Diné College contingent that recently spent several weeks researching school shootings and violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia., is back in class and readying for another research go-round — but this time not so far away.