Tuesday, June 26
Kabotie and his band, 'Tha Yoties will release their new CD at the Orpheum June 30, coinciding with the Hopi Show as part of the IrieZona Reggae Rockout
Ed Kabotie, talks about how art provides a path through addiction and darkness in his music and illustrations.
Duane Koyawena is one of the artists featured at the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture June 30-July 1
For Duane Koyawena, art and his sobriety go hand in hand and that is what he wants to come across at the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture this weekend at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.
JJ Nakai misses her days playing electrifying basketball on the reservation.
It was a day of sunshine for the “Warrior Green” celebration.
As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon.
Samuel T. Holiday, 94, a Navajo Code Talker, died June 11 and was honored June 15 as his body was escorted home to Kayenta, Arizona.
Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd, who also serves as Apache County District II Supervisor, presented the donation of a Caterpillar 140H Motor Grader on behalf of the county to the Ganado Chapter and community members June 12.
The Navajo-Hopi Observer will provide candidate bios, Q & A articles on the issues they will face and coverage of local forums and town halls.
The 26th annual WIHCC Wellness Conference, in conjunction with the 13th annual Youth Wellness Conference, was held at Winslow Jr. High June 19 at the Old Gym.
The Navajo-Hopi Observer had the opportunity to talk with Winslow’s Hays sisters, Mary and Brenda, about their life and music.
The Navajo Nation Primary election is Aug. 28 and the general election is Nov. 6. Let us see if we can do it right this time ...
Upcoming events on the Navajo and Hopi reservations and surrounding communities.
Clan-Destine, one of the most popular and longest-running Native American bands, is taking a time out from most performances as they prepare for a theatrical musical stage show called “Warriors Zeitgiest.”
The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras.
Representatives of the Navajo Nation joined disabled Navajo veteran Johnathan Becenti, as he and his wife and children received a new home in the community of Tohatchi June 12.
The Navajo Nation president’s chief legal counsel and daughter has resigned, weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Next forum to be held July 16 in Ganado
On June 18, 18 candidates convened in Crownpoint for the first Navajo Nation presidential forum of the 2018 political season.
Kayenta Chapter officials, Kayenta District Court, Kayenta Police Department, and Kayenta Unified School District recently gave reports regarding public safety issues and concerns within Kayenta and surrounding communities.
Tuesday, June 19
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez June 15 helped the family of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday say goodbye to a father, grandfather, uncle, warrior and friend June 15.
Through its Community Benefit Fund (CBF), Navajo Transitional Energy Company provided a helping hand to install solar power to a Cameron family in late May.
The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop this year will bring 30 students from seven indigenous communities, from 18 high schools across Arizona to learn the ins and outs of broadcast journalism June 17-23.
Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
Letter to the editor: Black Mesa Trust says there are ways to replace money lost by closure of NGS and Peabody
Why does Peabody Energy want to hang onto the coal leases with Hopi and Navajo Nations?
In a recent effort to encourage students to become interested in technology based education as a career Northland Pioneer College put on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event in Winslow.
Around 100 people sampled food during the annual Taste of Winslow fundraiser June 6 at PT’s Bar patio.
On June 13, as part of the library’s summer offerings, Tyler Allen, who teaches band and orchestra at Winslow Junior and Senior High School, brought instruments to Winslow Library for children to sample.
Curtis Salgado, inspiration for “The Blues Brothers” movie, performed at Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival to promote his new CD “Rough Cut.”
Lack of toxin-free water out of reach for many Hopi tribal members
At the base of First Mesa, the ancient village of Walpi in sight, Rosalie Talahongva stands in front of the home her father built for her mother.
Navajo Nation tightens fire restrictions to Stage 2 across all Navajo lands in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah
The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought.
On June 6, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) unanimously approved legislation that seeks to impose a mandatory imprisonment term and fine for the illegal sale of alcohol on the Navajo Nation.
The Oljato community broke ground for new highway roundabout in Monument Valley June 14.
When President Lyndon Johnson laid out a set of sweeping plans for Native American education 50 years ago, from preschool to college, one of the most immediate goals was enrolling 10,000 tribal youth in Head Start programs.
FBI officials say a man has been killed on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico and they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin.
Navajos, Hopis and many other tribal members were recognized during Native American Recognition Day (NARD) throughout the Arizona Diamondbacks ballpark at Chase Field June 3.
Members of the Navajo Nation Council met with federal agencies to discuss the potential closure of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR), which oversees the relocation of Navajo people who were affected by the Navajo-Hopi land dispute settlement.
Tuesday, June 12
For the 2018 Tuba City Junior High School (TCJHS) eighth graders, graduation day is a step toward a new high school adventure and the next chapter of their academic career, as they move closer to college.
Floris White Bull and others share experiences through “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock”
“AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock” is a collaborative documentary created in three chapters, each by a different filmmaker, that follows the rise of the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
First Things First recognizes Kerlissa Bitah as a 2018 First Things First Champion for Young Children.
Bravo to Rep. Paul Gosar for the unanimous passage of Amendment 63 of the National Defense Authorization Act that recommends compensation for those suffering cancers resulting from nuclear fallout from atmospheric testing by the U.S. government.
Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
Marilyn Hatathlie Klopfenstein, 81, passed away June 4, 2018 in West Valley City, Utah surrounded by her children.
Kids assembled their own pizza June 7 at the Winslow Library culinary event. After assembly, the pizzas went into the ovens for baking and warm pizzas were delivered to their creators, where they were promptly devoured.
Winslow's Quilt Guild, who are named "Material Girls" presented four handmade quilts to veterans June 9.
The new mayor and three council members for the city of Winslow were sworn in June 5 at the city council meeting.
Chicago-based company looks into purchasing Navajo Generating Station
A Chicago-based company said June 7 it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the plant’s scheduled closure in late 2019 and save hundreds of jobs and funding for Native American tribes.
The race to become president of the country’s largest American Indian reservation has drawn a record number of candidates with 19 filing for the office.
About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied outside the state Capitol Wednesday morning to ask for 90 more days to figure out how to keep the Navajo Generating Station near Page operating.
Malinda Andrews sees the problems caused by high rates of joblessness on the Hopi reservation.
On May 14, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee unanimously approved legislation to affirm the constitutionally recognized political distinctions of “Native American, Indian, and Indian Tribes” as political and governmental entities and not racial classifications.
Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown (Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, Kayenta) was invited to be a guest speaker at the “Native Youth Conference: Educating and Preventing Dating Violence” to several Native American youth at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake.
A 1-year-old girl allegedly abducted from Arkansas in a custody battle last month has been found safe in northeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, June 5
The 2018 Winslow High School class.
On June 2, the Winslow Homolovi Observatory opened for 100 star gazers.
What kind of people save their vacation hours annually so they can use it to visit families who have lost their loved one while serving their country?
Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
It’s not easy to make it to the Top 10 ranking for your graduating class when you’re in a tough, competitive, densely populated reservation school like Tuba CIty High School.
Loren Silver, Navajo Language Teacher at Holbrook Jr. High and High School, is presented a plaque for “Teacher of the Year” by Jonas Yazzie, board member from the National Johnson O’Malley Association.
Navajo Nation leaders were on hand May 31 as the Navajo Nation Museum unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, also know as Naaltsoos Saní, at the “Year of Naaltsoos Saní” at a ceremony in Window Rock, Arizona.
Zuni music, art and dance filled the Museum of Northern Arizona's 28th annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture over Memorial Day weekend.
Ban on camping within Flagstaff city limits upheld by city council
The Flagstaff City Council upheld the ban on camping on public property within the city of Flagstaff May 8, citing fire danger as one reason for the ban.
Tatanka means laughter, but the Native American comedian also brought messages about the importance of education and not drinking to the graduates at Hopi High School during the 32nd commencement exercise May 24 at Bruin Stadium.
Ride for the Cure (RFC) event, a major cause to combat and research cancer, is scheduled for June 8-9 in Kayenta, Arizona.
Navajo Nation Council delegates and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise finalized loan documents to construct the Twin Arrows Travel Center, located near Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, 24 miles east of Flagstaff.
In the past week, gas prices in Tuba City, Arizona have jumped from $2.97 to $3.03 to now at a high of $ 3.09 at Hopi TUUVI Travel station at the corner of Highway 264, entrance to Hopiland and at the gateway to Navajoland’s famed Monument Valley.