Tuesday, October 30
Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
The Cameron Chapter Celebration took place Oct. 27.
Gaming purchases 4-H animals, $200,000 to Navajo fair
Navajo 4-H kids are having a better harvest season this year because the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is buying their prize sheep and steers at Navajo Nation 4-H auctions.
A pre-Halloween costume parade is held by the city of Winslow at the Winslow Visitor Center Oct. 25.
The Winslow City Council met Oct. 23 and approved a contract naming John Cameron Barkley of Virginia as the new city manager.
The Winslow Bulldogs learned Oct. 27 that they will play in the Arizona State 3A Conference Football Tournament Nov. 2.
The Snowflake Lobos defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 24-0 in Winslow Oct. 26 in Winslow.
Aleema Jones, who educated the Hopi community about cancer awareness, resigned as program coordinator of the Hopi Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program effective Nov. 1.
Amanda Blackhorse, grasping burning sage in one hand and a bullhorn in the other, prepared to protest at a costume company’s Phoenix headquarters.
Just south of Page, three smokestacks pierce the horizon like a pitchfork.
To be Hopi is to run. “That’s who we are and that’s what we do,” says Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye extends his condolences to the family and friends of Ervin Keeswood, a former delegate representing the Tse Daa Kan (Hogback) Chapter on the Navajo Nation Council, who died Saturday night.
The Navajo Nation Animal Control Program will be launching a public awareness campaign with the Legislative Branch’s “Furball,” a domesticated feline who provides pest control for the Office of the Speaker and will now be the “spokes-kitty” of the program’s initiative to educate the Navajo public on the newly implemented animal ordinances and microchip campaign.
In front of an audience of Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials and state lawmakers, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye lobbied for funding policies that prioritize roads on tribal lands Oct. 24.
Russell Begaye beat Joe Shirley Jr. to become president of the Navajo Nation. Begaye, now the outgoing president, is endorsing Shirley to succeed him.
Wednesday, October 24
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mount Elden Trail and Sunset Trail in Flagstaff Oct. 21 after receiving a report of an injured hiker incapable of extricating herself.
Coconino County Elections Office reminds registered voters that the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed to you for the Nov. 6 General Election is Oct. 26.
Homeowners, businesses asked to help keep wildlife wild
AZGFD reminds area residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.
The city of Winslow and Alice’s Place Violence Shelter provided a forum on the problem of domestic violence in Winslow Oct. 18.
Tuesday, October 23
Winslow's four city manager candidates attend a meet and greet Oct. 11 at the Winslow Visitor Center.
Winslow’s annual fly-in took place at the Winlsow-Lindberg Airport Oct. 13.
The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Payson Longhorns 20-17 in Payson Oct. 19.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of an issue that affects every community, and a time to commit to doing something to help support and heal victims—especially the youngest victims.
President Russell Begaye met and congratulated Niagara Rockbridge, a member of the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC) who was recently crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2018-2019 Oct. 13.
Holbrook High School congratulated its September Students of the Month.
Upcoming events in Flagstaff and on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.
Ken Zoll of Verde Valley Archaeology Center explains meteorite science history during an Arizona Highlights which is presented by Old Trails Museum in Winslow.
POLACCA, Ariz. — Stewart Dukepoo, director of the Hopi Tobacco and Education Prevention Program, admits he tried smoking when he was a kid.
The free Winslow Indian Health Care Clinic parenting classes to be held from October to March at Leupp School, Inc. have been cancelled until further notice.
An Arizona artist says his handmade Native American jewelry worth $100,000 was stolen while visiting New Mexico.
Honorees include Native Astronaut John Herrington, activist LaDonna Harris, Olympian Billy Mills, Eloise Cobell and soldier Lori Piestewa
In an evening filled with emotion, laughter and occasionally tears, 12 Native people known for their distinction in athletics, activism, education, art and even reaching the stars were honored during the inaugural National Native American Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed an injunction that would have required the state to accept forms of identification and supporting documents that included a “current mailing address,” such as a post office box, as opposed to requiring a “current residential street address.”
Legislation sponsor Council Delegate Otto Tso is requesting the Navajo Nation Council’s support to allow the township to pursue new economic opportunities to bring revenue and jobs for local community members.
On the last day of the 2018 Fall Council Session, the Navajo Nation Council considered emergency legislation, to oppose actions of the National Park Service within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Important dates to remember regarding when and where to vote for the upcoming election.
Down to the wire: Presidential hopefuls Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. face off as election closes in
Navajo Nation presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. attended a forum at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Oct. 18 in Phoenix.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 2:10 p.m. Oct. 21 for a stretch of interstate along I-40 just east of Two Guns.
Hopi High Principal Lynn Fredericks presented the incentive plan for teachers to the school board during the monthly Governing Board meeting Oct. 10.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in September $429,467 grant award to Diné College to study potential impacts of abandoned uranium mines on livestock in the Cove area of northeastern Arizona.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks.
The Indian Childhood Welfare Act was dealt a substantial blow Oct. 5 when a U.S. Federal Judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled the landmark legislation unconstitutional.
Red Ribbon Week takes place Oct. 23-31 at Hopi High School, other locations on the Hopi Reservation and throughout the U.S.
Senator Elizabeth Warren now claims to have documentation to back up her distant ‘Native heritage’ thanks to an analysis report by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to the DNA companies, Ancestry and 23andMe.
Tuesday, October 16
Snowplows were clearing highways in high country in northern and eastern Arizona Oct. 16 as a winter weather advisory remained in effect through noon for elevations over 6,500 feet (1,981 meters).
The Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art show opened at the Museum of Northern Arizona Oct. 13.
Four-part PBS series shows Native America's past is alive in the traditions of Native people today
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Native America, a new four-part series from Providence Pictures, premieres Tuesday evenings from Oct. 23 – Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. 10 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. Hotevilla Village will have a special screening Oct. 20.
Inkfest, put on annually by Laura Parsons and PT’s Bar in Winslow kicked off Oct. 13.
Thirty-five people showed up for Winslow Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop Oct. 3.
The Winslow Bulldogs are 5-3, and like most of the region, they are looking for a playoff berth.
Warm days, cool nights, yellow and gold leaves, black-eyed susan yellow flowers and the flu.
Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
The Sacred Native Fashion Show celebrated a successful 10th anniversary runway at the Explore Navajo Museum in Tuba City.
Grand Canyon visitors receive 20 percent discount
Starting this fall, all full-time Northern Arizona University students can visit the Museum of Northern Arizona just by showing their student id — Grand Canyon visitors will receive a 20 percent discount, too.
Navajo Hopi Honor Riders (NHHR) Board of Directors will need to fill some big shoes.
The investigation continues for an assault on a federal officer Oct. 5, at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Hopi High music, art, culinary arts and English students will display their skills during a coffee house from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 in the school’s cafeteria.
A trial over water rights is underway in one of the longest-running court cases in Arizona history.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains found in the area west of Highway 89 north, just south of the Navajo Nation boundary.
A former official with the Navajo Nation’s Dilkon Chapter has been found guilty of forgery.
Thursday, October 11
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Oct. 17, LAUNCH Flagstaff, along with Expect More Arizona and Tucson Values Teachers, will present a public screening of the new documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA.
Tuesday, October 9
The Just Cruis’n Car Show kicked off Oct. 6 in Winslow with 190 cars registered as of 9 p.m. with the possibility of 100 more.
The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Holbrook Roadrunners 50-0 Oct. 5 in Winslow. The win improved Winslow’s record to 5-3 and dropped Holbrook’s record to 1-5.
News and events on the Hopi and Navajo reservations and surrounding communities.
Free basketball clinics hosted by Winslow Indian Health Care Center at Whitecone MP Building Oct. 9-10 and Tolani Lake Gym Oct. 11-12 have been cancelled.
Navajo Technical University (NTU) began offering free gardening workshops in July to increase the knowledge base on the Navajo Nation about healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound methods.
Those dealing with cancer say the results are clear that those who want to survive must have early detection and they urge people to get early cancer screenings.
Former two-term Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. can continue his run for the tribe’s top elected office.
Traffic restored in both directions following fatality and damage caused by heavy rains
The Arizona Department of Transportation reopened US 89 between Cameron and US 160 on the Navajo Nation Oct. 5, two days after the road was closed because of the road collapsing after heavy rains during the night Oct. 3.
Havasupai Tribe relieved and grateful for court's decision after years of litigation
In a major victory for environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by mining interests to overturn a 20-year ban on extracting uranium from about a million acres around Grand Canyon National Park.
Hopi High School’s junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ (ROTC) color guard has been chosen to post the colors at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian during its Native American Festival Nov. 17-18 in Washington D.C.
Thursday, October 4
A woman was killed following a wash-out of U.S. 89 near Cameron, Arizona the evening of Oct. 3.
US 89 is closed roughly midway between Flagstaff and Page because heavy rains damaged a section of the highway.
Wednesday, October 3
The Show Low Lady Cougars volleyball team defeated the Winslow Lady Bulldogs, 3-2 Sept. 25.
The Show Low Cougars defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 35-18 Sept. 28 in Show Low’s homecoming game.
In the wake of news that Middle River Power has decided not to pursue ownership of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), Hopi Tribe officials called for the federal government to explore other options to avoid an economic crisis at Hopi.
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Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations
Anyone who has taken a hike through red rock country can attest to the importance of tough, comfortable footwear. Hiking boots of every make and model abound, but sometimes nothing can beat a good, old-fashioned pair of moccasins.
Duane Koyawena and Landis Bahe say this moment that Native Americans are in right now is a pivitol one - the mesh between cultural and modern society
Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art is a multicultural art exhibition with artists from different cities, upbringings and cultural traditions throwing down a marker of where artists of their generation are today, in this moment.
The Winslow City Council met Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. and after roll call went into executive session for discussion and direction to counsel regarding the Little Colorado River adjudication.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Wells Fargo engaged in predatory and unlawful banking practices with members of the Navajo Nation.
More than $1 million is being awarded to Navajo Technical University to build a training center to help displaced workers from the energy sector develop new skills.
On Sept. 26, the Resources and Development Committee received a report from Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources executive director Bitah Becker, regarding a proposal to establish the Office of Energy Resources and Development.
Tuesday, October 2
Trout Unlimited, the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Grand Canyon Brewery teamed up to roll out Conservation Kolsch Sept. 28 in Williams.
A Navajo Nation official has determined that the tribe’s current vice president is still eligible to continue running for tribal presidency despite leaving out a 2002 misdemeanor conviction out of his candidate application.
Diné College officially created four new schools and new deans as of Fall 2017 and with the start of a new full semester this year, officials are lauding the move.
Jared Shupla, one of the eight Native American K-9 officers in America, recently spoke to a Hopi High AVID and Hopi Junior High radio class about his work.
At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.
Hopi golfer, Taylor Harvey, was selected to compete in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach Sept. 24-30.
Walnut Canyon National Monument will offer a guided hike to First Fort October 8.