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Arizona Indian Festival collaborates with Scottsdale Western Week

The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) partners with the city of Scottsdale by adding the Arizona Indian Festival to the city’s Western Week celebration.

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Hopi High's Amber Labahe wins state media writing contest

Amber Labahe, a media student at Hopi High School, won first place in a writing contest at the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) Conference March 1 at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Poet Tanaya Winder inspires the next generation

Poet, educator and motivational speaker Tanaya Winder knows the power of words and now with a new EP “For Women and Girls on Fire,” she is exploring the power of the spoken word.

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NTEC details reasons for stalled negotiations in purchase of power plant

As Navajo Generating Station (NGS) owners move the plant toward decommissioning, Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) detailed its view of why negotiations stalled in an effort to figure out a way forward.

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Tuba City students win big at Navajo Nation Science Fair

Jaycelyn Tallsalt wins first place, overall winner in Junior Division

Several students from Tuba City Unified School District participated and won awards in the 2019 Navajo Nation Science Fair held Feb. 26-28 at Red Rock Park in Church Rock, New Mexico.

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‘Stalking is more common than people realize,’ helpline available for victims

Between six and seven million people are stalked every year, said StrongHearts Helpline Assistant Director Lori Jump, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan.

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‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women

One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.

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Obituary: Kendrick Jon Williams

After a protracted battle with cancer, Kendrick Jon Williams died on February 27, 2019 in Flagstaff, Arizona at the age of 34.

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Navajo council stands behind Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women state bills

Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council held its Naabik’íyáti’ Committee Feb. 28 to consider the first legislation of its term and to receive reports about various issues surrounding the Nation.

As tribes voice opposition, sports betting bill moves forwad with 6-3 vote

In front of a packed Senate hearing room, the Appropriations Committee voted 6-3 Feb. 26 in favor of moving SB 1163, the newly named sports betting bill, along in the legislative process of the Senate.

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Arizona residents charged with fraud after selling fake Native jewelry

Three Arizona residents are among seven people charged with fraudulently selling jewelry imported from the Philippines as authentic Native American-made items.

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Navajo Nation announce new chair and vice chair leaders for committees

Leaders for Navajo Nation committees were announced during the first month of the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

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Around the Rez: week of March 6

News and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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Photo highlights: Red Sands Christian School science fair

Winslow’s Red Sands Christian School held its science fair for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Update: NGS to decommission plant

NTEC and Navajo Nation continue to search for a way forward for power plant

Navajo Generating Station (NGS) owners said Feb. 28 that they are moving forward with plans to decommission the power plant in Dec. 2019, despite interest from the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) in purchasing it.

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Officials testify on climate change's outsized effect on Indian Country

Clayton Honyumptewa says the Powamuya ceremony took place as usual in February on parts of the Hopi reservation, but the planting that traditionally follows the ceremony might not come until May.

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“Page High School produces champions;” Lady Sand Devils return victorious

There is nothing better than winning back-to-back state championships in one of the toughest interscholastic athletic conferences in Arizona.

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George Washington University admits NTU student to Native American Leadership Program

Leslie Tsosie, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Diné Culture, Language and Leadership from NTU in December, was accepted into George Washington University’s Native American Leadership Program for the 2019 spring semester in Washington, DC.

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Tuba City High School: Riggs, Slim receive All-American First Team volleyball award

The volleyball program at Tuba City High School has reason to celebrate.

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Lady Bulldogs softball trounce Sedona Lady Scorpians; Bulldogs win one, lose two in tourney

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs softball team blitzed the Sedona Red Rock Lady Scorpions 19-0 in their opening game of the season in Winslow.