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Native drumming rocks Winslow

Beginning May 29, Native drummers in Winslow will perform for two hours every Wednesday.

Winslow Council meeting approves tentative budget

The Winslow City Council met May 28 as the Winslow Public Housing Authority prior to their regular council meeting.

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Sixty students promoted at Hopi Jr. High; messages of success inspires students

Louis Sisto, a graduate of Hopi High School, is now a civil engineer, but there was a time when he was homeless while going to college.

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Kelly Haven represents Nation at Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated 13-year-old Kelly Haven, who proudly represented the Navajo Nation in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

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Kinaaldá: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony

Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan.

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Navajo Nation celebrates the life of Senator John Pinto

On May 30, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined many tribal and New Mexico leadership, veterans, families, loved ones and community members at Sen. and Dr. John Pinto’s funeral service and reception in Gallup, New Mexico.

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President Nez advocates for Interior Secretary's support to protect Chaco

The Navajo Nation president, Pueblo tribal leaders and New Mexico elected leaders advocated for the protection of cultural and historical sites sacred to many tribes as they visited Chaco Culture National Historical Park with the interior secretary.

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Navajo Nation celebrates 17th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Riders

On May 23, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined the members of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders for the start of the four-day 17th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Coming home: Navajo receives treaty that ended imprisonment

Navajo Nation president welcomes public to view treaty in Window Rock from June 1-8

A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is destined for a permanent home at the tribe’s museum.

US Supreme Court denies review of Arizona child welfare case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of an Arizona case challenging a law that gives preference to American Indians in adoptions of Native children.

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Winslow High School graduation 2019

Winslow High School held its graduation May 22.

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Winslow Elementary School shows humanitarian spirit and raises money

Winslow Elementary School showed its humanitarian spirit by hosting and participating in Fitness Day.

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Community information: Navajo Nation Supreme Court to review pro hac vice process, halts applications

The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation has issued an order for the Navajo Nation Bar Association to stop accepting pro hac vice applications pending further order of the court.

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Around the Rez: week of May 29

Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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First cancer treatment center on a U.S. reservation opens in Tuba City

Dr. Jill Biden attends opening of House of Hope

The Navajo Nation president welcomed Dr. Jill Biden and other health industry leaders to Tuba City to view the ongoing development of the first cancer treatment center on the Navajo Nation and the first on any reservation in the country.

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As school year ends, Hopi sophomores tour universities, colleges in Phoenix

Six Hopi High sophomore AVID students visited four colleges last week to learn about the majors they offer, the available scholarships and how to pay for college.

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Diné College graduates 207, near record number of students

Several hundred family members and friends packed Diné College’s Piñon Pit recently for the 50th graduation commencement — which consisted of a near record number of bachelor degree and certificate recipients.

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Tuba City High graduate receives All-Academic Scholar Athlete from Haskell University

On May 3, Tristan Antonio (left), an Alumni of Tuba City High School attending Haskell Indian Nations University received the USTFCCA 2018 All-Academic Scholar Athlete.

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Hopi High media teacher wins state jouralism award

Stan Bindell, Hopi High School media teacher, received the Forest R. Martin Memorial Award May 4 — the highest state award that a journalism teacher in Arizona can be given.