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Navajo Nation Speaker: Unified effort of Nation the only way to move forward

Seth Damon selected as speaker for 24th Navajo Nation Council

On Jan. 28, Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) was selected as the speaker for the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

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Holbrook High students attend Future Business Leaders of America conference

The Holbrook Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently traveled to the Region 4 Conference at the Arizona State West Campus in Glendale, Arizona.

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Nez testifies in support of Navajo Code Talers Museum funding

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer Jan. 31, as he provided testimony before the New Mexico Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee in support of Senate Bill 365 sponsored by State Sen. John Pinto (D-Dist. 3), which seeks an appropriation of $1 million from the state to assist with the design and construction of a Navajo Code Talker Museum and Veterans Center in the state of New Mexico.

Nez, Lizer advocate for Navajo students and other initiatives in New Mexico

President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer spent Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the New Mexico State Capitol meeting with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, cabinet secretaries and top House and Senate members to push for fairer distribution of educational funding through Impact Aid bills, Capital Outlay Project funding and tribal infrastructure funds, promote economic development initiatives.

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Navajo Nation gains $9 mil on second-year agricultural insurance investment

Navajo Nation President Jonathan, Vice President Myron Lizer and members of the Navajo Nation Council gathered Feb. 2, to mark the successful second-year return of $9 million on agricultural insurance coverage for select portions of the Navajo Nation based on rainfall levels.

Program using storytelling events to save Navajo language

A group of Navajo Nation elders is using traditional storytelling to try to pass down their Native language to the next generation.

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Old Trails Museum offers Winter History Highlight: Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps

The Old Trails Museum offers its 2019 Winter History Highlight Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street.

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Hashknife Pony Express rides into Winslow

Winslow celebrated the Hashknife Pony Express' 60th year of its 200 mile ride with a free lunch for riders, compliments of Winslow Chamber of Commerce.

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Winslow basketball teams improve records as Bulldogs win three, Lady Bulldogs win two

The Winslow High School varsity basketball teams had three games each last week, with the Bulldogs all three games and the Lady Bulldogs winning two.

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Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty advocates for proposed Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force

On Jan. 31, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty joined New Mexico State Sen. John Pinto (D – NM District 3) to honor Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D – NM 1st District) through a state proclamation as one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and for her work in advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

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Vote expected today on Ducey's drought contingency program

State lawmakers are set to vote -- and presumably give final approval -- sometime today to a drought contingency plan designed to help deal with how Arizona deals with being able to draw less water from the Colorado River.

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PBS documentary highlights Native American links to rock

As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina.

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Letter to the editor: Retrired federal mine inspector says information environmentalist provide to tribal leadership is wrong

I want to start by setting the record straight. I am a retired miner as well as a retired federal mine inspector.

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*Update* - Around the Rez: week of Jan. 30

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

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Federal programs assist Winslow students

The Navajo-Hopi Observer had a chance to talk to Denise Estudillo, director of Federal Programs for the Winslow School District.

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Female wrestlers compete in own division in Winslow

Winslow High School held an AIA Section I Division IV girls wrestling match Jan. 26.

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Bulldogs basketball teams improve records

The Winslow High School varsity basketball teams had two games each last week with the boys and girls teams beating their rival, the Snowflake Lobos.

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Chinle Wildcat teams triumphs on the road

Chalk up two more victories for the Chinle Wildcats, winning on the road at the Nash Center, home of the Monument Valley Mustangs.

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ASU’s Center for Indian Education debuts Indigenous Education online degree

Putting mortarboards on Native Americans has historically been a challenge for colleges and universities.

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Hopi High media students hone journalism skills in Phoenix

Hopi High students interviewed Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, White Mountain Apache Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood and Jack Jackson Jr., an assistant to U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran Jan. 16 at the state capital.