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Winter Solstice Cultural Symposium held at Tuba City School District

“Naasgoo Nihizaaad doo Nikee’o’ool’jjl bee Aniilzee doo”

An entire day in the winter school calendar at Tuba City School District is devoted to honoring and learning ways to implement respect, tribal culture, history and tribal language using practical teaching methods.

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Hopi High students visit Phoenix colleges and perform with blues bands

Three Hopi High media students visited two community colleges, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) headquarters and performed with two blues bands in Phoenix.

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STAR School creates solutions for staying cool in off-grid housing

Innovative students at STAR School design low-cost evaporative cooler, win $25,000 from Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow project

STAR School students recently won $25,000 from Samsung for their solution to cooling needs on the reservation by designing an evaporative cooler bucket that is low-cost and can be used on and off the grid.

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Tuba City School District celebrates opening of new elementary school

Tuba City Unified School District’s (TCUSD) newest K-5 Elementary digital school has been formally christened with a ribbon cutting and will be in full operation for the 2018 winter semester.

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Heard Museum artist Cheyenne Randall to create murals in northern AZ

Cheyenne River Sioux artist collaborating with local artist Chip Thomas on Navajo Nation and Flagstaff mural project

The Heard Museum is featuring Cheyenne River Sioux artist Cheyenne Randall’s ‘The Mural Project' through Feb. 15, which will include creating murals at the museum and on Gray Mountain on the Navajo Nation and in downtown Flagstaff.

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Holbrook High January Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced its January Students of the Month.

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Holbrook High School students are Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.

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Tracy Lee Nelson, former chairman of Lajolla Tribe and blues legend, releases new album

Tracy Lee Nelson, a former member with the popular band known as Redbone, recently cut his eighth CD, “Blues Loving Man.”

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Doctors Without Borders recruiting, Tuba City doctor lends a hand

Doctors Without Borders will hold a recruiting session for medical and non-medical workers Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave.

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Silent auction returns, supports educational programs and scholarships for Hopi students

On March 2, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will reintroduce one of their more popular and successful fundraising events, the HEEF Silent Auction.

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Tuba City Primary gives farewell performance, prepares to move to new school

The last public and community student performance was given at the old Tuba City Primary School on Main Street in uptown Tuba City, before the move to a new school after break in January.

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Holbrook, Blue Ridge and St. Johns schools compete at robotics competition

Blue Ridge, Holbrook and St. Johns High Schools participated at the inaugural “Painted Desert In The Zone — VEX Skills Robotics Competition,” at Munoz Gymnasium at Holbrook High School Jan. 13.

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Holbrook High first semester perfect attendance

Holbrook High School honors its first semester perfect attendance students.

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Holbrook High December Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced its December Students of the Month.

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Jesse Delmar, executive director of Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, appointed to children’s commission

Jesse Delmar, director of the Navajo Division of Public Safety, was appointed to the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Jan. 3 to provide for the education, health and safety of Native American children.

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Navajo Nation honors UFC champion Nicco Montano

Nation honors women's flyweight champion, St. Michaels volleyball team and bullriding champion

On the opening day of the 2018 Winter Council Session, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council recognized and congratulated Nicco Montano, a member of the Navajo Nation from the community of Lukachukai, who recently won the Ultimate Fighting Championship inaugural Women’s Flyweight Title.

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Hopi High media students attend Indian Nations and Tribal Legislative Day in Phoenix

Five Hopi High media students not only attended Indian Nations and Tribal Legislative Day Jan. 10, but were the only students allowed on the floor of the House of Representatives, where they heard speeches by tribal leaders.

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School music programs march to a new beat at Tuba City

Pre-winter concert showcases piano, guitar, blended band and choral selections

Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) recognizes that art and music are an important component to giving students a well-rounded education.

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Get ready to Rumble, Flagstaff

Annual Rumble on the Mountain features local artists, musicians, dancers and speakers highlighting the people and sacred lands of the Colorado Plateau

Rumble on the Mountain IV, an annual event to raise awareness of the plight of indigenous people and lands of the Colorado Plateau, takes place Jan. 20 at the Coconino Center for the Arts from 2-7 p.m.

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Diné College freshman, Darrien Clitso, awarded academic scholarship

For Darrien Clitso, a freshman at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, Christmas was extra significant last year as she was awarded the Lauren Swisher Memorial Scholarship for direct educational expenses on Dec. 25, 2017.

Holbrook High School announces first semester Honor Roll

Holbrook High School’s (HHS) recently announced its first semester Honor Roll students for the 2017-18 school year.

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Around the reservation: week of Jan. 17

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Hopi High ends fall semester with concert, prepares to kick off spring semester

Hopi High’s music program closed out the semester by giving the student body a performance in the auditorium Dec 20, with a mix of holiday and non-holiday tunes.

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"Unbroken Code" film tells story of Navajo Code Talkers

Feature film by Navajo filmmaker Kody Dayish in pre-production, now casting actors

Kody Dayish Productions, featuring Kody and his brother, Kolin and sister, Kolette, are currently making a feature film titled “Unbroken Code” about Navajo Code Talkers during WWII. The siblings are from Shiprock, New Mexico and are seeking extras and cast members for the film.

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Valley internship program teaches students how to 'do it right the first time'

Six Hopi High media students learned about Spot 127, an after-school media program in the Phoenix area, during a recent trip to the valley.