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Hopi Jr/Sr High selects royalty during annual Indian Day celebration

Indian Day at Hopi Jr/Sr High School was full of activities including dances, traditional lunch and royalty.

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Missing in Indian Country part II: Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Matthew Lone Bear spent nine months looking for his older sister, Olivia — using drones and four-wheelers, fending off snakes and crisscrossing nearly a million acres, often on foot. The 32-year-old mother of five had last been seen driving a Chevy Silverado on Oct. 25, 2017, in downtown New Town, on the oil-rich terrain of North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation.

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Hopi golfer, Taylor Harvey, will compete in Pure Insurance golf championship at Pebble Beach

Taylor Harvey was selected to compete in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach in late September, which will be shown on The Golf Channel.

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Miss Navajo crowned at Fort Defiance

The Navajo Nation welcomed Autumn Montoya as the 2018-2019 queen when she was crowned Sept. 8 at the Fighting Scouts Event Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Despite past reforms, Native women face high rates of crime

For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes.

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Jerrel Singer shares messages behind murals

Artist Jerrel Singer is known for the vibrant colors he uses capturing sunsets and sunrises. His work is described as bright, vivid and flowing with color, as he attempts to capture movement and time.

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Missing in Indian country: Why are Native American women vanishing?

The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It’s blistering hot and a grizzly bear lurking in the brush unleashes a menacing growl. But they can’t stop. Not when a loved one is still missing.

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Hopi High boys win cross country invite, look to reclaim state title

Hopi High boys cross country kicked off the season in fine fashion as they won the championship at the Hopi Invite Aug. 28 at Bruin Stadium. Coconino High School from Flagstaff won the girls championship.

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Book review: Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie continues Navajo saga in third novel

Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie’s third volume, “Her Captive, Her Love” is a continuation of the first two books of one Naabeehó’s family’s resilience during the Long Walk.

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St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School celebrates groundbreaking for new gymnasium

A groundbreaking for a new gym was held in Thoreau, New Mexico Aug. 15.

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Navajo Nation Hall of Fame inducts 21 elders and youth Aug. 17

The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) welcomed 21 inductees into the Navajo Nation Hall of Fame Aug. 17.

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New Mexico city bordering Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

A western New Mexico city that bills itself as the gateway to Native American culture is experiencing a tourism boom.

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84-year-old receives new home after 2014 Asaayi Lake fire

On Aug. 21, Navajo Nation Council Delegate Steven Begay had the honor of presenting the key to a new home to 84-year-old Emma Roanhorse, a lifelong resident of the Naschitti community who lost her home in the Asaayi Lake Fire in 2014, which burned over 14,000 acres.

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Beyond the reservation: NABI focuses on education as well as basketball

As Samantha Quigley tears down another rebound, she sees more than a basketball. In her hands is something beyond an object that she can dribble around defenders and put through a hoop with ease. It’s a ticket to a better life.

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Central Agency Fair honors past, present and future leaders

The 33rd annual Central Agency Fair took place Aug. 20 and 26, with highlights including the Baby Contest and pageants for L’il Brave and L’il Miss Central Navajo.

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Reclaiming truths about Native Americans

Study finds limited personal experience and negative narratives cement Native stereotypes

When you think of Native Americans, what thoughts or images come to mind? A recent report by Reclaiming Native Truth sheds light on assumptions made about Native Americans, points out the negative challenges of that narrative and sheds light on ways forward “to achieve equity, inclusion and policy changes that will improve the lives of Native families and communities.”

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Pourier wins Best of Show at 97th annual Santa Fe Indian Market

Honoring womens’ courage was uppermost in artist Kevin Pourier’s mind in his top winning piece at Santa Fe’s world-renowned 97th annual Indian Market, Aug. 18-19.

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Michael Begay shares composing talent with Hopi students

In the late 1990s, Michael Begay was a student in the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program (NACAP), which teaches students to compose for string quartets at the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

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NAU speaker encourages Hopi High students to give back to community

Darold Joseph, who works at the Institute of Human Development at Northern Arizona University, recently spoke to the students and staff at Hopi Jr/Sr High School about the upcoming school year.

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NGS Railroad and Heavy Equipment Department wins SRP President’s Trophy

After 44 years of hauling millions of tons of coal per year to the Navajo Generating Station, the NGS Railroad & Heavy Equipment Dept. was presented the Salt River Project’s 2018 President’s Trophy for the most hours worked without an accident for the second time.

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Navajo robotics team heads to international competition

A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition.

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Seniors awarded Wells Fargo Leadership Scholarship and Chief Manuelito Scholarship

There were three Native American Seniors who were awarded the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Scholarship in Charlotte, North Carolina June 28 – July 1 out of 20 selected overall candiates. Two of the members are from the Navajo Tribe.

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President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a resolution Aug. 3 approving approximately $6.3 million in supplemental funding for Navajo Head Start.

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Navajo Nation launches program to manage feral horse population

The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land.

Diné College hypes 2018 Summer Bridge program

Revived Summer Bridge program introduces prospective students to college life

The presentations and lectures given to high school students by Diné College staffers at the recent Summer Bridge Program (SBP) weren’t just for fun. They were designed to assist participants in getting to know the realities of college life.

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