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Museum of Northern Arizona to host Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Aug. 5- 6

More than 80 award-winning artists and presenters attend the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) August 5 and 6, for a weekend of cultural immersion.

Winslow City Council and public discuss improving cemetery

The Winslow City Council had another busy night July 11 as they had many items on the agenda including issues regarding the cemetery and the Public Housing Authority.

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Navajo Nation summer council session gets underway

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock July 16 who traveled miles by horseback, bicycle and jogged to take part in the annual tradition that marks the start of the summer council session.

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Head Start director under investigation

The Office of the President and Vice President will conduct an investigation into allegations of misuse of funds by Head Start Director Sharon Singer. She was placed on leave June 29.

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Begaye addresses health care concerns in Tuba City

The Navajo Nation president and vice president were on hand in Tuba City to address concerns from the public about how health care is delivered and problems with the Indian Health Services (IHS).

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Council commends approval of $2.2 mil for summer youth employment

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed July 1 legislation to provide nearly $2.2 million to employ as many as 50 high school and college students at each of the Nation’s 110 chapters this summer.

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Amber Alerts to be made available on Navajo Nation

On July 6, the Navajo Nation Council voted in support of legislation in favor of a congressional bill that seeks to make tribes eligible for grants to implement an AMBER Alert (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response).

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Dilkon to get justice center

On June 26, the Law and Order Committee passed legislation which approved an allocation of $500,000 to help with all costs associated with designing and building a Dilkon Justice Center.

Winsow City Council considers Diné cultural and commerce center

The Winslow City Council had a busy night June 27 with many items on the agenda.

U.S. Navy ship may be named ’USNS Navajo’

The U.S. Navy has had a longstanding tradition of naming Navy tug and salvage ships after Native American tribes.

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