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Indigenous actors needed for new Calogero Carucci film

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation TV and Film is pleased to share information regarding an open casting call for Indigenous talent for an upcoming feature film titled “Sue Thunder, Johnny Lightning.”

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Law and Order Committee receives poor performance review

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Nov. 27 the Navajo Nation Council’s Law and Order Committee (LOC) received two reports from the Navajo Nation’s Judicial Conduct Commission (JCC).

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Sage Memorial Hospital seeks artists for Canvas for Art initiative

GANADO, Ariz. — Sage Memorial Hospital Canvas for Care Art Program is pleased is seeking artists and donations.

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Catching up with Arizona Rep. Mae Peshlakai

Arizona State Rep. Mae Peshlakai, a Cameron Democrat, will be focused on education, health care, infrastructure and veterans issues in the next session of the legislature in January.

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Juggling Jerrickson: Sawmill man makes a career of basketball tricks and motivational speaking

One of Jerrickson Hosteen’s favorite tricks is juggling three things: A basketball, a torch with a flame and an apple. He takes a bite of the apple every few seconds as the flame flips and the basketball spins through the air around him.

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Verna Volker takes Native women running to the New York City Marathon

From just starting to run in her 30s to building an entire running organization that competed in the New York City Marathon, Verna Volker (Diné,) looks back on the growth of Native Women Running with great pride.

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New Mexico creates new council to address cases of missing and slain Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is creating a new advisory council that will be charged with implementing a state plan for responding to cases of missing or slain Native Americans, with top state officials vowing Nov. 28 that the work will lead to more people being found and families gaining closure.

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Navajo Council honors life of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council and Speaker Crystalyne Curley were saddened to learn of the passing of Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman Supreme Court Justice, who died Friday morning in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 93.

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Museum of Northern Arizona offers free entrance for low income patrons

The Museum of Northern Arizona has joined Museums for All, allowing anyone who receives food assistance benefits to visit the museum at no cost.

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Guest column: Tribes, Native Public Media urge FCC to establish missing and endangered event code

International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls was Nov. 25. The day commemorates the deaths of Patricia, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal sisters who were killed by Dominican Republic ruler Rafael Trujillo in 1960.

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Why Lakota and other Native tribes consider hair sacred

The most-read story on Native News Online this National Native American Heritage Month has not been about celebrating Indigenous heritage but is about how one Lakota elder’s culture was stolen from him in a hospital bed by a pair of scissors.

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Guest Column: President’s office takes allegations of assault and misconduct seriously

To the Navajo People: I want to address the recent Navajo Times story titled “Turmoil happening; Work environment at president's office not healthy.”

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Flagstaff ‘Giving machines’ return to help purchase supplies for those in need

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Light the World Giving Machine, the popular “vending machine” that works in reverse, creating a memorable way to give to those in need during the Christmas season, will open to the public Dec. 16 at Heritage Square, 6 E. Aspen Avenue in downtown Flagstaff, where they will remain through Jan. 1.

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Solutions to pay gap for Native American women could be found in their tribes

For Native American women, the gender pay gap reflects the systems that have oppressed them for centuries.

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Work resumes on $10B renewable energy transmission project despite tribal objections

The tractors are back at work clearing land and building access roads for a $10 billion transmission line that the Biden administration describes as an important part of the nation’s transition to renewable energy.

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Obituary: Donald Ray Petranovich

Donald will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and all the players and relationships he developed over the years.

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Navajo Nation honors the life of community leader Dorothy Bitsilly

Former Tohatchi Red Willow Farm Board president and beloved community leader Dorothy Bitsilly, passed away Feb. 23 at the age of 93.

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Obituary: Ralph "Sam" Connor Jr.

Ralph “Sam” Conner Jr., age 86, passed peacefully at home in Winslow Arizona on January 21, 2022