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Change of address requests delay hardship funds distribution

More than $16,000 requests for change of address, along with a rise in COVID-19 cases causing shortage of personnel, has delayed processing of Hardship Assistance relief on the Navajo Nation.

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Native American woman named director at National Museum of the American Indian

Cynthia Chavez Lamar has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, effective Feb. 14, becoming the first Native woman to be named as a Smithsonian museum director.

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Navajo increases ability to do COVID testing, vaccinations

Navajo President Jonathan Nez said the facilities also are working to give out more home testing kits this month while cases are surging.

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Finding balance: “The Red Hogaan” counters myth versus reality in new film

‘The Red Hogaan,’ may be terrifying and controversial to some, with its focus on Skinwalkers, but it also seeks to impart Navajo teachings that have been misunderstood by non-Navajo people for a long time.

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Davina Smith is first Navajo woman to run for Utah Legislature

When Davina Smith mounted her horse Oreo on Thursday afternoon, the sun was shining on the iconic, burnt red buttes of Monument Valley, but the wind chill hovered near freezing.

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Navajo Nation Council celebrates inclusion of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller on new quarter

The 24th Navajo Nation Council commends the United States Mint and the American Women Quarters Program for selecting the coin design to include former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller on the United States quarter, which will be in full coin circulation this year.

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New children's book, 'Herizon' celebrates creativity and bravery

Award-winning author Daniel Vandever's new book, ‘Herizon,’ a wordless, children’s picture book, not only gives voice to the voiceless, it also is helping with reading comprehension through illustration.

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Arizona State University students aim to help youth, boost Navajo economy

As a way to provide a source of ecotourism along with outdoor activities for those living on the Navajo Nation, students at Arizona State University are developing a series of mountain biking trails along with ‘pump tracks’ on the reservation.

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Diné College works to rebuild rodeo program amid pandemic

Far from the red rocks of Sedona and the bright lights of Phoenix sits a small college in the heart of the Navajo Nation.

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Robert Wick, champion of art, newspapers and community, dies at 86

Robert Wick, who guided Wick Communications for nearly six decades, died Thursday.

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Obituary: Thomas Philip Mentzer

Thomas Philip Mentzer, age 64, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

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Flags flown at half-staff in honor of Diné Korean War veteran Bennie Harvey James

On Nov. 18, the Navajo Nation issued a proclamation, which called for all flags to be flown at half-staff Nov. 19 in honor and remembrance of Diné Korean War veteran Bennie Harvey James.