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13th Annual White Mountain Native American arts and crafts festival

Hon-Dah Resort-Casino and Conference Center, located on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, will be hosting a Pre-Show of the 13th Annual White Mountain Native American Arts & Crafts Festival, Friday, July 21. There will be 25 selected artists on site to show their crafts and $2,500 worth of crafts will be purchased by Hon-Dah for a raffle. The festival will also run on July 22 and 23. Fee: $10. Raffle tickets: $5.

Contact Roger Leslie or Melissa Hubbard at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino and Conference Center at 1-800-WAY-UP-HI for information.

Navajo Taco Sale

A Navajo Taco Sale will be held at Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory, 901 N. Kinlani Rd., on July 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (520) 774-2386 or 774-5269. The sale will benefit Kristin Acothley, basketball camp in Australia, and Melissa Yazzie, basketball camp in Switzerland.

Youth Conference

The 6th Annual Native Indian Youth Conference will be held July 26-27 at ASU. Over 200 native Youth from throughout the Southwest are expected to attend "Walking Your Path With Honor," sponsored by AIM Motivational Seminars and The American Indian Institute-ASU. Call (480) 730-0165 for more information.

Lessons From the Land Workshop

For anyone interested in learning more about traditional headings, a Special Navajo traditional healing workshops will be offered.

"Lessons from the Land: A Look of Navajo Traditional Herbs", will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28 (Dine' speakers) and on Friday, August 11(English speakers) at the Dubois Conference Center on the Flagstaff campus of Northern Arizona University.

Through a multi-sensory approach, workshop participants will explore the medicinal applications of herbs different aliments. An herbal walk will offer an opportunity to view plants in the wild, while also learning the importance of the land to the Dine'.

For more information, call (520) 523-8063.

Community Forum on Water Quality at Olijeto Chapter House

Based on a recent surface water study conducted by the Federal government, Dine' College-Shiprock Campus' Uranium Education Program will hold a community education forum on the adverse impacts of drinking water quality from past uranium mining and milling activities.

The community education forum will be held on Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Olijeto Chapter House in Olijeto, Utah. The education forum and presentation are for the residents in the communities of Olijeto, Dennehotso, and Shonto area.

For more information, please call 1-800-423-6151.

Water Examination and Certification

The Examination and Certification for the Drinking Water System's Operator's Training and General Module and Water Distribution- Level 1 will be held the week of July 31 - August 4 at the Navajo Nation Museum and Visitor's Center, Room 1 in Window Rock. For more information, please contact the Public Water Systems Supervisor of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency at (888) 643-7692 or (520) 871-7755.

Native American Art Contest

The Canyon Village wants you to put your feelings about the Grand Canyon into an art project. The "My Native Grand Canyon" Native American Contest sponsored by the Canyon Forest Village encourages all Native American youth ages 10-18 years old to entry their artwork. First place winner receives a cash prize of $150, second place, $100 and third place, $50. There will be three winners in each age group, which will be divided into 10-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds, and 16-18 year olds. The deadline is Tuesday, August 15. For more information or questions, call (520) 226-1381.

To'nanees Chapter Proposes to Establish a Route between Flagstaff and Tuba City

The To'naneesdizi chapter is making a proposal to the Navajo Transit System to establish a route between Flagstaff and Tuba City. It is imperative that there is a demonstration of need for the route. The proposed schedule will include early morning, noon and after five departures from and to Tuba City with various stops in Flagstaff. Anyone interested in utilizing the proposed daily shuttle, please contact Hope MacDonald at (520) 283-3009.

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