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Sat, Aug. 08

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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.

Music Marathon for Moritz Family

FlagstaffÕs finest musicians are joining forces to help the family of slain Flagstaff police Officer Jeff Moritz. "The Music Marathon for Moritz" will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at Charly's and will feature guest blues legend Tommy Dukes and friends. Call 779-1919, 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.

Update Information on RECA Amendment Meeting

A meeting for updates on RECA amendment of 1999 the will be presented by the Navajo Nation Uranium Workers Office on Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. (DST) at the Tuba City chapterhouse. All former uranium workers are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Phil Harrison at (505) 368-1265, for more information.

The Western Navajo Veterans Organization meeting is scheduled on Saturday, July 29 at Kayenta Chapter House. Election for new officers will be conducted and other important information will be announced. If you need information regarding Veteran benefits or upcoming events, please attend the meeting.

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.

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.

Museum's 51st Navajo Marketplace Offers Ideal Cultural Introduction

The Museum of Northern Arizona's 51st Annual Navajo Marketplace will be held Sunday, August 5-6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meet nearly 60 Navajo artist including dancers, musicians, weavers, jewelers, carvers, potters, and more. Visitors to the marketplace not only have the opportunity to purchase items, but they also have the opportunity to watch artists demonstrate how they craft the art works.

Navajo tacos will be sold and the Pollen Trail dancers will be in performance both days at 2 p.m. A traditional music performance will be offered both days at noon and a puppet show will be performed each day at 1 p.m.

The State of Arizona Veterans Service Commissioner Meeting

The State of Arizona Veterans Service Commissioner is scheduled to be at the Department of Veterans Affairs office on Monday, August 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. If you have any questions regarding your VA benefits or would like to apply, please come to the office located at Greyhills HS, Dorm 1 or call 283-3029.

Tuba City Land Use Planning Committee Meeting

Local Community Land Use Planning Committee Meetings are planned for August 3, 17 and 31. All meetings are from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Tuba City Chapter House. Thanks to those who have been attending the meetings.

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