Hopi Jr/Sr High School meeting
Hopi Junior/Senior High School will have a public meeting about the Arizona School Report Card at 3:30 p.m. tonight (May 7) in the governing board’s conference room. All those attending will be given a report card with a presentation of pertinent information relating to the school. For more information, telephone 928-738-5111.
Rough Rock HS performs in Flag
Navajo Nation Rough Rock High School performance group presents “The Sacred Tree,” a play about Native American prophesies relating to the environment. The performance will be held from 6-7 p.m. tonight (May 7) at Community Federated Church, Reese Hall, 400 W. Aspen in Flagstaff. After the performance there will be a discussion forum about the detrimental effects of Peabody Coal Company’s water pumping from the N-Aquifer. Donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit Rough Rock High School.
Mother’s Day Bingo Saturday
A Mother’s Day Bingo will be held Saturday, May 10 from 5-10 p.m. at Hotevilla Bacavi Community School. There will be lots of great prizes to give away with good food and crafts for sale. For more information, call Somana Yaiva at 928-779-4236 or 283-1072.
TC High school reunion planned
Tuba City High School Class of 1983 is hosting its class reunion on May 31. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-283-5366 or 928-283-5351.
Foster care group
Catholic Social Services will hold its monthly orientation meeting for people interested in foster care and adoption 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at the Flagstaff Public Library. The group, which contracts services through Child Protective Services, is seeking more Native American families to participate and needs additional foster homes in Flagstaff.
B-ball tourney in Leupp
Jool Dine’e’ III 2003 Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 8 –11 at Leupp Schools Inc. in Leupp. Divisions for this eight-team bracket, eight-player roster double elimination tournament include men’s, women’s and 12-years and under coed. Entry fees for men’s & women’s are $125.00 per team; for 12 & under, $100.00 per team. To register a team, call 928-686-6211, ext. 306 or 928-686-6180.
The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. will be on display in Holbrook. On Thursday, May 8 from 10 a.m-4 p.m., Native American Vietnam Veterans will be present to provide information and assist individuals searching for a panel containing the name of a loved one. The Moving Wall will be on exhibit at Hunt Park on Florida Street in Holbrook through May 11.
On Friday, May 9, a retirement dinner will be held for Tuba City Family Court Judge Manual Watchman, who is President of the Western Agency Veterans organization. For more information, call Gibson Jones, Native American Vietnam Veterans president, at 283-5246.
A free family night at the movies will be held at 7 p.m. (MST) Friday, May 9 at the Rec-Hall of Cameron Assembly of God (1/4 mile west of the chapter house). This week’s movie will be “Road to Redemption.”
An open men’s and women’s basketball tournament, the second annual Standing Tree Classic will be held from Friday through Sunday, May 9-11 at Tolani Lake. The entry fee for both is $150. Teams will have an eight-player roster. For further information, call 928-214-0250 or 928-714-0583.
On Saturday, May 10, Native American Vietnam Veterans will hold a Mothers Day Flag Orientation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (DST) in Kayenta just east of Burger King. Miss Western Navajo Agency Alesia Sullivan, event sponsor, will be present. For more information, call Gibson Jones, NAVV president, at 283-5246.
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (DST) on Sunday, May 11, the Native American Vietnam Veterans will host a Flag Presentation Ceremony for Margaret Edgewater, widow of longtime Tuba City Chapter official Dillion Edgewater. This event will take place 13 miles west of the junction of highways 89 and 160. For more information, call Gibson Jones, NAVV president, at 283-5246.
Meeting of the Nations
A Meeting of the Nations to remember Pfc. Lori Piestewa will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14 across from Kate’s Café and the Hogan Restaurant in Tuba City. In attendance at this his event will be several South Dakota Indian Tribes who have traveled cross-country as well as speakers and entertainment including The White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers. The Native American Vietnam Veterans are seeking areas to offer as campsites, food and monetary donations for this event. Agency royalty, singers, pow wow and drum groups wanting to participate can contact Gibson Jones, NAVV president, at 283-5246.
Motorcyclists in TC
A group of Native American motorcyclists will set out at 8 a.m. May 15 from Aztec, Farmington and Bloomfield N.M. on a memorial ride for Pfc. Lori Piestewa. They will travel from Kayenta along Highway 264 and expect to arrive in Tuba City at 11 a.m. (DST), stopping for refreshments until noon. Navajo Reservation motorcyclists will join them at noon as they set out for Window Rock along Hwy. 264, with a stop at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. . For more information, call Gibson Jones, Native American Vietnam Veterans president, at 283-5246.
Rolling Thunder on Rez
On their fourth annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom to Washington, D.C., veteran motorcyclists from Ontario, Calif. are expected to arrive at the Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock at 3:30 p.m. on May 14 to pay respects to Pfc. Lori Piestewa. This group will arrive in D.C. by Memorial Day.
With the diverse groups of people and jurisdictions that exist in northern Arizona, even the simplest issues can get tangled up in governmental red tape. Federal, state, county, city and tribal governments come into play in many instances. On May 22, Deb Hill, Coconino County Supervisor Chair, is sponsoring a town hall-style event called Building Bridges to identify specific policies or procedures that block the ability to work together and to brainstorm new approaches. The daylong session will be held 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. near Flagstaff at Arizona Snowbowl’s Hart Prairie Lodge. Building Bridges offers a unique opportunity for concerned leaders to take part in a structured, wide ranging analysis of issues. The fee of $30 covers meals and materials. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, contact Hill’s office at 928-779-6764.
School district election
Tuba City Unified School District will hold a special election May 20. Early voting for this election is underway 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will continue through May 16. Early voting locations are the Coconino County Tuba City Branch Office on Main Street in Tuba City and Coconino County Elections Office, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff. The last day to request an early ballot by mail is May 9. For more information, call the TC Branch Office at 928-283-5357 or Coconino County Elections at 800-793-6181 or 779-6589.
TCHS 30-year reunion
Tuba City High School is having a 30-year reunion for the class of 1973. The meeting is May 12 at Hogan Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. (DST) Contact Beverly “Bear” Denipah at 928-283-5258 for more information.