Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Co-ed slow pitch softball

The second annual Wellness Center Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will take place Oct. 18 and 19 at the Tuba City High School softball fields. The first game will start at 10 a.m. (DST) that Saturday. The entry fee is $175 with a $90 deposit required. For more information, call Linda Honahnie at 928-283-2932.

Kayenta Chapter to host meeting

Native American Indians with the Azee’ Bee’ Nahagha of Diné Nation (formerly known as the Native American Church of NL Inc.) will hold a District 2 and 8 meeting 10 a.m. (DST) Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Kayenta Chapter House. Naha Lahi and membership applications will be available. Input is needed to plan the Veterans Day prayer service. For more information, contact District 2 and 8 board members or officers in Kayenta or Shonto. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Joseph Mission 75th anniversary

St. Joseph Mission in Keams Canyon will celebrate its 75th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11. At 10 a.m., the new altar will be dedicated and Mass will be celebrated. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a traditional meal and Native American dancing in Keams Canyon Boarding School gym. For more information, call Father Clay at 928-738-2325.

Navajo taco sale in Flag

There will be a Navajo taco sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Oct. 8) at Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory, 901 N. Kinlani Road, Flagstaff. The cost is $5 with proceeds benefiting Miss Dook’o’oosliid Princess of Kinlani Dorm. For more information, call 774-5279 or 774-5270.

Free depression screenings

Depression can make individuals feel be sad or anxious, hyper or irritable. It may cause them to wake up at 3 a.m. and keep them from going back to sleep. Other symptoms are nightmares or feeling tense all the time. Flagstaff Medical Center Behavioral Health Services can help. FMC is holding free, anonymous mental health screenings on Thursday Oct. 9, National Depression Screening Day. Call 213-6400 for more information.

Co-ed B-ball tourney

A co-ed basketball tournament for 18 and up will be held Oct. 17-19 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. The entry fee is $150. A deposit of $50 is due Oct. 13. Awards go to first through fourth place, male and female most valuable player and male and female all-tourneys. For more information, call Hopi Veterans Memorial Center at 928-734-6686, Sekakuku store at 928-737-2632 or Tonn at 928-737-9403/928-613-5037.

Billy Mills in TC

Come hear Olympics gold medallist Billy Mills at Warrior Pavilion on Oct. 28. Mills, a Native American, will share his story of winning the 10K-meter event and being drug free with Tuba City students and community members. Two sessions will be offered for schools— fifth through eighth grade at 10:30-11:30 a.m.; ninth through 12th grade at 12:45-1:45 p.m. An evening session for the community will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Tuba City Health Promotion Program and the Navajo Coordinated School Health Program are sponsoring this program. For more information, call Shannon Tracey at 928-283-2187.

Concert/gathering in Flag

Is Anybody Listening Concert and Gathering will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Isabel St., Flagstaff. Friday events are 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 8 a.m.-midnight. Guest speaker Winona LaDuke is slated 8-9 p.m. Saturday. Other activities include additional speakers, breakout sessions, movies, traditional food vendors, music, drumming and indigenous music jam sessions. For more information, call Danny Blackgoat at 928-779-2704.

Blood drives

United Blood Services is holding community blood drives at the following locations:

• Monday, Oct. 13, 12:30-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Family Center, 212 E. Arizona St. in Holbrook. To make an appointment, call Ted Smith at 524-6579.

• Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 536, 315 W. Third St. in Winslow. To make an appointment, call Mary Ann Smith at 289-2331 or Lorraine Gonzales at 289-3357.

• Thursday, Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Valley High School, South Hwy 191 in Sanders. To make an appointment, call 688-2424. Or make an appointment online at

Parade entry forms

The 35th annual Western Navajo Nation Parade will be at 10 a.m. (DST) Oct. 18, in Tuba City. Entry Forms can be picked up at the 21st Century Community Learning Center Office or the fair office. For more information, call the 21st CCLC at 928-283-6271, ext. 443 or the fair office at 928-283-3302.

Tuba City AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service in the conference room. For more information, call 928-283-3346/3031.

Kaibeto AA open meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. (MST). Located at Kaibeto Bureau of Indian Affairs campus, dorm No. 4 (north wing/east entrance) in Kaibeto. For more information please call C. Fowler or Department of Behavioral Health Services at 928-673-3267.

Western Fusion at casino

Western Fusion will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Western Fusion plays a variety of country and rock music to keep the dance floor busy all night. Cliff Castle Casino is located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

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