Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Benefit bingo and food sale

The Health and Social Services Committee of Upper Moenkopi Village will be sponsoring the bingo and food sale on May 21, at the Upper Moenkopi Village Community Center. The bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. (MST) with a cash jackpot of $300. Funds raised will be used to help support healthy lifestyles, educate the public on social and health issues that impact family functioning and wellness, preserve and protect the Hopi culture and identify the health and social needs of the community. Come support the committee and join in an evening of fun, food and relaxation. Contact the Honahni Administration staff at 928-283-8051 for more information.

Song & Dance

To’Nanees’ Dizi Midnighters will host a Miss Western Navajo benefit song and dance on Sunday, May 23. It will be held at St. Jude’s Parish Hall Gym in Tuba City, with registration at 9 a.m. (DST) and Grand Entry is at 10 a.m. (DST). The master of the ceremony will be Derrick Sloan. The sponsors are Miss Western Navajo and family. All donations will be appreciated. All group singers, dancers and spectators are welcome. This event is sanctioned under the Western Dine’ Social Song and Dance committee.

Country/western dance at Hopi

A country and western dance will be held at the Hopi Veteran’s Center on May 28, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The cost is $5 per person or $8 per couple with a $1 per person re-entry. Bands playing are Desert County and Smoke Rings. All proceed from this event go to the Hopi High School boys basketball program.

Shut Up & Drive at casino

Shut Up and Drive will perform free at 8:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22 at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. Shut up and Drive is a Dragonfly Lounge favorite known for playing classic rock music. Cliff Castle Casino is located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289. For more information call 928-567-7900.

Youth b-ball tourney

A youth basketball tournament will be held May 22 and 23 at the Middle Verde Tribal gym at Middle Verde, AZ. It will be for 16 and under boys and the cost is $135 per team. It will be an eight-player roster with awards for first through fourth, MVP, eight all-stars and one coach award. Also, a 10 and under coed tourney at $125 per team with an eight-player roster with same awards categories. Proof of Age required with tribal, AZ ID or original birth certificate. Any protest of age will require second identification. For more information call 774-5379 or 774-2386.

TC High Reunion

The Tuba City High School Class of 1964 invites alumni to a reunion to be held at Tuba City High School in Tuba City on June 19 from 3-10 p.m. Classes of the 1960s are invited. Bring a favorite dish to the potluck meal. Consider dressing up in the 1960s style. James Bilagody, so come ready to boogie, will provide music. The graduating class will establish a scholarship. Bring items that can be auctioned off. Proceeds from this auction will go towards the scholarship. For more information, contact Barbara A. (Baca) Benally at 928-774-2386/526-6043 or e-mail or Linda (Tuttle) Holtz or Percy Piestewa at

Disabled self-employment

The first annual Native American Self-Employment Conference for people with disabilities will be held on July 13, from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and will be held in Farmington, N.M. at the San Juan College Little Theatre. The goal of the conference is to equip people with disabilities with the skills needed to bring their businesses from concept to reality. Topics will include: development of a business plan, funding options, marketing and advertising, grant writing and website development. This event is free for people with disabilities and lunch will be provided. For registration, call 1-800-862-7271 or 505-566-5880.

Public input on art

New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, will be holding a public input session on Tuesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gallup Camber of Commerce, Navajo Code Talker room, 103 W. Hwy 66 in Gallup, N.M. The purpose of the session is to gather public input about the needs of New Mexico citizens and communities in relation to the state arts division’s programs and services. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the meeting, call 800-879-4278 (toll-free), 505-827-6490 or TDD 505-827-6925.

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