Quick Reads July 27, 2005

Corn Pollen Pathway Conference

The Office of Continuing Education with Dine' College will be holding Corn Pollen Pathway conference at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock on Aug. 26.

The conference is for anyone who wants to gain a fuller perspective on Navajo culture teachings and to learn how to bring harmony and balance through offerings and prayers.

Following the principles of the Corn Pollen Pathway is one way to restore harmony and balance. These teachings remain the basis of DinŽ everyday life. Registration is $95 per person. Lodging is on your own. For more information, please call 928- 283-6321.

School reunion in Flagstaff

Montezuma Schools Alumni Gathering will be held Aug. 13 at El Nathan Campground in Flagstaff. All former students and staff members are invited.

Please contact the following people for more information; Linda (Long) Secakuku 928-853-3592, Angela Long 928-607-0605 and Sam Wilson 928-606-7556.

B-ball tourney

Get ready for the White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo Men's Women's Masters Open Basketball Tournaments held at Whiteriver Aday Memorial Gym in Whiteriver. Tournament dates are Aug. 10-13 for the women's division, Aug. 18-21 for the master's division and Aug. 25-27 for men's division. The entry fee is $150/team for women's division and $200/team for men's and master's. To enter or for more information, please call 928- 338-4543 or Nathan Antonio at 928-306-0292 after 7 p.m.

Kids cooking

The Coconino County Health Department Arizona Nutrition Network and Flagstaff Parks and Recreation are offering two summer programs sure to make your mouth waterÉCookin with the County and Kids in the Kitchen. Participates will learn how to make nutritious, easy and tasty snacks such as tortilla soup, homemade mac and cheese, smoothies, watermelon soup and more. Cookin' with the County is offered on Fridays, Aug. 5, and Aug. 19 at 3:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate. The classes are free and will be held at the Cogdill Recreation Center, 310 S. Paseo del Flag; Brannen Homes. Call the Cogdill Recreation Center, 779-0037 or Adult Center, 779-1468 for more information.

Tonalea School

The Tonalea School will be starting school on Aug. 8 New enrollees and returning students may come to the school and update applications or call the school at 928-283-6325, to get more information.

Repatriation of Native art

Tonight (July 27) from 6-8 p.m. there will be a free presentation on Repatriation of Native Hawaiian Objects at the Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road in Santa Fe, N.M. Edward Ayau, Native Hawaiian and one of the founders of Hui Malama, an organization that cares for the sacred objects, burial sites and other remains of indigenous Hawaiian peoples, will present a lecture describing Hui Malama's work and the impact of NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) on efforts to return Native Hawaiian remains and artifacts to Tribal authorities. The workshop is a program of IAIA's Museum Studies Institute, which is sponsored by the Achein Center for Lifelong Education, Research and Cultural Exchange of Indigenous People. For more information, please contact the IAIA Communications Office at 505-424-2351.

Dine' tah Tour

On Aug. 19 --20, the Office of Continuing Education with Dine' College has scheduled 20 a Dine' tah Tour in Farmington, N.M. A presentation of "The History of Dine'tah" will be in the conference room of the Region Inn in Farmington, NM on August 19 at 6 p.m. (DST). The following day is the all day tour near Farmington area. Registration is $95 per person. Lodging is on your own. For more information please call (928) 283-6321.

Free and reduced meals

Free and reduced meal applications for all students at Tuba City Unified School District are now available at various locations: Food & Nutrition Services Office located in the old Primary Building Wing (Room 21), Primary school office, Eagles Nest school office, the junior high school office and high school office. Please bring along income documents and check stubs, if you are receiving assistance of any kind (food stamps, WIC, etc.). Bring your verification letter to the food service office. Written documents are required for income eligibility. Food & Nutrition Services staff will also be available for questions in the Basha's lobby area on July 27-28 from 6-8 p.m. DST. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 928-283-1029/1028

Summer concert

On Sunday, Aug. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m., The Arboretum at Flagstaff will host The Johnny Lingo Trio for an outdoor concert of bluegrass, folk and pop fusion in the gardens. Enjoy a picnic dinner and lively music while taking in a magnificent view of the San Francisco Peaks. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket, picnic and beach chair to enjoy the acoustical sounds under the shade of the ponderosas. Alcohol is not permitted. Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for non-members. The Arboretum is located four miles south of Route 66 on Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff.

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