Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Mon, Aug. 03

Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program

The Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program (HTGSP) is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2007 semester. Students must meet all requirements, complete an application and submit the following documents to be considered for Fall 2007 funding:

Applicants must be enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe; have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 or higher; submit official high school transcripts from the high school attended (must be in a sealed envelope) or official GED test results; submit all official transcripts from post secondary institutions attended (must be in a sealed envelope); submit a letter of acceptance (LOA) or a program of study (POS); complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have applied for all federal, state, and institutional aid before being considered for HTGSP funding; submit a financial needs analysis form (included with application). Applications and required documents must be received on or before July 1 to be considered for funding for the fall semester. Questions regarding the application process or information required can be directed to the HTGSP office at (800) 762-9630 (off-reservation) or (928) 734-3533 (on-reservation).

Nídeiltihí Navajo Elite Runners seeking board members

The Nídeiltihí Navajo Elite Runners, a non-profit organization, is seeking board members with a desire to support Native American emerging elite runners to garner success for the U.S. at the national, international and summer Olympic level competition in running events. Two informational meetings will be held Wednesday, July 11 at the East Flagstaff Community Library meeting room. The first meeting will be from 12 - 1 p.m. and the second meeting will be from 5 - 6 p.m. For questions, call Melody Varner at (928) 853-3374.

Coconino National Forest orders fire restrictions

Smoking is prohibited in developed recreation sites, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

As fire danger increases, additional fire restrictions have gone into effect on the Coconino National Forest. Campfires-including charcoal fires-are prohibited across the entire Coconino National Forest, including developed campgrounds and picnic areas.

Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters meeting safety specifications are allowed.

Also prohibited: operating a chainsaw; operating any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arrester; operating a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads, except when parking in an area cleared of vegetation, and except in the Cinder Hills; off-highway vehicle area north of Flagstaff; welding; using explosives; and fireworks, which are always prohibited on national forest lands.

Violations are punishable by a fine of not more that $5,000, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. These restrictions will remain in place until enough precipitation is received to decrease fire danger.

For further information about fire restrictions on the Coconino National Forest, visit www.coconinoforest.us or call 928-527-3600. The latest fire restriction information on public lands across Arizona can be found at http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ or by calling toll-free 1-877-864-6985.

NavCO Coalition Against Drug Abuse announces meetings

NavCO Coalition Against Drug Abuse will hold regional meetings as follows: June 27-28: Meth ei Dooda Conference, Window Rock High School in  Ft. Defiance; each Monday and Wednesday in July, C4 TV "Community Cares," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, 6:30 pm,  Friday, 8:30 a.m.; July 10: Faith-Based Community Crusade Against Drugs, St. Mary's Church, Pinetop, 6 p.m.; Sept. 5: White Mountain Anti-Meth Summit; Sept. 15: C4TV Business Matters. For more information contact Debe Campbell, coordinator at P.O. Box 668; Holbrook, AZ 86025; fax: (928) 524-4325; cell: (928) 368-7519; or visit http://www.co.navajo.az.us/pubhealth/meth.aspx.

The mission of the group is to develop a diverse community representation, coordinate a sustained effort in educating and preventing the use and abuse of drugs, particularly, crystal meth through a plan for change in local social norms through prevention, treatment and vigorous enforcement of existing laws.

Forgotten People benefit Song and Dance

Join the Forgotten People, hosts Kin-Lani Swinging Echoes and the Littlewater Singers and emcees Norman Yazzie and William Wilson for a benefit Song and Dance. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. (DST) and the Grand Entry will at noon, Saturday, June 30, at the Tuba City Flea Market. Door prizes, a cakewalk, raffle, bake sale and concession stand will be featured.

For more information call (928) 606-8047.

Lovejoy Appreciation Dinner announced

The Lovejoy Appreciation Dinner will be held at 10 a.m. (DST/MDT), Sunday, July 1, at the Crownpoint Chapter House in Crownpoint, N.M. Everyone is welcome to attend For more information email Joshua Lavar Butler atjoshualavarbutler@gmail.com.

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