Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Around the reservation: week of March 1

FUSD Indian Education Department meeting March 29 at Thomas Elementary

A public meeting of the Flagstaff Unified School District Indian Education Department will take place March 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Thomas Elementary, 3330 E. Lockett, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Native American parents in the Flagstaff area are invited to attend a public hearing held by the Indian Education Department of Flagstaff Unified School District for Title VI Indian Education funding from the U.S. Department of Education — Office of Indian Education for school year 2017-2018.

The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides grants to support local educational agencies to improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve Native American students and to assist in meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native students.

More information is available by contacting the Indian Education program office at (928) 527-6164/6165.

Meet and greet Winslow superintendent candidates March 6

The Winslow Unified School District #1 Board of Education is inviting the community to meet and greet the superintendent finalist candidates who were interviewed by the School Board for the office of School superintendent.

The candidates will meet with the public March 6 at the Hubbell Trading Post from 4-5 p.m. Light snacks will be served.

Free income tax assistance at Northland Pioneer College

The Hopi VITA Partnership is providing Free Income Tax Assistance.

It will be located at Northland Pioneer College (near the Hopi High School campus) on Mondays and Tuesdays only, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, there will be no service March 13-14.

The following documents are required: all W-2 Forms/1099 forms, Social Security Card for everyone on tax retur, valid picture I.D. for adults on tax return, 2015 tax return, if available, 1095-if healthcare was purchased from marketplace, account and routing numbers for direct deposit

More information is available by calling (928) 738-2265 or (888) 635-0545 or by visiting the VITA Facebook page at

Navajo Nation Oral language proficiency tests Feb. 25-Nov. 4

On Feb. 25, the Navajo Department of Dine Education and the Office of Standard, Curriculum and Assessement Development will begin the Navajo Nation Oral language proficiency testing.

The states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico have each established the Seal of Bilingual program.

The Navajo Nation developed the Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment to determine Navajo language proficiency.

Students who meet the requirements will earn the Seal of Bilingualism.

The test is for graduating seniors only, who may voluntarily participate in the proficiency test.

There is no fee for the test.

The dates for testing are: Feb. 25, March 11, March 18, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Department of Diné Education Building in Window Rock.

More information is available from Maggie Benally at (928) 871-7660 or by visiting the website

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