Around the Rez: week of March 27

Join the Restoring Balance physical activity program

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention is seeking participants to take part in an 18-week physical activity program and study designed to help Native Americans improve their health during or after cancer treatment.

Taking part in this research study will not only help cancer survivors’ quality of life but will better help cancer researchers alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans in the Southwest.

Participants being recruited at Tuba City, Leupp, Winslow, and Flagstaff until April 30. More information is available by contacting Brenda Charley at (928) 856-1030.

Birdsprings Easter Festival

Birdsprings Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall celebrates the risen Savior Jesus Christ with praise, worship, food, fellowship and giveaways on April 6. Billed as an Easter Festival featuring Sarah Conway Ministries of Phoenix, it starts with praise and worship at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Conway speaks at noon and 4 p.m. The fellowship hall is four miles east of Birdsprings Chapter dome on Navajo Route 14, mile post 32. The contact person is Irene Bahe at (928) 600-1876. The theme is Jeremiah 1:11.

safeTALK sucide prevention trainings in April in Flagtstaff

safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training takes place April 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. and April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the the Flag Resource Center, 4000 N. Cummings Street; Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

The free training is offered by the Reach UR Life (RUL) Suicide Prevention Program at the Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA) in Flagstaff, Arizona

Training is a half-day alertness session that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Participants will learn how to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe) to connect people with thoughts of suicide to life-saving, trained intervention caregivers. Anyone 15 years old or older who wants to help people to be safer from suicide can attend the training. Attendees who are 15-17 years old will need parental consent.

Registration is through

More information or assistance with registration is available by contacting RUL staff at NACA phone number, (928) 526-2968.

Public Meeting: Cropland Management Plan for Land Management District 3

Public scoping meeting schedule:

April 3 — 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Hogan Family Restaurant in Tuba City.

April 4 — 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Coalmine Canyon Chapter House In Coalmine.

April 5 — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cameron Chapter House, Cameron

April 6 — 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bodaway/Gap Chapter House in Bodaway/Gap.

More information is available by contacting Casey Francisco at (928) 283-2203.

Leupp Youth night

Hope Resurrected, a youth gospel ministry group of Leupp First Presbyterian Church, invites all youths to an evening of praise, worship and games April 13 at 1 p.m. The event will include a cookout. Ferlin Nez of Kinlani Nazarene Church is the main speaker with Joshua Long of Leupp Round Cedar Nazarene Church as guest musician. All musicians are welcome to the church between milepost 2 and 3 on Navajo Route 2. More information is available by calling (928) 587-1413 or by email at asmallcanyon@fusd1. The theme of the event is from Proverbs 1:15.

Men/women conference May 2-4

The Flame of Fire Ministries hosts Men of Integrity and Women of Excellence conference May 2-4. Speakers are from Diné Nation Good News and Healing Room Ministries. Praise/worship leaders are Raymond, Jodi and Joshua Long of Leupp Round Cedar Nazarene Church. The conference will take place at the 1105 W. Lincoln Ave., Gallup. More information is available by calling Pastors Tom and Bessie White at (505) 722-3517 or (505) 979-1965. Registration forms may be returned by May 2 to the ministry address: PO Box 5035, Gallup, NM 87305 or email to

4th annual Navajo Nation economic summit April 22-23

The 4th annual Navajo Nation Economic Summit will take place at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort April 22 -23.

More information about registering and additional information is available at (928)-871-6547/6544

Domestic violence conference at Twin Arrows April 18

The Hopi Domestic Violence Program will be hosting its 2nd annual domestic violence conference April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Twin Arrows Casino and Resort near Flagstaff, Arizona.

The theme for the conference is “Together We Stand.” This conference is open to the public and requires participants to pre-register as there will be no registration on site. Conference packet pick- up will begin at 7 a.m. Pre- registration ends April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Arlene Armijo, acting supervisory victim specialist of the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Justice Services/District IV, New Mexico.

Breakout Session Topics include Domestic Violence 101, History of Violence against Native Women, Victim Rights, Men’s Re-Education Program, Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA), Protection Orders, DV- A Cultural Perspective, First Responders, LGBTQ Perspective, Why does she stay?, Drugs & Alcohol- The blame game, Victim Stories (Panel Discussion), and more….

Several informational booths will be set up by various programs and organizations to promote services that they provide.

Transportation will be provided to and from the conference for those attending from the Hopi reservation as well as nearby Navajo communities

Pre-registration is also required to reserve a seat on the bus. At this time, only one 32 passenger seat bus is assigned to do the transport. Seats are based on first come, first served with pre-registration. The pick-up and drop-off Locations and times will be forthcoming.

More information about registering or more information in general is available by calling the Hopi Domestic Violence Program at (928) 738-1115 or email LWerito@hopi,

Holbrook High School state mandated testing information

Holrook High School is communicating the following state mandated testing information for parent-guardian awareness and planning purposes: AzMERIT writing for students enrolled in English 9, 10, or 11 courses will be administered April 2.

AIMS science for freshman and sophomore students enrolled in general biology will occur April9.

AzMERIT reading for students enrolled in English 9, 10, or 11 courses will take place April 16 (part 1) and April 17 (part 2).

AzMERIT math for students enrolled in algebra, geometry, or Algebra II or topics will be given April 23.

All assessments will be issued in the morning from 8 a.m. — noon; however, students may take as much time as they need to complete.

Lance Phaturos, HHS principal, said a large part of the school’s letter grade hinges on students’ performance on the aforementioned assessments and we are also required to test at least 95 percent of the students enrolled in those respective courses.

“As a result, we respectfully request that our parents and guardians ensure that students who are slated to test are present in school on the above dates and we also ask that they encourage their students to take their time and do their best,” Phaturos said.

More information or if you have questions is available by calling Mr. Phaturos at Holbrook High School (928) 524-2815.

Flagstaff Justice Court and Flagstaff Municipal Court will hold court in Tuba City April 18

The Flagstaff Justice Court and the Flagstaff Municipal Court will hold court in Tuba City, Arizona at the Tuba City Judicial District April 18 at 1:30 p.m. (DST).

Pre-registration is required. Those with an open criminal or traffic case with the Flagstaff Justice Court and/or Flagstaff Municipal Court, including cases with outstanding warrants can register.

Individuals may appear in court without fear of being arrested. If an individual has a warrant out of the Flagstaff Justice Court and/or Flagstaff Municipal Court they can register for court and ask the judge that it be cancelled.

The deadline to register is April 17 by 4 p.m. (DST) More information and to register is available by calling ( 928) 283-4518.

Arm wrestling contest in Tuba City April 4

The Western Navajo Fair presents an Arm Wrestling Contest at the Tuba City Spring Festival April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Western Navajo Fairgrounds. $10 to enter and applications are available at the Tuba City Chapter House. More information is available by contacting the WNF office at (928) 283-5544.

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