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Cody Desautel, director of Natural Resources for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (CTC) Reservation in Washington State, sees his tribe’s work with reintroducing wildlife to the lands as a model for other tribes.

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Our Elders are the greatest teachers we could ever ask for in this lifetime, in this sacred journey when we were young and looking for our sacred ways of life, our traditional Indigenous cultures: they gave us everything they could, they gave us everything they had, they filled us up with the things that kept them strong and the things that they knew were our sacred responsibilities as human beings.

By Valerie Nuvayestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer August 2, 2022
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As an American Indian College Fund ambassador and a Navajo engineer, Nylana Murphy aims to demonstrate to native students that the ‘world is for [them].’

July 26, 2022
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myon Lizer, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Executive Branch Division Directors welcomed the three 2022-2023 Miss Navajo Nation contestants to the Office of the President and Vice President in Window Rock, Ariz. July 18.

July 26, 2022
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Comanche warriors face off against a terrifying – and invisible – monster in the new film, “Prey.”

By Sandra Hale Schulman, ICT July 26, 2022
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World’s Ugliest Dog turns bleary eyes on helping reservation dogs
Mr. Happy Face will help raise funds for other animals that, like him, got off to a rough start

Diné musician and activist Jeneda Benally wanted something special for her birthday last year, so she went to the local animal shelter and asked for the “oldest and most unadoptable dog.”

By Sandra Hale Schulman, ICT July 19, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Heritage Days is returning to the North Rim within Grand Canyon National Park.

July 19, 2022
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While Millie Salt was bouncing in and out of Indian boarding schools in Arizona and California, losing touch with her Navajo homeland, her culture and her immediate family, she learned to loathe education.

By JJ Mc Cormack, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer July 19, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy event in Flagstaff in June provided $540,000 in dental care to 414 people at Ft. Tuthill’s commercial building with more than 600 volunteer dentists, hygienists and lab technicians on hand to help provide free care.

July 12, 2022
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Undergraduate students from the state's 22 federally recognized Native American tribes will no longer have to pay tuition and mandatory fees at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson.

July 5, 2022
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More than 250 artists from Native Nations across the Colorado Plateau will be in Flagstaff July 2-3 for the Museum of Arizona’s Heritage Festival, offering an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the diverse Indigenous cultures in the region.

By Katherine Locke June 28, 2022
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Tha Yoties, a Native American reggae and rock band, is just as much about environmental justice as it is about the music.

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Robert Redford and George R.R. Martin are the big names behind "Dark Winds," but they're not the most important.

By Lynn Elber, Associated Press June 21, 2022
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On June 24-25, Community Assistance Teams (CATs) of Flagstaff, an Indigenous focused non-profit service provider for shelterless relatives living in Flagstaff, will be hosting a community painting event to finish their Mobile Outreach Bus.

June 21, 2022
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There’s a man who calls Tsaile, Arizona, home, but his mind and heart are with family members and friends in his native country of Ukraine.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer June 14, 2022
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They named the area near this place Bosque Redondo, after a grove of cottonwoods near the river.

By Robert Nott, Sante Fe New Mexican June 14, 2022
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The superintendent of the Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments and the Interior Secretary of the United States have two things in common.

By Vyto Starlinskas, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer June 14, 2022
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A one-week summer training program, Indigenous Summer Enhancement Program, (ISEP), developed by Northern Arizona University and Diné College is helping to guide and develop Native American high school students toward a career in public health.

By Katherine Locke June 7, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus, the annual Sumi’nungwa Hopi Festival will return to Polacca, Arizona on the Hopi Reservation Oct. 1-2, with many arts and craft vendors from the reservation and other tribes around the Southwest including New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.

By Katherine Locke June 7, 2022
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Funds from the National Park Foundation will once again be providing on-the-job training at Grand Canyon National Park and other NPS sites for a dozen Indigenous youth.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News May 31, 2022
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor of attending the Low Mountain Senior Center’s Elder Festival to greet Navajo elders May 18.

May 31, 2022
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A Navajo's passion for piano
Renata Yazzie set to graduate with advanced degree in musicology with a focus on ehtno-musicology and piano performance. She's not done, she's only getting started

Renata Yazzie remembers being around three and making up songs on the piano. One of them was about an elephant with cluster chords, which are at least three adjacent tones of a scale played at the same time.

By Kallie Benallie, Indian Country Today May 31, 2022
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The Black List, IllumiNative and the Sundance Institute recently announced the eight finalists of The Indigenous List. The selected screenwriters represent the best and most promising Native creatives in the film and television industry.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer May 24, 2022
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After more than five years of work, Grand Canyon National Park celebrated the near completion of the initial phase of turning Desert View into an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage site May 17.

By Joe Giddens, Navajo-Hopi Observer May 24, 2022
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Navajo blues electric guitarist Sir Harrison Begay will perform at Arizona’s largest blues festival the Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival this summer.

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