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Despite efforts to bridge the gap between tribal and non-tribal communities of the Colorado Plateau, a marked division remains, according to Rumble on the Mountain organizers.

January 21, 2020
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It was 1978 when the Kayenta Police Department was established, and it was a modular building that was brought into Kayenta, recalls Geneva Salt.

January 21, 2020
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Dr. Maira Sotoan assistant scientific investigator from the University of Arizona, visited Diné College this week as part of URBRAIN (Undergraduate Readying for Burgeoning Research for American Indian Neuroscientists) — a $1.3 million collaboration with the University of Arizona.

January 21, 2020
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A spat between ranchers and Native American tribes is threatening to torpedo a special panel which seeks to keep construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiquities.

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Students passed the licensure test, known as the Veterinary Technician National Exam, in July 2019; however, certification is granted only when accompanied with a degree from an AVMA accredited program.

January 14, 2020
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As holiday gifts go, coal is practical for thousands of Hopi families in northern Arizona who are looking for affordable ways to stay warm this winter now that the Kayenta mine is closed.

By By Patty Talahongva, Indian Country Today January 14, 2020
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Final riders announced for Team USA Eagles and Wolves; Navajo riders make the cut
Cody Teel to replace injured Chase Outlaw on Team USA Eagles; Navajo rider Cody Jesus finishes No. 20 in the world

The fourth edition of the PBR Global Cup, the only nation vs. nation bull riding competition, will make its second stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Feb. 15-16.

January 14, 2020
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Holbrook High School recently announced its first semester perfect attendance.

January 14, 2020
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“I feel accomplished, but I’m not done with my education just yet,” she said.

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Alex Alejandre lost 75 pounds in a year. His wife, Mary, lost 40. They want to set a good example for their 17-year-old son, Nathan, and take a personal stand against obesity.

By Daniel Gatalica, Cronkite News January 14, 2020
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It was a page out of a Christmas storybook as children were filled with anticipation and excitement, parents and elders smiled and socialized, and volunteers cheerfully passing out hot drinks and serving hot meals while spreading goodwill to others Dec. 25 at the Community Christmas Dinner in Tuba City.

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Navajo Technical University’s Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs were granted five year re-accreditations with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) after achieving a zero non-compliance evaluation from an ACF visiting team in November.

January 7, 2020
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Sometimes all it takes is a little help from your friends, which Duane Koyawena proved when he asked his artist friends to help him paint the walls at the Behavioral Health Unit at Flagstaff Medical Center.

By Katherine Locke January 7, 2020
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As part of its Desert View Cultural Demonstration Series, Grand Canyon National Park featured artists Florence Riggs and Lyle Balenquah Dec. 31 and Jan 1 and 2 at the Desert View Watchtower.

January 6, 2020
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Holbrook High School announced its December Students of the Month

December 30, 2019
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It’s that time of the year again — time to get pumped up and set those new year’s resolutions for healthier eating, fitness and losing some pounds.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer and Second Lady Dottie Lizer, along with their families and volunteers, gathered early Christmas Day to hand out breakfast burritos, tamales and hot coffee to those in need and living on the streets in Gallup, New Mexico.

December 30, 2019
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President Nez signed the master lease between the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Housing Authority for the Birdsprings Elderly Group Home Dec.15.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer December 24, 2019
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Seeking joy during the holidays: Miss Native America USA shares her experience with depression
Lexie Michael James shares her experience with depression while using her platform to shed light on mental health issues

Lexie Michael James, 23, a Hopi tribal member and the reigning Miss Native American USA, has made it her mission to advocate the importance of suicide prevention and mental health wellness as her main platform issue titled, “The journey is not over: Suicide prevention and mental health wellness.”

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On Dec. 7, Navajo Technical University’s Skyhawk First Nations student organization held its annual social Pow Wow at the Wellness Center on NTU’s main campus.

December 24, 2019
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New book, TV series follows 2017-18 Chinle Wildcats
'Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation' author shares about book

But ‘Canyon Dreams’ does delve into the realities kids faced during the 2017-2018 basketball season and explores why Chinle, a town of about 4,500, packs the Wildcats gymnasium full of fans and family, who sometimes travel vast distances across the reservation to watch the games.

By Katherine Locke December 24, 2019
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Holbrook High School recently celebrated its first semester Reading Counts! winners.

December 24, 2019
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Holbrook High School recently announced its November Students of the Month.

December 17, 2019
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Students win big at Greyhills Academy High School science fair
Science fair winners earn possible entry to Navajo Nation Science Fair Feb. 27 in Church Rock, New Mexico

The big winners were 11th-graders Marina Rodriguez and Tori Hemstreet with their entry titled, “Air filtration of particulate matter using charcoal from Pinus Ponderosa.”

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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) recently purchased a 14.1-acre parcel and buildings in Coconino County known as The Horsemen Lodge.

December 17, 2019

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