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Code Talker flag honors Native American veterans, service members
As Guardian of the Code Talker flag, Navajo Hopi Honor Rider Geri Hongeva-Camarillo shares flags continental journey

As a member of the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders, Geri Hongeva-Camarillo is on a mission to support veterans past, present and future.

September 29, 2020
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In recognition of their efforts to promote safety and preparedness as well as provide community safety events, the Navajo Department of Emergency Management has been selected as the 2020 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence by the National Weather Service (NWS).

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 29, 2020
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The National Council on Marketing and Public Relations announced Sept. 21 that Diné College Marketing and Communications Director George R. Joe is one of seven national finalists for its Communicator of the Year award.

September 29, 2020
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On Sept. 22, 2020, Navajo Technical University signed a memorandum of understanding to improve access to drinking water in remote locations that lack pipeline and municipal water systems on the Navajo Nation.

September 29, 2020
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The Whiteriver Indian Hospital in eastern Arizona is combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices, which research shows improves such ailments as obesity and Type 1 diabetes in kids.

By Franco LaTona, Cronkite News September 29, 2020
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On Sept. 24, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish, and the Nez-Lizer team distributed food and care packages to 1,105 families in the communities of Bodaway/Gap, Coppermine, LeChee, Kaibeto, Ts'ah Bii Kin, Navajo Mountain and Shonto.

September 29, 2020
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Even though the Zuni tribe is more than 250 miles away from the Grand Canyon, the connection remains strong — this is the reminder that Zuni leaders want the youth of their nation to remember and to feel and experience.

By Loretta McKenney September 22, 2020
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Pools and springs on the surface of Yellowstone National Park have always been a matter of interest for scientists who believe in the presence of microbes in that zone, especially bacteria that are heat-loving and can consume minerals in hot underground water.

September 22, 2020
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Recently, the Ireland Lacrosse team bowed out of the sport's top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today September 22, 2020
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Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, which has performed fundraisers for Hopi High School journalism department in the past, has a new CD out, "Knee Deep Into These Blues."

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Tolani Lake ranchers turn to grass farming
At the heart of a healthy livestock operation

A dozen members of the Tolani Lake Livestock and Water Users Association are starting to think of themselves more as grass farmers than cattle ranchers.

September 22, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and restaurants hard in the past six months, but local Flagstaff restaurant, Brandy’s, is serving up food in a socially distant atmosphere and a pop-up of Pivot, skateboard deck art, hangs on the walls.

By Katherine Locke September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Lukachukai Community School Governing Board members, Principal Dr. Roseyphena Sells and other local officials and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new school facilities Sept. 11.

September 15, 2020
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In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

By Calah Schlabach, News 21 with Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September 2019, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the role.

By McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and his founda-tion are donating $100,000 to the Navajo Nation to improve access to water on the reservation.

By Connor Van Ligten, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund recently received a donation of $50,000 donated by four Phoenix nurse counter-protesters.

September 1, 2020
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Growing up in the Hopi village of Bacavi on Third Mesa, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma helped plant his family’s cornfields each spring. His grandpa would give him a handful of seeds along with careful instructions.

By By Sarana Riggs, Grand Canyon Trust Program Manager, Special to Grand Canyon News September 1, 2020
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Flagstaff High School senior Alyssa Williams is just at the beginning of her graphic design career, but already she has notched two big wins — she was part of the pair who won the Vans Custom Culture Contest in 2019, and now her design has won the Code Talker Seal Design Contest that will be featured on an Arizona specialty license plate.

August 25, 2020
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The lives of the Navajo Code Talkers have been shaped into stories we hear about on a daily basis. Nine of these stories were featured Aug. 21 in a film ceremony as part of Navajo Code Talkers Day.

August 25, 2020
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On July 12, the Institution Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS) at Navajo Technical University.

August 25, 2020
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Navajo Code Talkers were honored Aug. 14 during a live Navajo Code Talker Day virtual tribute event.

August 25, 2020
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"A lot of people walk by it and never see it," he said. "Scientists, we have trained eyes. Now that they know something's there, it will draw more interest."

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 25, 2020
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Book Review: "How not to die at Grand Canyon," a pocket guide
First-aid pocket guide gives Grand Canyon hikers, river runners step by step prevention and tips

Written by Thomas M. Myers, M.D., "How Not to Die at Grand Canyon" is a waterproof pocket guide that will fit in your pocket or backpack so you can take it with you.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 25, 2020
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Every year for 46 years, hundreds of runners met at the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on Hopi land, to race in honor of Louis Tewanima, a Hopi who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1912. It was a gathering of community.

By Derrick Smith, Cronkite News August 18, 2020

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