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PETRIFIED FOREST, Ariz. — Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO) paleontologists announced the naming of new genus and species of Triassic reptiles Puercosuchus traverorum in the Journal of Paleontology on Sept. 28.

By Joseph Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 25, 2022
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“Compensation for elders who educate.” “Relevant curriculum and accurate teachings of history.” “Language classes at the college level.”

By Pauly Denetclaw, Indian Country Today November 22, 2022
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In a historic first, seven Native American women will be sitting on the bench in Arizona after Election Day.

By Carina Dominguez, Indian Country Today November 8, 2022
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When local activist Jihan Gearon, known for her work with Black Mesa Water Coalition, struggled with questions surrounding job burnout just as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, she found purpose in turning those questions into art.

By Katherine Locke November 1, 2022
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Growing up in Albuquerque, high school junior Brook Chavez, who is Diné, never had a Native American teacher until last year, when she took a Navajo language and culture class.

By Bella Davis, New Mexico In Depth November 1, 2022
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Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. staff host a Halloween carnival that included a pumpkin patch, costume contest and games Oct. 27.

November 1, 2022
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Navajo Special Diabetes Program holds its "Fall into Healthy Eating" event in Kayenta Oct. 27.

November 1, 2022
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Wings of America, a nonprofit organization has been focused on Native youth runners for decades, and now has started an elite team.

October 25, 2022
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Tribal nations have rich cultures and traditions that benefit their people, but they also have their own governments working to help their communities.

By Shondiin Silversmith, The Arizona Mirror October 25, 2022
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From big-budget Oscar winners to indie films, actor Michael Spears has been lighting up the screen with his performances since he was in “Dances with Wolves” at age 13.

By Sandra Hale Schulman, ICT October 25, 2022
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The paleontology program at Petrified Forest National Park is excited to announce the publication of a new peer-reviewed scientific article that names a new Triassic reptile from the park.

October 25, 2022
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The Wood for Life partnership has been awarded the Volunteer and Service Citizen Stewardship and Partnerships Award by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service for its innovative work to bring warmth to indigenous homes.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 18, 2022
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A black bear was photographed taking a walk in Canyon de Chelly National Monument Oct. 13.

October 18, 2022
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Leonard Peltier’s name has become a story that reflects other stories.

By Mark Trahant, ICT October 18, 2022
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After nearly a three year hiatus, the Western Navajo Fair returned to Tuba City, Arizona with Family Day officially kicking off events along with the opening concert series featuring Latino artists Lil Rob and MC Magic.

By Gilbert Honanie, Navajo-Hopi Observer October 11, 2022
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Miss Western Navajo Dayhenoa Yazzie was crowned at the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City Oct. 6.

October 11, 2022
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The accolades for Ramona Emerson’s new book “Shutter” are coming in — it is one of 10 books announced Sept. 16 for the 2022 National Book Award Longlist for fiction as a “debut that is part paranormal horror and part coming-of-age story.”

By Katherine Locke September 27, 2022
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The Western Navajo Nation Fair takes place Oct. 6-9 is considered to be the “Grand Finale” of the Navajo Nation Fair season. It takes place at the Western Navajo Fairgrounds, located off Highway 160 in Tuba City.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 27, 2022
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With fall around the corner brining changing colors and cooler temperatures to the landscape, the hiking season is here.

September 27, 2022
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Native peoples’ favorite show has been renewed for a third season, according to Deadline.

September 27, 2022
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Durango and Fort Lewis College museums repatriate remains, funerary objects to Hopi Tribe
Native American remains and funerary objects were removed from sites in Durango and Dove Creek, Colorado in 1930s

The Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies and the La Plata County Historical Society have conducted repatriation projects to return Native American funerary objects and human remains to the Hopi Tribe, according to notices published in the Federal Register.

By Jim Mimiaga, The Journal (Cortez) September 27, 2022
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Emergency room physician Dr. Zachary P. Stamile never gave a hint he needed help, remember his wife, family, and close friends. His closest associates were all doctors, and he came from a family of dedicated medical professionals.

September 20, 2022
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The eighth annual Rumble on the Mountain returns to Flagstaff Sept. 24.

September 20, 2022
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This summer’s monsoon has been active across Arizona, bringing violent winds, torrential rain and flash floods.

By Olivia Dow, Cronkite News September 20, 2022
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Celebrating and sharing Diné food systems with the community is a mission shared by both Tumbleweed Nutrition and Bidii Baby Foods.

By Stacy Thacker, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 13, 2022

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