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A Navajo activist is working with a group lobbying the United Nations so that nuclear power is not part of the strategies to fight off climate change.

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Hopi relief delivers continues to deliver wood to those in need. The Chinle team recently loaded and dumped 115 cords of wood for community elders.

May 11, 2021
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The Navajo Police Department Information Management Section (IMS) honored retired employee Nora Mae Lee during a small outdoor celebration at the Navajo Division of Public Safety building in Window Rock, Arizona April 23.

May 11, 2021
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May 9-16 has been proclaimed “Navajo Nation Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week” by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

May 11, 2021
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MMIW: Known and not forgotten
Navajo and federal leaders recognize missing and murdered Indigenous women May 5

Hanna Harris would have been 29 years old on May 5.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today May 11, 2021
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“Getting lost is the best part of trail running,” Marlinda Bedonie said with a chuckle as we shielded our eyes from the morning sun, searching for our cars.

By Jospeh Perez, Cronkite News May 4, 2021
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Amber McCrary, founder of Abalone Mountain Press, collaborated with the Museum of Northern Arizona on a project called Poetry on the Plateau to display poetry by Native writers throughout the museum.

By Katherine Locke May 4, 2021
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Arizona State Rep. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren (Dem.) points to successes this year since she took over her seat from Arlando Teller, who was appointed to the transportation department in the Biden-Harris administration.

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In Sierra Teller Ornelas' family, those who could spin a good tale earned a seat at her grandmom's expansive dining table, with lesser voices banished to the living room.

By Lynn Elber, Associated Press April 27, 2021
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Popular Navajo news anchor and journalist Colton Shone of NBC TV station KOB Channel 4 (Albuquerque, NM) and long-time Navajo physician Dr. Michael Tutt will serve as Diné College’s 2021 commencement speakers, in which 98 students will be awarded degrees and certificates on May 7.

April 27, 2021
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Navajo guitarist Sir Harrison Begay, like other musicians throughout the state, is happy that live music is returning to bars and other entertainment venues so he can get back to work.

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In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 11-17, the Navajo Police Department districts celebrated and recognized their Public Safety Telecommunications Operators (PSTO) and critical support staff who answer, process, and dispatch critical calls of service for the Navajo Division of Public Safety.

April 27, 2021
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For Navajo Marine Colin Tsosie, helping lead the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund’s Chinle distribution team was a way he could help protect his elders and those affected by the pandemic.

April 27, 2021
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Museum of Northern Arizona looks for artists for Summer Heritage Festival in July
Artists can reserve booth space now; festival will take place the four weekends in July

After a year in which it had to cancel or rearrange events because of COVID-19, the Museum of Northern Arizona said it is looking for artists to reserve booth space now for its Summer Heritage Festival.

By Katherine Locke April 20, 2021
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Stewardship can be defined as an “ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources.

By Valerie Nuvayestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer April 20, 2021
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It might have been the optics, but whenever professional bull riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus entered the ring, the crowd seemed louder, more engaged.

By Tim Iannello, Cronkite News April 20, 2021
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer spent the last part of March helping deliver sanitation supplies to local schools on the Navajo Nation.

April 20, 2021
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Deadly distractions: A mother’s story of life after losing her son to a distracted driver
In the six years since Zaadii Tso was killed by a distracted driver, he has become a comic book hero, while his mother continues to spread awareness about distracted driving

It’s been six years since 3-year-old Zaadii Tso was killed by a distracted driver in Flagstaff as he, his mother, Rachel C.T. Cox, and his sister, Bahozhoni Tso, used a crosswalk in front of Best Buy.

By Katherine Locke April 13, 2021
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Federal, tribal and state officials in New Mexico have signed an agreement clarifying the regulatory roles and responsibilities, including drinking water regulations, for a proposed project on the Navajo Nation.

April 13, 2021
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Native people across Turtle Island — an Indigenous name for North America — log onto the video-sharing app for different reasons, but they stay for the community, the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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It started with chain saws and a will to serve.

By Claire Spinner, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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A Certified Nursing Assistant student needs important books and tools like a stethoscope and a blood-pressure kit. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student needs vital CPR training as well as books and tools.

March 30, 2021
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Finances, and their successful management, can mean the difference between a business making it for the long haul.

March 30, 2021
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Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez provided a virtual presentation to Diné College students March 23, focused on “Holistic Healing & Restoration through the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

March 30, 2021
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Once again, for its 25th year, the Northern Arizona Book Festival is taking place in Flagstaff April 1-4, a weeklong event featuring Native writers, readings, workshops with adaptions because of COVID-19, because of the pandemic, all events will be online.

By Katherine Locke March 30, 2021

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