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It’s been a hard few months for Jerrel Singer — he lost his sister to COVID-19 at the end of October and then in short order his aunt and uncle. By the Christmas holiday, Singer had become sick and was hospitalized himself.

By Katherine Locke January 19, 2021
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Shaina A. Nez is a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program coordinator and adjunct instructor of English and Fine Arts at Diné College who was recently published in the Massachusetts Review.

January 19, 2021
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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus. A rich, red handprint covers her mouth.

By Averi Roberts, Cronkite News January 19, 2021
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A new generation of officers graduate the Navajo Police Training Academy
Navajo Police Department commissions eight officers

Despite the onset of challenges in the midst of a global pandemic, Class 55 of the Navajo Police Training Academy persevered to become the newest generation of police officers with the Navajo Police Department.

By Loretta McKenney January 12, 2021
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After receiving a $10,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, the Ganado Farm Board (GFB) was able to purchase an ATV that will aid in water irrigation delivery to Ganado farmers.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 12, 2021
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New research out of Northern Arizona University (NAU) shows that despite their critical importance to communities, community health representatives (CHRs) lack the support needed to do their work effectively.

By NAU Communications January 12, 2021
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Native American Christian Academy (NACA) in Sun Valley, Arizona recently announced Honor Roll students for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

January 12, 2021
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First Mesa Annual Clean-up has been selected as a member of Youth Outside’s Liberated Paths inaugural grantee cohort.

By Valerie Nuvayestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer January 12, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona drivers who have ignored a 2019 law that bans holding a cellphone behind the wheel be warned: Breaking the law is going to cost you starting Jan. 1.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 5, 2021
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One month ago, RN Terri Whitson was mucking out hurricane-damaged houses in Lake Charles, LA. On Dec. 15, she was at the Navajo Nation vaccinating frontline workers against COVID-19.

By Julie H. Case, Team Rubicon, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer January 5, 2021
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Journalism students from a New Jersey high school recently interviewed four Hopi High students about their thoughts on schools using Native American names as mascots.

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It’s one of the most important events in a teenager’s life — high school prom.

By Emma Sears, Gaylord News January 5, 2021
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On Dec. 21, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust announced the names of the 20 outstanding early-to-mid-career playwrights. Playwright, Rhiana Yazzie was among the winners.

January 5, 2021
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As Monica Harvey watched, crowds flocked to a Sam’s Club in northern Arizona where she works, picking shelves clean of toilet paper and canned goods. Native American seniors couldn’t move fast enough, and Harvey saw their faces fall when they reached empty shelves.

By Christine Fernanado, Associated Press December 29, 2020
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Ever since he got serious about filmmaking five years ago, Shiprock native Kody Dayish has hardly paused to catch his breath, creating a series of feature films, shots, music videos and public-service spots with his siblings Kolette and Kolin under the auspices of their company, Kody Dayish Productions.

By Mike Easterling, Associated Press December 29, 2020
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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to the Navajo Nation, a $3.46 million grant was awarded to Tolani Lake Enterprises through the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources CARES budget.

December 22, 2020
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Navajo Technical University was among 384 organizations to receive a donation on behalf of author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to address systemic inequities faced by historically marginalized groups.

December 22, 2020
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As winter approaches, volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation reservation, where nearly 90 percent of homes rely on wood for heat.

By Kiara Quaranta and McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Cronkite News December 22, 2020
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Nalgene Outdoor, maker of reusable water bottles and of the Nalgene Water Fund has pledged its support to the Navajo Nation with the launch of its exclusive “Tó éí iiná” (Water is Life) bottle, by Diné designer Jaden Redhair.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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Change Labs receives award for helping Native entrepreneurs
Championing Equity, Equality and Inclusion

Change Labs is the recipient of the Championing Equity, Equality and Inclusion category of the 2020 .ORG Impact Awards because of its entrepreneurial programs and commitment to connecting people to Native-owned business on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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The conversation is the same among auto dealerships locally and across the country: Where do we find trained technicians?

By Larry Hendricks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer December 15, 2020
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When she was in fourth grade, Esther Cadman’s teacher asked her a question that changed her life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

By Northern Arizona University, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer December 8, 2020
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Hopi artist Akema Honyumptewa and his hand woven textile piece are displayed at the annual Winter Art Market at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

December 8, 2020
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As the extended fire season continues in other geographical areas, BIA Wildland Fire Management - Navajo Region (BWFAM) is assisting by sending a Type VI engine with module to the Cleveland National Forest in California.

December 8, 2020
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In 1945, Kabotie received a Guggenheim fellowship to study prehistoric Mimbres pottery.

December 1, 2020

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