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Arizona Lottery partners with Grand Canyon Conservancy for Desert View cultural site
$100,000 sponsorship to help transform Desert View into Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site

The Arizona Lottery is teaming up with Grand Canyon Conservancy, the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, in their effort to reimagine the site at Desert View.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer February 23, 2021
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The Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project announced more than $1.6 million in grants to increase the access, use and visibility of the Doris Duke Native American Oral History Collections spanning 150 Indigenous cultures.

By Katherine Locke February 23, 2021
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The Navajo Police Department announced the recent promotions of officers into key leadership positions Feb. 8.

February 23, 2021
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Movie shines light on abuse of police power against immigrants
Locally-funded film tells story of blurred truth and a dirty fight for justice

One of the most powerful ways to stop an injustice is to let people witness it with their own eyes and feel it with their own emotions.

By By Richard Haddad for the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 19, 2021
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In Randall Wilson’s latest artwork, the Mandalorian’s helmet is adorned with arrowheads, and he sports a Navajo seal and traditional hair bun.

By Larry Hendricks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 16, 2021
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On Feb. 11, the Navajo Region, Branch of Wildland Fire and Aviation Management, Helitack Section received a temporary certificate of occupancy for its new base of operations.

February 16, 2021
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The Diné College Board of Regents was recently recognized by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) for leadership and progressive initiatives.

February 16, 2021
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Two years of community input crafted the outline for the K’é Community Trails network, a project spearheaded by the Crownpoint Chapter and Navajo Technical University (NTU) in collaboration with the National Park Service.

February 9, 2021
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On Jan. 28, the Eastern Navajo Fair Board unanimously voted to cancel the 2021 Eastern Navajo Fair, scheduled for July 22-25.

February 9, 2021
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A retired K-9 has been found after it ran from a single-vehicle accident in which its owner was found deceased.

February 9, 2021
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Former Tuba City Warriors basketball star leads FEMA team helping on Nation with pandemic
Josh Allan helps with Navajo Nation response to coronavirus pandemic

If you are from Tuba City and were around during the early 2000s then there are certain things you hold dear.

By To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 9, 2021
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75 % of Native people would get vaccinated
Most Native people surveyed said they would get vaccine for health of the community

VID-19 — despite safety concerns about the vaccines.

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today February 2, 2021
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Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline.

By Hillel Italie, Associated Press February 2, 2021
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Many Navajo chapters across the Navajo Nation, along with most of northern Arizona, saw significant snowfall last week.

February 2, 2021
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On the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 26, 2021
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The Jan. 20 virtual “Parade Across America” honoring President Joe Biden’s inauguration had an Indigenous touch.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today January 26, 2021
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Badlands, petrified wood, the colorful Painted Desert and Native American influences make the Petrified Forest National Wilderness one of the most unique and beautiful wilderness areas in Arizona.

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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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