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Native youth golfers qualify for Jr. National Championship at NB3 golf tournament
Three Navajo youth qualify for inaugural golf tournament held by Notah Begay III Foundation

Over 30 Native youth golfers ages 8-18 competed in the NB3 Foundation Inaugural All-Native National Youth Golf Tournament Aug. 3-4 at the Santa Ana Golf Club, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

August 11, 2020
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From a traditional hogan in a remote area on the Utah-Arizona line, Cynthia Wilson spent much of her spring sourcing drought-resistant seeds, packing them in small manila envelopes and labeling them to ship to families across the Four Corners.

By Katelyn Reinhart, Cronkite News August 11, 2020
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As an enduring pop hit, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” has had millions of plays on air and on YouTube with the pioneering rock band’s visually powerful performance on TV’s “The Midnight Special” in 1974, when the song was released.

By Sandra Hale Schulman, Special to Indian Country Today August 11, 2020
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U of A's School of Theatre, Film and Television presents 'I Dream in Widescreen'
Films from the school's undergraduates will screen online Aug. 8-9 on YouTube

When Navajo filmmaker Christopher Nataanii Cegielski attended his first ‘I Dream in Widescreen,” (The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television annual showcase of undergraduate thesis films), his family and friends were able to attend in person.

By Katherine Locke August 4, 2020
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Native American small businesses have had to adapt to survive economically during this pandemic and Aconav, an award-winning Native American fashion brand and designer, has done precisely that.

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Navajo Hopi Honor Riders united with USMC Vietnam veteran David Palomares, Sgt. Caesar and their friends from California to combine forces in battling the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

By Geri Hongeva-Camarillo, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer August 4, 2020
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Fire engines for the Nation
One percent sales tax pays for seven new fire trucks for Navajo Nation Fire Department

The Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services received seven new fire trucks July 7.

July 28, 2020
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Diné College, the first tribally-controlled institution of higher learning in the U.S., recently enacted a 50 percent tuition discount for students — new, returning, continuing, and transferring — who enroll for the fall 2020 semester.

July 28, 2020
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The title 'front line worker' and 'essential worker' is synonymous with people who have created a barrier between the public falling prey to the novel coronavirus pandemic (covid19) and surviving it.

By Kyla Rivas, Navajo-Hopi Observer July 14, 2020
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Girls who give: Glendale and Pinon Girl Scout troops partner for donations
Girl Scout Troop 1430 in Pinon hands out supplies, donations collected by Glendale Girl Scout Troop 2232 and others

They’d never met, but a girl scout troop from Glendale, Arizona initiated and promoted a donation drive with the help of Girl Scout Troop 1430 in Pinon, Arizona, to collect supplies to be delivered to the Navajo Nation and to the Hopi tribe during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Katherine Locke July 14, 2020
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Dine college will offer 358 courses this fall with all but 10 courses to be offered online.

July 14, 2020
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Change Labs offers zero interest loans up to $5K
Kinship Lending program offers loans to Native small businesses

Native business hub, Change Labs, is offering zero-interest loans of up to $5,000 with no credit check to Native entrepreneurs and small business owners, which includes artists, facing challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Katherine Locke July 7, 2020
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The first president’s of the U.S. were slaveholders, committed countless acts of violence against Native Americans and have a history of bad politics toward the two groups.

July 7, 2020
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The recognition follows a $50,000 award from the New York-based Whiting Foundation, which Skeets won earlier this year.

June 30, 2020
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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the first-ever cellular access for the surrounding area.

June 30, 2020
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“Today, we need these types of courses more than ever to prepare our locally trained workforce so that they can help us fight COVID-19 using our own resources,” said Shazia Hakim, Ph.D., a Diné College microbiology professor.

June 30, 2020
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Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon (seated) signs the 2020 Navajo Nation Diné Pride Week Proclamation June 22.

June 30, 2020
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Class 55 police recruits will be the fourth class to be trained under the Navajo Nation’s Police Academy since its reopening in 2018 and is the Academy’s first class to undergo a training program while dealing with a global pandemic.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer June 23, 2020
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While the national response rate was 61.5 percent as of June 18 and the response rate for Arizona was 58.1 percent, just 1.5 percent of Navajo Nation residents had returned their forms.

By By Lisa Diethelm, Cronkite News June 23, 2020
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Siblings bring much needed relief to Hopi villages
Brother and sister hope to turn Hopi Relief GoFundMe into non-profit

In a little over a month since the Hopi Relief Fund started, they have found their efforts are working. People in the villages are contacting them asking if they can help.

By Katherine Locke June 23, 2020
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Miss Navajo Nation is a title of high importance on the Nation. The title holder is the quintessential representation of her culture and serves as an ambassador for her people.

By Katherine Locke June 16, 2020
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Nikki Cooley, a Diné woman from Shonto and Blue Gap, Arizona, grew up herding sheep and planting corn with her grandparents. She had never considered river guiding as a career until a friend invited her on a river trip as an assistant.

By By Sarana Riggs, Grand Canyon Trust Program Manager, Special to the Observer June 16, 2020
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Meal ready: Non-profit provides meals to front line workers
Kitchen to Ward provides food donations to more than 10 hospitals using local businesses for delivery

A non-profit, Kitchen to Ward, created by Aayush Kabra, is not only helping bring food to Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, but is also helping local restaurants become part of helping to feed hospital staff during the pandemic.

By Katherine Locke June 9, 2020
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Jayne Sandoval grew up in Ute Pass Valley, a small area of the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona that had been passed down in her family for generations. But it was more than just the place she was raised — it was where she learned to connect with her Native American culture and the Earth.

By Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer, Reprinted with permission from Northern Arizona University June 9, 2020
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A research paper authored by two Diné College science professors about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact upon Native Americans provides clarification of the transmission and virulence of the virus, the professors say.

June 9, 2020

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