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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer extended their greatest appreciation to outgoing Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish, whose reign came to an end Sept. 11 with the crowning of a new Miss Navajo Nation.

September 14, 2021
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Former Miss Native America USA Lexie James passes on her crown after two years
Shelby Elizabeth Mata of the Comanche Nation named Miss Native America

The Miss Native American USA organization recently expressed its gratitude to Lexie James (Hopi) of Polacca, Arizona for serving and completing two consecutive years as Miss Native American USA.

September 14, 2021
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Hopi endurance runner Kyle Sumatzkuku qualifies for Boston Marathon
Sumatzkuku launches GoFundMe campaign to achieve Boston Marathon dream

With a time of 2 hours, 38 minutes and 8 seconds at the Shiprock Marathon, Kyle Sumatzkuku, a Native American endurance runner from the Hopi Tribe, has qualified for the 125th Boston Marathon Oct. 11.

By Duane Humeyestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 14, 2021
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A psychological thriller set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, "Dark Winds" centers on two Navajo Nation police officers trying to solve a double murder.

September 7, 2021
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Several areas along the trail system have petroglyphs on the rock walls and boulders

September 7, 2021
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Beginning Sept. 1, an additional $300 incentive to encourage anglers to catch and keep brown trout at Lees Ferry Reach below Glen Canyon Dam will be added to a Brown Trout Incentivized Harvest Program.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 7, 2021
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Ask anyone in Indian Country to name their favorite Native comedian and Tatanka Means is likely one of the top names you will hear.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today September 7, 2021
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The Navajo Nation's Veterinary Program's 'Foster Appreciation' drive-thru event took place Aug. 30.

September 7, 2021
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‘Becoming Hopi: A History’ is a comprehensive look at the history of the people of the Hopi mesas as it has never been told before — one that is told for the Hopi people themselves.

By Katherine Locke August 31, 2021
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Duane Koyawena painting for the juvenile detention center in Flagstaff.

August 24, 2021
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Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Wilder Begay, from Flagstaff, Arizona, tests a sound powered telephone aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7).

August 24, 2021
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The Diné Bizaad subcommittee of the Navajo Nation Council (NNC) held a work session with Navajo Technical University (NTU) Interim Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Jennifer Wheeler and recent NTU Master’s Degree recipient Jennifer Gross to discuss Diné Bizaad revitalization, development and history of the language.

August 24, 2021
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The Office of Diné Youth celebrate the development of K’É community trails Aug. 9.

August 17, 2021
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The Diné College Bachelor of Fine Arts program received about $50,000 worth of silversmithing equipment for the silversmithing program from artist Nicki Adler.

August 17, 2021
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The CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster, is airing a podcast called ‘Telling our Twisted Histories,’ that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization.

By Katherine Locke August 10, 2021
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When Shiprock-based artist Jaymus Perry realized the iconic warbonnet was missing from the Indian Motorcycle he had his eye on, he saw an opportunity.

August 10, 2021
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Three Native businesses collaborate to help each other out.

August 10, 2021
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'Reservation Dog' smashes stereotypes
Indigenous filmmakers smash caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans in the new comedy show ‘Reservation Dogs’ now streaming on Fox on Hulu

Two Indigenous filmmakers are smashing the caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans, who since the earliest days of film and TV have often played supporting roles or been portrayed as bloodthirsty killers standing in the way of white, westward expansion.

By Sean Murphy, Associated Press August 10, 2021
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Rumble on the Mountain 7 will take place Aug. 7 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff — the theme of this year’s event is ‘Welcome to Flagstaff’ — proof of vaccination is required for those attending in person.

By Katherine Locke August 3, 2021
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The Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew was recently assigned to the South Yaak Fire in Troy, Montana.

August 3, 2021
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In the past year, Water Warriors United has seen robust crowdfunding and a growing team of volunteers.

By By Gianluca D’Elia, Cronkite News July 27, 2021
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Four contestants announced for 69th annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant
Pageant to be held Sept. 6-10; coronation Sept. 11, with streaming options for the public

This year’s pageant will be available to the public to view virtually through Facebook and YouTube streaming platforms.

July 21, 2021
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Cherilyn Yazzie, farmer and co-owner of Coffee Pot Farms in Dilkon, Arizona, is finding solutions to nutrition challenges on the Navajo Nation.

By By Stacy Thacker, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer July 20, 2021
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The stamp will be unveiled July 30 at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau, Alaska.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 20, 2021
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Rex Tilousi died of natural causes with his family at his side.

By Associated Press July 20, 2021

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