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Northern Navajo Fair celebrates 108 years

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish visited the 108th Northern Navajo Nation Fair for Youth and Elder Day in Shiprock, New Mexico Oct. 3.

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Candlelight vigil held for murder victims

A candlelight vigil for the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Murder was held at the Navajo Council Chamber Sept. 25 to recognize and honor Navajo relatives lost to violence.

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$55,000 raised for suicide prevention at Live 2 Play FUNraiser

Funding to go toward growing mental health concerns in northern Arizona; actor Bubba Ganter shares experience

“Suicide has become an epidemic in northern Arizona,” shared Clay McCauslin, We Care Foundation NAZ Founder.

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Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

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Western Jr. Rodeo Association wraps up 2019 season

For the last five months competitors between the ages of 55555 have followed the WJRA circuit with the hopes of winning buckles, saddles and titles.

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Lizer highlights renewable energy initiatives during White House Tribal Leader Roundtable on Energy in Indian Country

The roundtable was held in the Indian Treaty Room of the White House in Washington D.C. Sept. 25.

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A new generation of Hopi, Tewa leaders and professionals

Hopi Leadership Program launches sixth cohort of 18 members; Spring youth leadership program to be offered in 2020

New members represent villages, clans, organizations and local businesses throughout the various Hopi and Tewa communities on the Hopi Reservation.

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New Mexico professor traces chocolate’s ancient path; Chaco Canyon reveals secrets

Life without chocolate? Never. Not even 1,000 years ago at Chaco Canyon.

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Out ‘n about: Woodchute Trail offers adventure, exploration near Jerome

Bear droppings are plentiful along the trail. One hiker told me he was on the trail with his four dogs when he came within 50 feet of a bear.

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Arizona Highways now accepting photography contest entries

Amateurs, professionals welcome to enter contest through Dec. 15

For the 12th year, Arizona Highways is inviting amateur and professional photographers to participate in its photography contest, with submissions due Dec. 15.

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Yavapai Apache student learns about digital film making at the Rocky Mountain Emmys

Micah Hines, a member of the Yavapai Apache Tribe, attended the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Sept. 14 at the Omni Resort in Scottsdale.

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Coconino Communty College student does research at Harvard Forest

Coconino Community College student Shawna Greyeyes got to spend 11 weeks this summer interning at Harvard Forest with the Witness Tree to gain research experience.

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46th annual Louis Twanima Footrace held Sept. 3 on Second Mesa

The 46th annual Louis Tewanima Footrace was held Sept. 6 in the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on the Hopi Reservation.

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Muay Thai fighter Mikel King set to defend title at Western Navajo Fair

Mikel Wayne King, 27, is not your average Kun Khmer and Muay Thai fighter.

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Harvesting health: Kinlani Dorm students grow and market crops

Internship program with Museum of Northern Arizona ties students in with CULTIVATE program at Kinlani Dorm

Far from the classroom, students shovel pungent layers of compost, manure and dirt to create a garden bed ready for planting.

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Holbrook High School’s August Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced the August Students of the Month.

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Northland Pioneer College seeks submissions for ‘Locally Grown’ exhibit

Calling all artists in Navajo and Apache counties.

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NASA summer internships provide value to Navajo Technical University

Seven Navajo Technical University students experienced summer internships and work opportunities with NASA to develop a better understanding of their respective fields of study.

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Young Marines honor Navajo Code Talkers on 75th anniversary of World War II

Every year on Aug. 14, the Navajo Nation celebrates an elite group of World War II veterans — the Navajo Code Talkers.

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Power with purpose: Pageant queen to take stage Oct. 10

The next Miss Western Navajo will be crowned Oct. 10 during the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Arizona.

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Summer internships at Navajo Gaming brings students back to the Nation

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) celebrated another successful summer with its 2019 interns with a recent recognition event at Twin Arrows Casino Resort.

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Survey report says tribal colleges and universities offer unique approach to American Indian student success

Education has been heralded as the great equalizer, but today only 14 percent of Native Americans in the United States ages 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher — less than half of that of other groups.

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FALA’s Native American Club takes pride in their culture, reaches out to high schools

The Native American Club at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is small but mighty.

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Page student receives 5 scholarships to attend Coconino Community College

Page resident and CCC student Lacey Nez knew she wanted to go into a law enforcement career after a field trip to the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in Phoenix.

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Navajo Hopi Honor Riders join forces with Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Running Strong for American Indian Youth and Navajo Hopi Honor Riders joined forces to provide school backpacks and supplies for students this fall.

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