Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Native people across Turtle Island — an Indigenous name for North America — log onto the video-sharing app for different reasons, but they stay for the community, the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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It started with chain saws and a will to serve.

By Claire Spinner, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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A Certified Nursing Assistant student needs important books and tools like a stethoscope and a blood-pressure kit. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student needs vital CPR training as well as books and tools.

March 30, 2021
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Finances, and their successful management, can mean the difference between a business making it for the long haul.

March 30, 2021
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Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez provided a virtual presentation to Diné College students March 23, focused on “Holistic Healing & Restoration through the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

March 30, 2021
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Once again, for its 25th year, the Northern Arizona Book Festival is taking place in Flagstaff April 1-4, a weeklong event featuring Native writers, readings, workshops with adaptions because of COVID-19, because of the pandemic, all events will be online.

By Katherine Locke March 30, 2021
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Diné College wasn’t Harley Interpreter’s first choice for higher education.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News March 30, 2021
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The Navajo Nation held a candle lit service March 17 in honor and remembrance of all those lost to COVID-19 in the past year.

March 23, 2021
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SkateHopi 264, a local youth led organization is hustling to bring a skate park to Hopi and are breaking barriers to make their dreams a reality.

March 23, 2021
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One of the most decorated Native American veterans I have ever ridden with while being a part of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders is a humble man named Andrew Kelly Jr. from Tuba City, Arizona.

By By Geri Hongeva, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer March 23, 2021
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Hopi Relief delivers aid to villages; plans for virtual 10K
Grassroots organization has delivered 13,000 boxes of food, hygiene supplies to the Hopi

With a new executive director, the only employee in its organization, Hopi Relief is still going strong and delivering help to the Hopi villages as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

By Katherine Locke March 16, 2021
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As a boy, Arlando Teller would be herding sheep at his home in Chinle when he would hear and see airplanes flying above.

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Diné College to become a hub for Native writing
College offers new creative writing degree

Diné College will soon offer a new bachelor degree with an emphasis in creative writing.

March 16, 2021
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Dr. Marisa Castellano, who has spent her entire career in academic research in education, donated her personal collection of academic journals to Diné College.

March 16, 2021
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Emergency broadband approval will benefit low-income families
Eligible households to receive discount on broadband services

The Navajo Nation commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to provide low-income families with subsidies for internet service.

March 9, 2021
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The House voted Feb. 26 to permanently ban new mining claims on more than 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park, with supporters calling protection of the landmark canyon a “moral issue.”

By Haleigh Kochanski, Cronkite News March 9, 2021
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Dariel Yazzie, Environmental Assistant Director for the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) takes a deep breath when asked about why the cleanup of uranium mines on the Navajo Nation is important to him.

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Under a dark, wintry dawn sky, the massive NGS Units 1 and 2 electrostatic precipitators rolled to the ground in another flawless blast.

March 5, 2021
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Sitting on the roof at night for internet: Pandemic learning in the Navajo Nation
A teacher shares the struggles of reaching students learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is reprinted with permission from Education Week. It highlights the unique challenges of remote learning and life on the Navajo reservation during the coronavirus pandemic.

By By Catherine Gewertz, Courtesy of Education Week March 2, 2021
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The Navajo Nation president and vice president approved funding that was previously approved by the Navajo Nation Council for summer youth employment and enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2, 2021
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Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez and Second Lady Dottie Lizer proclaimed February as “Pet Spay and Neuter Awareness Month” to encourage Navajo citizens to spay and neuter their pets to avoid the overpopulation of kittens and puppies.

March 2, 2021
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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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