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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and restaurants hard in the past six months, but local Flagstaff restaurant, Brandy’s, is serving up food in a socially distant atmosphere and a pop-up of Pivot, skateboard deck art, hangs on the walls.

By Katherine Locke September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Lukachukai Community School Governing Board members, Principal Dr. Roseyphena Sells and other local officials and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new school facilities Sept. 11.

September 15, 2020
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In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

By Calah Schlabach, News 21 with Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September 2019, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the role.

By McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and his founda-tion are donating $100,000 to the Navajo Nation to improve access to water on the reservation.

By Connor Van Ligten, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund recently received a donation of $50,000 donated by four Phoenix nurse counter-protesters.

September 1, 2020
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Growing up in the Hopi village of Bacavi on Third Mesa, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma helped plant his family’s cornfields each spring. His grandpa would give him a handful of seeds along with careful instructions.

By By Sarana Riggs, Grand Canyon Trust Program Manager, Special to Grand Canyon News September 1, 2020
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Flagstaff High School senior Alyssa Williams is just at the beginning of her graphic design career, but already she has notched two big wins — she was part of the pair who won the Vans Custom Culture Contest in 2019, and now her design has won the Code Talker Seal Design Contest that will be featured on an Arizona specialty license plate.

August 25, 2020
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The lives of the Navajo Code Talkers have been shaped into stories we hear about on a daily basis. Nine of these stories were featured Aug. 21 in a film ceremony as part of Navajo Code Talkers Day.

August 25, 2020
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On July 12, the Institution Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS) at Navajo Technical University.

August 25, 2020
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Navajo Code Talkers were honored Aug. 14 during a live Navajo Code Talker Day virtual tribute event.

August 25, 2020
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"A lot of people walk by it and never see it," he said. "Scientists, we have trained eyes. Now that they know something's there, it will draw more interest."

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 25, 2020
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Book Review: "How not to die at Grand Canyon," a pocket guide
First-aid pocket guide gives Grand Canyon hikers, river runners step by step prevention and tips

Written by Thomas M. Myers, M.D., "How Not to Die at Grand Canyon" is a waterproof pocket guide that will fit in your pocket or backpack so you can take it with you.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 25, 2020
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Every year for 46 years, hundreds of runners met at the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on Hopi land, to race in honor of Louis Tewanima, a Hopi who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1912. It was a gathering of community.

By Derrick Smith, Cronkite News August 18, 2020
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Diné College has extended its fall 2020 registration to Aug. 21.

August 18, 2020
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The Navajo Helitack and Helicopter N7HE was mobilized to the Seco Fire on the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico Aug. 14.

August 18, 2020
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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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