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Navajo artisan brings craft to the South Rim

Anyone who has taken a hike through red rock country can attest to the importance of tough, comfortable footwear. Hiking boots of every make and model abound, but sometimes nothing can beat a good, old-fashioned pair of moccasins.

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Skateboard Deck Art hits Flagstaff

Duane Koyawena and Landis Bahe say this moment that Native Americans are in right now is a pivitol one - the mesh between cultural and modern society

Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art is a multicultural art exhibition with artists from different cities, upbringings and cultural traditions throwing down a marker of where artists of their generation are today, in this moment.

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Historic move creates new schools, deans at Dine College

Diné College officially created four new schools and new deans as of Fall 2017 and with the start of a new full semester this year, officials are lauding the move.

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Native K-9 officer, Jared Shupla, shares journey with Hopi High students

Jared Shupla, one of the eight Native American K-9 officers in America, recently spoke to a Hopi High AVID and Hopi Junior High radio class about his work.

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Hopi golfer Taylor Harvey featured on Golf Channel at Pebble Beach

Hopi golfer, Taylor Harvey, was selected to compete in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach Sept. 24-30.

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Walnut Canyon National Monument offers guided hikes to First Fort archaeological site

Walnut Canyon National Monument will offer a guided hike to First Fort October 8.

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Native American Teen Talk Show returns to the air waves, seeks interviewees

The Hopi High Teen Show, the only live remote Native American Teen Talk Show in the nation, is back on-air and Hopi High teens are looking for community members to interview about local issues for their next show Oct. 4.

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Part III: Questions for why Native American women vanish go unanswered

Browning is the heart of the Blackfeet Nation, a distinctly Western town with calf-roping competitions, the occasional horseback rider ambling down the street — and a hardscrabble reality. Nearly 40 percent of the residents live in poverty.

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Homecoming spirit shines at Hopi High

Hopi High’s Steven Baker was crowned homecoming king and Jaeda Honani was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the football game Sept. 21 at Bruin Stadium.

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Hopi Jr/Sr High selects royalty during annual Indian Day celebration

Indian Day at Hopi Jr/Sr High School was full of activities including dances, traditional lunch and royalty.

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Missing in Indian Country part II: Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Matthew Lone Bear spent nine months looking for his older sister, Olivia — using drones and four-wheelers, fending off snakes and crisscrossing nearly a million acres, often on foot. The 32-year-old mother of five had last been seen driving a Chevy Silverado on Oct. 25, 2017, in downtown New Town, on the oil-rich terrain of North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation.

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Hopi golfer, Taylor Harvey, will compete in Pure Insurance golf championship at Pebble Beach

Taylor Harvey was selected to compete in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach in late September, which will be shown on The Golf Channel.

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Miss Navajo crowned at Fort Defiance

The Navajo Nation welcomed Autumn Montoya as the 2018-2019 queen when she was crowned Sept. 8 at the Fighting Scouts Event Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Despite past reforms, Native women face high rates of crime

For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes.

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Jerrel Singer shares messages behind murals

Artist Jerrel Singer is known for the vibrant colors he uses capturing sunsets and sunrises. His work is described as bright, vivid and flowing with color, as he attempts to capture movement and time.

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Missing in Indian country: Why are Native American women vanishing?

The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It’s blistering hot and a grizzly bear lurking in the brush unleashes a menacing growl. But they can’t stop. Not when a loved one is still missing.

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Hopi High boys win cross country invite, look to reclaim state title

Hopi High boys cross country kicked off the season in fine fashion as they won the championship at the Hopi Invite Aug. 28 at Bruin Stadium. Coconino High School from Flagstaff won the girls championship.

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Book review: Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie continues Navajo saga in third novel

Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie’s third volume, “Her Captive, Her Love” is a continuation of the first two books of one Naabeehó’s family’s resilience during the Long Walk.

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St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School celebrates groundbreaking for new gymnasium

A groundbreaking for a new gym was held in Thoreau, New Mexico Aug. 15.

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Navajo Nation Hall of Fame inducts 21 elders and youth Aug. 17

The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) welcomed 21 inductees into the Navajo Nation Hall of Fame Aug. 17.

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New Mexico city bordering Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

A western New Mexico city that bills itself as the gateway to Native American culture is experiencing a tourism boom.

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84-year-old receives new home after 2014 Asaayi Lake fire

On Aug. 21, Navajo Nation Council Delegate Steven Begay had the honor of presenting the key to a new home to 84-year-old Emma Roanhorse, a lifelong resident of the Naschitti community who lost her home in the Asaayi Lake Fire in 2014, which burned over 14,000 acres.

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Beyond the reservation: NABI focuses on education as well as basketball

As Samantha Quigley tears down another rebound, she sees more than a basketball. In her hands is something beyond an object that she can dribble around defenders and put through a hoop with ease. It’s a ticket to a better life.

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Central Agency Fair honors past, present and future leaders

The 33rd annual Central Agency Fair took place Aug. 20 and 26, with highlights including the Baby Contest and pageants for L’il Brave and L’il Miss Central Navajo.

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Reclaiming truths about Native Americans

Study finds limited personal experience and negative narratives cement Native stereotypes

When you think of Native Americans, what thoughts or images come to mind? A recent report by Reclaiming Native Truth sheds light on assumptions made about Native Americans, points out the negative challenges of that narrative and sheds light on ways forward “to achieve equity, inclusion and policy changes that will improve the lives of Native families and communities.”