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In Randall Wilson’s latest artwork, the Mandalorian’s helmet is adorned with arrowheads, and he sports a Navajo seal and traditional hair bun.

By Larry Hendricks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 16, 2021
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On Feb. 11, the Navajo Region, Branch of Wildland Fire and Aviation Management, Helitack Section received a temporary certificate of occupancy for its new base of operations.

February 16, 2021
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The Diné College Board of Regents was recently recognized by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) for leadership and progressive initiatives.

February 16, 2021
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Two years of community input crafted the outline for the K’é Community Trails network, a project spearheaded by the Crownpoint Chapter and Navajo Technical University (NTU) in collaboration with the National Park Service.

February 9, 2021
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On Jan. 28, the Eastern Navajo Fair Board unanimously voted to cancel the 2021 Eastern Navajo Fair, scheduled for July 22-25.

February 9, 2021
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A retired K-9 has been found after it ran from a single-vehicle accident in which its owner was found deceased.

February 9, 2021
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Former Tuba City Warriors basketball star leads FEMA team helping on Nation with pandemic
Josh Allan helps with Navajo Nation response to coronavirus pandemic

If you are from Tuba City and were around during the early 2000s then there are certain things you hold dear.

By To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 9, 2021
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75 % of Native people would get vaccinated
Most Native people surveyed said they would get vaccine for health of the community

VID-19 — despite safety concerns about the vaccines.

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today February 2, 2021
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Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline.

By Hillel Italie, Associated Press February 2, 2021
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Many Navajo chapters across the Navajo Nation, along with most of northern Arizona, saw significant snowfall last week.

February 2, 2021
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On the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 26, 2021
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The Jan. 20 virtual “Parade Across America” honoring President Joe Biden’s inauguration had an Indigenous touch.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today January 26, 2021
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Badlands, petrified wood, the colorful Painted Desert and Native American influences make the Petrified Forest National Wilderness one of the most unique and beautiful wilderness areas in Arizona.

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It’s been a hard few months for Jerrel Singer — he lost his sister to COVID-19 at the end of October and then in short order his aunt and uncle. By the Christmas holiday, Singer had become sick and was hospitalized himself.

By Katherine Locke January 19, 2021
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Shaina A. Nez is a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program coordinator and adjunct instructor of English and Fine Arts at Diné College who was recently published in the Massachusetts Review.

January 19, 2021
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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus. A rich, red handprint covers her mouth.

By Averi Roberts, Cronkite News January 19, 2021
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A new generation of officers graduate the Navajo Police Training Academy
Navajo Police Department commissions eight officers

Despite the onset of challenges in the midst of a global pandemic, Class 55 of the Navajo Police Training Academy persevered to become the newest generation of police officers with the Navajo Police Department.

By Loretta McKenney January 12, 2021
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After receiving a $10,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, the Ganado Farm Board (GFB) was able to purchase an ATV that will aid in water irrigation delivery to Ganado farmers.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 12, 2021
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New research out of Northern Arizona University (NAU) shows that despite their critical importance to communities, community health representatives (CHRs) lack the support needed to do their work effectively.

By NAU Communications January 12, 2021
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Native American Christian Academy (NACA) in Sun Valley, Arizona recently announced Honor Roll students for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

January 12, 2021
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First Mesa Annual Clean-up has been selected as a member of Youth Outside’s Liberated Paths inaugural grantee cohort.

By Valerie Nuvayestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer January 12, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona drivers who have ignored a 2019 law that bans holding a cellphone behind the wheel be warned: Breaking the law is going to cost you starting Jan. 1.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 5, 2021
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One month ago, RN Terri Whitson was mucking out hurricane-damaged houses in Lake Charles, LA. On Dec. 15, she was at the Navajo Nation vaccinating frontline workers against COVID-19.

By Julie H. Case, Team Rubicon, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer January 5, 2021
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Journalism students from a New Jersey high school recently interviewed four Hopi High students about their thoughts on schools using Native American names as mascots.

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It’s one of the most important events in a teenager’s life — high school prom.

By Emma Sears, Gaylord News January 5, 2021