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Native peoples’ favorite show has been renewed for a third season, according to Deadline.

September 27, 2022
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Durango and Fort Lewis College museums repatriate remains, funerary objects to Hopi Tribe
Native American remains and funerary objects were removed from sites in Durango and Dove Creek, Colorado in 1930s

The Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies and the La Plata County Historical Society have conducted repatriation projects to return Native American funerary objects and human remains to the Hopi Tribe, according to notices published in the Federal Register.

By Jim Mimiaga, The Journal (Cortez) September 27, 2022
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Emergency room physician Dr. Zachary P. Stamile never gave a hint he needed help, remember his wife, family, and close friends. His closest associates were all doctors, and he came from a family of dedicated medical professionals.

September 20, 2022
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The eighth annual Rumble on the Mountain returns to Flagstaff Sept. 24.

September 20, 2022
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This summer’s monsoon has been active across Arizona, bringing violent winds, torrential rain and flash floods.

By Olivia Dow, Cronkite News September 20, 2022
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Celebrating and sharing Diné food systems with the community is a mission shared by both Tumbleweed Nutrition and Bidii Baby Foods.

By Stacy Thacker, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 13, 2022
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The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of a beloved employee, who died Sept. 4 while hiking in the Grand Canyon.

By Wendy Howell, Navajo-Hopi Observer September 13, 2022
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Crowds, participants, tribal officials and political candidates had fun at the 2022 Navajo Nation Fair Parade Sept. 10 in Window Rock.

September 13, 2022
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A few times a year, fed by snowmelt and monsoon storms, the normally dry Grand Falls swells into a raging wall of muddy water.

By Sarana Riggs, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 6, 2022
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They skateboarded on basketball courts and in parking lots, through highway intersections and down roads that twist from the mesas that rise above the high desert.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 6, 2022
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Paatuwaqatsi Run reminds community of Hopi cultural values and teachings
The one-day event includes speakers who share knowledge about water issues along with three different runs Sept. 10 —50K, 10 mile and a 4 mile run

The Paatuwaqatsi Run, since its inception, is based on Hopi cultural teachings where water is life and where running was a way of life as the Hopi searched for food and relayed information.

By Sam Taylor, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 6, 2022
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After more than three years, a man has been arrested for the murder of Jamie Yazzie, who went missing in the summer of 2019 from Pinon, Arizona, and whose remains were found on the Hopi Reservation in November 2021.

By Katherine Locke August 30, 2022
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Diné artists Louise Nez and Laverine Greyeyes demonstrated the fine art of rug weaving Aug. 25-26 at Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park.

August 30, 2022
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The 11th annual Hopi Arts and Cultural Festival takes place Aug. 27-28 at the Continental Country Club Driving Range in Flagstaff — a fun-filled two-day event with more than 60 Hopi artisans spread out over the driving range.

By Katherine Locke August 23, 2022
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Just ahead of National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Aug. 14, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation expanded its Native American Scholarship program with Education Forward Arizona for a second time, providing an additional $3 million to create 100 scholarships in honor of the Navajo Code Talkers, with a goal of helping more Navajo students graduate with a higher education credential by 2026.

August 23, 2022
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The Navajo County Fair returns to Holbrook Sept. 14-17.

By Wendy Howell August 23, 2022
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Skating for the vote: event in Kayenta focuses on Native youth registering community members to vote
Native American youth find creative ways to combine their passions with voter engagement

Young Indigenous voters skated in solidarity to encourage people to register for midterms and get out and vote Aug. 13.

August 16, 2022
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Nevaeh Talkalai, gaze strong, spoke to her peers so that they might get to know her and she them.

By Larry Hendricks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer August 16, 2022
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The Navajo Nation established the Chief Manuelito Scholarship program in 1980 to recognize high achieving high school graduates.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 16, 2022
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Bill Donovan, a prolific journalist who covered the Navajo Nation for five decades at newspapers in New Mexico and Arizona, has died. He was 76.

By Associated Press August 9, 2022
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Second Mesa Day school is improving air quality on its school buses by equipping them with MERV-13 equivalent filtration and UV-C technology, and taking a step toward keeping students and school bus drivers safe by filtering the air on the buses.

By Katherine Locke August 9, 2022
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Many people turned out for the Aug. 7 Hopi Farmers Market.

August 9, 2022
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Cody Desautel, director of Natural Resources for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (CTC) Reservation in Washington State, sees his tribe’s work with reintroducing wildlife to the lands as a model for other tribes.

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Our Elders are the greatest teachers we could ever ask for in this lifetime, in this sacred journey when we were young and looking for our sacred ways of life, our traditional Indigenous cultures: they gave us everything they could, they gave us everything they had, they filled us up with the things that kept them strong and the things that they knew were our sacred responsibilities as human beings.

By Valerie Nuvayestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer August 2, 2022
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As an American Indian College Fund ambassador and a Navajo engineer, Nylana Murphy aims to demonstrate to native students that the ‘world is for [them].’

July 26, 2022