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On Sept. 29, Navajo Nation Vice President Lizer attended the New Mexico Recovery Event in Gallup, New Mexico.

October 5, 2021
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Asdzaa Skoden Rebelles, the first all-Navajo team in the Rebelle Rally, an all-women endurance and navigation competition, are excited and raring to go, despite never having done anything like this before.

By Katherine Locke September 28, 2021
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Hopi Relief continues PPE distribution effort
Moenkopi receives supplies from grassroots group

Hopi Relief prepares for a PPE distribution in Moenkopi, Arizona, Sept. 27.

September 28, 2021
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Hopi High’s music program is making a comeback now that students have returned to in-person learning. The program was on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One of the most important things about the Izabel Community Garden, according to Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment Program Manager Carrie Dallas, is to understand what Indigenous people did from a holistic lens of working the land and providing food for their people.

By Katherine Locke September 21, 2021
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Filming for a new feature movie concluded late last month around three popular New Mexico locales as people took pictures of the various actors and stage hands involved in the production.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer September 21, 2021
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The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) cross country team is gearing up for another season of running this fall as they kicked off the 2021 meet in Colorado Springs Sept. 11.

September 21, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer extended their greatest appreciation to outgoing Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish, whose reign came to an end Sept. 11 with the crowning of a new Miss Navajo Nation.

September 14, 2021
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Former Miss Native America USA Lexie James passes on her crown after two years
Shelby Elizabeth Mata of the Comanche Nation named Miss Native America

The Miss Native American USA organization recently expressed its gratitude to Lexie James (Hopi) of Polacca, Arizona for serving and completing two consecutive years as Miss Native American USA.

September 14, 2021
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Hopi endurance runner Kyle Sumatzkuku qualifies for Boston Marathon
Sumatzkuku launches GoFundMe campaign to achieve Boston Marathon dream

With a time of 2 hours, 38 minutes and 8 seconds at the Shiprock Marathon, Kyle Sumatzkuku, a Native American endurance runner from the Hopi Tribe, has qualified for the 125th Boston Marathon Oct. 11.

By Duane Humeyestewa, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 14, 2021
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A psychological thriller set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, "Dark Winds" centers on two Navajo Nation police officers trying to solve a double murder.

September 7, 2021
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Several areas along the trail system have petroglyphs on the rock walls and boulders

September 7, 2021
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Beginning Sept. 1, an additional $300 incentive to encourage anglers to catch and keep brown trout at Lees Ferry Reach below Glen Canyon Dam will be added to a Brown Trout Incentivized Harvest Program.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 7, 2021
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Ask anyone in Indian Country to name their favorite Native comedian and Tatanka Means is likely one of the top names you will hear.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today September 7, 2021
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The Navajo Nation's Veterinary Program's 'Foster Appreciation' drive-thru event took place Aug. 30.

September 7, 2021
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‘Becoming Hopi: A History’ is a comprehensive look at the history of the people of the Hopi mesas as it has never been told before — one that is told for the Hopi people themselves.

By Katherine Locke August 31, 2021
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Duane Koyawena painting for the juvenile detention center in Flagstaff.

August 24, 2021
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Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Wilder Begay, from Flagstaff, Arizona, tests a sound powered telephone aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7).

August 24, 2021
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The Diné Bizaad subcommittee of the Navajo Nation Council (NNC) held a work session with Navajo Technical University (NTU) Interim Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Jennifer Wheeler and recent NTU Master’s Degree recipient Jennifer Gross to discuss Diné Bizaad revitalization, development and history of the language.

August 24, 2021
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The Office of Diné Youth celebrate the development of K’É community trails Aug. 9.

August 17, 2021
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The Diné College Bachelor of Fine Arts program received about $50,000 worth of silversmithing equipment for the silversmithing program from artist Nicki Adler.

August 17, 2021
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The CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster, is airing a podcast called ‘Telling our Twisted Histories,’ that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization.

By Katherine Locke August 10, 2021
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When Shiprock-based artist Jaymus Perry realized the iconic warbonnet was missing from the Indian Motorcycle he had his eye on, he saw an opportunity.

August 10, 2021
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Three Native businesses collaborate to help each other out.

August 10, 2021
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'Reservation Dog' smashes stereotypes
Indigenous filmmakers smash caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans in the new comedy show ‘Reservation Dogs’ now streaming on Fox on Hulu

Two Indigenous filmmakers are smashing the caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans, who since the earliest days of film and TV have often played supporting roles or been portrayed as bloodthirsty killers standing in the way of white, westward expansion.

By Sean Murphy, Associated Press August 10, 2021