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Native female entrepreneur starts Grand Canyon rafting company

As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon.

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Honor Riders escort Code Talker Samuel Holiday to final resting place

Samuel T. Holiday, 94, a Navajo Code Talker, died June 11 and was honored June 15 as his body was escorted home to Kayenta, Arizona.

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Native band, Clan-Destine, to perform musical stage show ‘Warriors Zeitgiest’

Clan-Destine, one of the most popular and longest-running Native American bands, is taking a time out from most performances as they prepare for a theatrical musical stage show called “Warriors Zeitgiest.”

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Cameron family receives solar generator from Big Navajo Energy

Through its Community Benefit Fund (CBF), Navajo Transitional Energy Company provided a helping hand to install solar power to a Cameron family in late May.

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Andy Harvey Broadcast Workshop encouraging Native students stories

The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop this year will bring 30 students from seven indigenous communities, from 18 high schools across Arizona to learn the ins and outs of broadcast journalism June 17-23.

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Curtis Salgado hits the stage at Flagstaff Blues and Brews

Curtis Salgado, inspiration for “The Blues Brothers” movie, performed at Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival to promote his new CD “Rough Cut.”

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Navajo, Hopi recognized at Chase Field during Native American Recognition Day

Navajos, Hopis and many other tribal members were recognized during Native American Recognition Day (NARD) throughout the Arizona Diamondbacks ballpark at Chase Field June 3.

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Junior high graduates at Tuba City reminded to always keep family first

For the 2018 Tuba City Junior High School (TCJHS) eighth graders, graduation day is a step toward a new high school adventure and the next chapter of their academic career, as they move closer to college.

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New film follows rise of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock

Floris White Bull and others share experiences through “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock”

“AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock” is a collaborative documentary created in three chapters, each by a different filmmaker, that follows the rise of the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

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Tuba City High names top 10 seniors during graduation

It’s not easy to make it to the Top 10 ranking for your graduating class when you’re in a tough, competitive, densely populated reservation school like Tuba CIty High School.

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Loren Silver named Teacher of the Year at Holbrook Jr/Sr High

Loren Silver, Navajo Language Teacher at Holbrook Jr. High and High School, is presented a plaque for “Teacher of the Year” by Jonas Yazzie, board member from the National Johnson O’Malley Association.

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Native comedian brings message of laughter, hope to Hopi High graduation

Tatanka means laughter, but the Native American comedian also brought messages about the importance of education and not drinking to the graduates at Hopi High School during the 32nd commencement exercise May 24 at Bruin Stadium.

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Hopi Jr. High keynote speaker: retaining culture is important

Keynote speaker Detroit James spoke about how the habits he picked up from his culture helped him deal with tough times during his first college year. He said he went through many breakdowns in college.

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Page trash program draws 1,200 volunteers

For the 37th consecutive year, an army of some 1,200 Page and LeChee citizens fanned out across and around their mesa-top town to celebrate Earth Day April 28 in a way that has become a local, award-winning tradition.

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Kayleigh Paddock named co-salutatorian at Tuba City High School

Kayleigh Paddock was named co-salutatorian at Tuba City High School.

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Native American couture designer, Loren Aragon, commissioned to design gown for Walt Disney World

Couture gown to represent Native American culture of the Southwest region of North America

The leaked announcement on social media announced the Native American couture designer, Loren Aragon, owner of Aconav, has been commissioned to design a couture gown for Walt Disney World to represent the Native American cultures of Southwest region of North America.

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Valedictorian and salutatorian named at Tuba City High School

Tuba City High School (TCHS) is a rich melting pot of ethnic cultures that includes varied tribal and non-tribal members who support, show encouragement and loyalty to one another at both the student and staff level.

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Armed forces members honored at annual Lori Piestewa honor ride

On May 17, during the opening ceremony for the 16th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride, Speaker LoRenzo Bates and Council Delegate Tom Chee laid a wreath in remembrance of fallen men and women of the Armed Forces.

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Zuni Fest kicks off heritage festivals in Flagstaff

Museum of Northern Arizona highlights extraordinary women during summer heritage festivals; Zuni Fest May 26-27

Women dominate the 28th annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture May 26-27, part of a theme woven through all the Museum of Northern Arizona Heritage Festivals this summer.

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Dannish filmmaker and producer announces auditions at Hopi High

Danish filmmaker Jon Bang Carlsen and Native American film producer Jhane Myers visited Hopi High School April 24 to let students know about their upcoming project and let them know they will be coming back soon for auditions.

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Tuba City Junior High finalizes NASA Planets student projects

A special after school program, Planets ( Planetery Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering Technology and Science) at Tuba City Junior High held its final student presentation May 10.

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Welding their way to a new future: Navajo Technical University celebrates 11 new welders

As the 2018 spring semester concludes at Navajo Technical University, 11 welding technology majors will earn their certification with the American Welding Society (AWS) proving their competence in the highest industry standards for professional welders.

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Hopi High media students Gabe Fredericks and Kiyahno Edgewater accepted to ASU media camp

Hopi High video students Gabriel Fredericks and Kiyahno Edgewater have been accepted to attend the Summer Journalism Institute at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix June 3-15.

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Window Rock senior to attend Stanford

Jaden Redhair, a senior at Window Rock High School, will attend Stanford University, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. He was also awarded the Wells Fargo Academic Leader Scholarship.