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Soul of Nations finalists celebrated; select artists to travel to New York City

Out of 253 applicants, Soul of Nations awarded 13 finalists from the 2018 Brea Foley Art Program in Window Rock, Arizona March 2.

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Therapist: Talking about suicide takes courage; listen and don’t pass judgement

Gilbert Contreras, family therapist with Coconino County, spoke to the staff at Hopi Jr/Sr High School March 7 about suicide prevention.

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Holbrook High announces February Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced the Students of the Month for February.

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Navajo Nation Science Fair attracts 792 participants

Navajo Nation Vice President encourages students aim high

On March 1, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez encouraged the next generation of Navajo scientists to reach higher and accomplish their goals during a speech that wrapped up the final day of the Navajo Nation Science Fair, held at Red Rock State Park.

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Holbrook High’s Future Business Leaders place at regional conference

On Feb. 3, the Holbrook High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to the Region 2 Conference at the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus in Mesa.

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NPS, tribes share vision of intercultural heritage at Grand Canyon’s Desert View

Located at the southeast edge of Grand Canyon National Park, the Desert View Watchtower rises high above the Colorado River — for many, it’s the first glimpse they get of the park. It’s also an area of great cultural significance, and as such, the National Park Service is planning a facelift for the area.

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Hopi Jr/Sr High considers serenity garden for school

Preston Clocksin, Hopi Jr/Sr High School’s first climate coach, has proposed starting a serenity garden. The idea has become popular with several students and staff who heard about the proposal.

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Holbrook students qualify for robotics competition

Holbrook High School students Devin Etsitty and Ambros Jackson qualified for the AIA VEX Arizona State Championship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute March 2 and 3.

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Holbrook High’s welding team takes home third place

Holbrook High School welding fabrication team members Ryan Martin, Devin Etsitty and Destiny Salazar competed in the USA Regional Skills Day .

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Importance of Native journalists in the media emphasized to Hopi students

Jenni Monet, a Native American advanced reporting teacher at the University of Arizona (UofA) Journalism School, told visiting Hopi High media students that reporters need to tell the truth and not be advocates for any given position.

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Kevin Locke, of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, to be featured at Holbrook

Kevin Locke, a National Heritage Award fellow and World Ambassador from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, entertains, educates, engages and empowers a very inspiring and much needed global message of unity and oneness to children of all ages across the world.

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Around the Rez: week of Feb. 28

Upcoming news and events on the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Tuba City’s Tristan Antonio receives full ride to Bacone College

Tristan Antonio, 18, signed a full ride scholarship with Bacone College to run cross country starting this fall. Antonio, a senior at Tuba City High School (TCHS), is the son of Sonya Yazzie and the late Harvey Butler.

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Heard Museum hosts 28th annual World Championship Hoop Dance contest

Nakota LaRance wins World Champion title

Seventy-five contestants from the United States and Canada competed Feb. 10 and 11 in the Heard Museum’s Libby Amphitheater in youth, teen, adult and senior divisions.

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Winter Solstice Cultural Symposium held at Tuba City School District

“Naasgoo Nihizaaad doo Nikee’o’ool’jjl bee Aniilzee doo”

An entire day in the winter school calendar at Tuba City School District is devoted to honoring and learning ways to implement respect, tribal culture, history and tribal language using practical teaching methods.

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Hopi High students visit Phoenix colleges and perform with blues bands

Three Hopi High media students visited two community colleges, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) headquarters and performed with two blues bands in Phoenix.

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STAR School creates solutions for staying cool in off-grid housing

Innovative students at STAR School design low-cost evaporative cooler, win $25,000 from Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow project

STAR School students recently won $25,000 from Samsung for their solution to cooling needs on the reservation by designing an evaporative cooler bucket that is low-cost and can be used on and off the grid.

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Tuba City School District celebrates opening of new elementary school

Tuba City Unified School District’s (TCUSD) newest K-5 Elementary digital school has been formally christened with a ribbon cutting and will be in full operation for the 2018 winter semester.

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Heard Museum artist Cheyenne Randall to create murals in northern AZ

Cheyenne River Sioux artist collaborating with local artist Chip Thomas on Navajo Nation and Flagstaff mural project

The Heard Museum is featuring Cheyenne River Sioux artist Cheyenne Randall’s ‘The Mural Project' through Feb. 15, which will include creating murals at the museum and on Gray Mountain on the Navajo Nation and in downtown Flagstaff.

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Holbrook High January Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced its January Students of the Month.

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Holbrook High School students are Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.

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Tracy Lee Nelson, former chairman of Lajolla Tribe and blues legend, releases new album

Tracy Lee Nelson, a former member with the popular band known as Redbone, recently cut his eighth CD, “Blues Loving Man.”

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Doctors Without Borders recruiting, Tuba City doctor lends a hand

Doctors Without Borders will hold a recruiting session for medical and non-medical workers Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave.

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Silent auction returns, supports educational programs and scholarships for Hopi students

On March 2, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will reintroduce one of their more popular and successful fundraising events, the HEEF Silent Auction.

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Tuba City Primary gives farewell performance, prepares to move to new school

The last public and community student performance was given at the old Tuba City Primary School on Main Street in uptown Tuba City, before the move to a new school after break in January.