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WHITERIVER, Ariz. — The population of Whiteriver, part of the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona, equals roughly half of what an average regular-season Phoenix Mercury game drew last season.

By Reece Andrews, Cronkite News February 20, 2024
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The Kayenta Township Public Works Department started spring cleaning with some brush clearing.

February 20, 2024
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KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. — A former recipient of services from the HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center (HSAPC) proposed the idea of providing a venue for local artists to exhibit and sell their crafts.

February 20, 2024
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LECHEE, Ariz. - Yee Ha’ólníi Doo (Navajo and Hopi Solidarity) received a historic $2 million grant from the Arizona Department of Housing State Housing Trust Funds (HTF). This marks the first-ever HTF allocation directly to a nonprofit and aims to address the critical need for safe and healthy housing on the Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer February 13, 2024
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TUCSON, Ariz. — Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, head of the University of Arizona Department of American Indian Studies and professor in the Department of History, was recently inducted into the third class of the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame.

February 13, 2024
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New health care center coming to remote Bodaway-Gap region
Facility to provide essential outpaint services, including dental clinic

After nearly two decades of planning, residents of the Bodaway-Gap region will soon have access to their own dedicated healthcare center, marking a significant milestone for the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC).

February 13, 2024
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Resources and Development Committee (RDC) convened Jan. 31 to address critical amendments to the Homesite Lease Regulations 2016.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer February 6, 2024
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GALLUP, N.M. — Tohatchi High School leaders welcomed Navajo Nation leaders, New Mexico education leaders, and Department of Diné Education staff to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new high school building.

February 6, 2024
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Chinle celebrates expansion of veterans services
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System to provide 5-day-a-week, face-to-face primary care

CHINLE, Ariz. — In a bid to enhance healthcare accessibility in Indigenous communities, the Northern Arizona Veteran Health Care System (NAVAHCS) has broadened its service offerings, with its rural health clinic in Chinle now operating in-person services five days a week.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 30, 2024
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Higher education facility coming to Monument Valley
Navajo Nation Council approves $500,000 to help USU plan

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council has committed to assisting Utah State University with the construction of a higher education facility in Monument Valley.

January 30, 2024
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A new project fueled by a nearly $500,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Climate Exploration Fund aims to breathe new life into tribal communities' food systems and bring recognition for Indigenous agricultural contributions.

By Elena Lopez, University of Arizona January 30, 2024
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TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation announced that Mustafa Boxwala has joined the organization as a hematologist oncology specialist in Tuba City, Arizona.

January 23, 2024
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Hopi culture showcase at Rose Bowl Parade
Dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, OneLegacy Donate Life makes a grand appearance with float capturing the spirit of the Hopi

PASADENA, Calif. — Members of the Hopi tribe had a once-in-a-lifetime experience New Year’s day when they danced in the 135th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. They performed the Butterfly Dance alongside the float “Woven Together: The Dance of Life,” which showcased Hopi culture.

By Alexandra Wittenberg, Navajo-Hopi Observer January 17, 2024
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SNOWFLAKE — The “Thin Blue Line” in Northeastern Arizona is a little stronger with the Dec. 15 swearing-in of four new peace officers. The cadets recently completed the intensive 21-week Arizona Peace Officer Standards for Training (AzPOST) at Northland Pioneer College’s (NPC), Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA).

January 16, 2024
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When Lily Gladstone took the stage the night of Jan. 7 to accept her first Golden Globe, she spoke to the live TV audience in the Blackfeet language.

By Associated Press January 16, 2024

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