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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo veterans of all branches, the Code Talkers, and the 248th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday were honored at a proclamation signing at Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

November 20, 2023
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Youth who participated in the Navajo Nation Junior Livestock Show and Sale during the 74th annual Navajo Nation Fair in September 2022 can finally breathe a sigh of relief — thanks to Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren.

November 14, 2023
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KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. — The Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute in the village of Kykotsmovi recently received a $250K rural business development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

By Alexandra Wittenberg, Navajo-Hopi Observer November 14, 2023
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MOAB, Utah — Navajo ultra runner Timberlin Henderson made history by securing first place at the Canyonlands 100 Mile Ultra in Moab, Utah Oct. 28-29.

November 7, 2023
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Navajo Nation to acquire Goulding’s Lodge
Historic Goulding’s Trading Post and Lodge purchase aims to preserve cultural legacy and boost economic opportunities

MONUMENT VALLEY, Ariz. — In a momentous occasion echoing with cultural significance, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren, flanked by key members of the Navajo Nation Council, signed the contract to acquire the iconic Goulding's Trading Post and Lodge. Nestled between the rugged sandstone cliffs of Oljato and Monument Valley, this historic property has not only been a local landmark but also a vital cultural and economic hub for the Navajo people for nearly a century.

November 7, 2023
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Northland Pioneer College celebrates Indigenous peoples
Collegewide events recognize and honor native students, communities and the importance of education

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) recently celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day with events at the college’s tribal locations in Holbrook, Hopi, Kayenta, Whiteriver, and Winslow on October 9, 2023.

October 31, 2023
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TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Women leaders of the Navajo Nation showed solidarity with relatives and survivors of breast cancer during the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 26.

October 31, 2023
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TSE BONITO, N.M. — The Navajo Nation Veteran Administration’s prototype hogan’s front doorway now faces east as it should.

October 31, 2023
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CLARKDALE — Construction is well underway for a new hotel near Tuzigoot National Monument that is funded by the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 24, 2023
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WHITE MESA, Utah — The day before the second anniversary of Bears Ears National Monument’s restoration and two days before Indigenous Peoples Day, tribal members from several Indigenous communities joined other supporters for the annual White Mesa spiritual walk and protest Oct. 7.

By Tim Peterson, Grand Canyon Trust October 24, 2023
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The Navajo Nation Victim’s Rights Act of 2023 will provide victims of sexual assault and rape, domestic violence and other violent assaults with the protection and support they need as they wait for justice.

By Shondiin Silversmith, AZ Mirror October 17, 2023
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A new website launched by the Center for Indigenous Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health aims to guide tribes in spending funds from the tribal opioid litigation settlements.

By Elyse Wild October 10, 2023
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SHUNGOPAVI, Ariz. — This past 2023 Labor Day weekend was the much anticipated 50th anniversary of the annual Louis Tewanima Footrace held at Shungopavi Village.

By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer, Navajo-Hopi Observer October 10, 2023
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PHOENIX — Navajo Nation Executive Branch Chief of Staff Patrick Sandoval and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety Executive Director Michael Anderson recently inspected the first 22 police vehicles that are being prepared for delivery to the Navajo Nation.

October 10, 2023
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The ground-shaking series, an unlikely hit about Native kids in Oklahoma, started with a suicide and ended with a funeral, but in between were all the cycles of life, some of it alien. The finale aired Sept. 27 on Hulu. Spoilers ahead.

By Sandra Hale Schulman, Indian Country Today October 3, 2023

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