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Hopi Fest returns to Flag July 6-7

The Hopi know how to grow in the desert — both corn and other crops they need to thrive. That flourishing culture is one thing, among others, the Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture celebrates July 6 and 7 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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Joy Harjo is first Native American named U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.

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Kaibeto road projects to pave over three miles

Three Kaibeto road projects are currently underway in which the Navajo Division of Transportation will pave over three miles within the chapter.

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Navajo Nation finalizes disaster agreement with FEMA

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 Administrator Robert J. Fenton, signed a FEMA-Tribe Agreement in Window Rock June 10.

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District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler named Coconino County Board Chair

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has named District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler as Chair of the Board June 18. She replaces District 1 Supervisor Art Babbott.

Sponsors rolling out red carpet for guests at annual Navajo Nation Fourth of July

Country music legend Ned LeDoux to perfom July 4 in Window Rock

A guest of the Navajo Nation.

Nation to pave 10 miles on Navajo Route 27 from Nazlini to Chinle; completion set for 2020

Navajo Route 27, which connects Nazlini to Chinle, is currently undergoing improvements that include roadway excavation, pipe installation and embankment work.

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Nez-Lizer approve $1.3 million appropriation for chapter officials

On June 15, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed Resolution CJN-22-19, appropriating more than $1.3 million from the Navajo Nation’s Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for the 110 Navajo Nation chapters for officials stipends and worker’s compensation.

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New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native women

A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue.

Senators push for hearing on Chaco protection

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing for a Senate hearing on legislation that would withdraw federal holdings from oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Navajo Nation power project connects 233 homes to grid

More than 230 homes on the Navajo Nation have been connected to the electric grid as part of a pilot project.

Navajo signs for second buyback program

The Navajo Nation again is trying to consolidate land that has multiple owners within the reservation.

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Kayenta community members seek to rebuild diversion dam and revitalize Navajo farming

On June 12, the Navajo Nation president and members of the council met with federal officials and the local community of Kayenta seeking to rebuild the Kayenta diversion dam to revitalize farming for Navajo families.

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Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise grand opening highlights job growth, economic development, and growing Navajo dollar

Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise now has a full-fledged store in Tuba City, located at the Navajo Nation Shopping Center.

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Navajo Nation strategizes to ensure every Navajo citizen is counted

Members appointed to the Navajo Nation Census 2020 Complete Count Commission met for the first time May 24, the day after legislation finalizing its membership was approved by the 24th Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Committee in Window Rock.

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Speaker Damon: ‘Light Up Navajo initiative impacts hundreds of Navajo children’

On behalf of the Navajo Nation and the 24th Council, Speaker Seth Damon thanked the participants of the Light Up Navajo initiative at the American Public Power Association conference in Austin, Texas June 11.

Navajo travel website aimed at tourism

A new travel information website, designed by tribal members, aims to bring tourists to Navajo land by providing inside information and cultivating an online exchange and discussion.

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Marine veteran receives new home with help from Navajo veterans administration

On May 31, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined Navajo veteran Jason Herbert during a house close-out ceremony, as he and his family received a new home in Bááháálí, New Mexico also known as Bread Springs, approximately 14-miles south of Gallup, New Mexico.

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Navajo Nation voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining at U.S. Capitol

Vice President Myron Lizer joins Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva in support of H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Bill

On June 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. Capitol for a press conference on the need to protect the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims.

Three percent pay raise approved for Hopi teachers

Raise also applies to counselors and librarian; school board looks at other funding sources

The Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board voted to approve a three percent pay raise for teachers during a recent school board meeting.

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Indian Child Welfare Act still under debate as Supreme Court rebuffs bid to void the act

The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.

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Nation mourns passing of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown

The Navajo Nation mourned the loss of another Navajo Code Talker June 3 as it was announced William Tully Brown passed away at the age of 96 in Winslow, Arizona.

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Mark Charles, who is Navajo, enters 2020 presidential race as an Independent

His salt and pepper hair tied into a tsiiyéeł stood out to me before Mark Charles shook my hand. “Yá’át’ééh abiní,” he said with a smile.

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Native veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy

In 2017, retired Master Sgt. Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot, a platoon medic for Fox Company of the 2nd Battalion for the 16th Infantry Regiment, was honored on the beaches of Normandy with a memorial dedication that was held in his honor.

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Public Service Announcement: Tates Auto will temporarily open doors to allow customers to pick up cars

Tates Auto will temporarily open doors to allow customers to pick up their vehicles.

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