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Katherine Locke
NHO Associate Editor

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klocke@nhonews.com

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Sometimes all it takes is a little help from your friends, which Duane Koyawena proved when he asked his artist friends to help him paint the walls at the Behavioral Health Unit at Flagstaff Medical Center.

By Katherine Locke January 7, 2020
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New book, TV series follows 2017-18 Chinle Wildcats
'Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation' author shares about book

But ‘Canyon Dreams’ does delve into the realities kids faced during the 2017-2018 basketball season and explores why Chinle, a town of about 4,500, packs the Wildcats gymnasium full of fans and family, who sometimes travel vast distances across the reservation to watch the games.

By Katherine Locke December 24, 2019
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Living the Lyrics: Klee Benally releases new acoustic album, ‘The Unsustainable Sessions’
Winter Solstice Indigenous Acoustic Revue featuring Radmilla Cody, Klee Benally, Sage Bond and Sunburnt Stone and CD release Dec. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff

With a raw, gritty voice, sometimes almost a whisper, sometimes more of a challenging tone, Benally in the music on this album examines the struggle to protect indigenous sacred lands, to tear down colonial systems, to fight for justice against injustice and to move people to action.

By Katherine Locke December 17, 2019
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Hope for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives
Local groups continue to addresses missing and murdered Diné people across the Navajo Nation

The testimony of families, if they choose, happens at all of MMDR work group meetings as a reminder that the issues the group is tackling are real ones, with real impacts on families and communities across the Navajo Nation.

By Katherine Locke November 19, 2019
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“I wrote about subject matter that had a profound impact on my life,” Abasta said. “The message was basically to provide an unfiltered and contemporary view of Navajo life.

By Katherine Locke November 19, 2019
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Navajo Generating Station shuts down permanently
Navajo groups call for a return to Diné Fundamental Law and values

As Navajo Generating Station burned the last of its coal and officially closed Nov. 18, Navajo grassroots groups issued a call for the Navajo Nation to return to honoring Diné Fundamental Law and values in energy policy decisions.

By Katherine Locke November 18, 2019
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Parallel universes: Native reservations and ‘Star Wars’
MNA’s new exhibit explores why Iconic films resonate so strongly with Native people

Ryan Singer, artist, said the idea behind Tuba City Spaceport, a painting that shows Tuba City Trading Post in a ‘Star Wars’ universe, was about parallel universes connecting and interacting — a theme of a new exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

By Katherine Locke October 29, 2019
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Celebrating and protesting Indigenous People's Day
Activist Klee Benally protests continued profiling, desecration of Sacred Peaks and other Native issues at Indigenous People's Day in Flagstaff Oct. 14

Klee Benally, a local activist, stood alone in front of the Flagstaff City Council and a crowd of people who had come to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 in the city of Flagstaff council chambers.

By Katherine Locke October 22, 2019
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Genevieve Bennally, a systems engineer for Raytheon, is the speaker at the upcoming Coconino Community College ED talk Oct. 18 — she will share her successes and challenges as a Native woman pursuing a career in engineering.

By Katherine Locke October 16, 2019
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With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the power plant and the associated coal mine.

By Katherine Locke October 16, 2019

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