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New film explores Wounded Knee from the inside
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - "Here's a question: can a white guy tell the story of American Indians? Maybe not, but I can tell you what I saw." Those words from Kevin McKiernan, a foreign correspondent and filmmaker, start his new documentary set for release in about a year, "Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand."
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Native American service in U.S. military a long standing tradition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For anyone who has grown up in northern Arizona the image of the Navajo Codetalker is a powerful one. Many children in the state have been fortunate enough to have these men come and talk at their schools and hear some of their stories.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unity Through Sustainability celebrates grand opening of Cultural Sustainability Pavilion
Pavilion is state of the art with solar panels and electronic controls for screens video displays.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Dec. 17
Kayenta Christmas Bazaar Dec. 17

Kayenta Middle School (KMS) will put on its annual Christmas Bazaar Dec. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Legacy Music final 2014 Concert features all Native reggae lineup
UPPER VILLAGE OF MOENKOPI, Ariz. - On Nov. 15 Legacy Music put on its final concert blowout of the year with an all Native American reggae lineup.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuba City school bus drivers give back to community
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City School District Transportation Department employees wanted to do something to give back to their community and students this year by restarting an old department tradition of collecting whole turkeys and boxes of holiday food to give to at least 10 families in their community.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Dec. 10
Kayenta Christmas Bazaar Dec. 17

Kayenta Middle School (KMS) will put on its annual Christmas Bazaar Dec. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuba City Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps recognized for community service
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks Detachment of the Marine Corps League recognized last week the Marine Corps Junior ROTC at Tuba City High School for the group's community service with parking and traffic control during the Coconino County Fair
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Dec. 3
Native American Christmas Craft Bazaar Dec. 6

The Native American Christmas Craft Bazaar takes place at Flagstaff High School (400 W. Elm Ave., Flagstaff on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flagstaff High School Cafeteria.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Signs honoring Native American veterans go up around Reservation
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Signs honoring local Native American veterans are being erected around the Navajo reservation and hopefully in the coming year, a sign will go up on the Hopi side of the reservation as well.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Voices from the Rez
What should the Navajo Nation do with the $554 million?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Nov. 26
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership, in education and in Tribal Business Management.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Natural medicine provides health options
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For Dr. Kimberly Landino, a naturopath who works out of Dahls Chiropractic Clinic in Flagstaff and Tuba City, healing people in ways outside of mainstream medicine stems from her own experience.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Nov. 19
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership, in education and in Tribal Business Management.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hopitutuqaiki completes 10th year of summer Hopi art school
Hopitutuqaiki (Hopi School) is located on Third Mesa, Hotevilla.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Nov. 12
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership, in education and in Tribal Business Management.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Out and about: Hiking down to Havasu Falls and back
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Hiking the Grand Canyon is a journey, an enjoyment, a thrill, a challenge, a mystery, and always an accomplishment.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Nov. 5
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership, in education and in Tribal Business Management.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fourth annual legacy music fest brings reggae to the Reservation
MOENKOPI Ariz. - On Oct. 11 Legacy Music, the entertainment arm of the Legacy Inn on the Hopi reservation, put on its fourth music festival.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Oct. 29
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Oct. 22
Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership in Education and in Tribal Business Management.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mapmaker continues quest to document indigenous cultures
Carapella shows with his maps that there were plenty of Native people here in 1492.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuba City High school names Homecoming king and queen
Tuba City High School named its new 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 3 on the football 50 yard line.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hopi High Homecoming highlights
Hopi Vice Chairman Alfred Lomahquaha Jr. greets Shea Satala during the Homecoming parade.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Oct. 15
Halloween carnival in Bodaway Gap Oct. 30

The community of Bodaway/Gap and TsinaaBaas (Gap) Elementary School welcome the public to a Halloween carnival Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at TsinaaBaas (Gap) Elementary School gymnasium at the Gap, Arizona.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Keeping traditions alive in contemporary wedding culture
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Yvonne Chavez-Osorio not only makes contemporary wedding designs for Native American weddings with a "Touch of Tradition," but has also created a place where Native American artists can display their work.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

No music teacher, no problem. Students form music club at Hopi High School
POLACCA, Ariz. - Star Not Afraid wants to become a music teacher and composer. Although he's just a senior at Hopi High School he's partially on his way.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photo highlights: Sept. 27-28 Hopi All Native Arts and Cultural Festival
At right: the Haaku' Buffalo Dance Group dances during the Hopi All Native Arts and Culture Festival Sept. 28 on Heritage Square in Flagstaff.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Moenkopi Senior Center celebrates annual Field Day Sept. 18-19
MOENKOPI, Ariz. - On Sept. 18 and 19 the Moenkopi Senior Center put on its annual Field Day event. Seniors from across Arizona, including the Hopi mesas, the Gila River, Ft. McDowell and Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in Parker, Arizona, came to the Center to compete in activities during the two-day event.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stephen Hirst's novel "Lauren Greasewater's War" highlights Native issues
The book sets a dramatic scene for a young Havasupai woman.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Sept. 24
October Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-Off Walk

The Hopi Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program will put on a walk to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) Oct. 1, 2014.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


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