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NAU student finds ways to connect with Navajo language in Global Science and Engineering program
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Despite some culture shock, going to college has opened doors for Fernando Tom Jr., a Northern Arizona University (NAU) student, and he thinks it can open doors for other Native Americans as well.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eagles Nest Intermediate School wins big at Western Navajo Regional Spelling Bee
Three students earn championship wins at the Bee.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuba City Junior High student artist has heart
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City Junior High eighth grade student Zoe Burden took the top prize in a contest to draw a poster with a heart healthiness and heart attack prevention theme. Her poster featured a diagram of a human heart and explained how it functions.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quick Reads: week of Feb. 25
Fountain of Faith celebration March 23-28

Fountain of Faith Ministries is putting on a birthday celebration revival March 23-28 at 6 p.m. nightly in Tonelea, Arizona at Hwy. 160, mile post 342 on Indian Route 6262.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New book tells the Hero Twins story in Navajo and English
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Author Jim Kristofic and illustrator Nolan Karras James will sign their new children's book, "The Hero Twins" at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Feb. 21. The story uses pictures and words to tell the story in Navajo and in English.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Walkers conclude 225-mile trek to Mount Taylor commemorating Long Walk
Walkers complete quest in the name of their children, land and ancestors.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Quick Reads: week of Feb. 18
Native Rodeo Historical Society meeting Feb. 21

The Native Rodeo Historical Society (NRHS) sixth quarterly meeting takes place Feb. 21 in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dancers wow crowds at Hoop Dance Championships
Nakotah LaRance wins 25th annual World Championship Hoop Dance competition
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bigman retires from Department of Economic Security after 25 years of service
On January 30, Nancy Bigman, a supervisor with the Page Department of Economic Security (DES) office, retired from the state of Arizona.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rumble on the Mountain event focuses on sustainability and sacredness of water
The Jan. 24 event drew attention to the debate about reclaimed water on the Peaks.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Arizona tribes gather in Scottsdale to promote Native Arizona tourism
SCOTTSDALE - Timothy Ward Jr. weaves a traditional Apache burden basket. The Clark-Begaye family from the Navajo Nation prepares fry bread. Three young Hopi dancers put on their regalia before the opening performance.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Native American Sci-fi thriller hits the big screen in Flagstaff
"Legends From the Sky" from local film maker Travis Holt Hamilton to play Jan. 30-Feb. 5, features 15 minutes of Navajo dialogue
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuba City School District honors students for outstanding tribal language work
Students recognized for tribal language use in classroom activity and school day conversation.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

French lawyer has hope that auctions of sacred items will someday stop
A new auction of sacred Hopi Katsinam and Navajo masks took place in Paris Dec. 15, 2014 despite attempts to stop the sale that included a letter from the American Ambassador in Paris, Jane D. Hartley, to the auction house.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

150th anniversary of Long Walk marked by 200-mile trek through Indian Country
HUERFANO, N.M. - At dawn on Jan. 6, a group of young Diné women and their supporters gathered at the fire department at the base of Dził Na'oodiłii (Huerfano Mountain). From there the group embarked on a 200-mile trek through eastern New Mexico-a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the tragic "Long Walk."
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New campground and cabins open in Monument Valley
MONUMENT VALLEY - It's all about the mystical view at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the northern outskirts of the Navajo Nation.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

R.D. Olson Band's award winning blues on tap Jan. 10 in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The best blues band in Arizona will perform from 7 p.m.-midnight Jan 10 at Charley's in Flagstaff.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Holiday cheer in Navajo
Students sing Christmas carols in Navajo.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Year in Review: The Navajo Hopi Observer looks back at this year's big stories
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The U.S. Senate confirmed the first American Indian woman and a member of the Hopi Tribe as a federal judge in May with a unanimous vote after a lengthy confirmation process.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hotevilla artist featured at Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Hopi carver and elementary school teacher Bryant Mavasta Honyouti, from Hotevilla, was the featured artist at the 38th annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market in mid-December in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Out and About: Monarch butterfly visits Hopi, finds way to Prescott
POLACCA, Ariz.-Molly the monarch wasn't in my life long, but three days was enough to have an impact.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

16 students graduate from intensive NGS training program, third class in history of course with 100 percent success rate
LECHEE, Ariz. - For only the third time in its nearly 40-year history, all of the students who began one of the most intensive training programs in the energy industry successfully completed it to become regular employees at Navajo Generating Station (NGS).
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quick Reads: week of Dec. 24
IHS offices closed Dec. 26

Navajo Area Indian Health Service officials would like to inform the public about schedules for local I.H.S. health facilities Dec. 26 which was declared a federal holiday for the U.S. government.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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


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