Smiley Face, or Not? – Diné Digital Stickers Lead Debate Over Stereotypes

Published October 1, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – A story on digital images meant to portray Diné turned into a story about appropriation rather than representation when a media activist weighed in. After an email and an interview with “The Navajo Emojis Sticker App” creator Gary Grass, a teacher who also moonlights as an app developer, it […]

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Thieves Target Crystal School Bus on Navajo Nation

Published September 10, 2017 CRYSTAL, NEW MEXICO – Officials at the Crystal Chapter House are asking for help identifying a vehicle used in an act of property damage and theft of gas for the Head Start program there. A Facebook post from chapter officials said that the chapter house would be closed and bus routes […]

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Navajo Family Evacuated from Texas Home

Published September 3, 2017 PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS -The loud engines for the pumps that keep a town 91 miles east of Houston from flooding went out at about 1:30 Wednesday morning, according to a Navajo mother of four boys who lives in Port Arthur, Texas. “We noticed that we couldn’t hear them anymore,” said Trinda […]

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Training on Mental Trauma Focuses on Veterans

Published April 10, 2017 GALLUP, NEW MEXICO – For those around people experiencing mental trauma it can seem imaginary, but for people experiencing trauma it can be very real. At a seminar on mental health in Gallup on March 29, Navy veteran Paul Talamante described the experience of a flashback – a memory of a violent […]

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Women, Infants and Port-a-johns

Published March 12, 2017 WHEATFIELDS, ARIZONA – If the poster about how it’s illegal to hock federal-program-acquired baby formula on the black market doesn’t distract you, you’ll probably get an earful of other clients’ business at the Women, Infants, and Children Program office in Wheatfields, Arizona. Located inside two attached hogans south of the chapter house, […]

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Navajo Nation Welcome United Nations Official

Published March 5, 2017 By Christopher S. Pineo and Terry Bowman Navajo Times TSE BONITO – Water contamination and the health effects of uranium topped the list of concerns about resource extraction on the Navajo Nation as a representative of the United Nations listened Friday. “The fear of contamination of our drinking water is once again […]

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