Woman Meets Bone-marrow Donor Who Saved Her Life

Published July 23, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – It was like every near-death experience Margarita Charley had ever read about. There were all her dearly departed: her mother, who died when she was seven months old; her father, who died when she was 8; the older sister who raised her; even her stillborn baby boy. “Come with […]

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Wool Buyers Come to the People

Published June 18, 2017 PIÑON, ARIZONA – For decades, the only place for Navajo ranchers to sell their wool was at the trading post. As trading posts became fewer, and fewer of them stayed in the wool business, the prices fell, but most ranchers grit their teeth and accepted it, not having the money to drive out […]

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Haunting the Haunts

Published October 30,2016 CROWNPOINT, NEW MEXICO – Everyone knows the whole reservation is haunted, but being as it’s almost Halloween, we went in search of the most haunted spot. The things we do for you readers. Historian and journalist Leonard Perry insists his hometown of Crownpoint should have that notoriety. The whole community straddles an ancient […]

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Diné Oxford Grad Ready to Help Native Communities

Published October 23, 2016 WINDOW ROCK – Molita Yazzie remembers herself as a teen mom, holding her child and thinking, “My life is over.” “I never imagined that at 50 I’d be graduating from the world’s Number One university,” she said. But that’s exactly what’s happening. In a few weeks, Yazzie, of Mesa, Arizona, will […]

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Fewer Code Talkers, Bigger Crowd Expected for Code Talker Day

Code Talker Day is Sunday, August 14, 2016 Published August 12, 2016 WINDOW ROCK – Organizers expect about 2,000 people for the 10th annual Code Talker Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Park. But only about 16 of them will be Code Talkers. “We’ve lost so many of them since we started this event in 2006,” mused […]

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Two Bureau of Indian Education Schools Lose Accreditation on Navajo Nation

Published July 3, 2016 WINDOW ROCK – For the first time in the history of the Navajo Nation, two BIE grant schools have lost their accreditation. Navajo Nation Superintendent of Schools Tommy Lewis reported to the Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee Monday that the AdvancEd Commission, the accrediting entity for schools on […]

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