Haunting the Haunts

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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

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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

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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

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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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Begody-Begay: Family Emergency Pre-empted Trial

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WINDOW ROCK – Disqualified Arizona State Senate candidate Candace Begody-Begay told the Navajo Times Friday she missed the hearing on her petition signatures because of a family emergency. Begody-Begay’s election petition was disqualified by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susan Brnovich Friday after the candidate failed to show up for a scheduled hearing. A Democratic voter […]

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Blackhorse to Grads: ‘We’re Not Going to Take It Any More’

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Published May 21, 2016 MANY FARMS, ARIZONA – Today’s Native American graduates are entering a world where racism won’t just be brushed aside, social worker and activist Amanda Blackhorse told the Class of 2016 at Many Farms High School Friday. “When we leave the reservation,” she told the 70 graduates at the medium-sized BIE school, “there […]

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