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 […]
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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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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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 […]
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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Published March 9, 2016 CHINLE, ARIZONA—Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay says he wants to continue to be a voice for tribal and rural communities … but at a higher level. Begay on Monday threw his hat into the already crowded ring for the Republican nomination for Arizona’s Congressional District 1, announcing his candidacy in a […]
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