Capturing Uniqueness

Published June 17, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE — “I love Japanese anime,” DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo said. The 25-year-old artist’s work is a mixture of ledger art, Japanese anime and traditional Pueblo attire. “That’s what I’m trying to do, capture the uniqueness of each tribe within New Mexico,” Suazo said. “There’s so many of them and there’s a […]

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Former Navajo School Teacher: “Nobody is fighting for the Children”

  Published May 19, 2018 Former teacher says Leupp Schools Inc. swept abuse reports under rug. WINDOW ROCK – A former employee of Leupp Schools Inc. says she was forced to resign early this year when she refused to drop a sexual abuse case she filed on behalf of students. Over the course of this year, […]

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Funeral Homes Prey on the Vulnerable – Don’t Get Coerced

Published April 30, 2018 WINDOW ROCK – Over the last 20 years, Tobi Benally has gotten an inside look at the funeral industry in border towns of the Navajo Nation. “It’s all about money,” he said. “How much money you can make.” Funeral homes often push pricey funeral packages that many families can’t afford, as the […]

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Piñon Students Suspended for Gun Violence Protest

Published April 1, 2018 WINDOW ROCK – On Saturday, March 24,  thousands marched and protested across the country in the national “March For Our Lives,” demanding sensible gun laws be passed by Congress and to raise awareness about gun violence. The march, which drew thousands in all major cities, came a day after Tylan Bahe’s last […]

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Young Scientist’s Project Wins First Place at Navajo Nation Science Fair

Published March 4, 2018 CHURCH ROCK NEW MEXICO – Leilah Charlie, 9, very carefully assembled her science fair project titled “Which has the Most Sand?” after lunch had ended during the 2018 Navajo Nation Science Fair. The Red Rock State Park Convention Center was filled with over 100 children from 35 schools from across Diné Bikéyah […]

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Urban Hogan an Island of Diné Life at Indian Festival

Published February 18, 2018 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – Amid the urban sprawl of the Phoenix metro area stood a small hogan. The door was covered with a brown fleece blanket with a Pendleton design. There was a woman dressed in traditional attire sitting next to it weaving and two silversmiths sat next to the opening of the […]

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