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Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project providing education to change lifestyles

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program is going into its second year under the leadership of Lucinda Charleston, Program Manager III, and the staff has worked diligently during the past year providing diabetes education, nutrition education and physical activities to people in seven service areas across the Navajo Nation.

During the past quarter (October, November, December), NNSDP provided 402 activities and served 22,513 people through classes for diabetes prevention, teaching people how to eat better for health, and providing physical activities with chair exercises, walks, runs, health fairs, BMI screenings, youth games, senior center events, and work-outs in...

Master Stampmaker

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Lyndon Tsosie demonstrates his metalwork at Gurley Hall in the University of New Mexico Gallup campus Feb. 6. “I have 29 years of experience but I don’t consider myself a master, I just create,” says Tsosie during the demonstration. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Fourth generation artist holds family tradition close to heart

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Featured artist Jude Candelaria

If you love what you do every day – then it’s not work, and how many of us can truly say that?

Zuni artist Jude Candelaria is one of those people who can say that and truly loves what he does. Born and raised in Gallup, Candelaria comes from a long line of talented craftsman from the Pueblo of Zuni, 33 miles south of Gallup. He’s the fourth generation of a family of amazing silversmith artists.

Candelaria grew up watching the silversmiths in his family create and perfect family designs.

At age 11, he started helping his family by polishing the beautiful crafts his great-grandfather Juan Calabaza made. He was fascinated by what his family...

Nez-Lizer lay out priorities during State of the Navajo Nation Address

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer officially introduced newly appointed cabinet members that will serve as part of the Nez-Lizer Administration and presented the administration’s priorities during the State of the Navajo Nation Address to the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Jan 28.

“The Office of the President and Vice President is pleased to present the priorities listing for the Nez-Lizer Administration, which were developed based upon many conversations and dialogues with the Navajo People over the course of several months. We view the priorities as mandates set forth by the Navajo people,” Nez said.

“During our...

Chief Justice addresses council at winter sessions

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JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, introduced herself to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during her quarterly report Jan. 28.

Jayne is Tábąąhá, born for Kinyaa’áanii. She is from the community of Tohatchi and has been serving as the chief justice or Aląąjí Hashkééjí Nahatʹá since Jan. 24, 2018.

She told the Council that the Judicial Branch is looking forward to working with the new Council Delegates, Law and Order Committee, and the new President and Vice President.

Jayne said that the Judicial Branch is working toward the vision of resolving cases as soon as the courts can.

“That is what justice is about and that is what we need to give to our Diné...

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