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‘Ridiculous Six’ actors talk stereotypes in film … Why they walked off the set of Sandler comedy

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Once upon a time it was acceptable and comical to see non-Native Americans play the stereotypical Native American characters in past movie roles. Many Caucasian actors would paint their pale faces brown, that contrasted their blue eyes, and wear costumes that cheaply resembled traditional Native American regalia.

However, today, things have changed dramatically for Native Americans actors who are determined more than ever to play their own roles that accurately portray Native Americans in films.

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, young guest speakers and Native American actors, Loren Anthony and Goldie Tom hosted the Nov.9 viewing of the documentary, “Reel Injun: On...

Comfort Suites wins prestigious awards

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On Nov. 10,  at the 2015 New Mexico Hospitality and Tourism Awards Banquet in Albuquerque, the Comfort Suites and I came away with some nice awards.  We received awards in the Product Development Category for Outstanding Attraction for our lobby display honoring all military, veterans and families and I received an award in the Hospitality Professional of the Year Category.

It was such an honor being there representing my hotel and my staff, of which none of our many awards would be at all possible without them.  it was funny too, in these categories the other hotels, events. etc. were from the bigger New Mexico Markets like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, were all the...

School Board addresses Navajo language revitalization

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No action taken on Chiapetti’s future

Board members expanded their ideas and thoughts regarding the issues of low state testing scores from students, and their role in supporting the revitalization of native languages at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Nov.2.

The board’s overall main initiative is to receive input from local communities and guidance from elders to help improve student performance.

“I think that it is clear in history that the institution that is most responsible for the loss of Native language and, perhaps Spanish, within our communities is the school systems, going back to the Treaty of 1868,” District 5 board...

Local Teacher wins Golden Apple Award

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Site visits of teachers that are finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching are happening now, and that is a reason to celebrate! Tobe Turpin Elementary teacher Viola Hoskie is a finalist.

Becoming a finalist is a major accomplishment.  Of the 215 elementary teachers nominated this cycle, only 16 have become finalists.

Hoskie expressed her gratitude during the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Nov. 2.

“I feel thankful for the honor this evening,” she said. “Not sure how I completely

feel about it because its like you are being honored for something that you really love to do. I really love teaching. I love my kids. Iwant the...

Focusing on challenging conversations: Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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For the month of November, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will be hosting a myriad of events to celebrate “Native American Heritage Month” which will illuminate this year’s national theme: “Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Seven Generations.”

The library’s Director, Mary Ellen Pellington, said that the main objective is to build the program up from last year’s events and to provide information to the community that will bring up some challenging discussions, such as the recent publicized incident of two local Native American actors, Loren Anthony and Goldie Tom, who walked off the set from an Adam Sandler film, “The Ridiculous Six.”

On Nov. 9, both actors will...

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