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‘Summer All Sports Camp’ teaches kids healthy living habits

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Promoting wellness through the diabetes program to youth was the theme at the 2018 Summer All Sports Camp held during the week of June 11-15 at Rocky View Elementary.

The camp focused on various topics such as diabetes education, nutrition, physical activity and Navajo culture.

Educating kids about diabetes was the primary goal along with emphasis on physical activities which entailed basketball, bicycling, soccer, and other forms of exercise that was offered to the children to make it fun for them – and it was free for children ages 7 to 18.

The event was funded by a diabetes grant. The undisclosed amount of the grant was funded for five years for schools in the service unit...

Navajo Code Talker Holiday walks on

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President, vice-president honors his legacy

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez offer their condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday, who passed away June 11 at age 94.

Born in Monument Valley, Utah, on June 2, 1924, Holiday served with the 4thMarine Division, 25th Regiment during World War II. Part of an elite group of Marines, Holiday sent and received coded messages as he served his country in Saipan, Iwo Jima, Tinian and Marshall Island, in the Pacific Theater.

That code, based on the Navajo language, proved unbreakable and helped the United States win the war. Holiday received a Congressional Silver Medal and...

‘Little Treasures: A Collection of Small Paintings’

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A day dedicated to the ladies

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Passing along the knowledge

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Polequaptewa Dance Group fueled by tradition

Teaching the young strong traditional values from an early start has its benefits and that alone can go a long way.

Especially when it involves a language and a deep rich culture behind it. Such as the case with 27-year-old Alrye Polequaptewa, who was born and raised on the Hopi Reservation.

Polequaptewa has been involved with his culture from an early age. The Hopi Tribe sits atop three mesas in northern Arizona, with each one consisting of different villages.

Polequaptewa is from the Second Mesa and from the village of Shungopovi. Despite facing some life struggles, Polequaptewa has not let him stop doing what he loves, and that...
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