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Inspiring others through photography

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Hannah Manuelito uses photography to share her heritage

Specializing in portrait photography, fine art photography, and fashion photography, Diné photographer Hannah Manuelito uses these topics to inspire and tell others about her Navajo culture.

Manuelito, who is from Ganado, Ariz., graduated from Arizona State...

Coal Avenue Commons hosts final community workshop

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The Coal Avenue Commons project to re-design Coal Avenue in downtown Gallup as an event street and community commons is moving full steam ahead!

After many idea-generating and feedback-gathering conversations and meetings with artists, downtown business owners, downtown property owners, and the community, the design team has developed three concepts.

Now it’s time to choose the path forward for downtown Gallup.

Everyone is invited to attend the FINAL Community Workshop to cast their vote for which concept design they think best represents the future of downtown.

When: Wednesday, August 22 from 5 - 7 pm

Where: Gallup Cultural Center (201 E Hwy 66)

Please attend! This workshop...

DON – FORMER VIETNAM VET – Part Four - March 16, 2011

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Continuing a 7-part special by Richard F. Kontz on a Vietnam Vet he met while running the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in 2015 through mid-2011.

After Don explained what had happened to him in his first experience with military duty serving on the carrier during the Vietnam conflict, I now knew why he went to the VA for counseling and also why he was on medical disability.

Don also said this is where he became addicted to Alcohol – being the one main way he could cope with his job and also smoking pot to mellow. He said “A lot of the guys would drink a little, smoke a little then go find a woman to sleep with. He said for him sleeping with other women did not help; besides...

City of Gallup, residents honored for National Water Challenge

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Toyota, Wyland Foundation to host special Ceremony Aug. 7

The city of Gallup will be honored in a special ceremony at 11:30 am Aug. 7, in front of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill Ave., as one of five winning cities in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The event will recognize the efforts of Gallup residents who pledged in April to reduce water use by 32 million gallons over the next year and make lifestyle changes to reduce harmful runoff into local waterways.

Presented each April by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA, National League of Cities, The Toro Company, Earth Friendly Products – maker of ECOS...

Ee´hanii´: Commemorating the Navajo Treaty of 1868

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150 years later

A presentation of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 was given at the El Morro Theatre, July 20, presented by the Miss Navajo Council, Inc., the Octavia Fellin Public Library, and support from numerous community volunteers.

A short documentary was shown on the Treaty of 1868, establishing the “Navajo Indian Reservation.” In 1868, the Navajo became the only native nation to use a treaty to escape removal and return to their home.

This treaty was written on paper taken from an army ledger book where article two is the crucial portion that defines the Navajo reservation.

According to Navajo history, the Navajo defended their land against Mexican and New Mexican slave traders...

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