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Diné Winter Fest celebrates language, culture

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12th annual event brings out students from around the county.
Photos by Cayla Nimmo

Traditional artist tells stories through earth, hands

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Ingham Chapman Gallery takes part in Native American Heritage Month

The University of New Mexico-Gallup hosted an artist demonstration showcasing Pueblo pottery artist Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Nov. 13.

Ohkay Owingeh, also known as San Juan Pueblo, is one of the 19 New Mexico pueblos and is located 75 miles north of Albuquerque.

The pottery demonstration held in Gurley Hall Commons was part of Native American Heritage Month, during which the campus featured various events associated with Native American culture. The demonstration was free and open to the public.

Cruz, who is Tewa and a graduate of UNM with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a Master of Fine Arts, is...

OPVP seeks to provide off-the-grid families with solar

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Begaye signs contract with Big Navajo Energy

WINDOW ROCK — President Russell Begaye signed a services contract between the Office of the President and Vice President and Big Navajo Energy Nov. 28 to bring solar power units to Navajo families.

“This money is to provide electricity to families that need it, especially in places where it’s really expensive to run electric lines to homes,” Begaye said. “Because if a person lives up to seven miles off the grid, that could easily be up to $200,000 to provide electricity to that home. With solar energy, we could provide cheap energy. We’re excited for the families receiving this.”

Due to the impact of the Navajo-Hopi Land...

NPD chief of police to host listening sessions

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Offers public the chance to meet police force

WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Police Department Office of the Chief of Police will host a series of community listening sessions in December, the first of which will be held in Churchrock Dec. 1.

NPD Chief of Police Phillip Francisco and his command staff will host the events in the hope of giving the community an opportunity to meet their police force and bring their comments and concerns to NPD leadership.

Since becoming police chief for NPD, Francisco has made it a priority to develop a department that emphasizes leadership, accountability, staff empowerment, professional development and improvement of infrastructure.

To accomplish these...

Begaye calls for immediate improvements to Indian education

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Albuquerque’s IED outlines five goals

ALBUQUERQUE—President Russell Begaye urged outgoing New Mexico Public Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski to “act now” to ensure Native students’ needs are met in the state’s next administration Nov. 26.

Ruszkowski, a guest at the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council, leaves office Jan. 1 when newly elected Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham is inaugurated. Speaking in front of leaders of New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos, President Begaye asked Ruszkowski for four specific actions from both the current administration and the transition team.

“We need a commitment from this administration to make an impact before the...

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