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U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman laid to rest

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President, VP attend the Crystal, N.M. service

A part of the dedicated U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talkers, whose language skills outwitted the Japanese during WWII, Alfred K. Newman was laid in Whiskey Creek, near Crystal, N.M., Jan. 19.

He was born on July 21, 1924, at Rehoboth Hospital in Gallup, N.M. and resided in...

UNM-Gallup launches seminars for running, maintaining a business

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Participants will receive entrepreneurial training and technical assistance

The University of New Mexico-Gallup has partnered with STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy to provide an entrepreneurial seminar series for the spring 2019 semester.

These seminars will provide training and technical assistance at numerous UNM campuses and sites. The seminars will be free to the UNM community and the public, both in-person and online. Participants are required to register for the series.

The January seminar was held at UNM-G Jan. 18, and served as an introduction to the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program and mentor, Gallup native Sandra Begay.

“When you study certain subjects...

VP Lizer visits Rehoboth Christian School

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REHOBOTH, N.M. – Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer was invited to Nikki VanSlooten’s sixth-grade class lecture to discuss the importance of tribal sovereignty, growth, and development at Rehoboth Christian School, located east of Gallup, N.M Jan. 30.

Lizer discussed the significance of the “Long Walk” and the Navajo Treaty of 1868. In 1864, the Navajo people were forcefully removed from their homelands and forced to walk 300 miles to Bosque Redondo, N.M. The signing of the Treaty of 1868 allowed the Navajo people to return to their homelands and establish a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. government.

“Sovereignty is a powerful privilege for the...

VP Lizer visits Rehoboth Christian School

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REHOBOTH, N.M. – Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer was invited to Nikki VanSlooten’s sixth-grade class lecture to discuss the importance of tribal sovereignty, growth, and development at Rehoboth Christian School, located east of Gallup, N.M Jan. 30.

Lizer discussed the significance of the “Long Walk” and the Navajo Treaty of 1868. In 1864, the Navajo people were forcefully removed from their homelands and forced to walk 300 miles to Bosque Redondo, N.M. The signing of the Treaty of 1868 allowed the Navajo people to return to their homelands and establish a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. government.

“Sovereignty is a powerful privilege for the...

UNM-G student named semi-finalist for prestigeous scholarship

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Shawna Yellowhair, a sophomore at The University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, was recently named as a semi-finalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigiousCooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  The competitive scholarship program supports highly accomplished community college students as they transfer to four-year institutions to complete bachelor’s degrees.

Yellowhair was selected as a semi-finalist from nearly 1,500 students representing 369 two-year colleges in 45 states.

A graduate of Window Rock High School, Yellowhair will earn an associate of arts degree in business administration from UNM-Gallup in May, 2019. She plans to transfer to a four-year institution to...

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