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Diné College exhibit shows Whitesinger, Yazzie as multi-talented artists

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Navajo-based show runs through March

TSAILE, Ariz. — Artists Don Whitesinger and Peterson Yazzie first started drawing as kids, illustrating people and things that spontaneously came to mind.

Both studied concepts of art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and went on to receive graduate degrees from...

President appoints new director of NN Veterans Administration

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye has appointed Lt. Col. Tracey Clyde as the new director of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration.

Clyde served for 28 years in the United States Army. He returns to the Navajo Nation with considerable experience in policy development, management, recruitment and human resources. His first day on the job was Feb. 26.

“Lieutenant Colonel Clyde is capable of moving projects forward. His experience and rank in the military will bring tremendous integrity to the administration,” Begaye said. “It’s an honor for us to have a lieutenant colonel serve as director of the NNVA.”

Clyde graduated from the United States Military Academy...

Navajo basketball teams win 1A, 3A Ariz. state championships

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez celebrate the success of Navajo basketball players who competed in the 2018 Arizona state high school basketball tournaments. Both attended games for the 1A Conference and 3A Conference tournaments this past week.

“It’s an honor to be here watching so many of our Navajo athletes compete at this level,” Begaye said. “To see them doing so well goes to show you their commitment and dedication. I’m proud to see them representing our people.”

For the 1A Girls Championship game, the Saint Michaels Lady Cardinals defeated the Baboquivari Lady Warriors 60-44 to win the state title for the second year in a...

Hundreds compete in the Navajo Nation Science Fair at Red Rock Park

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Baker to Vegas run honors fallen officers

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Marathon runner to represent Navajo Police Team

Nelson McCabe, 56, of Coyote Canyon, N.M. is training for the 2018 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Now in its 34th year, two Los Angeles Police Officers first started the annual run, which honors the fallen in law enforcement. The upcoming race is scheduled for March 17-18, and features 120 miles of pavement spread over 20 stages with a field of 8,000 runners.

The run begins in Baker, California and ends at Las Vegas, Nevada. The course runs through Death Valley and is considered one of the most grueling challenges around.

“Baker to Vegas pertains to all of the fallen officers from around the country and the Navajo Nation,”...

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