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Celebrations continue for Navajo Code Talkers Day

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – “Aug. 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day and we celebrate with our warriors, our families, and our friends,” President Russell Begaye said. “We will be forever grateful for their service and dedication.”

During World War II, Navajo Code Talkers used Diné Bizaad to develop an unbreakable code...

Native Film Series 2017

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The 5th Annual Native Film Series Kicks-off the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

“Providing a stage for Native American Filmmakers to share their stories.”

As the originator and creator of Native Film Series, Lisa Rodriguez has always loved the art of filmmaking. As a photographer, Rodriguez respects the process of creating a story that moves and has breath in each frame.

Native Film Series has been the place for Native filmmakers to showcase their talents in the genre of documentary, shorts, animations and feature films. Now in its fifth year, it has kept the mission true to its idea.

Rodriguez has brought five extraordinary award winning films to...

Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa Competition

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Talent comes in all ages

A new edition to this year’s 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was the ‘Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa” Competition. The event was held at the El Morro Theatre Aug. 7, to an almost packed house of eager onlookers.

The Tiny Tot Pageant featured total of eight contestants from the surrounding area: Kelana Nizhoni Charley/Crownpoint - 5 years old; Preaura A. Harrison/Houck, Ariz. - 5 years old; Markell Boy Mariano/Gallup - 5 years old; Kyla Taylor Bitsie/Tohatchi - 6 years old; Starlaya S. Harrison/Houck, Ariz. - 5 years old; Adalyn Lily Yonnie/Ganado, Ariz. - 6 years old; Nevaeh Angel Tsipai/Newcomb - 5 years...

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Levi Platero drops INTO Gallup for a show

Local Dineh Blues musician, Levi Platero, made a concert stop to promote his latest blues album “Take Me Back,” at the Gallup Downtown Events Center July 22.

A local favorite, Platero plays lead guitar and his niche is the Blues.

Platero got bit by the blues bug at an early age, noting his father as a big influence.

Since then, Platero along with his siblings formed a band, and later Platero ventured out on his own making a name for himself. The Gallup Sun caught up with Platero before he headed out on stage.

Walking into the conference center, Platero, along with his band were busy conducting sound checks. I spotted him, and let him...

RMCHCS physical therapist earns ‘Osteopractic’ diploma

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is pleased to announce the award of a DIPLOMA in OSTEOPRACTIC™ from the Spinal Manipulation Institute to Pawel Gredecki, physical therapist with RMCHCS Rehabilitation Services. He is certified by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Dr. Gredecki completed courses in dry needling, spinal manipulative therapy, extremity manipulative therapy, instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization and differential diagnosis and multi-modal management of upper and lower extremities.

This diploma is awarded to licensed physical therapists or medical physicians who have the appropriate clinical sciences background and successfully completed...

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