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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 15, 2018

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Welcome back for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an interesting edition that includes a wide variety of projects in a variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

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Passing along the knowledge

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Polequaptewa Dance Group fueled by tradition

Teaching the young strong traditional values from an early start has its benefits and that alone can go a long way.

Especially when it involves a language and a deep rich culture behind it. Such as the case with 27-year-old Alrye Polequaptewa, who was born and raised on the Hopi Reservation.

Polequaptewa has been involved with his culture from an early age. The Hopi Tribe sits atop three mesas in northern Arizona, with each one consisting of different villages.

Polequaptewa is from the Second Mesa and from the village of Shungopovi. Despite facing some life struggles, Polequaptewa has not let him stop doing what he loves, and that...

Pollentongue poetry flies into downtown Gallup

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Founders encourages Native poets to attend workshops

Pollentongue Summer Series will be taking over ART123 on the first Fridays this summer, a poetry workshop and reading event organized by Diné poets, Matthew Jake Skeets, coordinator from Vanderwagen, N.M. and Lemanuel Loley, co-coordinator, from Crownpoint, N.M.

The summer series kicked off June 1, with its first workshop following its featured Diné readers, Bojan Louis and myself, Boderra Joe. (Do I even mention myself, well yes, of course!)

Pollentongue first appeared in October 2017 at the K’é Info Workshop, including their first writing workshop in March 2018 with Ryan Dennison at the Hozhó’ó Hólne’ Writing...

Multicultural event promotes Diné language through fun activities

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The first annual “FACES – Family and Community Engagement Series” took place June 6-7 at Rocky View Elementary for area teachers, parents, and students.

It was a multicultural-based family activity celebrating knowledge and diversity. The event was hosted by the Gallup McKinley County School Bilingual and Cultural Education Departments.

Area bilingual teachers helped with the activities while teaching Diné language through entertaining and educational methods. Numerous schools in the district participated in the event at Rocky View.

A $25,000 grant from the Public Education Division for Indian Education has helped the district to sponsor cultural events for students.

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Ocean’s 8 offers a new female cast, but with an old, worn heist formula

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Running Time: 110 minutes

Just last year, the Ocean’s 11 series got a countrified redo from director Steven Soderbergh with Logan Lucky. Less than a year later, we’ve received another variation on the formula called Ocean’s 8. This time out, the story is based around a heist perpetrated by an exclusively female crew. While that might have seemed like enough to justify yet another take on this story, like any sequel after sequel after sequel, it can’t help but seem like a bit of a rehash.

Just paroled from prison, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is the sister of Danny Ocean from the previous installments. While in the joint, she’s done nothing but...

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