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‘Criminal’ wastes a talented cast, crew

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Rating: «  out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 113 min.

If you do happen to find yourself in the theater watching the action/thriller Criminal this weekend, I can think of a game you can play to pass the time. It’s called “The Dutchman” and it involves taking a drink each time you hear that name uttered. A word of...

Accepting submissions: Native young writers essay contest

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The 2016 Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 only. All students participating in the Young Native Writers Essay Contest should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American community (i.e., an American Indian tribe, an Alaska Native community or a Native Hawaiian community).

The writing prompt is as followed: Native Youth Initiatives

What active role should Native youth take in advancing Native initiatives within your community, region, or state? The essay should use research from your tribal community (website, tribal documents or personal interviews) and should reflect on your own...

Sanchez appointed to Crownpoint principal job

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Thoreau basketball coach suspended

Ophelia Sanchez, a career school system employee and an assistant principal at Washington Elementary School for the past two years, is now the new principal at Crownpoint High School, officials confirmed.

Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti said March 31 that Sanchez took over the top Crownpoint job April 4. Sanchez is officially the school’s principal and not a temporary substitute on an interim basis, Chiapetti said.

“I have been in the system for almost 20 years,” Sanchez said. “The job is going well.”

Chiapetti did not reveal the amount of severance, if any, paid to Reed. Reed commanded an annual salary of...

Tribal leaders, entrepreneurs discuss solutions to building tribal economies

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Separating biz, from politics one key to success

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. – Building tribal economies while maintaining tribal identities were key themes of discussion during the Opening General Session for the 2016 Navajo Nation Economic Summit held at the Twin Arrows Casino Resort Apr. 12.

Lance Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho Chunk Inc., Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, was the session’s keynote speaker.

Of the many topics in his address, Morgan talked about the importance of separating business and politics within tribal communities.

To do this, he said, the Winnebago Tribe was effective in utilizing boards while defining clear roles and responsibilities...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 15th, 2016

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Do you like scary movies? Well, it appears as though this edition of highlights on DVD and Blu-ray has a theme - horror. And don’t get too concerned, there are a few other genres represented. 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!

About Scout - A rebellious girl decides to travel across Texas to search for her missing sister – she suspects the sibling is with their estranged father. Along the way, she befriends and travels alongside a depressed New Yorker. Press reaction was mixed, claiming that the performances were good but that the story was riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies...

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