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‘Involved since I was in the womb’

New Miss Ceremonial’s views, outlook reflect activist mother

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Grandmother is inspiration for ‘GrownUp Navajo’

“I kept hearing her voice tell me, ‘You know what to do,’” said Jaclyn Roessel about why she created what would become GrownUp Navajo.

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Diné day camp: off the couch and into culture

On a nice sunny day, the Tséhootsooí Medical Center hosted the 2nd Annual Navajo Youth Culture Day Camp to get kids off their couches this summer.

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Negotiations on track to get 1868 treaty here

A representative from the National Archives is expected to visit Window Rock next month and if everything goes well, the tribe should get final approval to display the last known original copy of the Treaty of 1868 in time for the 150th anniversary of its signing next year.

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The shield as metaphor … and art project

Children and parents got their hands sticky and covered in paint as they decorated replica Navajo shields made of cardboard during “Shielding Our Culture,” a summer youth cultural and art workshop held last Thursday at the Navajo Nation Museum.

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Solstice at Chaco provides window into ancient life

As the shortest night of the year settles over the campground at Chaco Canyon, sound echoes off the pictograph-laden canyon walls: the ping of rocks on tent stakes, excited voices, and of course someone has brought a Native flute and another camper a drum.

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Treaty signings recall, celebrate people’s victory over ‘sad’ time

When Delores Paul was 12 years old in 1968, she travelled with 160 other Navajos to Bosque Redondo, New Mexico, to partake in the 100-year reenactment of the signing of the Treaty of 1868.

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Talking it up

Code Talker pushes for language sculpture

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Diné student honors family at exhibit, performance

In the 1930s, Angela Ashley, a Diné weaver from Burnt Water, Arizona, lost most of her sheep to the Bureau of Indian Affairs livestock reduction.

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Ex-Miss Navajo says home is key to her success

The smell of fry bread wafted from the chapter house as Alyson Shirley greeted the people of her community she calls family.