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FORT DEFIANCE In Lydia Fasthorse’s 20-year career, she has learned that many young people may not hear the vital stories

For the past year, young Navajos have been learning more about their culture by drinking a cup of coffee each morning.

Outside a local library in Fountain Hills, Ariz., a message for dozens of people in the form of song and dance – Jay Begaye, a traditional Navajo performer, brought back what he calls dwindling traditions on Nov. 21.

Some of the skills displayed by Navajo girls and boys at a Tobe Turpin Elementary School pageant on Thursday came from tradition through generations of family.

‘Everything will teach you’

Medicine man shares animal stories, songs at Navajo Nation Zoo

Nolan Karras James was at the Page Public Library over the weekend to sign copies of the book he illustrated. He also played music from his band’s new album.

Navajos have always been known as a warrior tribe. But a true Diné, says Navajo cultural expert James Peshlakai, should be a very reluctant warrior.

Diné take advantage of bumper piñon crop

To celebrate culture and tradition at Ééhániih Day, Julia Fatt from Paiute Mesa, Ariz. rides her horse in the mini parade of elderly every year.

Dreams typically guide how Susan Hudson, 56, creates her ledger quilts— a contemporary art for which she’s becoming famous for at prestigious shows.