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NTU confers first master’s degree in Diné culture, language

Forty-one-year-old Perry James made history on May 13 when he received the first-ever master’s degree conferred by Navajo Technical University.


Tesuque Pueblo, Shiprock teams clean up at PNM solar car race

The Oklahoma Thunders from the Tesuque Pueblo Te Tsu Geh Oweenge elementary placed first for speed at the 22nd annual PNM Solar Car Races held on May 6 at the Explora Museum.


Author shares story of the harsh treatment of Navajos during Long Walk

Gary Nez knows the history of the Long Walk and what the devastation of the forced removal did to his Navajo people, yet he left a recent lecture with vivid details he didn’t know.


Standing Rock Sioux woman crowned Miss Indian World 2016

To a drum roll and the roar of the crowd in the super-packed WisePies Arena, 25-year-old Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, was crowned Miss Indian World 2016

Education People

Early graduate sparks conversation about quality education

If a student has 26 credits at a school where 22 credits are needed to graduate, should the school graduate the student early?


‘March of death by exposure’

Gallup exposure deaths the topic of award-winning play


Navajo delegation experiences Russian culture

Like the Diné in the United States, the Sakha in the Russian Federation are known by another name to their fellow citizens.


Navajo comedian aims at local politics

A Navajo comedian from Gallup has been attending local government and school board meetings, because he hopes to bring the power of satire to bear in local politics.


Community commemorates one-year passing of Officer Yazzie

The aftermath of last year’s deadly manhunt still resonates for the family of the late Navajo Police Officer Alex Kee Yazzie.

People Politics

First Native woman appointed to head Division of Economic Development

Back in May, shortly after he took office, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he wasn’t going to make any hasty decisions when it came to the appointment of his director for economic development.