Posts From Alastair Lee Bitsoi

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Arts

Activators, Pathbreakers and Provocateurs

Native fashion swirls onto the scene at NMAI

Culture

Diné poet takes on ‘solastalgia’

Before taking the stage at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop for a poetry slam, Demian DineYazhi’ added a little touch of home with a colorful, flowery scarf.

Politics

Mother’s inspiration moves former plant worker to enter Congressional race

Two weeks after Kayto Sullivan, 46, fell 11 stories onto a concrete surface at the Four Corners Power Plant, his late mother sat him down and told him of her dreams about his future.

News

Síhasin Subcommittee lays out plan for water network

After listening to the Navajo public, the Naabik’íyáti’ Síhasin Fund Subcommittee has identified a $101 million water infrastructure plan as a priority and precursor to any community and economic development.

News

Bears Ears coalition going straight to White House

With no real progress for a tribally-led monument to protect 1.9 million acres in southeastern Utah, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition has ended “lip service” talks with Rep. Rob Bishop and the Public Lands Initiative.

News

Wool and grit

Siblings find healing after parents’ death

News

Mining, operations to continue another 25 years at Four Corners plant

With the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ July 24 approval of a lease extension between owners of the Four Corners Power Plant and the Navajo Nation, employees like Deborah Yazzie could retire there or work until 2041.

Politics

‘Get off our land!’

Talks with state, federal leaders draw protest

News

Officials investigate killing of 11 horses in Chooshgai Mountains

While walking toward three dead horses in the pines of the Chooshgai Mountains Wednesday morning, Derry Lewis shouted in Navajo to the black bear to leave the scene of guts it was eating.

News

Bates concerned about spill as politician, farmer

Aside from his political duties as speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, LoRenzo Bates is a farmer and rancher, and he’s concerned about how the EPA-caused toxic spill from the Gold King Mine will impact his livelihood.