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This is an open letter to my retired colleagues – licensed social workers who worked for years directly with our people within the Navajo Nation.

First of all, we are not protesting (“Men protest fracking near Buffalo Pass,” Sept. 21, 2017). To protest is to make a statement expressing disapproval of something. Believe me, we are way beyond protest.

What benefit to the Navajo people would ever come from the Navajo Nation threatening to sue the federal government over Bears Ears National Monument being reduced?

The day of the sheep butchering opened as Pax Harvey cited the unique butchering contest that puts the contestants at the top, a unique part of the Miss Navajo pageant.

There were no elder songs and dances. No elders were allowed to sing as a group. No best dressed for male and female elders.

“I request that you rescind the “New America” award to The Arizona Republic for the negligent and gross errors in their series of stories on the Navajo Housing Authority this past December and earlier this year. …”

A recent editorial written by Confluence partner R. Lamar Whitmer on “Clarifications on the Escalade Project” deserves more clarifications.

Parents, schools and Navajo citizens have expressed concerns on how schools should observe the upcoming solar eclipse.

Recently, it has come to my attention that there is a real decline in both reading and writing on the reservation.

Regarding “Corralling the press won’t stop us from doing our job” (July 27, 2017), the Navajo Times provides a Diné viewpoint of events and conditions in our Diné Nation. Granted, the news may not always be encouraging or uplifting, but we need to know.