In the past two weeks, the Office of the Navajo Nation Speaker has worked double-time to organize over 12 full-day work sessions, town halls and countless presentations from experts, many technical in nature, for the Navajo Nation Council on the potential impacts of closure or acquisition of Navajo Generating Station and the Peabody Kayenta Mine.
In 1997 contemporary Diné painter Peterson Yazzie won the high school art contest held by Northland Pioneer College, which earned him a scholarship to the school and eventually led him to become a teacher. Now the two-dimensional art instructor and faculty member helps run the same annual art competition at the college.
The Navajo Traditional Apprenticeship Program was founded in 1998 by the Division of Diné Education and legislation was passed to fund its operation annually through the Navajo Nation Trust Fund for Vocational Education.
When he was a child growing up in Gray Mountain, Arizona, Jonah Littlesunday’s grandmother Bessie Singer used to listen to cassette tapes of world-renowned flutist R. Carlos Nakai while she did her weaving.