The rampant stray dog population on Navajo Nation has grown to 250,000 and the Navajo Nation Council amended Title 17 of the criminal code to address dogs running at large and to establish criminal penalties for vicious dog attacks.
On June 2, delegates Eugenia Charles-Newton and Vince James submitted a request for a bill to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to give every enrolled Diné adult $2,000 and every child $1,000 in hardship assistance.
After months of intense lockdowns and other pandemic-related interventions, the measures have had a considerable impact on COVID’s decline. While on the subject of public health, the discussion of free-roaming dog populations, both owned and stray, have a number of public health concerns, especially since the pet population continues to multiply without intervention.
Even if you are fully vaccinated, don’t throw your masks out just yet, because the mask mandate that was implemented in April of 2020 to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation is still in effect.
Tamarah Begay was listening to the virtual awards ceremony for the New Mexico chapter of the American Institute of Architects two weeks ago, a little disappointed her Chinle campus for Navajo Technical University hadn’t won a statewide award.
Sheridan, Wyoming, in the 1950s was said to be the most racist city in the U.S. Signs hung in store windows and in other western towns reading, “No Indians allowed.” That history began to change when tribal leaders like Joseph Medicine Crow and Donald Deernose from the Crow Nation joined Sheridan town leaders to put an end to the prejudice and discrimination.
Under new leadership and in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts expanded its digital platform and will offer a hybrid in-person and virtual Indian Market Aug. 21 to 22.
A grandma sits with her granddaughter in front of a loom. Each taking turns weaving. This is a scene from "Dying Language," a music video from Graves of the Monuments, a Navajo metal core band out of Page, Arizona.