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NCC stepped up to help start ICWA

The Indian Child Welfare Act outlawed non-Indian foster and adoptive placements and created a process to transfer cases to tribal courts. Diné children were coming home and Navajo Community College, now known as Diné College, played a part.


History repeats itself

Endurance, survival depicted in narrative tapestries from both sides of the Atlantic


Honoring women’s role in return to Dinetah after Long Walk

After learning about the events that led to the Long Walk, Ezekiel Argeanas, Diné, talked to historians, researched the archives at Bosque Redondo memorial, met with well-known Diné weavers and attended Sheep is Life workshops at Diné College to find out more about his ancestral history.


NM’s valentine to Sen. Pinto: It’s your day!

State Sen. John Pinto, D-McKinley-San Juan, received statewide recognition last week.


Last defendant in homeless murders gets 20 years

Three-and-a-half years after Kee Thompson and Allison Gorman were brutally murdered on the city’s west side, the last defendant in their killings was sentenced last Thursday.


To’hajiilee robotics team places 3rd at state competition

After topping a statewide robotics contest, mid-school students here are on their way to a regional competition sponsored by New Mexico State University.


‘Events like this teach us’

ABQ celebrates Indigenous People’s Day at cultural center


‘This is a big deal’

Women’s group rolls out first hall of fame


Finally, despite controversy, Alamo school has a board

Weeks after the April 18 special election, the Navajo Election Administration officially named a four-member board for the Alamo Navajo Community School, one seat off from the full five-member board. 


U.S. senators call for extension of Bears Ears comment deadline

Tick, tock! If you want to add your voice to the debate on continued national monument status for Bears Ears, the time to do it is now!