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Rez districts support strike, but in different ways

While public school districts in border towns like Page, Flagstaff and Winslow are shut down for the Arizona teachers’ strike today and Friday, Kayenta is the only one of the larger school districts on the reservation that is joining them.


Chinle takes first step toward vendor village

Chinle Chapter last Monday took the first step toward constructing a vendor village at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly, with chapter members authorizing Chapter President Myron McLaughlin to apply for a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.


Dineh Tah Dancers well received at historic home sites

The Dineh Tah Dancers succeeded in their mission of sharing the story of the Treaty of 1868 at two significant historic sites earlier this month, their leader reported.


Historian’s latest work provides a fresh perspective on trading

Trading posts were such a fact of life for so many years in the Four Corners that many of us haven’t thought about how unique this system of commerce really was.


Chee’s sound morphs, matures in second album

Youthful success is a double-edged sword. Sometimes, you were just the right person in the right place at the right time, covered with this big dollop of charming naiveté you’ll never have again, and suddenly everybody has impossible expectations.


Native women face larger gender pay gap

In case you haven’t turned on a television, read a newspaper or checked social media in the past week, Wednesday was Equal Pay Day — the symbolic day American women’s wages “catch up” to what American men were paid in 2017.


Out of the woodwork

Third copy of treaty identified, will be at Hweeldi


Arizona enacts Native American Day, renames highways

It’s been a good couple of weeks for Arizona’s Native Americans, at least symbolically.


A growing concern

Kayenta’s community garden is open for business, but so far has no takers


Diné dancers drumming up support for ‘Treaty 101’ tour

Around these parts, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868.