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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.


Working the wool

Spin-off helps Diné weave traditional skills into busy lives


Spin-offs help Diné reclaim culture

The Navajo Nation Museum hosts “spinoffs” — days for working on weaving, knitting or other wool projects — the third Saturday of every month except May and June.


Bordertown car salesman gets 6 years for defrauding customers

A shady car salesman from Holbrook, Arizona, whom Navajos had been complaining about for years, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, a Class II felony.