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Family says late Officer Alex Yazzie is a ‘hero’

Jade Maestas remembers her youngest uncle, Navajo Nation Police Office Alex Yazzie, who was killed yesterday in the line of duty, as honorable, kind, gentle, funny and responsible.

Music

For one artist, hip-hop is a way to transcend oppression

Growing up on the Navajo Nation can have its challenges. The area is very rural and in many places there isn’t much to do.

Education

Students learn math, wellness in gardening club

A gym filled with kids, paint, newspapers, soil and water may sound chaotic, but for Ganado Elementary, it meant the start of planting season for the Green Hornet’s Garden Club.

People

Diné business owner earns NCAIED volunteer award

Mabel Tsosie, president and founder of Spottedhorse Infosystems LLC, was given the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award during the National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas.

People

Filmmaker finds new way to explore culture

It begins with two brothers on the hunt for a wolf that’s been menacing the ranch and leads to a journey for the affection of their father and an unbreakable brotherly bond.

Music

Youth learn to play, tune guitars at music workshop

Sounds from beginning guitar players clashed with those of the more experienced during the Native American Music Fund Teens for Music workshop at the Navajo Nation Museum on Saturday.

People

Students raise $2,075 to benefit Pennies for Patients program

Coins poured out of boxes and clinked as they hit the tables in Joyce Tsinajinnie’s third grade classroom.

People

Tip a Royal gives voice to students in Special Olympics

Medals made tiny clinking sounds as Miss Ramah Navajo walked. Attached to the end of her sash belt were two of her brother’s Special Olympic medals.

News

‘We need to say thank you’

The band went silent as the roar of motorcycles neared the Fort Defiance Chapter House.

News

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks not only a day of celebration and remembrance but also a day of service.