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The day of the sheep butchering opened as Pax Harvey cited the unique butchering contest that puts the contestants at the top, a unique part of the Miss Navajo pageant.

There were no elder songs and dances. No elders were allowed to sing as a group. No best dressed for male and female elders.

“I request that you rescind the “New America” award to The Arizona Republic for the negligent and gross errors in their series of stories on the Navajo Housing Authority this past December and earlier this year. …”

A recent editorial written by Confluence partner R. Lamar Whitmer on “Clarifications on the Escalade Project” deserves more clarifications.

Parents, schools and Navajo citizens have expressed concerns on how schools should observe the upcoming solar eclipse.

Recently, it has come to my attention that there is a real decline in both reading and writing on the reservation.

Regarding “Corralling the press won’t stop us from doing our job” (July 27, 2017), the Navajo Times provides a Diné viewpoint of events and conditions in our Diné Nation. Granted, the news may not always be encouraging or uplifting, but we need to know.

This letter is in response to the “fake news” reported by Krista Allen in the July 13, 2017 Navajo Times article entitled, “TC hospital flubs care for elderly Dine.” I want to correct errors from the article and provide facts about Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation and the rigorous requirements we fulfill to provide safe, accessible, quality, and culturally sensitive health care.

History is good for posterity, respect and honor.

It is my hope that our tribal leaders, and particularly the Council delegates, can see and understand this, as our need for financial resources will only increase, because in 1955, our tribal population was at 75,000; in 1977 this increased to 150,000; and most recently went over 300,000 in the year 2000.