Native American Issues

TIED TO THE POST Of all the people we work with, Dennis Ross is one of our all-time favorites.  Our fondness for him is not necessarily based in his artistic talents; it is mostly about the way he conducts his life.  Biologically, Dennis is half Navajo and half Hopi, which makes for an interesting...
Two girls from San Juan County turned heads at New York Fashion Week last month.  Tewakeedah and Dachuneeh Martin, of Montezuma Creek, sang live for Designer Hazel Stabler’s Buffalo Hunt Camp fashion line dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).  Imagine the fashion show like this...
More than 800 people attended the the fifth annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering, which was held July 19-21 at the Kigalia Guard Station in Bears Ears National Monument. Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) sponsors the annual event, designed to celebrate the Indigenous cultures of the Bears Ears region. In 2019...
Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his wife Jeanette recently met with Pope Francis in the Vatican City while on an economic development tour through Europe. They had a brief visit with the pontiff and presented him with a gift from Utah. If you look closely, you will see that the gift is handpainted...
UPDATED 12/4/2018 Members of “Global Witness” attempted to gain entrance into the Monument Valley Tribal Park on Nov. 29 without prior permission or permitting and were eventually denied access. Park officials closed the park to the general public and the estimated 50 members of the...
A group estimated at more than 300 people gathered at the Bears Ears Meadow on June 20 to 22 for the fourth annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering. Organized by the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, the gathering is designed to build support to restore Bears Ears National Monument to its...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson White hot bolts of lightning bee-bopped across the darkened horizon, as we topped out on the south side of Devil’s Canyon. It looked as if an electrified game of pin ball was being played above the torn and ragged, moisture-laden clouds. I...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie JudiSee also Dust in the Wind Sometime in the year 1801, a baby boy was born near a babbling spring just north of two massive mounds of earth. The mounds appeared to have been snipped off by some unseen and careless deity, not quite reaching their original...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill BoyleOut of the Blues I always thought that Kigalia was a cool word. You see it in several places in San Juan County, most notably in the beautiful Kigalia Canyon and Ranger Station near the Bears Ears. It is generally easy to determine the source of a place...
The 28th Annual Utah Navajo Fair with the theme, Honoring Our Elders, featured a parade, traditional songs and dances, comedy and cultural performances, the Miss Utah Pageant, a Pow Wow, artisans displaying their hand made jewelry and pottery, as well as. among other events, rock and...

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