Tag: Navajo-Hopi Observer

Hopi High students take a look at journalism and communication programs at NAU and ASU

| April 6, 2016
Hopi High students take a look at journalism and communication programs at NAU and ASU

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema blasted the Veteran’s Administration and talked about a bill that would ensure more services for veterans, especially those considering suicide, during a Skype press conference with high school students from throughout the state.

Sinema offered her comments during the 19th annual Arizona Latino Media Association conference at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication March 4. The Skype conference took place on a large movie screen in a conference room at Arizona State University (ASU).

Nine Hopi High media students were among the estimated 90 journalism students who attended from throughout the state.

Continue Reading

Diné College introduces changes in science, math, Navajo language and culture

| March 30, 2016
Diné College introduces changes in science, math, Navajo language and culture

Diné College, the Navajo Nation’s community college serving more than 1,600 students, is preparing to make significant academic changes that will improve the quality of education for all of its students.

Helping to lead this significant change is Interim Provost at Diné College Dr. Henry Fowler. Fowler plans to encourage more participation and focus on science and mathematics as a way to build the Navajo Nation. He initially came to the college as a math teacher and realized the programs could be strengthened.

Continue Reading

Eagles Nest students take top honors at Tuba City Math League competition

| March 23, 2016
Eagles Nest students take top honors at Tuba City Math League competition

Students from Eagles Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City competed against 20 other Arizona schools in an annual math competition in individual and team settings.

More than 200 students entered the overall public school competition.

Two Eagles Nest third graders placed in the top 10 in their grade level with seven of the Eagles Nest students qualifying to go on to the more aggressive state level math competition later this month in Tucson.

Continue Reading

Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| March 16, 2016
Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Diné College and Northern Arizona University (NAU) finalized a partnership agreement Feb. 29 that allows the two schools to maximize their educational resources and expertise to increase educational opportunities on the Navajo Nation.

Diné College President Martin Ahumada and NAU President Rita Cheng signed the memorandum of understanding in Flagstaff. The agreement outlines academic programming, faculty collaboration, and student success initiatives.

Continue Reading

Window Rock High School student to attend Congress of Future Science and Tech

| March 9, 2016
Window Rock High School student to attend Congress of Future Science and Tech

Jaden Redhair, a 10th grader at Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts June 29-July 1.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Continue Reading

Tuba City Primary 2016 spelling bee winner to move on to Navajo Nation contest in March

| March 2, 2016
Tuba City Primary 2016 spelling bee winner to move on to Navajo Nation contest in March

It’s a contest that students look forward to every year because winning means picking up a nice prize like a new large size tablet. The winner also gets the opportunity to represent their school and local community in a larger contest at the entire Navajo Nation level.

This year’s Western Navajo Regional Spelling Bee, which took place at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City Feb. 11, included 12 schools locally registered with Scripps National Spelling.

Continue Reading

New children’s books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys

| February 24, 2016
New children’s books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Salina Bookshelf recently published two new multi-cultural children’s books focused on Hopi themes.

Both “Celebrate my Hopi Corn” and “Celebrate my Hopi Toys” are examples of cross cultural, collaborative efforts between a Native author, Native illustrator and non-Native publishing house to foster a better understanding of Hopi tribal culture and Hopi tribal language while emphasizing the tribal cultural and language difference importance for readers of all ages.

Continue Reading

FoodCorps program helps Tuba City Primary School kids learn about gardening and nutrition. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| February 17, 2016
FoodCorps program helps Tuba City Primary School kids learn about gardening and nutrition. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Kids from Tuba City Primary School are getting a chance to spend quality time outside learning about gardening and nutrition, thanks to FoodCorps, a non-profit nationwide organization that connects kids to real food.

FoodCorps is made up of a nationwide team of leaders which formed as an organization in 2010. The program out of Tuba City is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

Continue Reading

Hopi Police Chief talks law enforcement with Hopi High students. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| February 10, 2016
Hopi Police Chief talks law enforcement with Hopi High students. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Hopi Police Chief Jamie Kootswatewa spoke to Hopi High media students about life as a police officer, slow response times to some calls and active shooter drills.

Hopi High radio student Storm Tso interviewed Kootswatewa on KUYI’s Hopi High Teen Show.

Continue Reading

New nordic skills: Native American students find fun preparing for Special Olympics cross country skiing competition

| February 3, 2016
New nordic skills: Native American students find fun preparing for Special Olympics cross country skiing competition

On Thursday mornings, Josiah Chavez and Cedric Yazzie, two Native American students from Sinagua Middle School can be found at the Nordic Center participating in Special Olympics cross country skiing practice, coached by Carol Sharp.

Continue Reading