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Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

| January 14, 2019
Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year.

Unlike similar lawsuits, the complaint filed Tuesday in tribal court doesn’t seek changes to the policies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It seeks unspecified monetary damages for decades of alleged emotional harm, including attempted suicide.

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Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

| December 12, 2018
Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

Even with modern technology, it’s nearly impossible to find the homemade boxing gym identified by a tattered wooden sign that reads, “Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym.” …

The modest gym, which was built on a patch of land once dedicated to raising goats, now is dedicated to the Olympic-size dreams of a 14-year-old Navajo girl, Mariah Bahe.

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FTF partners with Arizona tribes to meet the needs of young children

| November 20, 2018
FTF partners with Arizona tribes to meet the needs of young children

Candida Hunter drives thousands of miles every month in her role as Senior Director for Tribal Affairs for First Things First.

Her work takes her across Arizona, sometimes spanning distances from Navajo Nation in the northeast corner to the far southwest corner where the Cocopah Tribe is located or to the southern border of Arizona to meet with Tohono O’odham Nation or Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Hunter serves as a link between tribal governments and staff, Indian organizations, the general public and FTF staff.

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How a hands-on high school veterinary program is enriching Navajo students

| April 19, 2017
How a hands-on high school veterinary program is enriching Navajo students

Kids don’t learn unless they get a little dirty. That’s the philosophy of the man who runs the career and technical education program at Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Arizona, where students from the Navajo Nation get hands-on instruction in caring for animals. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how the program prepares students for careers, college and more.

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Navajo Nation’s only special-needs school has been praying for a miracle — it’s getting one

| April 11, 2017
Navajo Nation’s only special-needs school has been praying for a miracle — it’s getting one

There’s nothing ordinary about St. Michael’s Association for Special Education. It’s the only special-needs school serving school-aged students on the Navajo Reservation, which covers so much land that if it were a state, it would be the 10th largest in America. The school, a private nonprofit founded by a Catholic nun who also served as a nurse on the reservation, is located in the Navajo Nation’s capital, Window Rock, Arizona. Some of its students travel as far as 200 miles to attend. Some even board overnight during the week.

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Navajo Nation welcomes $45 mil from feds for schools, but say need persists

| January 20, 2016
Navajo Nation welcomes $45 mil from feds for schools, but say need persists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered $45 million of long overdue construction funds Thursday for two long-neglected schools in the Navajo Nation, the last of 14 schools promised funding there 12 years ago.

The Interior Department had announced last February that money was finally on the way for Cove Day School and Little Singer Community School, but Congress did not approve the funds until last month.

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Job Opportunity: Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Navajo Nation Region

| December 9, 2014
Job Opportunity: Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Navajo Nation Region

Job Opportunity with First Things First: Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator – Navajo Nation Region Reporting to the Director of Community Outreach and in collaboration with First Things First leadership, staff and Regional Council members, the Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing targeted educational outreach and engagement strategies regarding First Things […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Conference – October 28th

| October 3, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Conference – October 28th

Domestic Violence Awareness Conference October 28, 2014 8am to 5pm Tuba City Chapter House, Tuba City, AZ For more information, contact Department of Family Services at 928 283 3266 DFS and their sponsors are not responsible for personal property damaged, stolen or lost For flyer, Click here.

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