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Renewable energy projects power up in tribal nations

The job market in Indian Country is tough. Edmond Salt knows that as well as anybody. A 42-year-old father of five and a Navajo citizen from Kayenta, Arizona, Salt once wanted one of the in-demand jobs with the local coal mine. While he managed to get a temporary job, Salt couldn’t snag a permanent position in a competitive environment with relatively few openings.
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RENT Comes To The Center for the Arts at Kayenta

CFAK is proud to be presenting RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning musical, this June 11-15, 2022, directed by Josh France. This award-winning production is an experience that fans of musical theatre should not miss! RENT gained critical acclaim on Broadway and won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The show’s success led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions.

Austin Energy crews help bring power to Navajo Nation homes

KAYENTA, Ariz. — Austin Energy crews recently traveled to Arizona to provide life-changing service to members of the Navajo Nation. Eight Austin Energy staff members, along with utility providers in nine other states, traveled to Kayenta, Arizona, to bring electricity to Navajo families for the first time. Austin Energy said the mission was a partnership with the American Public Power Association, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and community members.

Austin Energy crew helps power Navajo Nation

Austin Energy personnel in May went way off the grid — all the way to Arizona to help light up homes in the Navajo Nation. Driving the news: An eight-person crew from the city-owned utility headed to Kayenta, Arizona — about 1,000 miles away — to construct an eight-pole line extension to bring power to families without it.Why it matters: No electricity limits access to running water, reliable lighting and modern forms of heating and cooling. Some families in Navajo Nation have to drive 1.5 hours weekly to reach watering points and use portable coolers to preserve food, utility officials...

Gov. Spencer Cox signs water rights agreement with Navajo Nation

MONUMENT VALLEY – Gov. Spencer Cox joined U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and officials of the Navajo Nation here to sign a federal reserved water rights settlement agreement today. The agreement recognizes and protects the reserved water rights of the Navajo Nation and will bring clean drinking water to...

Bikepacking 101: Why You Should Try It and How to Get Started

Jon Yazzie of Navajo Nation is out to shake up the tourism industry. The co-founder of Dzil Ta’ah Adventures is ushering in a new era of Indigenous-led exploration—on two wheels—that emphasizes cultural revitalization he hopes will improve the lives of people he calls his own. And on a reservation with more square mileage than Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire combined, the space for renewal is immense.
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James William Hunt

James William Hunt (Jim) was born April 13th, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James E. and Myrtle P. Hunt. He died May 2, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, after suffering several years from lung problems. Two family members stayed by his side up to the very end.

‘Closer with our neighbors’: Festival of Americas brings traditional drum rhythms, art, dance to Kayenta

IVINS — The sound of drum rhythms could be heard in Kayenta over the weekend as Native American cultures came together to celebrate the Festival of the Americas. In its second year, the event was hosted by the Kayenta Arts Foundation with the intention of bringing communities together for a weekend of art, music and dance, as a way to share with one another and keep traditions alive.

Festival of the Americas had a successful second year this weekend

Kayenta Arts Foundation hosted the second annual Festival of the Americas highlighting indigenous culture and art.   The opening ceremony this year was presented by the Paiute Tribe and served as an introduction to the local Native American tribe. As the festival is only in its second year of running many of the same artists and vendors were there, however, the most noticeable change was the performers.   ...