Latest Kenneth Maryboy Stories

2008-08-18 06:00:38

By Angela Haupt When a Navajo woman delivers a baby at Banner Page Hospital in northern Arizona, she invites her entire family -- often more than 10 people -- into the birthing room. She may give birth squatting, as is custom among Native Americans. A medicine man will offer ancient prayers and herbs for the mother to ease childbirth. After the baby is delivered, nurses will save the placenta so the family can take it home and bury it in a sacred place. In this desert town flanked by...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Abandoned uranium ore mines in Navajo country have for decades been known to cause health problems. A five-agency coalition is finally doing something about it. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a multifaceted plan in June to the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, titled "Health and Environmental Impacts of Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation." The 46-page report lays out a...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent. About 20 people, including district staff, parents and school board members, gathered Wednesday at the Shiprock Board Room to brainstorm about issues and solutions in the search for a leader. "We need someone who can...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News A federal judge has given the managers of a Navajo nonprofit organization 10 days to hand over financial documents to the state of Utah or face contempt. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the managers of the Utah Navajo Development Council to hand over financial documents or file a sworn declaration that the documents do not exist before 10 days, or she will find them in contempt. The ruling comes as Utah officials work to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.