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2009-07-06 09:30:00

Begay, Oneida Indian Nation and San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians join forces to fight obesity and diabetes and promote youth sports and wellness within Native American communities VERONA, N.Y., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Notah Begay III, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, today announced that Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas, and Mike Weir will play in the second annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Foundation Challenge). The four will play in a skins game format on Monday, Aug. 24,...

2009-06-24 01:14:11

A forum in Utah this week celebrated the life and mystery of a young artist who vanished in southern Utah in 1934. Bones found last year were recently confirmed as those of Everett Ruess. The Californian was 20 when he was last seen near Escalante. The forum Monday at the University of Utah attracted a capacity crowd, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Ruess's nephew and niece were there, as was Denny Bellson of Shiprock, N.M., who found the bones. Bellson, a member of the Navajo Nation, said...

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2009-05-16 14:25:00

Archaeologists are studying how early Navajos used smoke signals to notify others of invaders.The researchers and volunteers have flare guns and will spread across the Four Corners Saturday to test the ancient alarm system.There are 200 pueblitos that the archaeologists think were constructed by Navajos to defend themselves against Spanish explorers and rival tribes."If you hear an enemy approaching, you climb into these things and pull up the ladder, and you can seal yourself in for a...

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2009-05-01 09:42:07

University of Colorado, National Geographic report on forensic, DNA evidence regarding Southwest folk hero The mysterious disappearance of Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist, writer and footloose explorer who wandered the Southwest in the early 1930s on a burro and who has become a folk hero to many, has been solved with the help of University of Colorado at Boulder researchers and the National Geographic Society. The short, compelling life of Ruess, who went missing in 1934 after leaving...

2009-03-31 16:29:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Stories of Native American workers at Camp Navajo, Ariz., will be a part of the site's historical record forever. Camp Navajo Garrison Training Center and the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) have a richer understanding of their own history thanks to the Camp Navajo Cultural Resources Management Program oral history project. The oral history project began as an effort to mitigate range development impacts on Indian Village,...

2009-03-03 20:24:00

PHOENIX, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightstone Solutions, LLC announced today that its Director of Network Forensics, Brandon Benallie, has earned certification from Guidance Software Inc., as an EnCase(R) Certified Examiner (EnCE(R)). The EnCase(R) Certified Examiner (EnCE(R)) program certifies both public and private sector professionals in the use of Guidance Software's EnCase computer forensic software. EnCE(R) certification acknowledges that professionals have mastered computer...

2009-03-02 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Telecom Services (Conterra), a national broadband services company specializing in rural areas, has announced the commencement of high-speed wireless wide area network service for the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education (N.A.T.I.V.E.). The 100 Mbps Ethernet based microwave radio network connects all of the eight member district high schools through 66 of their Career Technical classrooms. A five-year contract...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News While educators don't enjoy having their school on the "improvement list" for the federal mandate No Child Left Behind, they say it is helping them to do better. NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress reports, announced by the Utah State Office of Education this week, revealed 15 schools on the improvement list as compared to 12 schools last year. Title 1 schools that don't pass AYP two years in a row are put on the list and subject to sanctions. A school is...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By Rodger L. Hardy Deseret News Every fall and spring, a group of volunteers from the Salt Lake City area loads up trucks and SUVs for a trek into the southwestern Utah and northern Arizona Navajo reservation to deliver food, medical supplies and other goods to some 525 Navajos ranging in age from 70 to 106. Many of the Navajos live as far as 50 miles from the nearest border town. For them, modern conveniences simply don't exist. They live as their forefathers did for centuries. Most have...

2008-08-18 18:00:00

By Journal Staff Report Staged readings of plays by Native American playwrights continue today at the VSA North Fourth Art Center's N4th Theater, 4904 Fourth NW. They are part of the Two Worlds Festival conceived by Taos Pueblo playwright and filmmaker James Lujan, according to a festival news release. The theme is the struggle faced by many in the American Indian community -- modern modes vs. traditional ways, urban life vs. reservation life, the earthly vs. the spiritual. "Fancy...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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