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Career Fair April 12 at Tuba City Learning Center

The annual Career Fair at the Tuba City Learning Center in Tuba City, Ariz. takes place April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Community members, college students and prospective students will be able to meet with local and surrounding business owners and representatives.

More information is available from Tuba City Learning Center Coordinator Leah DuPuy at (928) 283-5113 extension 7506 or at ldupuy@dinecollege.edu.

Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop April 16-17

The fifth Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop takes place April 16-17 at the Gallup Inn in Gallup, N.M. Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.

Workshop activities and topics include health education and research, community involvement, contaminated water sources, contaminated structures, a five-year plan report and abandoned uranium mine investigation and outreach.

The Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop will help federal agencies share their progress and work on the five-year plan with other government agencies and the public. Officials from the stakeholder workshop invite everyone to attend and provide comments on uranium contamination issues in Navajo Nation and on the five-year plan.

The Gallup Inn is located at 2915 W. Historic Highway 66. A more detailed agenda will follow.

More information is available from Alejandro Diaz at (415) 972-3242 or uranium_conf@epa.gov. More information about the multi-agency five-year plan is available at www.epa.gov.

Representatives urge those interested to RSVP by March 22 to dignan.lilia@epa.gov. The one page registration sheet is available on the website or by calling or emailing Diaz. Late and day-of registration is acceptable.

Honoring Our Warriors gourd dance May 18

The fourth annual "Honoring Our Warriors" gourd dance takes place May 18 at the Curley residence at Navajo Tribal Route 6830 in Birdsprings, Ariz.

Head staff include Emcee Rick Yazzie, Area Director LyDall Yazzie, Head Gourd Singer Ted Pavatea, Head Gourd Dancer Rudy Coan, Water Boy Jason Curley and Head Cook Angelina Curley.

Gourd dancing lastsfrom 11 a.m. (MST) to sunset. Dinner will be provided. All singers, drummers and dancers are welcome.

This is a free event. Attendees are encouraged to bring canopies and chairs. Vendors will be charged $25 per space. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

More information is available from Jason Curley at (928) 587-7253 or curley.jason@hotmail.com.

The Curley residence is two miles east of Little Singer School. From Tribal Route 15, exit south at mile post 33, and go five miles on Route 6830.

Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person that shops with their own bag.

Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org.

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 779-4172 or on the web at www.naturalgrocers.com.

N-NURSE hosting sixth symposium April 18-19 in Flagstaff

Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education, Inc. (N-NURSE) will host its sixth symposium, "Hózhó Náhásdlii: Sacred Space and Human Caring in Health Care," April 18-19 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz. Organizers are seeking sponsors for the event.

N-NURSE invites speakers and workshop facilitators with expertise appropriate to the focus of the symposium. American Indian nursing students participate in the symposium through the group's American Indian Nursing Student Scholarship Program. The symposium provides an opportunity for nursing students to network, expand their knowledge of nursing as a career and build leadership skills.

Dr. Jean Watson is returning as this year's keynote speaker. She will discuss the cultural wisdom inherent in the concepts of her 'Caritas' theory and Hózhó náhásdlii, Navajo philosophy, to integrate human caring in health care environments.

Symposium information is available at www.n-nurse.org. More information is available from Linda Petri at (505) 459-2619 or lindap1@q.com.

Road closure on Tuba City hospital campus

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is completing work to close part of East Cedar Avenue permanently on the hospital campus because of construction of a new helipad.

Drivers can expect barricades and road closure signs designated on East Cedar Avenue.

More information about this project is available by contacting Terry Crank, facility maintenance director, at (928) 283-2501 or Terry.Crank@tchealth.org.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Kate Esquirvel leads parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes take place from 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.

Classes will be offered Feb. 21, March 7, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.

More information is available at (928) 686-6266.

Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Field Office has moved

The Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Fort Defiance Field Office has moved to the Quality Inn Office Complex, 48 W. Highway 264, Quality Inn Office Complex, Suite 112 in Window Rock, Ariz.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Their staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff office hours.

Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.

Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST) at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.

Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (local time).

Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272 or visit the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).

Yavapai College upcoming events in Prescott

Don Edwards and Rich O'Brien with the Prescott Pops Symphony perform at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center April 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now, prices range from $20 to $45. More information and tickets are available from www.ycpac.com or (928) 776-2000.

The 39th Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale takes place May 25-27 in Prescott's historic Courthouse Plaza. Admission is free. More information is available by visiting phippenartmuseum.org.

The 26th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering takes place Aug. 8-10 featuring Baxter Black on Aug. 8, Dave Stamey on Aug. 9, and Belinda Gail on Aug. 10. Tickets are available beginning June 3 at www.azcowboypoets.org.

Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction March 15-16 in Prescott

A Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction takes place March 15-16 at Smoki Museum in Prescott, Ariz.

Organizers expect to sell more than 200 pieces of traditional and contemporary Indian art and 300 Navajo weavings.

At 5 p.m. on March 15 and 11 a.m. on March 16 Indian art will be auctioned. Navajo rugs will be auctioned at 1 p.m.

More information about previewing art is available by calling the Smoki Museum at (928) 445-1230. The Smoki Museum is located at 147 N. Arizona Ave. in Prescott. Interested individuals can also visit www.smokimuseum.org.

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

Cameron Chapter meetings and announcements for March

The Western Agency District 3 Council session takes place March 2 at 9 a.m. A location has yet to be determined.

The Cameron Chapter regular meeting takes place March 3 at 2 p.m. at Dzil Lebéi Elementary School.




 

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