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Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance

For the third year in a row the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a Native American college scholarship program. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the fund gives assistance to thousands of tribal students across the country.


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A New Mexico proposal seeks to draw tourists to a historic Hispanic and Native American trail that once linked early Spanish settlers from Mexico City to an area just north of Santa Fe.

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The U.S. Interior Department in November filed a series of comments critical of two hydro-storage dam proposals on the Little Colorado River. One of the main concerns is the possibly detrimental impact to the endangered humpback chub. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Deidra Peaches, Change Labs

A new app connects shoppers with more than 500 Native-owned businesses in the Southwest, from beauty salons to food carts to car repair shops. It’s called “Rez Rising” and it’s designed to give tourists access to authentic products and experiences on tribal lands, while giving a boost to local economies. One of its creators is Heather Fleming, executive director of Change Labs, a nonprofit incubators for Native businesses. She spoke with KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny about the vision behind Rez Rising.

Earth Notes: Navajo Churro Sheep

Jan 15, 2020
Stonefield Sheep

The Navajo Churro sheep was originally brought to the New World as a food source, but it turned out to be highly valued for its excellent wool weaving properties, as well.


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