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A Bear Totem Gift: Bears Ears Blessing Coming to SLC

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Utah DinéBikéyah

– a non-profit supporting Native Tribes working together to Protect Bears Ears

(385) 202-4954

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***Media Advisory***

A Bear Totem Gift: Bears Ears Blessing Coming to SLC

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2018

Contact – Braidan Weeks: (801) 372-6438

Alastair Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308


July 19th at 6pm


Urban Indian Center, 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City


Local tribal leaders welcome representatives from the Lummi Nation at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. The Lummi Nation will bring with them a 9-foot tall and 3-foot wide Bear Totem, which weighs over a ton. While the totem is a gift to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, it also comes with healing properties and shows symbolic support for the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument. After Salt Lake City, the Bear Totem will continue its journey to Bears Ears for the 2018 Bears Ears Summer Gathering, July 20-22, at the Bears Ears Meadow.


The Lummi People believe that totems bring healing to those on its journey and blesses those who touch it. Those in attendance will be invited by the tribal leaders to touch the totem and offer their blessings. Following the blessing, representatives from Goshute, Shoshone, and Ute will address attendees about unity, healing, and ongoing protection of ancestral lands. Attendance is expected to be over 75 people, lots of food, music, and special totem t-shirts will be shared. A community, potluck-style dinner will follow the blessing. The theme of the 2018 Summer Gathering at the Bears Ears meadow was determined by this act of kindness, beauty, and grace, #BearsEarsHeals2018.

Pictures and video are encouraged throughout the event.

6 p.m. – Event Start

6:30 p.m. Welcome and statements from Lummi and local Tribal Leaders

7 p.m. – Press follow-up & leader availability


Alastair Lee Bitsóí, MPH

Communications Director

Utah Diné Bikéyah

(917) 202-8308 (c)

Indigenous Solutions with support from the Nation Nation presents

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When:      Saturday, August 11th, 2018  12-6pm
Where:     Chinle Community Center – US-191, Chinle, Arizona 86503.
Contact:   Elena Higgins 505-795-2543 and Lorna Barreras 505-236-9443
Cost: Sliding $5-$10 general admission and $3 elders and under 12 years
All are invited to experience the inaugural Indigenous Solutions Festival on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 in Chinle, Arizona at the Chinle Community Center from 12-6pm.


The Festival is featuring local and national celebrities. The Festival experience includes activities that enrich the lives of indigenous communities. 
Three years in the making, Indigenous Solutions has collaborated with the Navajo Nation, local and national musicians, artists, Deaf motivational speakers, ASL interpreters, health organizations and businesses to highlight native culture and promote healing through storytelling, comedy, food, music and community. 


The resilience of the Diné is perpetual. We’re gathering a festival to share the beauty and blessings of survival, strength and remembering our ways. The Festival will happen in historic Chinle nestled among the sacred rocks of this spiritual center of the Navajo nation. 
Featured artists:
Ernie Tsosie, award-winning actor, comedian, and motivational speaker has worked in films, television, theatre, stand-up comedy and radio, as well as in Native American events, communities, schools and wellness programs. Ernie is proud to be a sober and drug free Native American performer, presenter and role model as a sober, drug-free husband, father and Native American man.
Radmilla Cody a GRAMMY Nominee, multiple Native American Music Awards winner, 46th Miss Navajo Nation, one of NPR’s 50 great voices, a Black History Maker Honoree, and an advocate against domestic abuse and violence. Miss Cody is of the Tla’a’schi’i'(Red Bottom People) clan and is born for the Naahilii (African-Americans).
Indigie Femme the multi award winning duo’s music has been described as, “A twist of world beats lavish the acoustic folk duo who tap into their indigenous roots.” Indigie Femme’s worldly vibrations ignite the collective consciousness to bring hope and healing to Mother Earth through their powerful performances.
Lyla June is a poet, musician, human ecologist, public speaker and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre performance style has invigorated and inspired audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. Her messages focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, inter-cultural healing, historical trauma and traditional land stewardship practices.
Someone’s Sister, the acoustic duo comprised of Georgia Winfree and Katherine Jones. Since their release of their début album, “Hand Me Downs”, they have traveled across the US singing and spreading their message of child abuse prevention.  Their music provides the perfect blending of rock and folk as each artist lends her own life experience to create music unlike any other.
Guest appearances:
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico. He grew up in a small farmhouse along the San Juan River with his four brothers and four sisters. His father was a farmer and a Road Man with Azee Bee Nahaghahi. At that time, this practice was considered illegal.
James Wooden Legs, Spiritual Adviser, grew up in the Lame Deer region of the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana. Mr. Wooden Legs is of the 5th generation of his great grandfather, who fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn in Crow Agency, Montana in 1876. Mr. Wooden Legs became Deaf from a bout with spinal meningitis when he was an infant. Mr. Wooden Legs is fluent in both Plains Indian Sign Language and American Sign Language.
Colin Denny is born to Tó’aheedlíiníí (Water Flowing Together People clan) and born for Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass People clan). And as for my Paternal grandfather’s clan is T ł ‘ízí lání (Many Goat People clan). Colin Denny graduated from Dine Community College in 2016 and currently attends Gallaudet University. Mr. Denny was born Hearing and became Deaf at age 14. He is passionate about pursuing his education and plans to come back to the Navajo Nation to share his knowledge with other Dine Hard of Hearing and Deaf students who struggle with communication access with their families, in the schools, and with their friends.

Wata Revital Arieli was born and raised in Israel with a large extended family. Her grandfather was a cantor in a synagogue and passed her the love for the sacred, music, and prayer. She moved to America at age 22 and worked as an artist in New York for 7 years. Her commitment is to world peace and harmony by implementing ancient peace  principles to daily living.

RFP: Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company

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Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company




The Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company (Company) is seeking proposals from executive search firms with specific, successful experience in recruiting, placing, and retaining highly qualified executives in small to mid-sized oil and gas companies.  Proposals are required to be submitted no later than August 1, 2018.  The successful firm will be expected to commence services in September of 2018.  A full version of the RFP, including proposal submittal requirements, is available on the Company’s website at, under “Announcements.”  The RFP is subject to the requirements of the Navajo Business Opportunity Act, 5 N.N.C. § 201 et seq.

Now Hiring: Navajo Nation and Navajo/Apache Regions

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Now Hiring

Navajo Nation and Navajo/Apache Regions

Telecommuting Positions

Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities available


Smart Support

Arizona’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation System

Southwest Human Development has received funding from First Things First to design and oversee a statewide system for the provision of high quality mental health consultation to early care and education settings.


We are currently seeking experienced mental health professionals who are looking for an expanded role as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to conduct consultation to teachers/staff in a variety of early care and education settings, including preschools, and home-based and center-based childcare centers. Consultants will collaborate with providers to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of the children (birth to five years) and families they serve. They will also provide outreach and training for early care and education staff, community, and First Things First Regional Councils.


The ideal candidate for the Navajo Nation position will live in/around the Navajo Nation Reservation.

The ideal candidate for the Navajo/Apache position will live in/around the Navajo/Apache/Show Low/Pinetop area.


Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, provides high-quality services in early childhood development, child health and welfare, services for children with disabilities, training, and Head Start.  This rapidly growing agency services 80,000 children and families a year and is one of the largest non-profit human services organizations in the state.



Master’s degree that is license eligible in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field and with at least 1 year post Master’s degree experience.


Preferred experience and knowledge in: working with children ages birth to five and their families; working a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers; working in a home-visiting program; working with economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations, and special education procedures and the special needs of young children with disabilities and their families.  Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, e-mail, Excel, etc.), and valid Arizona driver’s license.



Please specify the desired region when applying for this position.

Call 602-639-3470 or go online



Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefits package for full-time and part-time employment including:

Health Insurance

Life Insurance


Paid vacation

Paid sick time

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