Tag: american indians

‘I’m sure it’s a culture shock for most of you’: Navajos take the majority on the San Juan County Commission

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Monticello • After a hard-won and historic victory that will shift the body from a long-standing white Republican majority to a Democratic and American Indian one, the new San Juan County Commission took the oath of office in a packed ceremony Monday. The occasion was met with celebration from many in southeastern Utah who hope

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My View: A Memorial for the Warrior Spirit

Oliver Whaley, one of our Better UTAH interns this semester, grew up in Kayenta, AZ on the Navajo reservation. As a child in grade school, I learned from textbooks that the Navajos were hunters, gatherers and farmers. I never shared this perspective. I always saw and felt otherwise. So when Oliver learned that the Navajo were

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