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LA electronic rock band, 9ELECTRIC

amps up Gallup

With Interstate 40 running through Gallup, the city definitely gets its fair share of eclectic bands dropping in for a show during tour stops.

Music of different genres, ranging from blues to rock and all in between, brings some high voltage performances to the rugged...

Gallup Film Festival: A premier summer, three-day festive event

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With films from local filmmakers to around the world

The Gallup Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for Sept. 14 - 16, with film submissions from 19 U.S. States, and nine foreign countries in 19 film categories.

Tickets are on sale at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center starting Aug. 18.  Tickets can be purchased in blocks, a minimum of five films for the cost of $5 per block. Each block is about 2 ½ hours.

Special guest appearance this year are the cast from Light Dancing Production’s The Watchman’s Canoe, a feature length film of kids, coming of age, adventure, drama, and comedy produced by writer and director Barri Chase.

The showcase of The Watchman’s...

VP Nez attends special appreciation day for champions of housing

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On Aug. 3, Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the Special Appreciation Day for Distinguished Visitors where he expressed gratitude to the champions of a project to build 50 housing units for members of the Navajo Nation.

“A home is where the family is,” Nez said. “I think we all agree upon that and so, on behalf of the Navajo Nation, I want to say thank you to the many partners helping us to build these homes,”

The appreciation day was hosted by Southwest Indian Foundation, and marks the near completion of this project. The foundation services Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other Pueblo tribes in the area through a number of programs, including the one on housing.

Together Navajo...

Celebrations continue for Navajo Code Talkers Day

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – “Aug. 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day and we celebrate with our warriors, our families, and our friends,” President Russell Begaye said. “We will be forever grateful for their service and dedication.”

During World War II, Navajo Code Talkers used Diné Bizaad to develop an unbreakable code for the United States Marine Corps and helped bring an end to war in the Pacific theater.

“The Navajo people continue to honor our Navajo Code Talkers as true American heroes,” said Vice President Jonathan Nez. “We honor your warrior spirit and the power of Diné Bizaad whenever we speak our language. Thank you for your sacrifice.”

Our code talkers fought with...

Native Film Series 2017

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The 5th Annual Native Film Series Kicks-off the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

“Providing a stage for Native American Filmmakers to share their stories.”

As the originator and creator of Native Film Series, Lisa Rodriguez has always loved the art of filmmaking. As a photographer, Rodriguez respects the process of creating a story that moves and has breath in each frame.

Native Film Series has been the place for Native filmmakers to showcase their talents in the genre of documentary, shorts, animations and feature films. Now in its fifth year, it has kept the mission true to its idea.

Rodriguez has brought five extraordinary award winning films to...
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