August 21, 2017
Shandiin Herrera (Navajo) is a junior at Duke University where she is studying Public Policy. She wrote a poem that went viral back in the Spring of 2017. The poem is titled, A Forgotten Pride: Navajo Identity.
Follow Shandiin on Facebook, Instagram or on her blog at https://shandiinblog.wordpress.com/author/shh20/
August 18, 2017
Native Comedian, Tito Hoover explains how James and Ernie gave him a chance to do standup comedy. He further talks about his upcoming role on America's Got Talent.
Hear Tito live at The Northern Edge Casino in Farmington, New Mexico on September 12th, 2017.
August 15, 2017
In this episode, listen to Haley Laughter (Navajo) CEO and Anita Lara (Tortugas Puebla) Executive Director of Hozho Total Wellness talk about the benefits of yoga and how they blend traditional Navajo teachings with the various forms of yoga.
Follow Hozho Total Wellness on Facebook and Instagram.
August 7, 2017
In this episode, listen to Shy LeBeau (Navajo and Lakota) explain how she started boxing for fitness and eventually won a collegiate boxing championship. Shy explained that, "It means a lot when people send me words of encouragement."
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Photo: Carter Gaskins
August 2, 2017
Ryan Begay is an actor, director and producer. Ryan has been in Breaking Bad (2008), Soldado (2017) and Get Shorty (2017).
July 31, 2017
Alexis Wauneka, 11, has played softball since the young age of five, striving to continually refine her skills through local leagues, tournaments teams, camps, and now, national fastpitch events like the USSSA Future Elite Games. After rigorous tryouts, she was selected by this fastpitch organization to represent the Far West region in a national tournament comprised of some of the best players across the country. This is the second, consecutive time Wauneka has been selected to play for the games.
Wauneka embodies Four Corners fastpitch from T-ball with the Ladybugs to tournament teams like the Diamond Raiders to her current 12-U team, Tuff Stuff. In fact, the Four Corners area is home to top-ranking, state championship-winning, softball teams like Piedra Vista High School and Farmington High School, as well as the annual Connie Mack World Series. With this local success, Wauneka will now travel to Orlando, Florida to compete against and team up with unparalleled competition from around the United States. She will receive high quality training, coaching, and college recruitment information— all in the name of bettering herself as a player and establishing a future trajectory towards success in high school, college, life, and beyond. Ultimately, this is an experience of exposure— exposure to top players and coaches, newfound techniques, and a new part of the country. In the future, Wauneka hopes to play college-level softball for an elite college.
The games will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 31st to August 5th, 2017. Alexis is the daughter of Jamie and Stanley Wauneka and they reside in Kirtland, New Mexico. She is of the Tábaahá clan and born for Tótsohnii.
Author: Jordan Johnson
July 29, 2017
First Navajo Calisthenic professional: Abram Benally. The Calisthenic Navajo stated, "When you're living THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF you inspire others TO LIVE THE BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES." He further commented, "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.....I'm telling you it's going to be worth it!"
Follow Abram on Facebook and Instagram at Calisthenic Navajo.
July 26, 2017
Levi Horn (Northern Cheyenne) was a 2009 All Big Sky Conference Player and an FCS All-American. Levi played football for the Oregon Ducks and then at the University of Montana. Levi was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2010.
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July 20, 2017
The first Navajo to appear on the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior.
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July 13, 2017
My fans and my family give me motivation to keep moving forward. My culture means everything to me.
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