Former Navajo Nation President and Council Delegate Ben Shelly died on March 22 from a long-term illness at 75.
For many years, Tsegi Canyon on the Navajo Nation struggled: Its dry walls and streambanks were eroding, exposing crumbling red soil to the desert sky. Its springs were drying up; native plants were few and far between on the canyon floor, often replaced by invasive weeds.
Ruby Hubbard, known also by her title “Queen of Ganado Red,” has been weaving Navajo rugs at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historical Site in Ganado for 14 years, and once she finishes her latest Two Gray Hills rug, she plans to retire from work.
Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers in the United States, passed away at 98 years old on Friday, July 9th.