Ktnn Scholarship Essays

Book Description:

The last few decades have given rise to an electrifying movement of Native American activism, scholarship, and creative work challenging five hundred years of U.S. colonization of Native lands. Indigenous communities are envisioning and building their nations and are making decolonial strides toward regaining power from colonial forces.The Navajo Nation is among the many Native nations in the United States pushing back. In this new book, Diné author Lloyd L. Lee asks fellow Navajo scholars, writers, and community members to envision sovereignty for the Navajo Nation. He asks, (1) what is Navajo sovereignty, (2) how do various Navajo institutions exercise sovereignty, (3) what challenges does Navajo sovereignty face in the coming generations, and (4) how did individual Diné envision sovereignty?Contributors expand from the questions Lee lays before them to touch on how Navajo sovereignty is understood in Western law, how various institutions of the Navajo Nation exercise sovereignty, what challenges it faces in coming generations, and how individual Diné envision power, authority, and autonomy for the people.A companion toDiné Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought, each chapter offers the contributors' individual perspectives. The book, which is organized into four parts, discusses Western law's view of Diné sovereignty, research, activism, creativity, and community, and Navajo sovereignty in traditional education. Above all, Lee and the contributing scholars and community members call for the rethinking of Navajo sovereignty in a way more rooted in Navajo beliefs, culture, and values.Contributors:Raymond D. AustinBidtah N. BeckerManley A. Begay, Jr.Avery DennyLarry W. EmersonColleen GormanMichelle L. HaleMichael LermaLeola Tsinnajinnie

eISBN: 978-0-8165-3617-7

Subjects: Sociology, History

KTNN Tournament winners find a connect to the cause


Bennie Francisco from Pruitt, Ariz., prepares to tee off at the 2nd annual KTNN 660 AM /KWRK 96.1 FM Golf Tournament held April 11 at TPC Scottsdale- Champions Course. (Times photo – Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi)

Olin Littleman and Shreve Tso know how difficult it is to pay for college.

The two, who were once college students, faced the same financial struggles many Native American college students face today. They know how helpful scholarships are and how there are very few of them, which is why they decided to participate in the KTNN 660 AM / KWRK 96.1 FM 2nd annual Golf Tournament held on April 11 at TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course.

“I know what it’s like being a Native student trying to look for scholarships, especially being Navajo … people assumed we get free money and everybody that’s Native pretty much has a free ride to go to school, which is not the case,” Littleman said.


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