Rhonda LeValdo, the outgoing president of NAJA, addresses the attendees at the luncheon after presenting Mike Burgess of the Talking Leaf, far left, a certificate of appreciation and inducting Anita Fineday, of the NARF Legal Review, and Loren Tapahe, NAJA’s first vice president, into the NAJA Hall of Fame. PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE HUBERMAN/PROJECT PHOENIX
Welcome to Native Voice
BY ERIN TAPAHE, PROJECT PHOENIX
When Kenny Dobbs first showed up at the Native American Basketball Invitational five years ago he had a dream and was determined to fulfill it.
He wanted to inspire the youth by becoming a slam-dunk icon and giving inspirational speeches about his life to help Native athletes succeed off and on the basketball court.
Today, Dobbs continues to dream and set goals while helping others do the same. This weekend he will inspire the many athletes during the 11th Annual NABI tournament that is held July 17-21, at US Airways Center in... More
BY CHARINE GONZALES, PROJECT PHOENIX
A statewide program offers therapy through creative expression for mentally ill adults or those who suffer from substance abuse problems.
Public Service Action Art Awakenings, started in 2000, is a non-profit organization that helps adults with coping techniques for mental illness and express those feelings through art – either painting, sculpting, music or even marketing classes.
“It has given me life, education and has opened my eyes to other people and new things,” said Shannon Hunter, an artist and member with PSA Art... More
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