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A fond farewell to fair season! Enjoy photos of this year’s Western Navajo Fair, October 11-14, 2018 in Tuba City, Arizona.

Western Navajo Fair’s combination rodeo arena underwent a major facelift over the summer. Now the team behind a young Diné contractor is putting the finishing touches on the arena that is more ideal for multi-event cowboys and cowgirls.

Country singer George Jones had passed out in Gray Mountain, Arizona, just before his show at the inaugural Western Navajo Fair in 1968. “Áadi sitii hanoo, (he passed out) in Dzil Libéí,” said Jimmie Barlow, 81, who along with nine men, started the first-ever Western naa’ahóóhai in 1967.

To kick off National Domestic Violence month, recognized yearly in October, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women is sponsoring “I will Run For Her” on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Navajo Nation Zoo continues to make improvements since it began operations in 1963.

Enjoy scenes from the 2018 Navajo Nation Fair, Sept. 3-9 in Window Rock, Ariz.

With four national parks, monuments and historic sites within their reservation and several more on its perimeter, most Navajos take national parks for granted – if they don’t consider them a flat-out nuisance, with all their rules and overly inquisitive tourists.

Miyamura High English teacher Shinae Reid, Diné, made a startling discovery as she talked with her class about the Window Rock area.

Goldie Tom knows all things makeup, hair and fashion. Tom is a makeup artist and hairstylist whose work has seen the runways of New York Fashion Week and Miami Fashion Week.

Images from the 2018 Ramah Navajo Fair.