Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability. Benally, who is legally blind, works for the Native American Disability Law Center as the organization’s Community and Government Liaison. In that role, he engages in disability systems advocacy with the Navajo Nation and other tribes, according to information provided by the White House. Benally, who resides in New Mexico, also serves as president of the Navajo Nation Advisory Council on Disabilities.
It is a HUGE LOSS for Indian country say those who knew hoop dancer, flute player and educator Kevin Locke who died suddenly Friday at the age of 68 after suffering an asthma attack. Locke spent a lifetime working to preserve his people’s cultural practices and beliefs and leaves behind friends and relatives across the world. “He’s loved throughout the world,” said his son, Ohíye S’a Locke. “He’s a legend among our people. He’s going to be remembered forever.” Locke was Born in 1954, in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia and Charles Locke, he was raised by a mother who was committed to education and who fought for the development of tribal colleges throughout the country, Ohíye S’a Locke said.
The Black hills Pow wow Grand entry begins at 7 PM tonight…Pow wow organizers anticipate 15 to 20 thousand people will attend the event that is back for the first time since the pandemic hit….a 3 DAY PASS will cost you $32. There are discounts for groups of 25 more and one day passes are available for 18 dollars…UNDER 4 and over 65 ARE FREE. The pow wow will take place in the new Summit Arena @ the Monument at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.