Upcoming Rodeos on the Navajo Reservation / Resident Nez Speaks at the United Nations

Rodeo is a big deal on and around the Navajo Reservation!   See the Key Ranch Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) in the Vermillion Cliffs Area in Page, Arizona, with performances on Saturday evening, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, May 12 at 1:00 p.m.

There’s a full schedule of rodeo events from the excitement of calf roping to the raw energy of bull riding.  There’s wooley riding and open bull riding on Friday evening, May 10th at 7:00 p.m.

The Kayenta Navajo Treaty Days All Indian Rodeo is coming up at the end of the month, May 30 – June 1 in Kayenta, Arizona.  See schedule and full details at:


Keep up with everything rodeo on the Navajo Reservation at the Navajo Nation Rodeo Association website: www.nnrarodeo.org.

See a schedule of rodeos and other events on the Reservation at: www.discovernavajo.com/calendar.aspx

On April 22, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez spoke about the importance of advancing Indigenous youth issues at the local, national, and international level at the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).

“The Navajo Nation is glad to be part of this event supporting our youth. Our youth are our most precious resource. Our youth is our future. It is critical that we instill hope in our youth who face adversity such as bullying, depression, and suicide,” Nez said. “As the President of the Navajo Nation, one of my duties is to protect our youth and that is why I am here to support of our Navajo youth who are here representing the Navajo Youth Council.”

Read the entire article, and keep up with news on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations in the Flagstaff-based Navajo-Hopi Observer newspaper.