Navajo Technical University holds second annual trail ride for higher education | Navajo-Hopi Observer staff
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CROWNPOINT, NM – Navajo Technical University’s Chinle instructional site director Arlena “Bo” Benallie led NTU’s second annual trail ride with students, staff, faculty, and community members Aug. 8 – 16.

The ride has become a traditional way to bring awareness to higher education and improve the health of the Navajo Nation.

Leaving Chinle, Ariz., riders focused on promoting health, wellness and Diné culture and teachings.

The group headed south onto highway 191 to the Nazlini turnoff and then to Burnside Junction, where the group camped. The next day, the group rode to milepost 456 and Window Rock before crossing into New Mexico and Yah-ta-hey.

The events along the way also included 3k/5K fun runs and walks at select locations to promote healthy activity. Families and community members who helped support and participate in the awareness welcomed the trail ride to their residences.

“Our trail riders safely…

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