Christine Trudeau http://kunm.org en Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out http://kunm.org/post/officials-air-underground-nuclear-waste-facility-safe-fire-out <p>UPDATE 5:30p 2/6:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico's nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don't yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:18:58 +0000 Christine Trudeau & The Associated Press 40966 at http://kunm.org Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out 'Star Wars' Dubbed In Navajo Well Received In Albuquerque http://kunm.org/post/star-wars-dubbed-navajo-well-received-albuquerque <p style="margin-top: 0.02in; margin-bottom: 0.02in; line-height: 100%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="2"><font color="#1a1a1a"><font face="Cambria, serif">Albuquerque was recently the third stop on an 11-city, nation-wide tour of the original Star Wars movie dubbed in Navajo. </font></font></font></font></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:13:06 +0000 Christine Trudeau 36438 at http://kunm.org 'Star Wars' Dubbed In Navajo Well Received In Albuquerque NM Human Services Secretary Under Fire For 'No Hunger' Email http://kunm.org/post/nm-human-services-secretary-under-fire-no-hunger-email <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In an email to New Mexico state leaders Human Services Department Secretary Sidone Squier said quote &ldquo;There has never been and is not now any significant evidence of hunger in New Mexico.&rdquo;</p><p>Those remarks did not sit well with many around the state.</p><p>Ralph Arellanes is State Director with New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens - or LULAC for short. He says he was taken aback by the Secretaries comments.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:37:22 +0000 Christine Trudeau 35500 at http://kunm.org NM Human Services Secretary Under Fire For 'No Hunger' Email Study: Half Of Native American High School Students Graduate In US, New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/study-half-native-american-high-school-students-graduate-us-new-mexico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Only half of the Native American students in the U.S. graduated from high school in 2010, according to <a href="http://www.edweek.org/media/diplomascount2013_release.pdf">a new report by the non-profit publisher of Education Week</a>. The study found Native American students graduated at a rate 30 percent lower than white students, 17 percent lower than Latino students, and 10 percent lower than African American students.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:01:46 +0000 Christine Trudeau 30584 at http://kunm.org Study: Half Of Native American High School Students Graduate In US, New Mexico Navajo Star Wars: A Reason To Celebrate http://kunm.org/post/navajo-star-wars-reason-celebrate <p></p><p>This summer Star Wars, Episode Four will get re-dubbed in Navajo. It’s the first time a major motion picture will be translated into a North American Indigenous language. As&nbsp;KUNM’s&nbsp;Christine Trudeau reports, the project may provide "A New Hope" for Navajo families wishing to learn and preserve the language.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 08:37:17 +0000 Christine Trudeau 29722 at http://kunm.org Navajo Star Wars: A Reason To Celebrate Institute Of American Indian Arts To Launch MFA Program http://kunm.org/post/institute-american-indian-arts-launch-mfa-program <p>The Institute of American Indian Arts will launch its first graduate program this summer. The Masters of Fine Arts degree in creative writing will be the first program of it’s kind at any tribal college in the nation.</p><p></p><p>The two-year program will focus heavily on writing in a number of genres, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, or IAIA, says there are nearly 30 candidates admitted for the program, which officially opens at the end of July.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 22:59:08 +0000 Christine Trudeau 29020 at http://kunm.org Institute Of American Indian Arts To Launch MFA Program Gathering Of Nations: Dancing, Celebrating And Upping Surveillance http://kunm.org/post/gathering-nations-dancing-celebrating-and-upping-surveillance <p>The nations largest powwow, Gathering of Nations, is in full swing in Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend. KUNM's Christine Trudeau reports the event is a time for celebration, but also security and surveillance for black market goods.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:24:27 +0000 Christine Trudeau 28384 at http://kunm.org Gathering Of Nations: Dancing, Celebrating And Upping Surveillance A "New Hope" For The Navajo Nation: Star Wars Gets A Redub http://kunm.org/post/new-hope-navajo-nation-star-wars-gets-redub <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(26, 26, 26);">The Star Wars films have been translated into at least 50 languages, but this will be the first time a major Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:31:28 +0000 Christine Trudeau 28338 at http://kunm.org A "New Hope" For The Navajo Nation: Star Wars Gets A Redub Indian Health Service Could See Budget Increase http://kunm.org/post/indian-health-service-could-see-budget-increase <p style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%">Obama’s proposed budget for Indian Health Services is up from FY 2012 by $124 million.. The White House’s focus on increased funding to IHS programs, it’s now up to congress to make a decision on the President’s budget. </span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:39:12 +0000 Christine Trudeau 28009 at http://kunm.org IAIA Eyes Budget Cuts As Sequestration Looms http://kunm.org/post/iaia-eyes-budget-cuts-sequestration-looms <p></p><p>Many tribal colleges are preparing for budget cuts if across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, take place.</p><p>Developed to bring a Native perspective to higher education, the nations 36 tribal colleges serve nearly 20,000 Native and non-Native students, while tribal community colleges and GED programs serve an additional 88,000 students.</p><p>At the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, a cut in funding as large as 5% could take place.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:32:07 +0000 Christine Trudeau 25638 at http://kunm.org