The Navajo Nation’s Hardrock Chapter recently celebrated the opening of their new chapter house and multi-purpose center with a day of celebration, speeches, food and dance.
The building will serve as a safe and secure location for after school activities and also as a health center for seniors.
USDA Rural Development funded nearly $300,000 of the $1 million facility. The funds went to the Hardrock Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. who will also use the facility for wellness and counseling services.
A packed house listened to tribal officials, watched local school children perform traditional dances and feasted on barbeque. Following the presentations inside of the new multi-purpose room, participants gathered outside to watch Apache Crown Dancers.
A photo exhibition called “To Those Who Fought Fearlessly and Overcame the Hard Struggles for Our Land” drew many of the attendees to the adjoining exhibition area.
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