A recent trip to the Navajo nation’s capital yielded a wealth of public notice news. In the Hopi Observer there were a number of postings about personal name changes, and a call for bids from geotechnical engineering firms.
The Navajo Times carried several pages of public announcements including legal notices inviting participation in setting air pollution control standards, environmental assessment bids and audit services.
Native Americans have long understood the value of publishing. “Newspaper” rocks can be found throughout the western U.S. that date to as early as several thousands of years ago. And the type isn’t all that small, so these notices are a good read even along a crowded walking path.