Teen honors Navajo heritage in his mitzvah project

PET LOVER—For his mitzvah project, Ellis Green, 13, is raising funds for Crowntown Animal House, an animal rescue that operates in the Navajo Nation. Ellis volunteered with the organization last year. Courtesy photo

Agoura Hills teen Ellis Green grew up visiting the Navajo Nation reservation in New Mexico several times a year to connect with friends, family and the Native American heritage on his mother’s side.

So as the 13-year-old Medea Creek Middle School student was preparing to become...

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