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Navajo and Hopi Relief Fund provides critical aid during second Delta surge
Delta Relief Program provides assistance to families affected by COVID-19 on reservation

In a race against the rapid spread of COVID-19 precipitated by the summer surge of the more easily transmissible Delta variant, Yee Ha’ólníi Doo d/b/a Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund implemented a Delta Relief Program to prevent the spread of the virus on the Navajo and Hopi nations.

November 23, 2021
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During the White House Tribal Nations Summit, held Nov. 15-16, President Joe Biden announced new steps to protect Chaco Canyon, which has a rich tribal and cultural legacy in northwestern New Mexico, although the Navajo Nation Council expressed disappointment.

By Katherine Locke November 23, 2021
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President Joe Biden issued an executive order Nov. 15 at the opening of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, directed federal officials to work hand-in-hand with Tribal Nations to build safe and healthy tribal communities and to support comprehensive law enforcement, prevention, intervention and support services to help address missing and murdered Indigenous people.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer November 23, 2021
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The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agency.

By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press November 23, 2021
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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland formally declared "squaw" a derogatory term Nov. 19 and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press November 23, 2021

Navajo clean energy advocates hope that when the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), which is being debated in Congress, is approved that it will include resources for the Navajo Nation.

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Tim Nuvangyaoma re-elected to lead Hopi, Craig Andrews takes vice chairman
Results of Hopi election finalized Nov. 17; oath of office administered Dec. 1

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona has won another term in office and will have a new vice chairman, according to unofficial results the Nov. 11 election.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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Members of the U.S. Congress can smile on the local areas they represent or look the other way.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer November 16, 2021
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The First Mesa Consolidated Villages is recruiting Volunteers to assist in a second Search for Missing Person Ambrose “Moe” Sinquah.

November 16, 2021
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The leader of the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. signed legislation Nov. 6 to ban indoor smoking in many locations, including the tribe’s casinos.

By Associated Press November 16, 2021
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President Joe Biden will announce steps Monday to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans during the first tribal nations summit since 2016, the White House said.

By Darlene Superville, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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Change Labs broke ground on a building and new headquarters in Tuba City after many years of struggling to find a space on the Navajo Nation, thanks to the To’Nanees’Dizi local government.

By Katherine Locke November 16, 2021
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On Nov. 14, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued a proclamation calling for all flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff Nov. 16, in honor and remembrance of Diné World War II veteran Steven Ashley, Sr., who passed away on Nov. 8 at the age of 95.

November 16, 2021

A body found Nov. 12 in a Shiprock canal is that of a man who disappeared after being detained by police while highly intoxicated over two weeks earlier, the Navajo Nation Police Department said.

By Associated Press November 16, 2021
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IHS spokesperson Jenny Notah said $17 million has been appropriated for planning and evaluation work for the project.

By Associated Press November 10, 2021
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Candidates for Hopi chairman move easily between the tribe's language and English as they make their case for votes from a high school auditorium.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press November 10, 2021
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The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure the contributions, cultures and traditions of Native Americans are incorporated into exhibits and programming at sites across the country.

By Associated Press November 9, 2021
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On Nov. 4, the transfer of the Navajo Transit System from the Navajo Nation Division of General Services to the Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) was approved.

November 9, 2021
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The 2020 Census has a few surprises.

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today November 9, 2021
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The 3rd annual Arizona Statewide Tribal Veterans Symposium takes place Nov. 11-12 at the Twin Arrows Casino Resort.

November 9, 2021
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Flags across the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff Nov. 10 to honor and remember the life of Diné World War II veteran Bennie S. Cowboy, who passed away Nov. 2 at the age of 95.

November 9, 2021
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The commission met Nov. 2 as part of proceedings for a rate increase request by Arizona Public Service.

By Associated Press November 3, 2021
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The FBI has begun a campaign to use the Navajo language on social media to combat hate crimes.

By Associated Press November 3, 2021
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Despite favorable conditions after a remarkable monsoon, the November flood is a no-go.

By Associated Press November 3, 2021
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The Flagstaff City Council is poised to begin its meetings with an acknowledgement honoring the ancestral homelands of Native tribes in the region.

By Associated Press November 3, 2021

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