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Anyone interested in hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures can attend.

October 21, 2021
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The Navajo Nation is moving forward with initial allocations of Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) authorized through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Navajo Nation received a total appropriation of $2,079,461,464 from the U.S. Treasury.

October 19, 2021
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NavajoYES seeks to create outdoor opportunities, envisions 80-mile trail from NGS
Navajo Rail-Trail could convert former rail line from Kayenta Coal Mine to former Navajo Generating Station

Where once the Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad shuttled coal to the Navajo Generating Plant, NavajoYES, a local outdoor recreation group focusing on Indigenous youth, sees an opportunity to increase recreational opportunities for the Navajo Nation.

By Joe Giddons, Navajo-Hopi Observer October 19, 2021
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Elizabeth Harrison, 15, was reported missing Oct. 14. Her last known location was in Kirtland, New Mexico.

October 19, 2021
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer recently met with a Masten Space Systems representative Oct. 12, to exchange ideas for a possible partnership with the Navajo Nation that would include opportunities for Navajo college students wanting to intern and pursue engineering careers.

October 19, 2021
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In her first prepared speech Oct. 12 the new leader of New Mexico's child protection department pledged to restore the agency's credibility following a series of scandals under her predecessor.

By By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press, Report for America October 14, 2021
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Top officials with the Navajo Tribe are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press October 12, 2021
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Arizonans hopeful that focus on missing Indigenous persons pays off
Study: More than 80% of Native women and have experienced violence in their lifetimes and 56% have suffered sexual violence

Duane Garvais-Lawrence pulled into Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, ending his second annual coast-to-coast trip to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women — a trip he hopes he does not have to make again.

By Diannie Chavez, Cronkite News October 12, 2021
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With summer coming to an end, the Navajo Nation — the largest Native American reservation in the United States — is still dealing with devastating effects from the heat along with extreme drought, which has plagued the reservation for many years.

By Katrina Machetta, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer October 12, 2021
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Navajo Nation receives final distribution of COVID recovery funding totaling $2.1 billion from U.S. Treasury
Navajo Nation establishes new office to oversee funding from the American Rescue Plan Act

The Navajo Nation has received its final distribution of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds with a total appropriation of $2,079,461,464 from the U.S. Treasury.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 12, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued several letters of support to members of Congress last week, supporting a new bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and U.S. Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a federally recognized holiday on the second Monday of October.

October 12, 2021
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President Joe Biden Oct. 8 issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples' Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples.

By Zeke Miller and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press October 11, 2021
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Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day
Virtual events take place Oct. 11 in Flagstaff, featuring NPS Archaeologist Jason Nez, among others

On Oct. 11, communities across the U.S. will observe Indigenous People's Day, which celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 7, 2021
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Wupatki National Monument recently received a $1.3 million grant from Getty Foundation to help counteract the effects of climate change.

By Katherine Locke October 5, 2021
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On Sept. 27, Navajo Nation Speaker Seth Damon and the 24th Navajo Nation Council offered their condolences to the family of renowned Navajo weaver and voting rights advocate, Agnes Laughter of Chííłchinbii’tó, Arizona.

October 5, 2021
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At a recent Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) stakeholder meeting, National Park Service Tribal Program Manager Mike Lyndon outlined a mission designed to elevate Native American perspectives and facilitate economic benefit to tribes traditionally associated with GCNP.

By Lo Frisby October 5, 2021
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Cities across the U.S. Southwest hit impressive rainfall totals this summer, bringing much-needed — but temporary — relief to a region that has been mired in drought.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press October 5, 2021

On Sept. 27, the Navajo Nation’s fiscal year 2022 Comprehensive Budget was signed into law.

October 5, 2021

On Oct. 1, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation recognizing the month of October as "Navajo Nation Domestic Violence Awareness Month" to address and prevent violence and to begin creating healthy communities that refuses to tolerate abuse.

October 5, 2021

A Navajo Nation company is taking over the operation of a coal mine it owns in northwestern New Mexico.

By Associated Press October 5, 2021
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The University of Arizona (UofA) has launched the Indigenous Resilience Center, a new initiative to support national and international Indigenous communities’ abilities to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, droughts, flooding and pandemics.

By Joe Giddens, Navajo-Hopi Observer October 5, 2021
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First Mesa and Second Mesa could have clean drinking water running to their villages and homes by March or April, according to Hopi Tribal Councilman Ivan Sidney.

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Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans
710 Native American women reported missing in Wyoming between 2011-2020

Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States.

By Matthew Daly, Associated Press September 28, 2021
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 28, 2021
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On Sept. 17 members of Diné Sáanii for Justice made their way to the Navajo Nation Council Chambers to speak on the injustices women face on the Navajo Nation.

September 28, 2021

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