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More than $16,000 requests for change of address, along with a rise in COVID-19 cases causing shortage of personnel, has delayed processing of Hardship Assistance relief on the Navajo Nation.

January 25, 2022
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Native American woman named director at National Museum of the American Indian
Lamar is first Native woman to be named Smithsonian museum director

Cynthia Chavez Lamar has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, effective Feb. 14, becoming the first Native woman to be named as a Smithsonian museum director.

January 25, 2022
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Navajo President Jonathan Nez said the facilities also are working to give out more home testing kits this month while cases are surging.

By Associated Press January 20, 2022
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Nez also said tribal health officials have changed how the term "fully vaccinated" is defined by making it two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine plus a booster shot.

By Associated Press January 20, 2022
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The Hopi Tribe issued a red alert and returned to Phase 2 with modified provisions as latest data from the tribe’s Health and Human Services department shows a severe rise in COVID-19 positive cases on the reservation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 18, 2022
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On Jan. 14, the Navajo Nation reported 525 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count for the Nation during the pandemic.

January 18, 2022
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STAR School is expanding its food box program.

January 18, 2022
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Navajo Nation leaders attend annual Arizona Indian Nations & Tribes Legislative Day
Voting rights, infrastructure, ICWA and missing persons among discussions with state leaders

Tribal leaders highlighted the contributions of Navajo people, voting rights, infrastructure, Indian Child Welfare ACT (ICWA), missing persons and other topics before the Arizona Legislature Jan. 12.

January 18, 2022
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Following a six-hour standoff, law enforcement apprehended a man wanted for multiple warrants in Apache and Navajo County.

January 18, 2022
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We are experiencing a perfect storm of challenges right now that are affecting stock level across ALL of our stores, not just those serving the Navajo Nation.

January 13, 2022
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The Navajo Nation is asking participants to carefully read the following questions and answers carefully.

January 11, 2022
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On July 25, 2020, Shorty's body was found on a dirt pathway in a field in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.

January 11, 2022
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The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee (NABI) of the 24th Navajo Nation Council passed Resolution No. NABID-54-21 supporting the American Beef Labeling Act of 2021 that seeks to reinstate the mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for beef to ensure its authenticity.

January 11, 2022
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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Session on Jan. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss and take possible action on the Legislative District 7 State Senate vacancy.

January 5, 2022
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The latest numbers pushed the number of cases on the Navajo Nation at 41,657 since the pandemic began.

By Associated Press January 4, 2022
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U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran announced Dec. 23 he will seek reelection in the newly formed Congressional District 2, which includes the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

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U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated Judge Sunshine Sykes, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation to serve in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

By Katherine Locke January 4, 2022
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Flags on the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff Jan. 5 in honor and remembrance of U.S. Army veteran Brian Irvin Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Nation who passed away Dec. 24 at the age of 35.

January 4, 2022
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Navajo president approves additional $16 mil in CARES funding
President could approve additional funds for children and other enrolled members

In addition to that funding, the president’s office is currently considering a separate resolution that would allocate an additional $2,000 per adult and $600 per child per the American Rescue Act Funds.

January 4, 2022
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NPS seeks public input on Wupatki National Monument backcountry plan
Plan provides protection and preservation of irreplaceable resources and wildnerness

The National Park Service is seeking public input on a new management plan and associated environmental assessment (EA) for Wupatki National Monument.

January 4, 2022
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Arizona’s minimum wage will increase from $12.15 an hour to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1 under a law approved by the state’s voters in 2016 that gradually increases the bottom rate employers are allowed to pay.

By Associated Press January 4, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force airman who was convicted of killing a Mennonite woman after kidnapping her in New Mexico and taking her to Arizona will be sentenced next month.

December 29, 2021
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Redrawing the lines: Final map of congressional districts approved
Flagstaff split into two legislative districts; O'Halleran to run in new district

Arizona’s independent redistricting commission unanimously approved Dec. 22 new boundaries for congressional districts that are likely to shift the state’s congressional delegation in favor of Republicans.

By Jonathan Cooper, Associated Press December 28, 2021
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Arizona state Sen. Jamescita Mae Peshlakai has resigned to take an Interior Department position in President Joe Biden’s administration.

By Associated Press December 28, 2021
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Native American tracking unit along U.S. borders could be expanding
Change would broaden Shadow Wolves authorities while preserving legacy of unit

The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, is ready for a change after nearly 50 years of patrolling the Arizona desert.

By Clara Migoya, Associated Press December 28, 2021

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