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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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A new resolution in the Navajo Nation is requesting Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration establish a direct line of service for veterans and their families on the Navajo Nation.

September 28, 2021
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As of Sept. 21, the Hopi Health Care Center has tested more than 11,025 patients for COVID-19, with a total of 1,385 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.

September 28, 2021
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer met with Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and other leaders in Blanding, Utah, Sept. 22.

September 28, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with members of the Cameron community, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D –Ariz.) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss environmental and community health impacts caused by abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation Sept. 17.

September 21, 2021
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Leaders seek to revitalize Navajo and Hopi economies through alternative energy options
Tribal leaders, federal officials discuss development projects, federal funding to help restore economy

With the closure of the coal powered Navajo Generating Station in 2019, the Navajo Nation and Hopi tribe began seeking options in alternative energy to replace lost revenue and jobs on the reservations.

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On Sept. 6, Fort Lewis College (FLC) removed 12 clocktower panels that consisted of the inaccurate representations of the Fort Lewis College Boarding School.

By Ellyse Fredericks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 21, 2021
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With 30 confirmed Delta Variant tests, the Hopi Tribe is encouraging tribal members to get vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.

September 21, 2021
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Hopi Law Enforcement Services
730 calls for service in August

Hopi Law Enforcement Services (HLES) provides this report as a service to the citizens of the Hopi reservation.

September 21, 2021
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The FBI and San Juan County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Kirtland, N.M.

September 16, 2021
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There is a new help line for the Navajo community, 988, thanks to Native Americans for Community Action and GEO Cell One.

September 14, 2021
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A new Miss Navajo Nation was crowned Sept. 12 in Window Rock, Arizona after a week-long pageant.

September 14, 2021
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The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders remembered all Gold Star families and fallen heroes at the Piestewa residence Aug. 21 during the 19th annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run, with approximately 150 riders in attendance.

By Geri Hongeva-Camarillo, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 14, 2021
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The race for Hopi chairman will be a rematch of the last general election.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 14, 2021
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A judge on Sept. 6 refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams in a decision that will allow the major gambling expansion start as planned later this week.

By Bob Christie, Associated Press September 14, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case that centers on whether Native Americans should receive preference in adoptions of Native children.

By Associated Press September 14, 2021
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David Norton Talayumpewa and Timothy Loren Nuvangyaoma had the most votes in the primary election held Sept. 9.

September 10, 2021
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Because of his possible mental health condition, community members are asked to refrain from confronting or approaching this individual.

September 7, 2021
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Based on cases from Aug. 13-16, the Navajo Department of Health has issued an advisory notice for 36 communities because of uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

September 7, 2021