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Navajo Nation re-issues stay-at-home order and 57-hour weekend lockdowns because of rising COVID-19 cases within and near the Navajo Nation.

September 23, 2020
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Even though the Zuni tribe is more than 250 miles away from the Grand Canyon, the connection remains strong — this is the reminder that Zuni leaders want the youth of their nation to remember and to feel and experience.

By Loretta McKenney September 22, 2020
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Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect — but it’s a vast improvement over the old process.

By Calah Schlabach, Cronkite News September 22, 2020
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Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 22, 2020
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Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.

By Claire Chandler, Cronkite News September 22, 2020
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Recently, the Ireland Lacrosse team bowed out of the sport's top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today September 22, 2020
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Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, which has performed fundraisers for Hopi High School journalism department in the past, has a new CD out, "Knee Deep Into These Blues."

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and restaurants hard in the past six months, but local Flagstaff restaurant, Brandy’s, is serving up food in a socially distant atmosphere and a pop-up of Pivot, skateboard deck art, hangs on the walls.

By Katherine Locke September 15, 2020
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Bureau of Indian Education abruptly changes course on Navajo schooling
Parents concerned schools may not be prepared for distance learning

Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising reversal of the agency’s plans to hold classes in person.

By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation to participate in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial
Navajo health care centers to offer trial vaccine on volunteer basis

Navajo Nation announces participation in Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine trail on a patient-volunteer basis — the study will be led by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Lukachukai Community School Governing Board members, Principal Dr. Roseyphena Sells and other local officials and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new school facilities Sept. 11.

September 15, 2020
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Reaching a full count on most reservations now looks nearly impossible.

By By Matthew Brown, Iris Samuels and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Navajo Nation health officials Sept. 8 reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus but four additional deaths.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires in 2022.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Mail-in ballots from reservations under fire as election nears
Attorney says late-counted ballots would unquestionably aff ect the share of votes candidates in Arizona receive

President Trump wants a federal judge to block efforts by members of the Navajo Nation to force the state to count mail-in ballots received from res-ervation voters that are not received until after Election Day.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services September 8, 2020
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Because of the current public health emergency due to COVID-19, The Navajo Nation courts are operating with minimal staff and the doors are closed to the public.

September 8, 2020
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After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September 2019, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the role.

By McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s recent decision to shorten the deadline for the 2020 Census.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 8, 2020
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Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and his founda-tion are donating $100,000 to the Navajo Nation to improve access to water on the reservation.

By Connor Van Ligten, Cronkite News September 8, 2020
Bureau of Indian Educatopm schools to open Sept. 16
BIE maintains goal for in-person learning for K-12 schools

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announced in August that BIE-operated K-12 day-school operations across the United States will have a uniform start date of Sept. 16 for the 2020-2021 school year.

September 8, 2020
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The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority plans to extend electricity to 510 families.

By Associated Press September 7, 2020
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Some thought she had died as the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rose on the vast Navajo Nation, which at one point had the highest infection rate in the U.S.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 7, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said with Labor Day approaching, his administrations knows there is a handful of people who will decide to travel despite the warnings from health experts.

September 3, 2020
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Free saliva-based diagnostic COVID-19 testing is now available at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

September 2, 2020
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Navajo Nation continues 32-hour partial weekend lock downs and daily curfews through September
Leaders urge public to prepare for winter season while abiding by lock downs and curfews

On Sept. 1, the Navajo Department of Health continued the Navajo Nation’s 32-hour partial weekend lock downs and daily curfew hours through the month of September to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

September 2, 2020
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The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund recently received a donation of $50,000 donated by four Phoenix nurse counter-protesters.

September 1, 2020
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“As we proceed closer to the start of the flu season, we have to continue wearing our masks and practicing all of the preventative measures that we have in place for COVID-19,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

September 1, 2020
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Diné College reported a fall 2020 student enrollment of more than 1,300.

September 1, 2020

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