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Also, a separate health emergency order will be issued to continue the daily curfew that runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and to pause the 57-hour weekend lockdowns imposed since April, officials said.

By Associated Press June 4, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is urging park service officials to keep Grand Canyon National Park closed because of concerns of COVID-19.

June 3, 2020
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A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Flagstaff High School, Summit High School and Coconino High School put on a parade for 2020 graduates on Fourth Street in Flagstaff May 29 with cars decked out in school colors.

June 2, 2020
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As County Supervisor, it is one of my most important responsibilities to protect the public health of Coconino County. And in the face of COVID-19, that responsibility has become more important than ever.

By Jim Parks, Coconino County Supervisor for District 4. June 2, 2020
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Navajo poet, Laura Tohe, awarded $50,000 fellowship
'Writing poetry in Navajo supports revitalizing our language and recitation of our oral tradition'

Laura Tohe of the Navajo Nation is among 23 recipients of the Academy of American Poets’ 2020 Poet Laureate Fellowship, a distinction that comes with a $50,000 grant for civic poetry programs.

By Meghan Sullivan, Indian Country Today June 2, 2020
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Diné (Navajo) seamstresses have organized to fight COVID-19 with resourcefulness, creativity, and sewing machines, having created and distributed over 18,000 masks to date.

June 2, 2020
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As part of an effort to give back to the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Diné College began a daily meal delivery to Navajo elders in the Tsaile, Lukachukai and Wheatfieds areas of the Navajo Nation.

June 2, 2020
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Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2020
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Navajo Gaming prepares to reopen all four of its properties by mid-June.

June 2, 2020

A survey conducted by Navajo Technical University found that around 26 percent of its students lack access to either the Internet or a computer.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020

A presidential task force charged with coming up with ways to address missing and slain Native Americans resumed tribal listening sessions May 27, encountering some technological glitches in the virtual version.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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On May 30, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez line-item vetoed Navajo Nation Council Resolution No. CMY-44-20, known as the Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act.

June 2, 2020
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'The grief is so unbearable': Virus takes toll on Navajo
If Navajos are susceptible to the virus' spread in part because they are so closely knit, that's also how many believe they will beat it

The virus arrived on the reservation in early March, when late winter winds were still blowing off the mesas and temperatures at dawn were often barely above freezing.

By Felicia Fonseca and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press May 26, 2020
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Navajo woman earns 3 degrees in 15-year journey at ASU
Jessica Antonio overcame many obstacles, including a spinal injury, to earn degrees

Jessica Antonio’s journey to graduation from Arizona State University is “one for the books,” as she says. By the numbers:

May 26, 2020
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This month, tens of thousands of Irish people are donating to a $5 million fund-raising campaign to help the Navajo and Hopi tribes battling the Coronavirus.

By Kevin McCann, Irish writer and flimmaker May 26, 2020
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On May 20, 1,800 boxes of free food (donated by Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, Texas) was distributed in Winslow by ‘The Well’ Christian Church at Red Sands School.

May 26, 2020
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On May 20, 1,800 boxes of free food (donated by Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, Texas) was distributed in Winslow by ‘The Well’ Christian Church at Red Sands School.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 26, 2020
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The Nez-Lizer Administration distribute food, bottled water, cleaning products and other essential supplies to Navajo families.

May 26, 2020
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Approximately 13.2 percent percent of Navajo Nation residents have been tested for COVID-19.

May 21, 2020
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Pandemic hits artists, but Jerrel Singer continues to create art to promote hope on the Navajo reservation
Despite a loss of income and the stress of the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Singer continues on

In a normal year, Jerrel Singer would be busy getting his artwork ready for summer art markets, traveling to other areas by crisscrossing the Southwest to small and large markets and squeezing in customer orders.

By Katherine Locke May 19, 2020
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The 13 Native-led small businesses and non-profit ventures selected from a pool of nearly 50 applications for the competitive Change Labs 2020 Business Incubator Cohort share a passion for their work, a hunger to learn, and a drive to make things better for their families, their communities and their people.

May 19, 2020
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Diné College students are picking up their emergency aid CARES Act checks this week at three campus sites in Arizona and New Mexico.

May 19, 2020
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Navajo Technical University (NTU) hosted a virtual commencement celebration May 15 in celebration of its spring graduate candidates.

May 19, 2020
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As health care professionals, we are focused on ensuring the well-being of our patients especially during these times of uncertainty. Our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals work tirelessly to provide quality care to anyone who walks through our hospital doors.

May 19, 2020
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Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise will remain closed through June 7 after Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced an executive order extending closures on the reservation because of COVID-19.

May 19, 2020
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“(We) hoped that when the Grand Canyon closed on April 1, the park would remain closed until our positive COVID-19 numbers have flattened,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 15, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park has announced it is increasing visitor access to some viewpoints on the South Rim starting May 15.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 13, 2020
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The most basic measures to fight the virus' spread — handwashing and isolation — can be difficult.

By By Felicia Fonseca and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press May 13, 2020
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"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."

By Associated Press May 12, 2020

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