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O'Halleran introduces the 'New Promise Act'
Bill would provide economic development resources to those communities affected by the closure of NGS

Help may be in the works for the Hopi and Navajo tribes and other communities impacted by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

April 6, 2021
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Native people across Turtle Island — an Indigenous name for North America — log onto the video-sharing app for different reasons, but they stay for the community, the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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It started with chain saws and a will to serve.

By Claire Spinner, Cronkite News April 6, 2021
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Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

April 6, 2021
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As Hopi Tribal COVID-19 cases continue in a downward trajectory, the tribe announced phase one of a phased re-opening April 1.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 4, 2021
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The hospital, along with Navajo Nation officials are encouraging anyone over 16 years of age to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

March 31, 2021
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On March 30, the Navajo Nation announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 Strain Variant B.1.1.7 also referred to as the U.K. variant, from a COVID-19 test sample that was obtained in the western portion of the Navajo Nation.

March 30, 2021
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Hopi High cancels spring sport season
Hopi Jr/Sr High remains in remote learning mode

While much of the state begins to ease restrictions implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hopi Jr/Sr High School has decided to cancel its spring sports season.

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Tuba City Unified School District shifts to optional in person learning for students
Board votes to offer in person learning options; Tuba City High School and junior high return to school March 30

On March 13, 2020, Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) went on its annual spring break.

By To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer March 30, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Rock Point Chapter officials March 22, as the community celebrated the very first delivery of new heavy equipment for chapters on the Navajo Nation.

March 30, 2021
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Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez provided a virtual presentation to Diné College students March 23, focused on “Holistic Healing & Restoration through the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

March 30, 2021
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Once again, for its 25th year, the Northern Arizona Book Festival is taking place in Flagstaff April 1-4, a weeklong event featuring Native writers, readings, workshops with adaptions because of COVID-19, because of the pandemic, all events will be online.

By Katherine Locke March 30, 2021
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Out of an abundance of caution and based on Hopi Jr./Sr. High School (HJSHS) staying with its distance-learning format for the foreseeable future, the HJSHS Governing Board officially canceled the 2020-2021 spring athletic seasons during the regularly scheduled March board meeting.

March 30, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines are available at Tuba City Regional Health Care for enrolled tribal members that are 16 and older.

March 30, 2021
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The Navajo Nation is seeking comments about whether schools should return to in-person instruction or remain virtual only for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

March 30, 2021
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Diné College wasn’t Harley Interpreter’s first choice for higher education.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News March 30, 2021
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The Hopi Department of Health and Human Services said Hopi Tribal COVID-19 cases continue to go down and it is hopeful that if the decline continues, there may be a phased re-opening sometime in April.

March 26, 2021
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On March 22, the Navajo Nation reported no new COVID-19 cases and no deaths.

By Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Navajo Nation Special Diabetes program focuses on prevention
10 percent of Navajo people have diabetes; prevention and treatment strategies help

The Navajo Area Special Diabetes program uses both prevention and treatment strategies to help clients with diabetes.

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The Navajo Nation held a candle lit service March 17 in honor and remembrance of all those lost to COVID-19 in the past year.

March 23, 2021
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Two casinos on the Navajo Nation reopened last week as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses amid a downturn in coronavirus cases and high rates of vaccination.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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City of Page pushes for reopening of Grand Canyon’s east entrance
Mayor worries continued closure will do lasting damage to city’s economy and small businesses

The Grand Canyon’s eastern entrance and the highway leading to it, State Route 64, were closed last spring as a courtesy to the neighboring Navajo Nation, which was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announces a soft reopening on March 19
Fire Rock Navajo Casino and Northern Edge Navajo Casino to initially open at 25%

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announces a soft reopening starting March 19 for a two-week initial opening with limited services for Fire Rock and Northern Edge Casinos.

March 16, 2021
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Hopi Relief delivers aid to villages; plans for virtual 10K
Grassroots organization has delivered 13,000 boxes of food, hygiene supplies to the Hopi

With a new executive director, the only employee in its organization, Hopi Relief is still going strong and delivering help to the Hopi villages as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

By Katherine Locke March 16, 2021
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As a boy, Arlando Teller would be herding sheep at his home in Chinle when he would hear and see airplanes flying above.

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American Rescue Plan has $31 billion coronavirus solutions for Native people
Navajo Nation says timeline more manageable for spending, distributing money this time

The American Rescue Plan was enacted by Congress March 10 and President Joe Biden signed the bill into law March 12.

By Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today March 16, 2021
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The Hopi Tribe announced a continuing reservation-wide lockdown for all residents of the Hopi Reservation until March 31 to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

March 16, 2021
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The Navajo Nation will transition from red status to orange because of declining COVID-19 cases, testing availability, hospital capacity and increased vaccinations on the reservation.

March 9, 2021
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American Rescue Plan to be largest investment in Native programs in history
The sweeping plan sends more than $31 billion to Native communities in a huge one-time investment

The American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package proposed by President Joe Biden, includes more than $31.2 billion for Native communities — the largest investment in Native programs in history with money for tribal governments, the Indian Health Service, housing, Native education and more.

By Katherine Locke March 9, 2021
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Emergency broadband approval will benefit low-income families
Eligible households to receive discount on broadband services

The Navajo Nation commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to provide low-income families with subsidies for internet service.

March 9, 2021

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