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With COVID-19 cases spiking on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is sending out an urgent plea for more funds so it can continue to help families in need on both reservations.

By Katherine Locke December 1, 2020
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Chastity De Guzman and her four children have lived in a home on the Navajo Nation without power since 2015. She said they had been on a waiting list for over two years when a crew finally showed up in September to connect their home to electricity.

By Kate Groetzinger, KUER-FM December 1, 2020
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The Museum of Northern Arizona’s (MNA) Winter Market will take place in two different weekends — the first Dec. 3-6 and the second Dec. 10-13 in a COVID-19 conscious way that the museum hopes will help artists who have been impacted by the pandemic.

By Katherine Locke December 1, 2020
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While the current health and economic crisis has impacted Americans nationwide, it has disproportionately affected the Native American/Alaska Native (NA/AN) community.

By Wells Fargo December 1, 2020
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Diné College will host a virtual commencement Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. The virtual graduation takes place simultaneously with one to be held in-person.

December 1, 2020
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On Nov. 28, the Biden-Harris transition team announced that Navajo Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim was one of three more individuals selected to serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Advisory Board.

December 1, 2020
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A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19
Native American students struggle with isolation and loss

One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance.

By Anthoney J. Wallace, Cronkite News December 1, 2020
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Activists worry that the Trump administration has fast-tracked the final environmental impact statement for the massive Resolution Copper mine, a project planned for lands near Superior that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache.

By Claire Chander, Cronkite News December 1, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish, World Central Kitchen and staff from the president’s office finished a long day of turkey and food box distributions at the Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona Nov. 25.

December 1, 2020

About three-quarters of Navajos enrolled with the tribe have applied for financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press December 1, 2020
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U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran credits his reelection to a record Native American voter turnout that also impacted the presidential race, other races and has the potential to impact the state and nation in the future.

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Tuba City Regional Health Care Center’s CEO Lynette Bonar received the Cancer Community (C2) Catalyst for Change award in October for her work improving access to cancer care for underserved populations.

By Katherine Locke November 24, 2020
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Native American leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

By Jake Lewis and Calah Schlabach, Cronkite News November 24, 2020
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The Museum of Indigenous People is hosting a guest artist series every weekend through Dec. 18 featuring Native American artists who will demonstrate their art and have it available for sale in the museum, according to a news release.

By Jesse Bertel, courtesy of Prescott Daily Courier November 24, 2020
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Basha’s Diné Markets and the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund teamed up to bring direct relief to families as cases continue to skyrocket and the Nation is experiencing uncontrolled spread of the virus in 55 communities.

November 24, 2020
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The Navajo Nation is reporting 383 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, an all-time high for the vast reservation.

By Associated Press November 24, 2020
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After a one-year absence because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July, showcasing indigenous basketball players from across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand at venues around the Valley.

By Avery Roberts, Cronkite News November 17, 2020
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Navajo Tribal Utility Authority marked the expansion of broadband access for students, first responders and residents using Cares Act funds by completing new equipment installation on existing towers in the communities of Chinle and Tsaile/Wheatfields in Arizona.

November 17, 2020
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The Navajo Nation reinstated a three-week stay-at-home lockdown from Nov. 16- Dec. 6 for the Navajo Nation as COVID-19 cases spike across the reservation and the country.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer November 17, 2020
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On Nov. 11, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice to warn residents of the “uncontrolled spread” of COVID-19 in 34 communities on the Navajo Nation.

November 12, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has announced additional 56-hour weekend curfews will continue over the next two weekends.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer November 5, 2020
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As of Nov. 5, Arizona reported 2,135 additional coronavirus cases, the most since Aug. 1, as related hospitalizations and rates of cases, deaths and positive test results continued to increase.

By Associated Press November 5, 2020
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Polls opened today at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voters will need to bring a valid ID to vote.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer November 3, 2020
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Hopi Tribe reports excellent voter turnout
Polls close at 7 p.m. for voting locations

“There are a lot of first timers,” said Karen L. Shupla, Hopi tribal registrar. “So far, the voter turnout is awesome.”

By Loretta McKenney November 3, 2020
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Public health officials strongly advise against in-person gatherings and activities, such as door-to-door trick-or-treating, in-person costume contests, large dinner parties with non-household members, haunted houses, and fall carnivals.

October 30, 2020
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The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller made applications available Oct. 26 to enrolled members of the tribe who are 65 and older or who have disabilities.

By Associated Press October 30, 2020
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For months, Rochelle Chee diligently went to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center for prenatal checkups. She was shocked when, at 40 weeks pregnant, she learned the hospital had shut down its obstetrics services with no prior notice.

By By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today October 29, 2020
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But voting rights advocates fear it's not enough.

By By Stephen Groves and Pia Deshpande, Associated Press October 27, 2020
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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris released their Plan for Tribal Nations Oct. 8.

By By Aliyah Chavez, Indian Country Today October 27, 2020
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On Oct. 21, Trump released his policy vision for Native Americans via the White House Twitter account.

By By Mary Annette Pember and Carina Dominguez, Indian Country Today October 27, 2020

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