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Reopening of Grand Canyon National Park’s east entrance questioned
Closures continue to impact tribal parks, reservation businesses as Navajo Nation debates benefit of opening east entrance to Grand Canyon

On Feb. 10, Grand Canyon National Park officials met with Navajo Nation leaders to discuss the reopening of the park’s eastern park entrance, which borders the Navajo Nation.

February 23, 2021
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Joyce Dugan did not hesitate before sitting down inside the Cherokee Indian Hospital for her second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Sarah Blake Morgan, Associated Press February 23, 2021
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The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports 293,000 Navajo Nation members have been included in the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program thus far and 231,281 checks have now been issued accounting for 80% of the total applications.

February 19, 2021
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In Randall Wilson’s latest artwork, the Mandalorian’s helmet is adorned with arrowheads, and he sports a Navajo seal and traditional hair bun.

By Larry Hendricks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 16, 2021
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Officials at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) said there is hope as vaccines are available for the community and the number of people with the coronavirus has been dropping for the past week and a half.

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Flagstaff Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Shirley is taking the next step in his football career after signing with the Gila River Hawks.

By Loretta McKenney February 16, 2021
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The shutdowns have been an economic and health disaster for the Navajo Nation and have not been based on science or medicine.

February 16, 2021
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New NTUA fiber line will increase internet capacity for Tuba City
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, local schools, and businesses to benefit

A new fiber optic line that will increase internet capacity for the local health care center, schools and businesses in Tuba City, Arizona, was completed Feb. 10.

February 16, 2021
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The Hopi Tribe is reminding tribal members and visitors that there is a reservation-wide lockdown and weekend curfews on the Hopi reservation and that the reservation remains in a State of Emergency.

February 16, 2021
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The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports there are 293,000 individual applicants for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program and more than 112,000 checks have already been cashed.

February 16, 2021
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Change Labs, an award-winning Native American-led organization, is now accepting applications from Native American business owners and entrepreneurs to its business incubation program.

By Katherine Locke February 9, 2021
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The Navajo Nation requested more COVID-19 vaccines and additional resources in a February meeting with the Biden-Harris administration officials and federal agencies from the White House, FEMA, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and others via teleconference.

By Katherine Locke February 9, 2021
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Two years of community input crafted the outline for the K’é Community Trails network, a project spearheaded by the Crownpoint Chapter and Navajo Technical University (NTU) in collaboration with the National Park Service.

February 9, 2021
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Former Tuba City Warriors basketball star leads FEMA team helping on Nation with pandemic
Josh Allan helps with Navajo Nation response to coronavirus pandemic

If you are from Tuba City and were around during the early 2000s then there are certain things you hold dear.

By To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer February 9, 2021
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On Jan. 31, Nez met with White House officials to request more COVID-19 vaccines and other resources and reaffirmed the request for the declaration.

February 3, 2021
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75 % of Native people would get vaccinated
Most Native people surveyed said they would get vaccine for health of the community

VID-19 — despite safety concerns about the vaccines.

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today February 2, 2021
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The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller has launched a text messaging campaign that will notify applicants of the status of their applications or check processing for the Navajo Cares Act Hardship Assistance Program.

By Katherine Locke February 2, 2021
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U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) said Native Americans played a significant role in the recent election, including his win in Arizona.

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The Tuba City COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru takes place Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until all 1,000 Pfizer doses are given) at the Tuba City High School Pavilion parking lot.

February 2, 2021
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According to the tribe, the Hopi reservation continues to see an overall rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in villages and communities.

February 1, 2021
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As of today, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller has issued nearly 120,000 checks for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program.

January 26, 2021
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Micah Lomaomvaya, realty officer for the Hopi Tribe, said while the pandemic has changed the way his office does business that several projects are in the works.

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The Jan. 20 virtual “Parade Across America” honoring President Joe Biden’s inauguration had an Indigenous touch.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today January 26, 2021
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Badlands, petrified wood, the colorful Painted Desert and Native American influences make the Petrified Forest National Wilderness one of the most unique and beautiful wilderness areas in Arizona.

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Navajo Nation extends stay-at-home order; lifts weekend lock downs
Weekend lockdowns lifted to allow more vaccination events on weekends

The Navajo Nation extends its stay-at-home order, implements daily curfew through Feb. 15, with provisions for government workers and essential businesses to be open on weekends.

January 22, 2021
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It’s been a hard few months for Jerrel Singer — he lost his sister to COVID-19 at the end of October and then in short order his aunt and uncle. By the Christmas holiday, Singer had become sick and was hospitalized himself.

By Katherine Locke January 19, 2021
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Tolani Lake Enterprises marked accomplishments of its Cares Act initiative Jan. 15 at Cameron Old Farm, near Cameron, Arizona, one of six new well sites developed under the innovative and unique Cares grant from Navajo Nation Water Resources Department.

January 19, 2021
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Hardship Assistance payments begin Jan. 18
More than 282,000 applications received and 230,000 processed

Hardship Assistance payments from the Navajo Nation Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Fund were scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 18, according to the Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 19, 2021
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Winslow Junior High School Student Council members completed a clean-up on Colorado street in Winslow Jan. 14.

January 19, 2021
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Coconino County sees high demand for COVID-19 vaccine
Priority populations within Phase 1b continue to receive vaccinations through Coconino County

The community continues to demonstrate a high level of interest in getting vaccinated; however, the available supply of COVID-19 vaccine remains limited.

January 14, 2021

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