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On May 20, the Navajo Nation appointed Elizabeth Begay, former Navajo Nation auditor general, to serve as the acting controller until a new controller is appointed and confirmed.

May 25, 2021
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Seniors at Winslow High School visited Bonnie Brennan Elementary School May 19 for a grad walk.

May 25, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez attended the 29th Navajo Preparatory School graduation ceremony May 22, to offer his support and encouragement for the 59 graduates and their families.

May 25, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez attend the Valley High School graduation ceremony May 21 in Sanders, Arizona.

May 25, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the Navajo Nation in the past year and the only remedy to defeat this “enemy” is by getting the vaccine according to Peter MacDonald Sr., former tribal chairman and Navajo Code Talker.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the Nation’s mask mandate remains in effect, despite the CDC guidance allowing vaccinated people who are two weeks after their second shot to go mask free.

May 18, 2021
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is releasing the third installment of its online exhibition series “Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field” May 18.

May 18, 2021
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Winslow High School students learn how to make solar ovens.

May 18, 2021
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A virtual commencement celebration recognizing Northland Pioneer College’s (NPC’s), class of 2021 was held May 13-May 19.

May 18, 2021
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Historic Two Guns glamping project denied
Coconino Board of Supervisors votes unanimously against rezoning for luxury glamping development

The Coconino Board of Supervisors unanimously turned down a request for a zone change that would have made a luxury glamping resort at Two Guns, Arizona a possibility finding that the project didn’t meet the criteria for the change.

By Katherine Locke May 18, 2021
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Some Native American tribes will receive more money from a federal virus relief package approved last year after the U.S. Treasury Department revised its methodology that tribal nations contend was badly skewed.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press May 11, 2021
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On April 16, the Navajo Police Department attended a leadership meeting with the Utah Highway Patrol and the San Juan County Utah Sheriff’s Office in Bluff, Utah to resume discussions regarding mutual aid agreements.

May 11, 2021
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The Navajo Police Department Information Management Section (IMS) honored retired employee Nora Mae Lee during a small outdoor celebration at the Navajo Division of Public Safety building in Window Rock, Arizona April 23.

May 11, 2021
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Amber McCrary, founder of Abalone Mountain Press, collaborated with the Museum of Northern Arizona on a project called Poetry on the Plateau to display poetry by Native writers throughout the museum.

By Katherine Locke May 4, 2021
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On May 3, the Navajo Nation reported three new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths.

May 4, 2021
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Students on the country’s largest Native American reservation spoke to first lady Jill Biden April 23 about challenges they’ve faced during the coronavirus pandemic, including poor internet service and feelings of isolation.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press May 4, 2021
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Popular Navajo news anchor and journalist Colton Shone of NBC TV station KOB Channel 4 (Albuquerque, NM) and long-time Navajo physician Dr. Michael Tutt will serve as Diné College’s 2021 commencement speakers, in which 98 students will be awarded degrees and certificates on May 7.

April 27, 2021
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Navajo guitarist Sir Harrison Begay, like other musicians throughout the state, is happy that live music is returning to bars and other entertainment venues so he can get back to work.

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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing April 21 on infrastructure needs in Indian Country.

By Sarah Oven, Cronkite News April 27, 2021
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For Navajo Marine Colin Tsosie, helping lead the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund’s Chinle distribution team was a way he could help protect his elders and those affected by the pandemic.

April 27, 2021
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On Monday, April 26, the Navajo Nation will transition to “Yellow Status” in accordance with Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-009 issued by the Navajo Department of Health.

April 26, 2021
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A small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital is ready for students to return.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 23, 2021
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Jill Biden spent the first day of a trip to the Navajo Nation listening to female tribal leaders whom she referred to as her "sister warriors," on the needs and priorities of the country's largest Native American reservation.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 23, 2021
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Tuba City Unified School District announced April 12 it would no longer offer in-person learning starting April 13 and would return to a remote learning model.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 21, 2021
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"While we strongly recommend all Arizonans get the COVID-19 vaccine, it's not mandated in our state — and it never will be," Ducey said in a statement. "Vaccination is up to each individual, not the government."

By By Terry Tang, Associated Press April 21, 2021
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First lady Jill Biden plans to visit an Albuquerque health care facility as part of a three-day, two-state visit to the U.S. Southwest this week.

By Associated Press April 21, 2021
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Museum of Northern Arizona looks for artists for Summer Heritage Festival in July
Artists can reserve booth space now; festival will take place the four weekends in July

After a year in which it had to cancel or rearrange events because of COVID-19, the Museum of Northern Arizona said it is looking for artists to reserve booth space now for its Summer Heritage Festival.

By Katherine Locke April 20, 2021
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The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is helping to decrease the further spread of COVID-19 by implementing a Clean Hands Project to distribute hand washing stations to families on the Navajo and Hopi Nations that don’t have access to indoor plumbing or running water.

April 20, 2021
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On April 13, the Navajo Nation reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day.

April 14, 2021
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The CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine based on six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

April 14, 2021