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The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to close the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park for the rest of the tourist season after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Montana.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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Hopi Festival canceled for first time in 70 years
Museum of Northern Arizona announces limited reopening July 2

For the first time since WWII, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) announced it will not hold the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture, or any of the heritage festivals for the Navajo and Zuni, this year because of the continuing spread of COVID-19.

By Katherine Locke July 2, 2020
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The city of Page has declared a public health emergency and issued a new ordinance requiring face masks be worn in public.

July 2, 2020
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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Nation Gaming) has extended the closure of all Navajo Nation Gaming properties through July 27.

July 1, 2020
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Nez presented data from the Department of Health showing a steady flattening of the curve for COVID-19 cases indicating that the weekend lockdowns, daily curfews, requiring face masks and other precautions are working.

July 1, 2020
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The total number of deaths is 363 as of June 30.

June 30, 2020
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PHOENIX, Ariz. —Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a $270 million plan to help Arizona public schools safely open at the start of the school year, while allowing for remote learning June 24.

June 30, 2020
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Navajo Technical University (NTU) will implement a hybrid-learning environment when it opens for the fall semester Aug. 10 for a condensed 15-week schedule.

June 30, 2020
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U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., initially granted a request from tribal nations to withhold money from the corporations while he determined whether they qualified for a share of $8 billion.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 30, 2020
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The funds are part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act payments to state, local and tribal governments approved April 27 by Congress and President Donald Trump.

June 30, 2020
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In coordination with area medical centers, NAH reported a slight improvement of cases in the Page and Tuba City areas at a June 17 press briefing.

By By Wendy Howell, Navajo-Hopi Observer June 23, 2020
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A 57-hour weekend lockdown remains in place June 26-29 as well as a travel advisory outside the Navajo Nation because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in areas surrounding the Navajo Nation.

June 23, 2020
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On July 4, Winslow will again host a fireworks show for residents and visitors.

June 23, 2020
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Class 55 police recruits will be the fourth class to be trained under the Navajo Nation’s Police Academy since its reopening in 2018 and is the Academy’s first class to undergo a training program while dealing with a global pandemic.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer June 23, 2020
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While the national response rate was 61.5 percent as of June 18 and the response rate for Arizona was 58.1 percent, just 1.5 percent of Navajo Nation residents had returned their forms.

By By Lisa Diethelm, Cronkite News June 23, 2020
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Siblings bring much needed relief to Hopi villages
Brother and sister hope to turn Hopi Relief GoFundMe into non-profit

In a little over a month since the Hopi Relief Fund started, they have found their efforts are working. People in the villages are contacting them asking if they can help.

By Katherine Locke June 23, 2020
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The mandate goes into effect June 20 at 8 p.m.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 19, 2020
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Arizona mayors are free to make wearing face masks mandatory to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Doug Ducey said June 17, a turnabout amid pressure as the state became a national virus hotspot.

By By Bob Christie and Terry Tang, Associated Press June 18, 2020
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The U.S. Treasury Department must release $679 million in coronavirus relief funding for tribes that it intended to withhold while a court challenge over the agency's initial round of payments to tribal governments played out in court, a federal judge ruled late June 15.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 17, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez stated in a recent town hall meeting that he is very concerned about the rise in cases in Arizona.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer June 17, 2020
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The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has hit an alarming new daily high of nearly 2,400 — almost double the previous record, health officials said June 16.

By Associated Press June 17, 2020
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Virus still present on the Navajo Nation
Tribal president says Nation cannot afford a second wave of infections

The death toll has reached 311 and reservation-wide cases totaled 6,611 as of June 15.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Dozens of hospital staff contracted the virus as doctors and nurses scrambled to attend to critically ill COVID-19 patients.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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“We, as Navajo Nation leadership, must stress the importance of the 2020 Census to every Navajo household,” said 24th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon.

June 16, 2020
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A federal judge in the nation’s capital has denied a request from a Native American tribe in Kansas to halt further distribution of coronavirus relief funds for tribal nations.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 16, 2020
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“We have to shield them from this monster that is taking over our land,” Nez said.

By By Katelyn Reinhart, Cronkite News June 10, 2020
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La Posada Restaurant and Hotel in Winslow opened May 29.

June 9, 2020
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On June 4, food boxes were delivered via nine Angel Flight West private aircrafts to Chinle, Arizona and Shiprock, New Mexico.

June 9, 2020
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Meal ready: Non-profit provides meals to front line workers
Kitchen to Ward provides food donations to more than 10 hospitals using local businesses for delivery

A non-profit, Kitchen to Ward, created by Aayush Kabra, is not only helping bring food to Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, but is also helping local restaurants become part of helping to feed hospital staff during the pandemic.

By Katherine Locke June 9, 2020
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Navajo leaders canceled this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in Window Rock as the tribe continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jalpan Nanavati, Cronkite News June 9, 2020

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