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Katherine Locke
NHO Associate Editor

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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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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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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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The Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project announced more than $1.6 million in grants to increase the access, use and visibility of the Doris Duke Native American Oral History Collections spanning 150 Indigenous cultures.

By Katherine Locke February 23, 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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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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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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Navajo CARES Act funding to continue through 2021
Hardship Assistance funding estimated at $322-$324 million

The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller said the Navajo Cares Act Hardship Assistance Program is currently 90 percent funded, and the federal extension has not modified its expenditure strategy.

By Katherine Locke January 12, 2021
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Deb Haaland picked for Interior Secretary
Haaland to make history as first Native American cabinet member

Elation spread throughout Indian Country Dec. 17 as word cirulated that President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as ‘a long overdue appointment of the first Native American cabinet secretary.’

By Katherine Locke December 22, 2020

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