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Katherine Locke
NHO Associate Editor

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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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On Dec. 14, the Navajo Nation received 3,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 and started vaccinations immediately.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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Nalgene Outdoor, maker of reusable water bottles and of the Nalgene Water Fund has pledged its support to the Navajo Nation with the launch of its exclusive “Tó éí iiná” (Water is Life) bottle, by Diné designer Jaden Redhair.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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Change Labs receives award for helping Native entrepreneurs
Championing Equity, Equality and Inclusion

Change Labs is the recipient of the Championing Equity, Equality and Inclusion category of the 2020 .ORG Impact Awards because of its entrepreneurial programs and commitment to connecting people to Native-owned business on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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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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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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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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A Navajo coal miner’s story
New film shares an intimate and personal look at one Navajo coal miners struggle to honor his culture’s traditions and make a living as a coal miner

A new film, ‘The Blessing,’ from directors Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein, follows Lawrence, a Navajo coal miner, struggles with working for one of America’s largest coal producers and keeping true to his culture as his job makes him a part of the destruction of Black Mesa, a mountain sacred to his people.

By Katherine Locke November 17, 2020

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