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Katherine Locke
NHO Associate Editor

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klocke@nhonews.com

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Still missing in Indian Country: Savanna's Act for missing and murdered indigenous women passes House
Bill to direct feds to develop law enforcement and justice protocols for missing or murdered Native Americans

On Sept. 21, the House of Representatives unanimously passed S.227, Savanna’s Act, a bill that will create new guidelines for responding to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and create incentives for its implementation.

By Katherine Locke September 29, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and restaurants hard in the past six months, but local Flagstaff restaurant, Brandy’s, is serving up food in a socially distant atmosphere and a pop-up of Pivot, skateboard deck art, hangs on the walls.

By Katherine Locke September 15, 2020
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2020 Census: Have you responded yet?
Navajo and Hopi response alarmingly low

As of Aug. 27, the Navajo Nation total response is 18 percent. The Hopi Tribe’s total reporting numbers comes in at 15.6 percent.

By Katherine Locke September 1, 2020
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The Navajo Nation issued guidelines and a plan to carefully reopen the Navajo Nation with a phased in approach, which will include safety guidelines for residents to follow, directs businesses to implement COVID-19 policies and procedures to meet standards and provides a color-coded system for progressively reopening businesses on the Nation based on data driven analysis and input from health experts.

By Katherine Locke August 18, 2020
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The Navajo Nation president urged all schools on the Nation Aug. 13 to implement online learning for the current semester to reduce COVID-19 risks, despite Bureau of Indian Education guidelines stating schools should open Sept. 16 for in-person learning.

By Katherine Locke August 18, 2020
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U of A's School of Theatre, Film and Television presents 'I Dream in Widescreen'
Films from the school's undergraduates will screen online Aug. 8-9 on YouTube

When Navajo filmmaker Christopher Nataanii Cegielski attended his first ‘I Dream in Widescreen,” (The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television annual showcase of undergraduate thesis films), his family and friends were able to attend in person.

By Katherine Locke August 4, 2020
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Nez: Nation cannot play politics when assessing school reopening
Department of Diné Education encourages school leaders to involve stakeholders in reopening planning process

In his state of the Nation address July 20, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said any plan about reopening schools on the Nation must be implemented with the health and safety of all students, teachers, administrators and employees as a top priority.

By Katherine Locke July 28, 2020
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The Budget and Finance Committee and the Law and Order Committee voted to update Navajo law to match the 2009 line-item veto referendum language approved by Navajo voters — the language will be presented to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council for consideration.

By Katherine Locke July 28, 2020
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Girls who give: Glendale and Pinon Girl Scout troops partner for donations
Girl Scout Troop 1430 in Pinon hands out supplies, donations collected by Glendale Girl Scout Troop 2232 and others

They’d never met, but a girl scout troop from Glendale, Arizona initiated and promoted a donation drive with the help of Girl Scout Troop 1430 in Pinon, Arizona, to collect supplies to be delivered to the Navajo Nation and to the Hopi tribe during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Katherine Locke July 14, 2020

On July 4, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved portions of two separate resolutions that address the use of federal CARES Act funding for the Navajo Nation.

By Katherine Locke July 14, 2020

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