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This 12-Year-Old Boxing Champion is Fighting for Native Women and Girls Outside the Ring

November 25, 2020 - 6:18pm

Ayanna O’Kimosh rarely shies away from a challenge. When she was 4, she convinced her dad to let her run a 5K with her mom and older sister to raise funds for domestic violence survivors. “She told me, ‘No, I can do it, Dad,’ and, you know, she did,” Jerrit O’Kimosh, Ayanna’s dad, said. “She proved me wrong, totally proved me wrong.”

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BIA, FBI Seeking Missing Child Mildred Old Crow

November 25, 2020 - 3:30pm

Breaking News

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI office in Salt Lake City, Utah released the following statement on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020:

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Tuesday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 121 News Cases - 7 More Deaths

November 24, 2020 - 11:17pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 121 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and seven more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 638 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 8,271 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 151,008 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 15,374, which includes 17 delayed unreported cases.

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Project to Respond to Missing and Murdered Native People Launched in Oklahoma

November 24, 2020 - 4:14pm

TULSA, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Cherokee Nation on Monday announced a pilot project to implement a Tribal Community Response Plan with U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma and Brian Kuester of the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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Navajo Nation President Nez: “Please tell your elders about the risks of COVID-19”

November 23, 2020 - 11:00pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — With Covid-19 cases rising on the nation’s largest Indian reservation, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is asking Navajo citizens to take extra precautions in caring for the elders.

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Glorifies Pilgrims and Says ‘Radical Left’ to Blame for Fewer Celebrations

November 23, 2020 - 4:30pm

Thanksgiving is not a widely accepted holiday in Indian Country. For many Native people, it’s a painful reminder of the brutal treatment of this land's first peoples and the intergenerational trauma that came from colonization, stolen land and broken treaties.

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To Avoid a Sad Christmas, Stay Home on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020 - 12:19pm

ATLANTA — In a typical year, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most traveled holidays of the year. Of course, with the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 has not been a typical year.

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Navajo Nation Breaks All-Time Record of Covid Cases for Second Time in Three Days - 383 New Cases Reported on Sunday

November 22, 2020 - 10:40pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Sunday broke its all-time single-day record of Covid-19 cases again on Sunday with 383 new Covid-19 cases. Just Friday, the Navajo Nation set a record with 351 cases. 

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Covid-19 Surge Continues on Navajo Nation - 168 New Cases and 3 More Deaths

November 21, 2020 - 10:26pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 168 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 626 as of Saturday. Reports indicate that 8,055 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 147,354 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 14,612, including three delayed reported cases.

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Slain Oglala Lakota Woman’s Convicted Murderer Granted Parole, Release Delayed

November 21, 2020 - 8:57am

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— An Oglala Lakota woman’s convicted killer was commuted earlier this year by California Governor Gavin Newsom, which made him eligible for parole seven years earlier than his original sentence of two counts of 15-years-to-life for second degree murder on May 3, 2000.

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Navajo Nation Reports Record-high 351 New Covid Cases; Five More Deaths

November 20, 2020 - 8:42pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported a record-high 351 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths.

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Washington Football Team Ends Ties with Native Foundation

November 20, 2020 - 5:03pm

WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Team has ended its relationship with the charitable foundation that team owner Daniel Snyder created to help Native communities, just four months after the NFL franchise dropped its controversial name and mascot.

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Indian Health Service Releases Vaccine Plan

November 20, 2020 - 1:52pm

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Indian Health Service (IHS) on Thursday released the IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan November 2020. The 42-page plan details how the IHS health care system will prepare for and distribute a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 disease.

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Navajo Nation Surpasses 14,000 Covid Cases; Death Toll Rise to 618

November 19, 2020 - 9:59pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. With an additional 167 new Covid-19 positive cases reported on Thursday, the Navajo Nation surpassed 14, 000 cases. 

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Sharice Davids Supports Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary

November 19, 2020 - 3:51pm

WASHINGTON — Since the 2020 presidential election was declared for Joe Biden, support has grown for the president-elect to nominate Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M. )to become secretary of the Department of the Interior. Haaland is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Advances 4 Bills

November 19, 2020 - 12:06am

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday passed the following four bills at its business meeting:

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Navajo Nation Reports 135 New Covid-19 Cases on Wednesday

November 18, 2020 - 10:45pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 135 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and eight more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 613 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 8,011 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 141,751 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 13,880.

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Enbridge Line 3 Construction Blocked by Protesters in Northern Minnesota

November 18, 2020 - 5:18pm

TWO INLETS, Minn. — Early this morning, two people locked themselves to equipment used for Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The action was organized by the Giniw Collective and comes days after various permits were granted in the state of Minnesota, pushing the highly controversial pipeline closer to construction.

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Tribal Police Ask for Assistance to Locate Missing Lac du Flambeau Man

November 18, 2020 - 2:49pm

LAC DU FLAMBEAU INDIAN RESERVATION — A 35-year-old man has gone missing from the Chequamegon National Forest, near the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin.

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Navajo Dept. of Health Identifies 55 Communities with Uncontrolled Spread of Covid-19

November 17, 2020 - 11:34pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 146 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 605 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 8,011 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 141,166 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 13,744, including two delayed unreported cases.

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