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Tribes Would Receive $20 Billion from Covid-19 Relief Package as Approved by House Democrats

February 13, 2021 - 9:26am

WASHINGTON — As part of President Joe Biden’s $350 billion in funding for state, local and tribal governments, Indian Country is slated to receive $20 billion if the legislation holds up in the Senate.

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Friday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 66 New Cases and Six More Deaths

February 13, 2021 - 12:11am

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 66 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and six more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,103 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 15,738 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 238,945 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 29,167, including three delayed reported cases.

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Navajo Nation President: “We are all in this fight against Covid-19 together”

February 11, 2021 - 9:50pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Even though the Covid-19 vaccine now available on the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is still advising Navajo citizens to remember the basic precautions in place to help control the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed almost 1,100 precious lives on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.

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Standing Rock Youth Run 93 Miles to Pressure Biden to End Dakota Access Pipeline

February 11, 2021 - 4:40pm

CANNONBALL, N.D. — On Tuesday, several dozen youth from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River ran 93 miles from Timber Lake, S.D. to Cannonball River, N.D., adjacent to the Oceti Sakowin camp location just beyond the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, in sub-zero temperature to continue to pressure President Joe Biden to end the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

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NCAI Responds to Haaland Opposition, Urging Her ‘Immediate Confirmation’ as Interior Secretary

February 11, 2021 - 4:21pm

On Wednesday, the National Congress of American Indians convened an emergency meeting resulting in its public urging for the immediate confirmation of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to Secretary of the Department of the Interior, amid a growing chorus of pushback from Republican senators.

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Covid-19 Cases Surpass 29,000 on Navajo Nation; Death Toll at 2,086

February 10, 2021 - 11:11pm

 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 38 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and 11 more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,086 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 15,639 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 237,843 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 29,041, including nine delayed reported cases.

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Covid-19 Cases Near 29,000; Death Toll Reaches 1,075

February 9, 2021 - 9:36pm

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 54 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and 15 more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,075 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 15,635 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 237,411 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 28,994, including three delayed reported cases.

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Navajo Department of Health Identifies 44 Communities with Uncontrolled Spread of Covid-19

February 8, 2021 - 10:57pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health identified the following 44 communities in the latest Health Advisory Notice, with uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 from Jan. 22, 2021 to Feb. 4, 2021:

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Sunday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 23 New Cases, One More Death

February 7, 2021 - 11:25pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 23 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,057 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 15,234 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 235,948 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 28,897, including two delayed reported cases.

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Football Trivia: Jim Thorpe was First President of the APFA, the Forerunner of the NFL

February 6, 2021 - 11:12pm

As attention is drawn to Sunday night's Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bright Paths Strong says this American ritual we know as the #SuperBowl enters its 55th year this Sunday, but its origins trace back 100 years ago -- to an Olympian, a pioneer of professional football and the country’s first celebrity sports hero, the iconic Native American athlete Jim Thorpe.

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Saturday Navajo Nation COVID-19 Update: 71 New Cases - Death Toll at 1,056

February 6, 2021 - 10:40pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The coronavirus continues its spread throughout the Navajo Nation, as the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 71 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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With Cases Still on the Rise on Navajo Nation, President Nez Urges Caution for Super Bowl Sunday

February 5, 2021 - 10:07pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Super Bowl parties are part of a long tradition among football fans. This year health experts are saying the safest way to watch the game is at home with those who live in your home.

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Former Executive Director of Montana Native Women’s Coalition Admits to Stealing Federal Funds

February 5, 2021 - 4:28pm

The former executive director of Montana Native Women’s Coalition on Friday pleaded guilty to theft of federal funds.

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Navajo Nation Reports 110 New Covid-19 Cases on Thursday

February 4, 2021 - 10:29pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 110 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and nine more deaths.

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Leech Lake Tribal Member Dies of Covid-19 While on Active Duty Overseas

February 4, 2021 - 8:00pm

CASE LAKE, Minn. — U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant Michael Morris, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Minnesota), passed away from Covid-19 while stationed at Aviano NATO Base in northeastern Italy on Jan. 12, 2021. Morris, 36, is said to be the first member of the U.S. Air Force to die of the virus while on active duty. To date, there have been four active members of the military to die of the coronavirus, according to a report published on military.com

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Wednesday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 70 New Cases and Six More Deaths

February 3, 2021 - 10:58pm

 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 70 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and six more deaths.

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Part 2 – Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

February 3, 2021 - 2:28pm

This is the second in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome, and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.

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Part 1 – Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

February 3, 2021 - 2:18pm

This is the first in a series of five stories that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome and efforts to heal long-standing unequal treatment.

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Navajo Nation Mourns Loss of Former President Albert Hale Who Died From Covid-19

February 3, 2021 - 12:56pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of its former President and Arizona state legislator, Albert Hale, who passed away on Tuesday from complications from Covid-19. Hale served as the second president of the Navajo Nation from 1995 to 1998. He was 70.

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Navajo Nation Purchases New Permanent D.C. Office for $4.8M

February 3, 2021 - 12:54pm

The Navajo Nation Council, the legislative branch of the tribal government, advanced legislation last week to buy office space in Washington, D.C., joining a handful of federally recognized tribes with established space in the nation’s capital.

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