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Navajo Nation names new director of Washington office (May 2, 2022)The Navajo Nation Washington Office has a new leader in Lashawna R. Tso.
Leader of Navajo Nation Washington Office bids farewell (March 15, 2022)Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Navajo Nation leader launches Republican bid for Congress (March 2, 2022)Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.
Navajo Nation leader welcomes anti-COVID convoy to reservation (February 25, 2022)The vice president of the Navajo Nation is aligning himself with the so-called “People’s Convoy,” a group of truckers that opposes COVID-19 safeguards.
Leader of Small Business Administration heads to Indian Country (February 21, 2022)The Navajo Nation is hosting the leader of the Small Business Administration for her first visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation seeks greater access to COVID-19 tests (January 31, 2022)Are COVID-19 tests reaching tribal and rural households? The Biden administration is being pressed to do more.
Indian Country starts off new year with surge in COVID-19 cases (January 6, 2022)Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
National Park Service finally gains a new leader with first Native director (December 16, 2021)The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meeting (November 18, 2021)Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights bill caught up in partisan debate (October 22, 2021)The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Cronkite News: Tribes welcome restoration of Bears Ears National Monument (October 19, 2021)“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud (September 30, 2021)Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.
Navajo Nation welcomes Bearsun on walk across United States (August 4, 2021)Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation concerned about coronavirus variant (June 24, 2021)The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (April 23, 2021)The Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden for a historic, two-day visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
Native people ‘lead the way’ on COVID-19 vaccinations (March 30, 2021)The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
Indian Country finally sees action on diabetes program (December 28, 2020)A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation health leader advises Joe Biden on COVID-19 (December 15, 2020)Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indian Country as cases continue to rise (December 14, 2020)Indian Country is receiving a new COVID-19 vaccine but the vast majority of tribal citizens will have to wait before they can be protected from a disease that continues to ravage their communities.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders cast electoral votes for Joe Biden (December 14, 2020)Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
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