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For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
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Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.
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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
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Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
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Indian Country is celebrating after turning out in record numbers for one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history.
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Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Democrat Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory, a convincing victory” in the 2020 presidential election.
Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
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Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Bradley has selected Derrick Watchman to serve on Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission.
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With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
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With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
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Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
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Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.
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“Let us remind ourselves to use our way of life teachings, our culture, tradition and language to fight these monsters,” President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation said.
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The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.
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An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.
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It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the signing of the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act into law.
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On behalf of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, we wish all of our Diné people and our brothers and sisters around the world a joyful and happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
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“As the first people of this country, we have to let our voices be heard at the highest levels of government,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez after meeting with the Democratic presidential ticket.
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With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.
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Here’s what supporters of Democratic presidential candiate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are saying about the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations
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Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
The Navajo Nation is cracking down on people who grow marijuana on the largest reservation in the United States.
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“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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It’s been over six months since Congress set aside $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country. The battle over the funds is still not over.
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The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of retired Navajo Nation Judge Marilou B. Begaye.
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Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
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The Gila River Indian Community and the Navajo Nation won a court decision extending the Census 2020 through the end of October. But the Trump administration is already appealing.
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Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer honor the lives and sacrifices of all fallen warriors and their families with a proclamation, which recognizes September 27, 2020, as Navajo Nation Gold Star Families Day.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.
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“As the first people of this country, we have every right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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With the coronavirus disproportionately affecting tribal nations due to health disparities, poor infrastructure and chronic underfunding, young people in Indian Country have stepped up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.
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Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are requesting a thorough investigation into multiple deaths at Fort Hood, including those of two citizens of the Navajo Nation.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed vaccine concerns with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.
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A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.
U.S. Army PFC Corlton Lane Chee, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, passed away at the age of 25 while stationed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.