Indigenously: The realities of the Native vote (November 23, 2020)For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation copes with widespread impacts of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)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.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation (November 12, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)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.
Native Sun News Today: Reservation coal workers still out of jobs (November 9, 2020)Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)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.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)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.
Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Court rules against Navajo voters in ballot lawsuit (October 19, 2020)Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
Tribal leaders discuss COVID-19 at National Tribal Health Conference (October 15, 2020)Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.
Navajo Nation urges citizens to complete 2020 Census as count comes to end (October 14, 2020)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.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)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.
Leaders of Navajo Nation hail ‘historic day’ with #MMIW legislation (October 12, 2020)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.
Indigenous Peoples Day message from Navajo Nation (October 12, 2020)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!
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)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.
Navajo Nation sends ‘clear message’ about marijuana on reservation (October 6, 2020)The Navajo Nation is cracking down on people who grow marijuana on the largest reservation in the United States.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes continued Census count (October 5, 2020)“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation tackles COVID-19 and Census 2020 (September 30, 2020)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.
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Marilou B. Begaye, retired judge (September 30, 2020)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.
Lessons Lost: Indian Country students still waiting on internet (September 29, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Tribes continue fight for accurate Census count (September 29, 2020)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.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)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.
Navajo Nation declares Gold Star Families Day in honor of fallen warriors (September 28, 2020)
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.
Freedom Socialist: The Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 battle (September 28, 2020)The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.
Navajo Nation welcomes ruling extending Census 2020 operations (September 25, 2020)“As the first people of this country, we have every right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Cronkite News: Native youth become leaders of tomorrow amid COVID-19 (September 23, 2020)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.
Lawmakers call for investigation into deaths of Navajo citizens at Army base (September 23, 2020)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.
Indian Country Today: Navajo Nation hosts town hall with Dr. Fauci (September 22, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Native voters stand to benefit from new policy (September 16, 2020)A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.
Navajo Nation soldier Corlton Lane Chee laid to rest (September 16, 2020)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.
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