Stories tagged: "navajo nation"


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Navajo Health Director Dr. Jill Jim Named to Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board

Dr. Jill Jim has served as executive director of the Navajo Department of Health since 2019. President-elect Joe Biden has said dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the first orders of business for his administration, and the head of the Navajo Health Department will be there to advise him on it. Biden’s...

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This Navajo School District and Its Students Are Fighting to Bring Back Normal

The risk of returning to class is greater on the reservation, and the price of keeping schools closed is steeper. One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only parent died of...

From left, Cindy McCain, vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, visit the American Indian Veterans National Memorial with tribal leaders and veterans at Heard Museum in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Biden-Harris Ticket Reveal 15-Page Plan to Native Nation Leaders

Biden plans to uphold federal trust responsibilities by addressing health disparities, providing economic opportunities, and restoring indigenous lands.

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Lockdowns Work: Navajo Nation Sees Drop in COVID Cases as the Rest of Arizona Spikes

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez confirmed they will continue their 57-hour weekend lockdowns for at least three more weeks.

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Navajo Nation President Ends Weekend Lockdown: What We Know

The Navajo Nation overtook New York in mid-May as the region with the highest rate of COVID-19 infections in the country.

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Nearly 600 Tuba City Families Fed From Record-Setting Food Donation

St. Mary’s Food Bank delivered 125,000 pounds of food in a record-setting donation delivery to the Navajo Nation in Tuba City — one of the hardest hit populations in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tribes Stiffed Over $70 Million in Relief Funds

The Treasury’s outdated formula for dispersing funds has shortchanged Arizona tribes by more than $70 million.