Posted in Analysis First Peoples News Navajo Politics

How Native Americans shaped Trump’s presidency – and helped bring him down

by Darren R. Reid, Coventry University Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day When Fox News called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden, it sent shockwaves through Donald Trump’s campaign team. Since 1952, the state had only…

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After the deaths of two soldiers at Fort Hood, the Navajo Nation wants answers

Navajo families say their loved ones faced hazing and harassment at the Army base outside Killeen. by  Pauly Denetclaw, The Texas Observer Saturday, October 24 Corlton Lane Chee came to the Fort Hood Army base from…

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Posted in Coronavirus First Nations First Peoples News High Country News Interview Navajo

The erasure of Indigenous People in U.S. COVID-19 data

‘The United States had no idea what was going on in Indian Country. They have no idea.’ by Kalen Goodluck, High Country News Monday, August 31 Indigenous peoples are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 infections. But…

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Posted in Coronavirus Navajo News

With new cases and new deaths Nation leaders urge residents “Don’t Back Down”

More than 3,300 residents have recovered from COVID but everyone needs to keep up the work protecting each other.  The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian…

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Zach Fuentes, White House Lawn, September 2018
Posted in Navajo News Pro Publica

The Feds Gave a Former White House Official $3 Million to Supply Masks to Navajo Hospitals. Some May Not Work.

Zach Fuentes, former deputy chief of staff to President Trump, won the contract just days after registering his company. He sold Chinese masks to the government just as federal regulators were scrutinizing foreign-made equipment. by Yeganeh…

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Posted in Coronavirus Navajo Public Health

Total number of cases pass 4,000 on Navajo Reservation

90 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths reported as Navajo Nation surpasses all states in testing WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.   The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Navajo News Rez Life

As Covid-19 Devastates Navajo Nation, Doctors Without Borders Dispatches Team to Battle Outbreak

“You’re telling people, ‘Wash your hands for 20 seconds multiple times a day,’ and they don’t have running water.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, May 12 As the virus continues to lay bare systemic inequities…

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Shandiin Herrera in Monument Valley, Utah. Credit: Navajo Hopi Family Relief Fund
Posted in Coronavirus Navajo News

Navajo coronavirus cases grow by 124 since Saturday – 1,321 cases across the reservation

124 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, 4,579 negative results reported Meteor staff from reports from the reservation Tuesday, April 21 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.  —  The Navajo Nation reported in a press release last night that as…

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Posted in Censored News Coronavirus Navajo News

Navajo coronavirus cases increase to 1,197, one survivor shares his story

Dine’ recovering from coronavirus shares his experience 70 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 4,075 negative results reported By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Censored News Sunday, April 19, 2020 WINDOW…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Coronavirus Navajo News

The Navajo Nation has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with cases at 838

by Meteor Staff Tuesday, April 14, 4:20 PM, MST Updated 2 PM Wednesday April 15 Flagstaff  St. Mary’s Food Bank delivered three semi-truck loads of food boxes this morning to the struggling Navajo Nation in Arizona….

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Dook'o'oosłííd. Photo credit George Breed
Posted in Colorado Plateau Coronavirus Navajo News

Flagstaff and Coconino County cases rise slower than state and Reservation cases

  by Meteor Staff Sunday, April 12 Flagstaff  Coconino County Health and Human Services released new sets of statistics Saturday night. CCHHS reported 18 deaths, 236 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 33 tests pending and 863…

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Posted in Coconino County Coronavirus Flagstaff Navajo News

Coconino County: 232 COVID cases with 44 in the Flagstaff area. 558 cases on the Navajo Reservation & 3,112 AZ cases state numbers updated this morning

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Friday, April 10, 10:30 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports 15 deaths, 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 44 tests pending and 855 negative tests to date. The CDC reports across Arizona…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Coronavirus First Peoples News Hopi Navajo News Rez Life Safety Net

Navajo and Hopi grassroots group bringing food and water as coronavirus spreads

“I know these are difficult times. But let’s remember we are never alone,” said Cassandra Begay, Communications Lead with the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, “Let’s remember the important relationships we have that are…

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Photo: Navajo President with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Arizona National Guard assessing possible sites for a Federal Medical Station. Photo Western Navajo Fairgrounds by Navajo President's Office.
Posted in Censored News Coronavirus First Peoples News Navajo News Rez Life

Navajo Nation coronavirus cases increase to 426, with 17 deaths, with curfew

42 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation, two additional deaths By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Censored News WINDOW ROCK – The total number of positive tests…

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