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Indigenous voters betrayed by Sinema’s actions in Congress, officials and advocates say

Sen. Sinema's recent vote to maintain the Senate filibuster, blocked other Democrats from passing the Freedom to Vote Act and The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.... Read more»

Navajo Nation will send $2,000 to adults and $600 to kids in COVID-19 hardship aid

The Navajo people are getting some much needed help from their Tribal government as another round of COVID-19 hardship assistance checks are expected to roll out soon.... Read more»

Native American Heritage Month celebrates Indigenous communities across the nation

November is Native American Heritage Month, and for Indigenous people across the country, it’s a chance to share the unique ancestry, traditions, and contributions their communities make today and have made throughout history.... Read more»

Navajo warn hospitals at 'breaking point' in worsening COVID-19 surge

With a shortage of beds, oxygen and staff, the Navajo Nation can no longer depend on regional aid and is sending critical patients farther afield for care, officials reported Thursday.... Read more»

Navajo Nation rushes to beat use-or-lose deadline on COVID-19 relief funds

Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.... Read more»

Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections

Lezmond Mitchell on Wednesday became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government over the objections of a tribal government for a crime committed between Native Americans on tribal land.... Read more»

Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said Tuesday that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions.... Read more»

Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on

With COVID-19 taking an especially heavy toll on Native Americans, tribal leaders and mental health experts have stepped up efforts to address the emotional suffering brought on by ongoing lockdowns and so much loss.... Read more»

Entire Navajo Nation locked down after coronavirus cases increase

The vast Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona has been told to "shelter in place" as COVID-19 cases increased. Earlier, just a small village had been quarantined over the outbreak, which has now hit at least 26 residents.... Read more»

Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases

The Navajo Nation said Tuesday it is canceling indemnity agreements for the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., fearing the tribe’s finances could be “placed in a state of uncertainty” by the company’s recent purchase of three coal mines.... Read more»