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Light Up Navajo initiative helps tribe with 'life-changing' access to electrical grid

Light Up Navajo III, a mutual aid project that extends service to Navajo homes without electricity - and where local Navajo utility crews work alongside other utility companies - is working to provide utilities a lot of people take for granted.... Read more»

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'Light Up Navajo' initiative aims to connect 300 families to the electrical grid

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is working with utility crews from across the U.S. to extend power lines and bring electricity to the approximately 15,000 families on the Navajo Nation who live without as part of the Light Up Navajo III initiative. ... Read more»

Time, tradition and trust: The Navajo Nation takes on climate change

The Navajo Nation is trying to restore the land using Indigenous knowledge and long-held traditions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address a climate that’s relentlessly heating up and drying out the planet.... Read more»

Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to legalize gay marriage, igniting new debate

A Navajo Nation lawmaker recently introduced legislation to recognize gay and lesbian marriages on the Navajo Nation, potentially legalizing same-sex marriage in one of the nation’s last, biggest holdouts.... Read more»

Large Census undercount on tribal lands means less political power, fewer resources

Indigenous people living on tribal land were the group most likely to be undercounted in the 2020 Census, a significant impact because the data is used in determining federal, state, and local resource allocation, funding distributions, and policy decisions.... Read more»

Oklahoma, tribes clash over jurisdiction after Supreme Court’s McGirt decision

Oklahoma is in a power struggle with its 39 tribes over criminal jurisdiction and whether Native American reservations in the state still exist, but legal experts say Arizona and other Western states settled most of those issues years ago.... Read more»

Biden to tap Navajo health head to lead Native American health agency

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Roselyn Tso - a member of the Navajo Nation - to lead the Indian Health Service, responsible for overseeing federal health care for nearly 250,000 Native American people in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear Indian Child Welfare Act case involving Navajo child

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act filed by a white Texas couple that was almost denied the chance to adopt a Native American boy who was set to be placed with a Navajo family. ... Read more»

'They shouldn’t be afraid': Non-profit provides relief for COVID-positive Navajo & Hopi families

The Direct Relief Program - operated by the Navajo & Hopi COVID-19 Relief Fund - is available to those living on the Navajo and Hopi Nations who are currently sick with COVID-19 and are isolated or have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID and are currently quarantining.... Read more»

Court: Navajo man guilty of assault can’t be convicted of kidnapping, too

A federal appeals court ruled that a Navajo man who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping, saying such an expansion of kidnapping would lead to a “steroidal version” of assault laws. ... Read more»

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project projected to serve thousands of Arizona Native Americans

The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, which is more than a decade old but isn’t expected to be finished until 2029, plans to divert more than 37,000 acre feet of water from the San Juan Basin to help provide clean water to 250,000 Native Americans.... Read more»

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»

Arizona lawmaker urges better COVID test distribution for rural, tribal areas

Arizona Democrat Rep. Tom O’Halleran is expressing concern over details of the federal plan to distribute free COVID tests, saying it is not well designed for tribal and rural and communities and the execution will leave behind some who live in underserved communities.... Read more»

'The demand is still high': Non-profit steps up PPE distributions across Navajo and Hopi nations

The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, a grassroots non-profit organization that focuses on providing essential items to the Navajo and Hopi people who are directly impacted by the pandemic is a major lifeline in moving resources to the communities they serve.... Read more»

Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

The federal government’s effort to fund expanded broadband infrastructure in Indian Country overlooked a fundamental issue, advocates say - many tribes did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access.... Read more»

Facing rising COVID-19 case numbers, the Navajo Nation issues new tribal public health orders

Since the start of the year, the Navajo Nation has reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, with as many as 405 cases on Jan. 13. In response, the tribe is updating public health orders aimed at curbing the spread of the illness.... Read more»

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