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25% of applicants to the Navajo CARES Hardship Assistance Program at risk of being excluded because of missing records, information

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports 30,000 applicants for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program may potentially be excluded due to missing records. At the conclusion of the application period Nov. 30, the Controller’s Office collected applications for 295,000 members. Of these applicants, nearly 73,000 members or 25% of…

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BIDEN SELECTS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN TO LEAD THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday announced New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Haaland would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.”A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of…

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Navajo school, students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

Second-grader Winona Begaye uploads homework in her family's vehicle in a dirt lot near Blue Gap, Ariz., on Sept. 25, 2020. Navajo Nation schools have remained virtual this fall because it's too dangerous to reopen their doors. To help families with no internet or poor access get online, the Piñon Unified School District outfitted school buses with Wi-Fi. (Megan Marples/Cronkite News via AP)

By ANTHONY J. WALLACE/Cronkite News PINON, Arizona (AP) — 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 COVID-19, to work construction while going to school online. Then there’s…

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More than 240k Navajos apply for tribal virus relief funding

Community members filled the special meeting held by the Resources and Development Committee at Cameron Chapter on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, to hear vendor issues with the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, updates on the Cameron farming project, two reports form the Navajo Department of Agriculture and a project update from the Navajo Division of Transportation.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — About three-quarters of Navajos enrolled with the tribe have applied for financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to file an application is Monday. Already, more than 240,000 have been submitted online or on paper, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller said. The tribe has about 327,000…

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Uncontrollable Spread of COVID-19 Hits the Navajo Nation

383 new cases, 8,131 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges the Navajo people to recommit to fighting the pandemic  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported an all-time high of 383 new…

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Remaining Navajo Cares Act Money could go to Navajo owned-businesses

Shiprock Council Delegate, Eugenia Charles-Newton wrote on Facebook that remaining Cares Act funds could go to Navajo owned-companies. Newton slammed Navajo President Jonathan Nez stating the Cares Act money should go to all the citizens. Read her statements: CARES HARDSHIP UPDATE: Legislation 0274-20 will be debated tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10, 2020) at Special Council. You…

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control. The announcement came less than a week after an election seen…

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