Last month, Congress approved a record amount of money for Native American tribes in the American Rescue Plan. On Friday, First Lady Jill Biden spent the second of two days meeting with Navajo officials and hearing about their needs, after…
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn
The Navajo Nation, home to more than 170,000 Navajo, has been hit hard by COVID-19. More than 600 Navajo have died of COVID-19 in parts of three states, and daily positive cases are soaring. Stephanie Sy spoke with Dr. Daniel…
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn, Lena I. Jackson
Rural school districts around the country have been engineering ways to connect with students who are otherwise disengaged during the pandemic.
By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Nez cited the tribe’s…
By Associated Press
By Marcella Baietto
Products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, are everywhere -- and their growing popularity means big business. The substance can be derived from both cannabis and hemp, which is also used to produce fabric and food. But one Navajo leader jumping at…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
Native communities in the U.S. have suffered disproportionately from COVID-19, with higher rates of infection and death. The Navajo Nation has implemented a series of strict lockdown measures in an effort to protect its population, but health care facilities have…
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
While much of New Mexico is showing signs of emerging from the initial wave of the pandemic, stubbornly high rates of infection and death persist in the state's northwest corner — including in the Navajo Nation that extends into Arizona…
By Randall Akee, EconoFact
Some Native American populations are facing disproportionately high COVID-19 infection and mortality rates. Understanding how the disease is affecting these communities is important to mitigating the damage.
By Felicia Fonseca and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press
From one church, COVID-19 took hold on the Navajo Nation, hopscotching across families and clans and churches and towns, and leaving the reservation with some of the highest infection rates in the U.S.
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