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She's patrolled the Navajo Nation for nearly 20 years. Nothing prepared her for the COVID-19 outbreak 3.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Police officers on the Navajo Nation are fearing for their lives during COVID-19 pandemic. Here's one officer's story.

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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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Every Corner of the Navajo Nation Has Been Hit By COVID-19 21.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Lucinda Charleston’s children reminded her that she wasn’t young anymore. But despite their worry, she assembled an emergency public health team to tackle the Navajo Nation’s first coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic hit Chilchinbeto, a small town in […]
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'We're vulnerable.' On the Navajo Nation, a rush to curb the coronavirus 7.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The deaths from coronavirus keep rising on the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo Nation Is Behind Only New York and New Jersey in Rates of COVID-19 Infection. What Happened? 5.5.2020 Mother Jones
When the Indian Health Service doctors said they’d have to keep him overnight, Ray Berlin tore the IVs out of his arm and fled the emergency room. His granddaughter Judith Solomon found him in the hospital’s waiting room, waving his cane to fend off doctors as they tried to get him back in bed. “He […]
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The COVID Relief Bill Set Aside $8 Billion for Native Tribes. Corporations Could Get Half. 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
During a Friday morning virtual town hall about coronavirus in Native American communities, Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, said he could no longer hold back frustration at “the slow pace at which our federal government has worked to get dollars out to Indian Country.” Echoing the concerns of other Indigenous leaders and health […]
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What It’s Like to Not Have Running Water During a Pandemic 31.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Two weeks ago, as the coronavirus was spreading across the US, Shanna Yazzie loaded the bed of her gray Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with as many empty, five-gallon containers as she had in her house and drove 25 […]
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Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? 29.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some Native Americans are deeply offended by a movement to decriminalize peyote along with other psychedelic plants.

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No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus anxiety is running high on Navajo Nation -- a sprawling reservation of 175,000 residents, scarce supplies and resources, and only four inpatient hospitals. Cases are soaring, and at least two already have died.

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Many Native Americans can't get clean water, report finds 18.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new report from the U.S. Water Alliance found race is the strongest predictor of water and sanitation access. This has implications for public health.
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Behind the Story: How I learned to love 'rez golf' 17.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A reporter dives into the world of golf on the Navajo reservation.

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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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Finland agrees to return Native American remains to tribes 4.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States.
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On a vast reservation, female Navajo officers patrol with bulletproof vests and protective amulets 13.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Female officers are a key part of the understaffed Navajo Nation Police Department's approach to one of the toughest policing jobs in America.

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Navajo Nation's LGBTQ pride event celebrates a return to the culture's history 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last month, photographer Cayla Nimmo documented the scenes of Dine Pride in Window Rock, Ariz. The festivities were in the shadow of the Navajo Nation's same-sex marriage ban.
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The 2020 census is coming. Will Native Americans be counted? 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
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New Mexico man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex assault on Ute Mountain Ute Reservation 5.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A New Mexico man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for a sexual assault committed on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in southwestern Colorado.
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Grand Junction bomb squad called after improvised gun goes off in backpack, wounds man 5.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Police say the bomb squad was called to examine a backpack after an improvised gun went off inside it and wounded a Colorado man.
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Man shot dead Sunday morning in southwest Denver is identified, no arrest in case 5.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A man shot dead Sunday morning in southwest Denver has been identified.
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John Pinto, WWII Code Talker and longtime New Mexico lawmaker, dies at 94 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed that Pinto died Friday in Gallup after years of suffering from various...

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