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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — With the new surge of Covid-19 cases on the Navajo Nation, leaders of the largest Indian reservation on Thursday declared a major health care crisis.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 236 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 663 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 9,569 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 168,261 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 17,310, including 39 delayed reported cases. 

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Political Brief. WASHINGTON — Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), one of the first American Indian females elected to the House of Representatives, has been elected vice-chair of the New Democrat Coalition. Davids won reelection to represent Kansas’ 3rd congressional district on Nov. 3 with 53.4 percent of the vote. 

Eddie Benton-Banai
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HAYWARD, Wis. — Native communities in the Great Lake region are mourning the loss of Eddie Benton-Banai (Bawdwaywidun Banaise), a co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), who passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, in Hayward, Wis. He was 89.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 310 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 658 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 9,517 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 166,820 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 17,035, including 14 delayed reported cases. 

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Dear Readers,

As 2020 draws to a close, I’m reflecting on Native News Online’s progress and growth during this year of tremendous change and upheaval.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 104 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 656 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 9,425 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 160,369 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 16,711, including 12 delayed reported cases. 

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CHEVAK, Alaska — In a remote Alaskan village, it’s easy to feel like nothing can touch you, not even Covid-19. 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 168 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 653 as previously reported on Sunday. Reports indicate that 9,188 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 158,451 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 16,595, including 168 delayed reported cases.