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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulated the 46th U.S. President Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris in a statement Wednesday. 

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Donald Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals on his final day of presidency, and commuted the sentence of another 70, including Lavonne Roach of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Lakota Sioux), who has been serving a 30-year sentence for a non-violent drug charge.

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WASHINGTON — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became the 46th President of the United States shortly before noon today. Holding up his right hand, with his wife Jill Biden, holding a Bible, he was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Biden became the oldest man ever to be inaugurated president at the age of 78.

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WASHINGTON — Overnight outgoing President Donald Trump issued a pardon to his former aide Steven Bannon. Additionally, Trump issued dozens of other pardons to individuals with lower public profiles. Among the list of individuals pardoned overnight by Trump is LaVonne Roach, a tribal citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, who has been incarcerated since 1997 for a non-violent drug charge.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health identified the following 75 communities with uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 from Jan. 1, 2021 to Jan. 14, 2021:

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline permit once he takes office tomorrow, eliciting a chorus of relief from the Indian Country and the tribes have long opposed the project. 

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WASHINGTON — Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline has been a decade-long fight for Great Plains tribes and other tribes. If published articles are true, the tribes will get their wish.

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Five Minnesota tribes in Rep. Pete Stauber’s (R-Minn.) congressional district criticized their leader for not representing Native interests in his effort to derail Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination for Interior Secretary.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez warned Navajo citizens on Monday precautions are still necessary even though vaccinations have begun on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.