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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 15 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths now totals 472 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 6,859 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 85,206 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,308.

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WASHINGTON — Time is running out for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) to get counted in the Census 2020. And the timeline just got shorter because the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the final deadline for the Census is Sept. 30, 2020, instead of Oct. 31, 2020.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Saturday, the Nez-Lizer Administration partnered with the Winslow Indian Health Care Center to distribute food and essential supplies to 571 families in the communities of Winslow, Leupp, and Dilkon to help keep people home and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the Navajo Nation hard. 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 34 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 468 as previously reported on Thursday. Reports indicate that 6,810 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 84,537 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,257.

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MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The founding of Jamestown was more than 400 years ago, yet people in America are just now realizing they’re on Indian land. Idle at home, many are bound and determined to use this time to right some wrongs, but they forgot to check in with the first peoples of the lands upon which they protest.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — With the flattening of the curve of COVID-19 positive cases on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Navajo Nation officials have eased off the 57-hour weekend lockdown to 32-hour lockdown beginning this weekend. The Navajo Nation will implement a 32-hour weekend lockdown ‪beginning on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9:00 p.m. (MDT) until Monday, Aug. 10 at 5:00 a.m. The daily curfew will also be changed to ‪9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

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KESHENA, Wis. — Bay Bank, a financial institution owned by Oneida Nation, plans to open a branch office on the nearby Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s reservation. 

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WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ruled  the Dakota Access pipeline can remain open. The decision reversed U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s decision handed down on July 6 that demanded the pipeline shut down pending additional environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

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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 39 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 467 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 6,766 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 83,527 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,195.