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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has 174 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 26 from Monday, the Navajo Nation reported Tuesday evening.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Ex-Blackfeet Nation chairman Willie Andrew Sharp was sentenced to 10 months in prison yesterday, according to the Associated Press. Sharp was convicted for defrauding a tribal Head Start early-education program that serves low-income Native American children in northwestern Montana.

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NAVAJO NATION - As the COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across Indian Country, actor Mark Ruffalo is set to take part in a virtual emergency conversation for all tribal citizens.   The virtual event, Protect the Sacred, launches tonight, Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. - MDT via Facebook Live and will feature Navajo comedians James and Ernie, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish, and Ruffalo, the acclaimed actor and ally. The online event, which is open for all, can be accessed at ProtectTheSacred.net

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With the last day of Women’s History Month upon us, all are welcome to check out Women Win the Vote, the Centennial Gazette publication produced by the National Women’s History Alliance.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — For Oklahomans stuck at home during these social-distancing days, and looking to get creative, it might be time to put on your director’s hat. The Cherokee Nation Film Office has opened submissions for its OklaHomies Short Film Contest. You must be a resident of Oklahoma to enter and it must be filmed in Oklahoma. Also, contestants must only use smartphones to record footage (see more rules below). 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation stepped up its efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), setting up roadblocks Monday night as a curfew took effect to keep Navajo citizens at home.  

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WASHINGTONABC News on Monday reported New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told President Donald Trump during a phone call that “incredible spikes” in COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases on the Navajo Nation could “wipe out” some tribal nations. The call was recorded between the president and the nation’s governors and obtained by ABC News.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The number of deaths from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) has reached five on the Navajo Nation. This news came as the Navajo Nation announced its daily update on Monday night shortly before 8 p.m. – MDT. Also, it was announced that the number of positive tests for the deadly COVID-19 has reached a total of 148 for the Navajo Nation.

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — With the federal social distancing order in place because of the COVID-19, the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) is seeking an extension for the 90-day comment period to protect the Chaco Culture National Historical Park that is under threat by the Trump administration.