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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our normal lives in ways that seemed unimaginable until three weeks ago. 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Wearing protective blue medical gloves, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez spent almost an hour talking to Navajo citizens about the deadly COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual town hall that was live streamed from tribal headquarters in Window Rock, Ariz.

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SHINNECOCK NATION — Irony has its place in tribal nations holding on to their sovereignty rights.

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Navajo Nation President Nez to host online town hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. (MDT)

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Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

NAATSIS’ÁÁN-RAINBOW CITY, Utah   A former Naatsis’áán Chapter official is fighting for her life at Tuba City Regional Health Care and her son passed on after attending church the day after their fellow church members returned from the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene Zone Rally earlier this month that is suspected of spreading the COVID-19 virus in Western Agency.

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TAUNTON, Mass. — In the midst of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on his tribe, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell says he was informed late Friday afternoon by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), on orders of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior David Bernhardt, that the tribe’s “reservation be disestablished.”

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed and the President signed into law on Friday H.R. 748, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package designed to address the far-reaching impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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WASHINGTON — The passage yesterday of H.R. 748 — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act — includes more than $10 billion in funding specifically for tribal nations and tribal-owned businesses. Additionally, tribes and tribal citizens, as well as Native-owned businesses will have access to some other funding that is part of the $2.2 trillion relief package.  

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The first two confirmed deaths from the deadly COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) were announced Friday night by Navajo Nation leaders. Because of confidentiality regulations, the names of the deceased, nor location of where the deaths occurred were not announced.