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YAKAMA NATION RESERVATION — On Monday, the Yakama Nation Tribal Council Executive Committee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for all residents of the Yakama Reservation and off-Reservation trust allotments due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) said on Monday that all of its tribal members have closed their casinos temporarily in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — In an Instagram message posted yesterday, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, announced the passing of her brother Ron, who died Saturday following a battle with COVID-19.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Monday, Navajo Nation leaders announced that three more tribal citizens have tested positive for the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) bringing the total number of cases on Navajo Nation to 29. 

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Lacking the ability to hop on Air Force One and fly out into the country to hold one of his political rallies, President Donald Trump has turned the White House briefing room to mobilize his base. 

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT, Iowa — The Meskwaki Tribal Council has declared an Emergency Declaration after an employee of the tribe’s Meskwaki Health Clinic received a positive test result for COVID-19, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus. The Meskwaki Nation (Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi) tribal citizens live on the Meskwaki Settlement, which is located near Tama, Iowa.

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Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed community gatherings, spent time with colleagues, friends and family, and moved around our social spaces.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service on Saturday, that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 26 for residents of the Navajo Nation.

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Editor's Note: This article was first published by the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

SHONTO, Ariz. — The Shonto Preparatory School tenants and staff were ordered to shelter in place today after a tenant tested positive for COVID-19.