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EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — The Cheyenne River Youth Project is using the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children as a learning experience where they can express their feelings through art.

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EGAN, Minn. — With domestic and dating violence on the rise during the COVID-10 pandemic, a helpline for Native American victims has accelerated the launch of a new online chat feature.   

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and the Tribal Health Organizations reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation on Monday night. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 4,071 and the total number of deaths is now 142. In addition, there have been 928 recoveries.

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PHOENIX — Last Friday, the Phoenix Indian Center sent three semi-trucks filled with basic household needs to the Navajo Nation. The items are much needed on the country’s largest reservation that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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OPINION - A recent article that we published entitled “A-list celebrities rally for #NavajoStrong: PSAs feature Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Hamill, Marisa Tomei, more,” received some online pushback. Some readers questioned the motives of celebrities who have lent their names and time to help the Navajo Nation as it deals with large numbers of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths.

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PEMBROKE, N.C. — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has partnered with the emergency relief nonprofit CORE Response and the Robeson County Department of Public Health to provide a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Lumbee Tribe Housing Complex.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Sunday night, the Navajo Nation reported an additional 90 new cases of COVID-19 cases, which brings the total of cases on the country's largest Indian reservation to 4,002 since the test results were first announced two months ago on March 17.

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Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of a new series of profiles spotlighting both established Native American business owners, entertainers and emerging entrepreneurs who are working through the pandemic. Native News Online shares their story, including how they became the person they are today and how they’re coping with the COVID-19 crisis.

KIRTLAND, New Mexico — Activist Allie Young was living in Los Angeles two months ago, working in the entertainment business, when she felt the call to return to her hometown of Kirtland, New Mexico as the coronavirus began to spread.  

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Seminole Tribe of Florida is mourning the loss of its fire department chief. Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo died on April 30 after a battle with the COVID-19 virus. Chief DiPetrillo was 70.