181 new cases of COVID-19, one more death and 1,195 recoveries reported as Navajo Nation prepares for another 57-hour weekend lockdown

Navajo Nation May 21, 2020 – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and the Tribal Health Organizations, reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation on Thursday. Continue reading

Navajo Nation to host Largest Indigenous Pride Parade

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the country in Window Rock, Arizona. To mark its 50th anniversary, all events will acknowledge and honor transgender women of color and the Stonewall riots that occurred in New York City. Continue reading

Sacred Sites Bears Ears and Gold Butte Designated as National Monuments

Today, President Obama signed a proclamation designating the sacred sites, Bears Ears and Gold Butte, as National Monuments. Bears Ears, sacred to the Diné, Hopi, Ute, and Zuni houses numerous ceremonial sites, ancient cliff dwellings, rock art and contains numerous cultural artifacts. Gold Butte, sacred to Paiute’s also contains numerous sites of historical and cultural significance. Continue reading