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Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for the Irish rock band U2, has donated $100,000 to the Navajo-Hopi relief fund. It follows a surge of donations from Ireland for tribal assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Federal officials have issued preliminary permits for two hydro-storage proposals on the Little Colorado River. The projects would include four dams and four reservoirs east of Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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The Hopi Tribe says the Trump administration’s plan to build 74 miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border would disrupt a ceremonial migration route.


The Hopi Tribe will receive $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance from the first round of payments from the federal CARES Act.

Ethel Branch

An all-volunteer, Indigenous-led relief effort is underway to bring food, water and other necessities to the Navajo and Hopi nations that have been hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Donations have poured in from around the world to support the effort that so far has assisted more than 850 households made up of tribal elders and others who are especially vulnerable. It’s spearheaded by former Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch who spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius.