Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have finalized another agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will allow the Chinle Community Center to be used as an alternative care site to isolate positive Coronavirus patients.

The Navajo Nation has ordered all people on its vast reservation to wear protective face masks when out in public to help fight the spread of the new Coronavirus.

Arizona Department of Health Services

There are more new cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. The state department of health services says as of Thursday there were 1,598 known cases of the new Coronavirus and 32 deaths caused by the disease. Governor Doug Ducey and a few state officials addressed the pandemic during a virtual Town Hall event in the Phoenix area Thursday night that was broadcast on KNAU.

Plans for a Navajo Nation entity to manage Medicaid on parts of the reservation are up in the air over disagreements among tribal leaders.

Navajo Nation Placed Under Curfew During Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020

Arizona health officials say the state now has tallied at least 919 known coronavirus cases and 17 deaths as of Sunday.  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Sunday announced a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for reservation residents that will go into effect Monday. The stay-at-home order that Nez announced last week will remain in effect until further notice.

Navajo Nation Confirms New Supreme Court Justice

Jan 29, 2020
Navajo Nation

The 24th Navajo Nation Council has unanimously voted to confirm Ernestine Tsinigine as Associate Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  The seat was vacant for more than 10 years and with the Council’s confirmation, the Navajo Nation now has an all-female Supreme Court.

Navajo Nation lawmakers may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, as New Mexico’s congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site.

The Navajo Nation is spending close to $2 million to maintain access to a transmission line that once carried power from a coal plant to western states.

(Ryan Dorgan/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the tribe will not financially back the bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines off the reservation. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company recently bought Montana's largest coal mine and two others in Wyoming at auction after Cloud Peak Energy declared bankruptcy.

Native American and Hispanic leaders have told a panel of members of Congress that decisions to reduce the number of polling stations and restrict early voting have disenfranchised members of their community in Arizona.