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No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge

NAVAJO UPDATE Navajo Nation hardest hit area in Arizona. Imagine almost 1,000 reported cases in Maricopa County. That's equivalent infection rate on nation. @navajotimes  has created interactive map locating NN cases. #12News 

The Navajo Nation is under a shelter-in-place order — but thousands of people must regularly leave their houses for necessities such as water.

In Arizona, local governments and the Navajo Nation were waiting for an answer Thursday on their request earlier this week for federal officials to shut down Grand Canyon National Park as cases of the coronavirus grow in surrounding areas.

Coronavirus Cases Spike In Navajo Nation, Where Water Service Is Often Scarce

Local governments and the Navajo Nation were waiting for an answer Thursday on their request earlier this week for federal officials to shut down Grand Canyon National Park as cases of the coronavirus grow in surrounding areas.

Ten more Navajo Nation community members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today.

“To prevent a massive public health crisis, every person must remain home,” Office of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “The fact is that the number of positive tests is growing." #coronavirus 

JUST IN Navajo Nation infection rate = 1 in every 7,800 residents. Equivalent rate for Maricopa County would yield 576 cases (MariCo currently at 199).

1-866-699-4627 (Hotline for Seniors Citizens - for eligible senior citizens who need assistance with meal/grocery delivery) 1-928-871-6868 (Hotline for Seniors Living on the Navajo Nation)

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Today is National Navajo Code Talkers Day. Four surviving code talkers were honored in the Navajo Nation’s capital.

“This time of year society pushes us into oppressive climates through holidays that reimagine history + exploit painful stereotypes.” Allen Salway is a Diné, Oglala Lakota, Tohono O'odham student organizer from the Navajo Nation. Follow ⁩.

Our nation will never be able to repay the Navajo Code Talkers. Take a moment to remember the life of Alfred Newman. It was lived in service. Rest in peace, Marine.

How come they don’t honor ancient & divine Navajo Nation land claims like they do those of Israel?

I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, Sr. My thoughts are with his entire family & the community as we mourn his loss and honor his heroic service to our nation.

Navajo Nation pleads for help after toxic spill contaminates rivers, endangers drinking water

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