Paving the way for the Navajo Nation to appropriate and spend $1.86 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds, on July 24 Navajo Nation Council approved a bill establishing a fund and a framework to do so.
A Nov. 20 memorandum from the Navajo Nation president’s chief of staff has angered some Council delegates, who say it gives chapters and tribal programs a loophole for hanging onto their CARES Act allocations into December rather than reverting them to the Hardship Fund as the Council mandated in recent legislation.
One month ago, the Navajo Nation confirmed its first case of the Delta variant which is of great concern as this variant is identified as being extremely contagious with more severe symptoms.
It is reported to be 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant, and is being referred to as two to three times more transmissible.
Most people today probably won’t recognize the name but back in the early 1970s there was a company operating at Fort Wingate that manufactured blasting agents and distributed them throughout the United States.