With COVID-19 cases continuing to trend downward, on April 5 the Navajo Department of Health issued three new public health emergency orders transitioning the Navajo Nation from “orange” to “yellow” status, which indicates the Nation now at “moderate” risk for COVID-19 transmission.Read More
Three technical assistance sessions are set for April for Hardship Assistance and Certificates of Indian Blood, the president’s office reports.Read More
ARPA spending bills fail: Delegates’ amendment falls 1 vote short, consensus on Nez’s bill cannot be reached
After months of political wrangling between the Nez-Lizer administration and the Council, President Jonathan Nez’s American Rescue Plan Act spending bill, sponsored by Speaker Seth Damon, is dead and gone, leaving $1 billion in ARPA funds unspent.Read More
Why haven’t some people received their Hardship checks?
President Jonathan Nez said over 266,000 Hardship checks, totaling $444 million, have been mailed out so far.Read More
After a grueling two-day work session last week, the Naabik’iyati’ Committee approved a plan to appropriate the remaining $1.07 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds, which amends the president’s infrastructure bill (No. 257-21), tabled in January.Read More