Navajo Nation Controller confirms $600M received by Navajo Nation 5.6.20

Navajo Nation Council PRESS RELEASE, 2:16 PMWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller notified the Office of the Speaker on Wednesday that the Navajo Nation has received $600 million in federal CARES Act funding for coronavirus relief efforts. “With this confirmation, the Navajo Nation Council will now begin accepting public comments […]

Navajo police issue 274 citations during 4th curfew weekend

PRESS RELEASE, 5.6.20, 4:16 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Police Department issued 274 citations during the Navajo Nation 57-hour weekend curfew, of those citations, 223 were for curfew violation and 51 were for traffic violations. The police department’s efforts were in response to an extension issued on April 29 by the Navajo Health Command […]

Gallup extends Lockdown to noon Thursday

7:19 PM 5.3.20 PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Council announces Gallup’s extension of Lockdown thru Thursday WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham notified the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker Sunday afternoon that the City of Gallup will continue to be closed through Thursday, May 7 under a state of emergency. The […]

Gallup, NM, & McKinley County started 3-day Lockdown at noon 5.1.20

The following information was shared from a reliable source regarding Gallup Lockdown: As many of you have heard from various sources, based on a request from Mayor McKinney, the City of Gallup is being put on lockdown for three days. I wanted to share with you what the State has told us so far and […]

Navajo Nation Council saddened by death of 2 sisters who served in public safety, health fields

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — “Our hearts are with the families of Corrina and Cheryl Thinn,” said Speaker Seth Damon. “Both sisters served the Navajo Nation on the front-lines for the health and safety of our communities. On behalf of the Navajo Nation Council, I extend my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Corrina […]

COVID-19 takes life of former Navajo police officer

4.30.20 PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Police Department offers its heartfelt condolences to family of former Navajo Nation Police Officer Corrina Thinn WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Police Department would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Corrina Thinn, a former Navajo Nation police officer. Corrina began her career in law […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati meeting 4.30.20

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee began meeting at 9 am Thursday, 4.30.20 via telephonic conferencing. The Chief of Staff for Speaker Seth Damon provided the following links to access the Naabik’iyati meeting. I tried the Facebook link and Vimeo, but those links did not take me to the meeting. The YouTube link worked. The […]

COVID-19 kills one more of our Relatives; total of 59 dead from virus 4.25.20

9:08 pm PRESS RELEASE – 97 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 97 new cases of COVID-19 and a total of 59 deaths for the Navajo Nation […]

COVID-19 takes lives of 6 more Dine’ relatives: 180 new cases-1,540 total cases 4.24.20

8:02 pm PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center reports 180 new COVID-19 cases, and six new deaths WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 180 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 1,540 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which […]

11 Navajo police officers; 6 police staff test positive for COVID-19

8:15 pm PRESS RELEASE – 17 Navajo Police Department employees test positive for COVID-19 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – As of April 24, the Navajo Police Department has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total cases thus far include 11 police officers and six civilian personnel, all are currently in quarantine. The department has been working […]