Press Releases for April 2021

Apr 30  Navajo Nation leaders urge Arizona Governor to veto voter suppression bill

Apr 30  9 new cases, 16,574 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 30  President Nez offers support for infrastructure projects related to the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act and rural road development

Apr 29  Controller’s statements following financial management work session misdirect

Apr 29  Judicial Branch fund approved by Navajo Nation Council with federal lawsuit award

Apr 29  Navajo Nation Council approves 2022-2026 Permanent Fund 5-year income plan to directly address projected shortfalls

Apr 29  6 new cases, 16,570 recoveries, and three recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 29  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision delivers significant victory for the Navajo Nation

Apr 28  Office of the Controller must operate objectively, free of political influence

Apr 28  15 new cases, 16,568 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that over 95,000 individuals are fully vaccinated

Apr 28  First Lady Nez and Second Lady Lizer announce “Talking Trash” series focusing on illegal trash dumping on the Navajo Nation

Apr 28  Navajo Nation opposes Arizona bills that would suppress Navajo voters

Apr 27  0 new cases, 16,565 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 27  Navajo Nation BIE schools, Diné College, and NTU allocated nearly $205 million through the American Rescue Plan Act

Apr 27  5 new cases, 16,524 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 26  Nez-Lizer Administration to meet with Chapters regarding the American Rescue Plan Act

Apr 23  First Lady Biden concludes visit to the Navajo Nation with discussions with students, educators, parents, and health care workers

Apr 23  31 new cases, 16,524 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation prepares to transition to “Yellow Status” on Monday

Apr 22  Navajo leaders welcome First Lady Jill Biden to the Navajo Nation

Apr 22  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate U.S. Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs nominee Bryan Newland

Apr 22  15 new cases, 16,522 recoveries, and no recent death related to COVID-19

Apr 21  Navajo Nation to welcome First Lady Jill Biden

Apr 21  8 new cases, 16,522 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Apr 21  Navajo Nation enrolled population increases to 399,494 thanks to Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Apr 20  9 new cases, 16,515 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 20  Navajo Department of Health cautions public about Hantavirus as first case of the year confirmed

Apr 19  4 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 19  President Nez and Vice President Lizer deliver the State of the Navajo Nation Address

Apr 18  7 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 17  2 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for seventh consecutive day

Apr 17  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of former Diné lawmaker Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 16  13 new cases, 16,475 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19, California variant identified in Shiprock Service Unit

Apr 15  Arizona-Tribal gaming compact amendments finalized extending compact duration up to 2048 and expanding scope of gaming

Apr 15  20 new cases, 16,431 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for fifth consecutive day

Apr 15  Navajo Nation Office of the First Lady and Second Lady launches mobile app to provide resources for Navajo families

Apr 15  The Commission on Navajo Government Development mourns the loss of Honorable Nelson S. BeGaye and, the Commission’s regular meeting has been postponed

Apr 15  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of former Diné lawmaker Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 15  Navajo Nation Council in mourning following the passing of Honorable Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 14  10 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 14  President Nez voices support for President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request that includes increases for schools, IHS, and other priorities

Apr 13  Tsídii To’í celebrates Síhásin Fund heavy equipment motor grader delivery under Nation-wide investment in local needs

Apr 13  Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused on the Navajo Nation in accordance with CDC and FDA recommendations

Apr 13  2 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for third consecutive day

Apr 13  President Nez meets with U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and proposes policy changes to improve Navajo Nation’s transportation system

Apr 12  2 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 12  FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application now open to general public

Apr 12  Navajo Nation partners with First Things First to recognize “Navajo Nation Week of the Young Child”

Apr 12  Navajo Nation and the Office of the Arizona State Treasurer recognize the month of April as “Financial Literacy Month”

Apr 12  Navajo Nation secures $14.9 million in Capital Outlay Funds with approval from New Mexico Governor

Apr 11  10 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 11  Navajo Nation Council approves 2021 Arizona gaming compact amendments and agreements

Apr 10  16 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 09  26 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, stay-at-home order reinstated for Navajo Nation residents

Apr 09  President Nez cites COVID-19 variants for vetoing bill that sought to reopen Navajo Nation roads to visitors

Apr 08  15 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 08  New Mexico Governor Signs HB-0178, Opening Doors of Opportunity for Students Seeking Substance Abuse Counseling Licensure

Apr 07  President Nez calls for the protection of 1.9 million acres of land under the Bears Ears National Monument in meeting with Interior Secretary Haaland

Apr 07  16 new cases, 16,425 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 07  Navajo Nation’s renewable energy future takes step forward with 70-megawatt emissions-free energy project in Red Mesa community

Apr 06  Navajo Nation finalizes lease for 200 MW emissions-free solar energy development project in the community of Cameron

Apr 06  3 new cases, 16,425 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 06  Shonto community breaks ground on new hotel to support tourism corridor, jobs, and revenue

Apr 06  Navajo leaders recognize signing of New Mexico law ending Impact Aid credits in public education funding rules

Apr 06  Navajo Nation confirms first case of the B.1.429 variant first identified in the state of California, health officials urge more residents to get vaccinated

Apr 06  Navajo Nation recognizes National Public Health Week in honor and appreciation of health care workers

Apr 05  6 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 05  President Nez joins New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham for the signing of Impact Aid bill to support tribal schools

Apr 04  7 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 03  18 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 03  Office of the Controller successfully manages CARES Act funding, gearing up for second round of funding from the American Rescue Plan

Apr 02  17 new cases, 16,421 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 02  April 2021 Navajo Nation Council sessions and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee work sessions

Apr 01  5 new cases, 16,398 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19, weekend vaccination events continue

Apr 01  Navajo Criminal Investigations supplemental appropriation gains approval from Law and Order Committee

Apr 01  Hay, grain, livestock feed assistance approved by Resources and Development Committee for $4 million

Apr 01  Navajo Nation recognizes the month of April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” acknowledging victims, survivors, and advocates