Press Releases for May 2021

May 31  2 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 31  Navajo Nation honors fallen warriors on Memorial Day

May 31  Diné athlete Patterson Yazzie III to compete in the season premiere of “American Ninja Warrior”

May 30  Two new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 29  9 new cases and four more deaths related to COVID-19

May 29  Navajo Nation receives initial $1.8 billion allocation through the American Rescue Plan Act

May 28  10 new cases, 29,454 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 28  June 2021 Navajo Nation Council sessions and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee work sessions

May 27  Nez-Lizer Administration finalizes lease for Navajo-owned company to offer quality lumber supplies on the Navajo Nation

May 27  LOC and RDC hear reports and discuss laws to address Navajo Nation feral dog population

May 27  3 new cases, 29,436 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 26  RDC receives business and industrial development fund update report from the Division of Economic Development

May 26  6 new cases, 29,424 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

May 25  RDC and Speaker Damon request meeting state leadership to discuss Chaco Canyon National Heritage Monument Field Hearing

May 25  6 new cases, 29,426 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 25  Commission on Navajo Government Development hears chapter improvement reports and votes to allow hybrid meeting options

May 24  Nez-Lizer Administration meets with chapters regarding priorities for the American Rescue Plan Act

May 24  Council applauds Department of the Interior approval of the 2021 Arizona Gaming Compact amendments and agreements

May 24  2 new cases, 29,408 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 23  11 new cases, 29,383 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

May 22  12 new cases, 29,376 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

May 21  2 new cases, 29,361 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, new health order expands options for flea markets and roadside markets

May 20  4 new cases, 29,361 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 20  President Nez pushes for new era in tribal roads and federal relations during meeting with White House officials

May 20  Former Auditor General Elizabeth Begay to serve as Acting Controller

May 19  Council Votes to remove Pearline Kirk as Controller of the Navajo Nation during Special Session

May 19  9 new cases, 29,356 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

May 18  Council Delegate Thomas Walker Jr. Expresses Opposition to Two Guns Commercial Resort Proposal

May 18  18 new cases, 29,353 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

May 18  Council hears report on irregularities with COVID-19 testing contract and deliberates emergency removal of Navajo Nation Controller Pearline Kirk during Special Session

May 17  7 new cases, 29,343 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 17  Navajo Nation implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

May 16  Navajo Nation recognizes the week of May 16 – 22 as “Navajo Nation Emergency Medical Service Week”

May 16  7 new cases, 29,329 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 15  15 new cases, 29,302 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 14  12 new cases, 29,294 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19, mask mandate remains in place for the Navajo Nation

May 13  14 new cases, 29,283 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as health care facilities begin offering vaccines for adolescents

May 11  20 new cases, 29,265 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, health care facilities will begin offering vaccines for adolescents this week

May 11  Arizona Governor signs two voter suppression bills that disproportionately impact Navajo voters

May 11  9 new cases, 29,261 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS prepares to begin vaccinating 12-15 year old individuals

May 10  Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission calls to postpone vote on Public Hearing adoption of Ordinance 2021-05, changing the zoning of Two Guns interchange

May 10  30 combined new cases, 29,239 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 reported for Sunday and Monday

May 10  U.S. Department of the Treasury announces timeline, funding formula, and requirements for tribes to receive American Rescue Plan Act funding

May 10  Navajo Nation announces the Enhanced Retirement Program

May 10  Navajo Nation recognizes Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week to honor active and fallen Navajo Police Officers

May 08  12 new cases, 29,224 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 07  15 new cases, 29,225 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as leaders urge families to celebrate Mother’s Day safely

May 07  Navajo Nation approves Permanent Trust Fund Income five-year expenditure plan to help ensure financial stability and direct services

May 07  Navajo Nation now has over 100,000 fully vaccinated individuals

May 06  Rock Point community to receive funding for Route 8070 improvements

May 06  Navajo Department of Health announces graduation and promotion guidelines for schools to implement to help protect against COVID-19

May 06  13 new cases, 29,213 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 06  Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. advocates for road and broadband projects with Arizona leaders

May 05  Navajo Nation recognizes “Navajo Nation Nurses Appreciation Week” in honor and recognition of the contributions and sacrifices of nurses

May 05  Navajo leaders recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day in honor and remembrance of lost loved ones

May 05  7 new cases, 29,201 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 04  12 new cases, 16,606 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 04  May 2021 Navajo Nation Council sessions and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee work sessions

May 04  Navajo Nation Council spotlights Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national awareness day events

May 03  3 new cases, 16,596 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the Navajo Nation nears 100,000 people fully vaccinated

May 03  FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will begin on May 12 to provide low-income families with discounted broadband service

May 03  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer support for Salt Creek Fire residents and first responders

May 02  Navajo Nation leaders honor and thank all educators with “Navajo Nation Teacher Appreciation Week” recognition

May 02  6 new cases, 16,585 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 02  Week of May 2 – 8, 2021 recognized as “Navajo Nation Correctional Officers Week”

May 01  6 new cases, 16,574 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

May 01  Navajo Nation recognizes the month of May 2021 as “Navajo Nation Foster Care Awareness Month”

May 01  Navajo leaders recognize the month of May as “Ntsáhakees Silah’igii Baa ‘Áhaya – Navajo Nation Mental Health Awareness Month”