Press Releases for October 2021

Oct 31  67 new cases, 34,588 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 30  77 new cases, 34,378 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 30  Navajo Nation honors the life of Korean War Veteran Lee Cook

Oct 29  105 new cases, 34,377 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 29  Law & Order Committee Chairwoman advocates for Judicial and Public Safety priorities in Washington, D.C.

Oct 28  97 new cases, 34,253 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 28  Tom Platero appointed to serve as the interim Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Office

Oct 28  Navajo Route 12 and other road rehabilitation projects nears completion

Oct 28  Proposed Road Projects in the Western Navajo Agency toured by Resources & Development Committee

Oct 27  119 new cases, 34,208 recoveries, and nine more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 27  Navajo Department of Health issues COVID-19 public health guidance for Halloween

Oct 27  Vice President Lizer appointed to serve as the vice-chair of the Coalition of Large Tribes

Oct 26  Vice President Lizer highlights the importance of partnerships to increase broadband connectivity on the Navajo Nation

Oct 26  32 new cases, 34,159 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Oct 26  President Nez addresses climate change at the New Mexico Climate Summit

Oct 25  37 new cases, 34,080 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 48 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Oct 24  24 new cases, 33,997 recoveries, and two recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 24  Veterans Concerns Heard, Navajo Nation Council proposes changes to Veterans Administration

Oct 23  61 new cases, 33,897 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 21  Appointment Questioned by Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr., Non-Navajo to represent Navajo Veterans Nationally

Oct 21  President Nez advocates for water and transportation infrastructure, public safety, veteran benefits, and health care priorities on Capitol Hill

Oct 21  74 new cases, 33,579 recoveries, and no new deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 21  Navajo Nation upholds Voting Rights Act standards for Redistricting Maps

Oct 21  Fall Session Adjourns, Navajo Nation Council passes Historic Legislations

Oct 20  78 new cases, 33,550 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 20  President Nez testifies before Congress in support of Native American voting rights

Oct 20  Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the life of late Navajo leader Samuel Yazzie

Oct 19  Air is Life Act of 2021 passed by Navajo Nation Council, Praised by Health Advocates

Oct 19  85 new cases, 33,039 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 18  President Nez and Vice President Lizer present the State of the Navajo Nation Address

Oct 18  30 new cases, 32,906 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 31 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Oct 18  Navajo Nation and Red Water Pond Road community residents oppose proposal to transfer uranium mine waste near the homes of Navajo residents

Oct 18  The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development Artisan and Business Grant 2021

Oct 17  58 new cases, 32,906 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 17  10,000 Infrastructure Projects Proposed, $2.1 Billion in ARPA Funds to be Allocated

Oct 16  31 new cases, 32,851 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 15  110 new cases, 32,809 recoveries, and no recent death related to COVID-19

Oct 15  American Rescue Plan proposal includes funds for infrastructure, direct services, and hardship assistance

Oct 15  Commercial Smoking Ban, Uranium Mining Congressional Hearing, and Judicial Branch funding to be considered by Navajo Nation Council

Oct 15  Navajo Nation Council to host Domestic Violence Awareness March, Fall Session to honor Indigenous Women

Oct 15  Navajo Nation Diné Action Plan signed into law to address public safety issues using Navajo cultural principles

Oct 14  64 new cases, 32,761 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Oct 14  President Nez meets with the Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims Committee regarding the RECA Amendments of 2021

Oct 13  11 new cases, 32,735 recoveries, and six recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 13  Initial distribution of ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds allocated

Oct 12  48 new cases, 32,727 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 12  New Mexico Redistricting Plan for Voting Discussed with Navajo Nation Leaders

Oct 12  President Nez meets with Secretary Haaland and Assistant Secretary Newland

Oct 12  Navajo Nation marks the completion of two more road projects

Oct 11  New Mexico tribal leaders work to move forward together on redistricting issues

Oct 11  11 new cases, 32,667 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 33 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Oct 11  Navajo Nation recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 10  55 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 09  32 new cases, 32,582 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 09  Navajo Nation Council Questions Lack of Collaboration from the Washington Office & President Jonathan Nez

Oct 08  51 new cases, 32,542 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 08  President Biden signs historic proclamation to restore and expand the Bears Ears National Monument

Oct 08  Navajo Nation Council Celebrates the Protection of the Bears Ears National Monument

Oct 07  49 new cases, 32,441 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 06  Navajo Family Assistance Services Continues to Accept Navajo School Clothing and Supplies Applications

Oct 06  65 new cases, 32,423 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 06  Council Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton continues search for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Oct 05  22 new cases, 32,409 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 05  Diné Action Plan approved by Navajo Nation Council, Advisory group created

Oct 05  Navajo Nation advocates for Office of Tribal Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Oct 04  Navajo Nation establishes the Fiscal Recovery Fund Office for the American Rescue Plan Act

Oct 04  29 new cases, 32,369 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 35 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Oct 04  President Nez highlights the Navajo Nation’s “Just Energy Transition” to support post-coal economies at the Arizona Student Energy Conference

Oct 03  35 new cases, 32,272 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 03  Council Delegate Charlaine Tso continues search for Ella Mae Begay

Oct 02  35 new cases, 32,271 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 01  76 new cases, 32,203 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 01  $19 Million approved for Church Rock Factory by Navajo Nation Council, 350 jobs created

Oct 01  Navajo Nation supports congressional bill to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” nationwide

Oct 01  Navajo Nation breaks ground on the expansion of Rhino Health glove manufacturing facility, creating up to 350 jobs

Oct 01  Month of October recognized as “Navajo Nation Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

Oct 01  Navajo Nation recognizes “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Oct 01  Indigenous Children and Survivors of Boarding Schools honored by the Navajo Nation Council