Saturday, March 28, 2020

Navajo Nation reports two deaths, 92 cases of coronavirus


Navajo coronavirus cases increase to 92, with two confirmed deaths, as the virus spreads

By Brenda Norrell
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The coronavirus claimed two lives and infected 92 Dine', an increase of 21 people in just 24 hours, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said late Friday.

The Navajo Times reports the spread of the coronavirus followed a gathering of the Nazarene Church in Chilchinbeto. Those attending and their families became ill in Cameron, LeChee and nearby chapters.

One family told the Navajo Times how the father was turned away at a local hospital repeatedly after becoming sick with a high fever after the rally.

A second church rally at Pine Hill near Gallup infected more Dine', and the pastor's family was hospitalized, sources said.

Nationwide, at least two other Native Americans have died from the virus in Oklahoma and Washington State.

The Indian Health Service reported 10 cases in both California and Portland IHS agencies. IHS statistics show only about one-half of Native Americans tested had received results of the tests.

The Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota established a curfew, restrictions on visitors and businesses and prohibited unaccompanied minors, in an effort to control the spread of the virus after the first case was reported there.

Already with a stay-at-home order in place, the Navajo Nation cases continued to rise this week.

Navajo President Nez said, “Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the two individuals who have passed on. We also pray for all of those who are fighting to recover from the virus. We cannot thank our health care workers and first responders enough for everything they are doing to help our people."

“To our Navajo people, let’s help our healthcare workers by staying home and isolating ourselves as much as possible. Our public safety officers are needed in our communities every day, and we don’t want to have to take them away from those duties to force people to stay home – we don’t have to go to that extent if people simply listen to the health care experts."

Navajo area doctors pleaded for face masks at Tuba City Medical Center and elsewhere in Indian country. As the coronavirus spread through Indian country this week, Native American doctors urged people to stay at home and sought out those who could help provide face masks.

Currently, the Navajo cases are in Navajo County, Ariz., 49; Apache County, Ariz., 18; Coconino County, Ariz., 6; McKinley County, N.M., 5; San Juan County, N.M., 11; Cibola County, N. M., 1; San Juan County, Utah, 2.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 71 for Navajo Nation, as virus spreads through Indian country

First Responders on Navajo Nation distribute health information. Photo Navajo President's Office

Coronavirus cases reach 71 on the Navajo Nation, as the virus
spreads through Indian country

Article by Brenda Norrell
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The coronavirus spread nationwide through Indian country this week and devastated families. At least two Native Americans have died from the virus, in Oklahoma and Washington State. On Thursday, the Navajo Nation reported that cases increased to 71 among Navajos. IHS reports ten cases in both California and Portland IHS agencies.

The initial spread in Chilchinbeto near Kayenta, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation followed a gathering of the Nazarene Church, the Navajo Times reported.

Another church gathering in Pine Hill, N.M., near Gallup, further spread coronavirus to Dine'. The pastor's family was hospitalized.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota reported its first case of the virus. The Lakota is recovering at home. On Wind River in Wyoming, one case of a Northern Araphoe testing positivee was linked to a cluster of virus cases in a Lander nursing home.

The United States reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world with more than 1,200 deaths, and the virus spread across Indian country.

In the northwest, where the coronavirus spread was initially the fastest, the family of Geraldine Williams of Tulalip Bay in Washington said they were heartbroken following the death of Geraldine. 

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee earlier restricted gatherings to 250 people.The Seattle Times reports,  "But some tribal governments, such as the Port Gamble S’Klallam on the Kitsap Peninsula, had already gone further, banning gatherings of more than 10 for at least 90 days."

"Such extreme measures are necessary, tribal leaders say. The Makah Tribe and Lummi Nation enacted shelter in place ordinances for their citizens, and the Yakama Nation followed suit Monday night," the Seattle Times reports.

In Oklahoma, the first person to pass to the Spirit World from coronavirus complications was Merle Dry, 55, of the Cherokee Nation. Coronavirus has also spread to Native communities in Wyoming and Minnesota.

Vox reports,  "A Northern Arapaho tribal member on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming tested positive on Saturday and the tribe has declared a state of emergency for the reservation that spans over 2.2 million acres."

"Last weekend, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, lost her brother to Covid-19 after he was already battling a cancer diagnosis," Vox reports.

South of Phoenix, the Gila River Indian Community has two coronavirus cases. One is an Akimel O'otham member and the second is a member of another Native American Nation. Both are recovering at home.

One person living on the Fort McDowell Indian Nation near Phoenix died. However, the person, 49, with underlying health conditions, was not a Yavapai tribal member.

The Indian Health Service reports coronavirus cases in most of its agencies, with the greatest number in the Navajo, with ten cases in both Portland and California agencies. There are two cases in the Great Plains.

IHS statistics show that only about one-half of Native Americans tested have obtained results of the tests. (See more below.)

The epicenter of coronavirus is in New York, where more than 100 people died on Wednesday night, and patients lined up outside hospitals. There was rapid spread in New Jersey.

The spread in the Southeast U.S. is alarming, with rapid spread in New Orleans and north through Mississippi, continuing through the Smokey Mountains into the Carolinas. 

Atlanta, Denver, Chicago and other major cities with international airports show large numbers of cases. Cities with cruise ship ports such as Seattle and Los Angeles have been hard hit by the virus.

In Canada, Mohawks in Kahnawake report five cases. Last week, a doctor who had been at the hospital tested positive for coronavirus.

Below are two statements from the Navajo President and statistics from IHS.

New cases of COVID-19 reaches 71 for Navajo Nation
By Navajo President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 71 for the Navajo Nation. The cases include the following counties:
Navajo County, AZ: 42 *changed from yesterday, due to clarification of one individual’s residency
Apache County, AZ: 9
Coconino County, AZ: 7
McKinley County, NM: 5
San Juan County, NM: 7
Cibola County, NM: 1

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Rural and Native communities call for halt to Keystone XL due to coronavirus threat


Photo: Faith Spotted Eagle (right) and members and supporters of Brave Heart Society and the Yankton Sioux Tribe inside a solar-equipped tiny house built to take on tour of proposed KXL “man camp” locations to raise awareness about MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women). The tour has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Photographer: Jen Cohen)
CANCEL KXL: Rural and Tribal Communities Call on TC Energy to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Activity Due to Coronavirus Public Health Threat


As coronavirus forces social distancing and community lockdowns, TC Energy/TransCanada endangers thousands of workers and rural communities unequipped to handle public health threat, in addition to increased crime and sexual violence arising from pipeline worker “man camps”

By Mark Hefflinger
Bold Nebraska

HASTINGS, Nebraska — Despite the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, which has compelled Tribal, federal, state, and local governments to impose “shelter-in-place,” travel restrictions, and cancel all manner of events to encourage social distancing, the Canadian pipeline corporation TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) continues against all good judgment to move forward with work on its Keystone XL pipeline project — further endangering the health of both thousands of out-of-state contract workers coming in to work on the pipeline, and the rural communities who will be exposed to them. Bold Nebraska has launched an online petition urging TC Energy to “Cancel KXL” activity — and calling on labor unions, Governors, Mayors and County Boards along the route to take action to halt all activity including construction on worker “man camps,” should TC continue to move forward in the face of the Coronavirus public health threat.

Navajo Nation coronavirus cases increase to 69

FIRST RESPONDERS DELIVER SUPPLIES 03.25.20
A big thank you to our Nation’s first responders, firefighters, Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral Health, and the Special Diabetes Program for continuing to deliver food, water, and other essential items to the elderly and high-risk residents in Chilchinbeto. Please keep them and our communities in your prayers. Ahe’hee’ -- Navajo President's Office

New cases of COVID-19 increases by 20 among Navajo people

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday evening, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 69 for Navajo people, an increase of 20 cases from the previous day. The cases include 43 in Navajo County, eight in Apache County, six in Coconino County in Arizona, and four in McKinley County, seven in San Juan County, and one in Cibola County in New Mexico.

“Unfortunately, the numbers are going to continue to rise until everyone begins to comply with the Stay at Home Order. We have to isolate ourselves to isolate the virus. Let’s do it for our elders, our children, and our high-risk individuals. We will fight and eventually beat this virus together, but we need everyone to take it seriously. There’s no need to be out in public unless you’re in need of food, medication, or other essential items,” said President Nez.

A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” remains in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain home and isolated and all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“The number of positive cases is rising, but please remember that people are also testing negative for the virus and people are also recovering. In challenging times, we must also maintain faith in our prayers and know that we will overcome this,” stated Vice President Lizer.

President Nez and Vice President Lizer continue to advocate and lobby at the federal and state levels for additional resources that will be needed as the number of cases increase. On Wednesday, it was reported that Congress and the White House agreed to a $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill that includes $8 billion to help tribes fight the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“We are not letting down. We are stepping up our efforts to fight for the resources that our Navajo people, first responders, and many others need to respond and recover from this pandemic. It’s going to be a tough challenge, but we will overcome like our ancestors did,” added President Nez.

To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.

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Coronavirus cases increased in IHS areas of Navajo, Portland 10, California 9 and Great Plains 2. The Navajo Nation said cases today increased to 69. IHS shows that results are available for less than half of those tested nationwide.



Below New York Times map today of coronavirus spread in the U.S. March 26, 2920


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Federal court strikes down permit for Dakota Access Pipeline, March 25, 2020

Photo Ryan Vizzions, Standing Rock

By Earthjustice
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March 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. —  A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Coffee with My Ma 'Final Episode' Mohawks Kaniehtiio and mom Kahentinetha Horn


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ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIP CENTER MURDER IN OTTAWA AND GOING TO ROBERT KENNEDY'S FUNERAL IN WASHINGTON

In our final episode of season one Ma tells us about the time she encountered the friendship centre murderer! Then we hear the first story she ever told, where recording all this began. She tells me how she ended up at Robert Kennedys funeral!

I recorded this way before the COVID-19 Pandemic started, but decided maybe everyone could use a healthy distraction and a couple of Ma's stories right about now. I know I sure miss her but she is keeping safe at home in Kahnawake.

From the bottom of my heart I’d like to thank Birch Bark Coffee Co. for fuelling this ride. Kristi Lane Sinclair for the theme music, Patrick Hunter for our logo, niawen to My ma for her stories, Rick Penn for co producing, Ontario Arts Council for making the first season possible, Cheekbone Beauty for making us look pretty, and of course all of you beautiful fantastic people for taking the time to stop by and have some coffee with me and my ma!!

Until next season, onen ki wahi sewakwekon






Doctor says supplies needed on Navajo Nation as coronavirus spreads

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Want to help fight COVID?

I am a doctor on the Navajo reservation in Tuba City, Arizona. We are being hit hard by COVID. We do not have enough gowns, masks, or face shields to protect all of the members of our triage, ER, and inpatient units. Here is what we need:

1. Homemade face masks - these will be given to coughing patients to contain the spread of virus among members in the home as well as for use in the ER or other clinic visits. We may also use them over top of the N95 mask to protect the N95 from contamination.

2. Homemade gowns for hospital personnel. We can send them through Hospital laundering services. This will help protect healthcare workers from the virus. Long sleeve, to the knee. Easily washable, probably cotton.

3. Face shields - people have been making these as well. This protects our eyes from coughing/sputum. These will be worn by healthcare workers seeing patients.

Usually, these are single-use items, but we are re-using all of them right now.

If you are interested in sending me any of these supplies, send me a separate message and I’ll get you my address.

Thank you
Sara Jager, MD
Lieutenant Commander, USPHS
Deputy Chief of Pediatrics
West Point, Class of 2000

Censored News is adding this contact info:


Provider NameTUBA CITY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CORPORATION
Other NameTuba City Indian Medical Center
Address167 North Main Street, ,
Tuba City
Arizona, 86045-0600
Phone Number928-283-2501
Fax Number928-283-2677
Authorized Official NameJoseph T Engelken
Authorized Official Title/PositionChief Executive Officer
Authorized Official Contact Number928-283-2781


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Navajo Nation’s positive tests for COVID-19 reaches 49



Navajo Nation’s positive tests for COVID-19 reaches 49

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer 
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WINDOW ROCK – On Tuesday evening, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed of 10 additional positive COVID-19 tests by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, bringing the overall total to 49 cases for Navajo people. This includes 30 cases in Navajo County, seven in Apache County, six in Coconino County in Arizona, four in McKinley County, and two in San Juan County in New Mexico.

A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” remains in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to stay home and self-isolated. All non-essential businesses to close to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“To protect ourselves, our families, and communities, we need to stay home to beat the virus. Every person must remain home unless you need food, medicine, or other essential items, but beyond that, we shouldn’t have anyone traveling or going out into the public. If you need essential items, send only one person and use every precaution available, such as taking sanitizing wipes or hand sanitizers into stores,” said President Nez.

“Stay home, stay safe, save lives! As leaders, we continue to pray for the individuals and families affected by the virus, and we pray for a speedy recovery,” said Vice President Lizer.

On Tuesday, President Nez and Vice President Lizer continued spreading the word on the ground as they distributed information to the public and urged those on the road to return home safely, and only travel if necessary for food, medicine, or other essential items.

On Monday, the Navajo Department of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Office, successfully issued an Emergency Alert through text message urging all Navajo residents to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. The system will also be used to issue AMBER Alerts, Silver Alerts, Weather Alerts, and Missing Endangered Person Alerts. Supplies are also arriving from the Strategic National Stockpile, and being delivered to health care centers on the Navajo Nation.

All residents of the Navajo Nation can register to receive alerts from the Navajo Department of Emergency Management by texting “NavajoNation” to 888777or registering online at http://www.nnalert.com.

The Navajo Police Department is also on the ground informing communities using public address systems from police units. If Chilchinbeto residents have questions or need assistance, please call ‪(928) 871-6271. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call ‪(928) 871-7014.

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Virus spread at two church rallies on Navajo Nation
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There are two reports of the coronavirus spreading through the Navajo area at church rallies. The first is published by the Navajo Times, and states that there are many coronavirus cases following a prayer rally of the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene, near Kayenta, Arizona. According to the news report, two people died of respiraatory illness before they could be tested. I've asked the Navajo President's office for a response. Many area chapter houses attended the rally, including Navajos from Cameron and LeChee. The second report is of a church rally at Pine Hill, N.M The pastor's wife is hospitalized in Zuni in serious condition.

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Cases reported by Indian Health Service nationwide show these positive cases of coronavirus in these IHS agencies: Navajo 29; Portland 7; California 3; Billings 1; Great Plains 1; Phoenix 1.
Of those tested, only about one-half have received results of tests.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus spreads on Navajo Nation, now 39 cases and stay at home order


Alert: There are two reports of the coronavirus spreading through the Navajo area at church rallies. The first is published by the Navajo Times, and states that there are many coronavirus cases following a prayer rally of the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene, near Kayenta, Arizona. According to the news report, two people died of respiraatory illness before they could be tested. I've asked the Navajo President's office for a response. Many area chapter houses attended the rally, including Navajos from Cameron and LeChee. The second report is of a church rally at Pine Hill, N.M The pastor's wife is hospitalized in Zuni in serious condition.Below is today's press statement by the Navajo President. -- Censored News

10 new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer
March 24, 2020
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WINDOW ROCK – On Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed of 10 new positive COVID-19 tests by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, bringing the overall total to 39 cases for Navajo people. This includes 25 in Navajo County, six in Apache County, four in Coconino County in Arizona, and four in McKinley County in New Mexico.
A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” remains in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain home and isolated and all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Help beat the virus by staying home. To prevent a massive public health crisis, every person must remain home, unless you need food, medicine, or other essential items, but beyond that we shouldn’t have anyone traveling or going out into the public. If you need essential items, send only one person and use every precaution available,” said President Nez.
“Stay home, stay safe, save lives! Our first responders are on the ground working hard to help our communities. We will beat this virus together. We are praying every day for our people who are sick and their families,” said Vice President Lizer.
On Monday, the Navajo Department of Emergency Management in coordination with the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Office successfully issued an Emergency Alert through text message urging all Navajo residents to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. The system will also be used to issue AMBER Alerts, Silver Alerts, Weather Alerts, and Missing Endangered Person Alerts. Supplies are also arriving from the Strategic National Stockpile, and being delivered to health care centers on the Navajo Nation.
All residents of the Navajo Nation can register to receive alerts from the Navajo Department of Emergency Management by texting “NavajoNation” to 888777or registering online at www.nnalert.com.
“We need everyone’s cooperation by staying home at the advice of health care experts. We need to contain the virus to avoid widespread issues,” added President Nez.
The Navajo Police Department is also on the ground informing communities using public address systems from police units. If Chilchinbeto residents have questions or need assistance, please call ‪(928) 871-6271. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call ‪(928) 871-7014.

Related News:
Navajo Times reports church rally and spread of coronavirus in Chilchinbito near Kayent on the Navajo Nation.


Indian Country
New cases of coronavirus are reported on Gila River, south of Phoenix, Arizona, and in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Earlier, cases were reported in Lummi in Washington. Cherokee Merle Dry died from coronavirus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Nationwide
Below: Nationwide, the New York Times map shows the fast spread of coronavirus in major cities, with New York at the epicenter. Alarming cases are now reported north of New Orleans, Louisiana, in Mississippi, through the Smokey Mountains,  to the Carolinas.
Cities with international airports and cruise ship ports have a large number of cases. One cruise ship line reports the coronavirus was found in cabins 17 days after passengers left.
Obviously, by now, travelers, many of whom did not know they were sick due to the incubation period of up to two weeks, have touched most of the surfaces in airports and on airplanes. New York is also warning about the virus being transmitted on gas pumps.
Many states and regions are under a state at home order today, including the Navajo Nation.

Monday, March 23, 2020

New cases bring total to 29 Navajos with coronavirus

Navajo Nation First Responders in Kayenta area. Photo by Navajo Nation.

Three new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 29 for Navajo people. This includes cases from Navajo County and Apache County in Arizona, and McKinley County in New Mexico.

A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” remains in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain home and isolated and all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“To prevent a massive public health crisis, every person must remain home. The fact is that the number of positive tests is growing. We know some may need food, medicine, or other essential items, but beyond that we shouldn’t have anyone traveling or going out into the public. This includes public gatherings and meetings,” said President Nez.

On Monday, President Nez and Vice President Lizer held a tele-conference call with the Navajo Health Command Operations Center, Navajo Nation Council members, Navajo Area IHS, counties, states, federal agencies, and others.

“Stay home, stay safe, save lives! Everyone needs to stay home to protect our communities from further spread of COVID-19. We are praying every day for our people who are sick and their families. We are also praying for our people, the first responders, and everyone else on the front lines,” stated Vice President Lizer.

First responders continue to deliver care packages to residents of Chilchinbeto. Additional resources including coal, firewood, water, and other essential items have arrived for local residents including the elderly and high-risk. The Navajo Police Department is also on the ground informing communities using public address systems from police units. If Chilchinbeto residents have questions or need assistance, please call (928) 871-6271.

To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Navajo Nation has 26 cases of coronavirus as stay at home order goes into effect

President Jonathan Nez offered his appreciation and prayers by phone to a group of Navajo firefighters as they prepare to enter the community of Chilchinbeto to deliver care packages to residents, including elderly and high-risk. The first responders will be wearing protective gear when they enter the community and will not make person-to-person contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photos Navajo Nation President's Office)
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Navajo Nation reports 26 cases of coronavirus, as cases also are confirmed in surrounding areas of Flagstaff and Page in Arizona and McKinley County in New Mexico

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 26 as Navajo Nation’s “Stay at Home Order” goes into effect

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service on Saturday, that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 26 for residents of the Navajo Nation.

This includes 18 cases from the Kayenta Service Unit, four from the Chinle Service Unit, three from the Tuba City Service Unit, and one from the Crownpoint Service Unit. As of Saturday, there are no confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 for residents of the Navajo Nation.

A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” is now in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain home and isolated and all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The previous shelter-in-place order for the community of Chilchinbeto in now expanded to the entire Navajo Nation.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mohawk Nation News 'Welcome to the Reservation!'



Mohawk Nation News 'Welcome to the Reservation!'
MNN. March, 21, 2020. COVID19 is another cleansing of turtle island by our mother to rid herself of another disease brought here by the invaders.  Numerous diseases brought here were smallpox, bubonic plague, chickenpox, cholera, the common cold, diphtheria, influenza, malaria, measles, scarlet fever, sexually transmitted diseases, typhoid, typhus, tuberculosis, influenza, polio, meningitis and pertussis, among others.

THE 500 YEAR WAR CONTINUES.
From 1616 onward we onkwehonweh indigenous have suffered fatal diseases, such as small pox infested blankets, the favorite method by the invaders.

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