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Navajo Nation Council approves coronavirus $93 million immediate expenditure response package

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Navajo Nation Council approves coronavirus $93 million immediate expenditure response package, but package not yet finalized

The Navajo Nation Council approved an emergency spending package on June 19, but Navajo President Nez said Thursday that he has not received the package yet, which requires his signature. The $93 million will be distributed from the $600 million in federal CARES ACT funds that the Navajo Nation received on May 6. 

Below are the two statements of the Navajo Nation Council and Navajo President

Office of the Speaker
June 24, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Responding to public input, information shared in Naabik'íyáti' Committee work sessions and discussions with programs and local leaders, the 24th Navajo Nation Council approved a $93 million coronavirus (COVID-19) immediate expenditure response package on Friday.

The COVID-19 response package will utilize a portion of the more than $600 million received by the Navajo Nation since May 6 from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act relief funding.

New map shows KXL pipeline route: Highlights risk to Indigenous and farming communities

New Map Shows KXL Pipeline Route

Highlights Risk to Indigenous & Farming Communities

Jennifer K. Falcon,

Censored News

Map can be found here:

June 25, 2020 (Bemidji, MN) - The Indigenous Environmental Network, in collaboration with the Climate Alliance Mapping Project and the Keystone XL Mapping Project, have just launched the KXL Pipeline Map, an interactive tool that highlights the route of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a tar sands project of the TC Energy corporation. This map is a free and public tool designed to support impacted communities along the route about the risks of living in proximity to fossil fuel pipelines and development.

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