August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Phoenix nurse counter-protesters donate generously to Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief





Arizona Nurses Stand in Solidarity with Navajo and Hopi Neighbors in Pandemic

By Cassandra Begay
Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief
www.navajohopisolidarity.org
Censored News
August 25, 2020

TÓ NANEESDIZÍ, DINÉTAH, (TUBA CITY, NAVAJO NATION) Yee Ha’oolníidoo is honored and moved by the generous donation of $50,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund by four Phoenix nurse counter-protesters. These strong women nurses are everyday heroes thrust into the spotlight while simply seeking to serve their communities. Their donation represents the combined efforts of tens of thousands of Arizonans who saw these nurses stand up for vulnerable patients at the Arizona State Capitol during ill-advised “freedom” marches in support of an early state reopening in late April.

A Time of Monsters: Coronavirus spreads through schools, as Navajo Vice President joins Trump regime of genocide and terror



A Time of Monsters: Coronavirus spreads through schools, as Navajo Vice President joins Trump regime of genocide and terror

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French translation of Censored News by
Christine Prat Update Aug. 29, 2020

The Navajo Times reports that not one dime of the $714 million in federal CARES  Act virus relief funds, received 3 months ago by the Navajo Nation government, has been spent. It remains stalled in the tribal budget process.  On Friday, the Navajo Nation reported 500 Navajos have died from the coronavirus since March.  

A Time of Monsters: Coronavirus is spreading rapidly through schools after Trump forced schools to re-open with the threat of the loss of funding. Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer joined the Trump campaign in support of this regime of genocide and terror.

Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer expressed his support for President Donald Trump during his speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. Lizer said Trump delivered the $8 billion in CARES Act relief to Indian country. 

However, Lizer did not point out that Indian country had to go to court and sue to get the CARES Act funds released, which were approved by the U.S. Congress.