Navajo Nation president on Arizona’s new voting restrictions: An ‘assault’ on our rights

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said that Arizona’s new voting restrictions are an “assault” on the tribe’s voting rights. Nez’s comments come after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) this month signed into law several GOP-led bills aimed at election reforms. Most notably was Senate Bill 1485, which reforms the state’s permanent early voting list into an active early voting list.Continue reading “Navajo Nation president on Arizona’s new voting restrictions: An ‘assault’ on our rights”

Arizona declares holiday to honor Native code talkers

‘It’s important that all Arizonans remember the service and bravery of the Navajo Code Talkers’ Arizona has a new state holiday. Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday to honor Native Americans who used their language to transmit coded messages during World War II. Arizona has recognized code talkers by proclamation and through legislation forContinue reading “Arizona declares holiday to honor Native code talkers”

Biden approves federal aid for Navajo Nation over COVID-19

Federal funding will help support the Indigenous nation’s efforts to combat the virus and bolster vaccinations. United States President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation over the coronavirus pandemic, a move that unlocks much-needed federal financial assistance and other support for the Indigenous community. In a news release on Wednesday,Continue reading “Biden approves federal aid for Navajo Nation over COVID-19”

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