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'Ireland stands with you': Navajo Nation GoFundMe gets many international donations

Millions in donations have come to the Navajo Nation both through the government as well as a GoFundMe page.

Federal government releases delayed coronavirus relief funds to tribes

A lawsuit that questioned what entities qualified as tribal governments delayed the roll out of money from the CARES Act.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to receive COVID-19 tests from UA

The additional tests add 1,500 to the tribe's supply, which was fewer than 100.

Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

Environmentalists fear the removal of regulations on the industry, which they say has yet to address a toxic legacy.

Rule makes small casinos eligible for Paycheck Protection Program

Lawmakers from Arizona are calling the SBA interim rule a win for some of the state's tribal casinos.

AZ Rep. proposes federal malpractice insurance for urban Indian health facilities

Expanded coverage would apply off-reservation where the majority of tribal members live.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe increasing coronavirus testing, though supplies 'extremely limited'

Officials say the tribe now has equipment to quickly test members and some employees for COVID-19, but it needs more tests.

White Mountain Apache Tribe issues curfew to reduce spread of COVID-19

The tribal council's order also put in place a stay-at-home order as cases rise into the double digits.

How Arizona’s tribal nations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

A discussion with AZPM Indigenous affairs reporter Emma Gibson.

Navajo president, vice president quarantine after contact with COVID-19

President Jonathan Nez said he is feeling fine and following protocol after being in proximity to a first responder who tested positive.

Yaqui leaders restrict who can attend cuaresma ceremonies during coronavirus outbreak

Ceremonial leaders say this year only "cultural participants" can enter the grounds.

Tohono O'odham Nation rules aim to slow the spread of COVID-19

An executive order issued Monday issues a stay-at-home order, a curfew and restrictions who can enter the Nation.

Navajo Nation enacting curfew to stem coronavirus spread

Navajo Nation President “gets stern” and tells people to stay home as COVID-19 cases climb above 100.

Coronavirus relief package to send $8 billion to tribes

The aid would be a "godsend" for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the chairman said.

Navajo access to water compounds response to coronavirus

Many on the Navajo Nation must drive miles for water, groceries and necessities.

New law to increase internet access for rural and tribal communities

The COVID-19 pandemic is underlining the importance of broadband services, but some communities can't get a dependable connection.

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