Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #michigan, #navajo-indians, #philadelphia-pa, #shutdowns-institutional

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What Places Are Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus? It Depends on the Measure

By different metrics, all sorts of locations in the United States are deeply troubling, from Minot, N.D., to New York City.

#avenal-state-prison, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #los-angeles-county-calif, #minot-nd, #navajo-indians, #new-york-city, #norton-county-kan, #sioux-city-iowa, #south-dakota, #texas, #wisconsin

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For the Navajo Nation, ‘Everything Takes Time,’ Including Voting

Post offices are few and far between on the reservation, and mail can take a week and a half to reach the county seat. In this year’s election, that has more profound implications than ever before.

#arizona, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #voting-and-voters

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‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t.

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.

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Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service

Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.

#arizona, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #indian-health-service, #medicine-and-health, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #nez-jonathan, #poverty, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

#albuquerque-nm, #antique-and-classic-cars, #arizona, #automobiles, #gallup-nm, #holbrook-ariz, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #winslow-ariz

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Justice Dept. Executes Lezmond Mitchell, a Native American Man Convicted of Murder

It was the fourth time this summer the Trump administration has carried out the death penalty. The case had raised issues of tribal sovereignty.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #mitchell-lezmond, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Is Set to Execute Native American Prisoner

Lezmond Mitchell faces the death penalty for his part in the 2001 murder of a Navajo woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter, a case that has raised issues about tribal sovereignty.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #mitchell-lezmond, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lezmond Mitchell’s Death Sentence Is an Affront to Navajo Sovereignty

Trump should commute his sentence to life without parole before his Aug. 26 execution date.

#capital-punishment, #lezmond-mitchell, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #trump-donald-j

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‘We’ve Already Survived an Apocalypse’: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi

Long underrepresented in genre fiction, Native American and First Nations authors are reshaping its otherworldly (but still often Eurocentric) worlds.

#apache-indians, #books-and-literature, #dimaline-cherie, #elatsoe-book, #empire-of-wild-a-novel-book, #indigenous-people, #jones-stephen-graham, #little-badger-darcie, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #roanhorse-rebecca, #science-fiction, #the-only-good-indians-book, #trail-of-lightning-book, #writing-and-writers

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For the Navajo Nation, a Fight for Better Food Gains New Urgency

As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.

#food, #food-insecurity, #gardens-and-gardening, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seeds, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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One of America’s Oldest Gun Makers Files for Bankruptcy for 2nd Time

The move by the 204-year-old Remington Arms Company came after years of litigation and declining sales.

#bankruptcies, #cerberus-capital-management, #cloud-peak-energy-inc, #firearms, #gun-control, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #navajo-indians, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #remington-arms-co

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Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity, #slants-music-group, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states

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The Top U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots Are All Indian Lands

Living conditions make it difficult to contain the virus’s spread.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #food, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #united-states, #water

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Marie Pino, Navajo Teacher Who Educated Generations, Dies at 67

A well-known teacher, she was mourning the loss of her son to the virus when she tested positive. Then she died as well, adding to the Navajo Nation’s toll.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #navajo-indians, #pino-marie-1952-2020

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The Coronavirus Is Just One Challenge the Navajo Nation Is Facing

The reservation has more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in the country.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #navajo-indians, #water

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Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus

In 1847 the Choctaw people sent $170 to help during the potato famine. Irish donors are citing that gesture as they help two tribes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #famine, #ireland, #native-americans, #navajo-indians

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New Mexico Invokes Riot Law to Control Virus Near Navajo Nation

The lockdown in Gallup, on the edge of the country’s largest Indian reservation, comes in response to a worsening outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #curfews, #gallup-nm, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #quarantines

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How Do You Fight the Coronavirus Without Running Water?

Entire communities around the country face this terrifying virus without being even able to wash their hands.

#alaska, #arizona, #army-corps-of-engineers, #central-valley-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #infrastructure-public-works, #navajo-indians, #plumbing, #united-states, #water, #water-pollution

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Valentina Blackhorse, Navajo Pageant Winner With Dreams, Dies at 28

She nurtured political aspirations while raising her 1-year-old daughter. Then she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The next day she was dead.

#blackhorse-valentina-1991-2020, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #navajo-indians

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The Navajo Nation Is Facing the Coronavirus, Too

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

#albuquerque-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #electric-light-and-power, #epidemics, #grandparents, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quarantines, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How Native Americans Are Fighting a Food Crisis

As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alaska-natives, #canning-and-preserving, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #oglala-sioux-indians, #oneida-indians, #quarantines, #shortages, #united-states

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