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This month has been full of change. As we wrap up 2020, we’re sharing our selection of notable Native headlines from the month of November. From voter turnout to celebrating Native American Heritage Month, there is a lot to discover. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest Native news headlines all year.

Navajo Nation reinstates stay-at-home order as COVID-19 cases surge via HuffPost

  • “The Navajo Nation on Monday will reinstate a stay-at-home lockdown for the entire reservation while closing tribal offices and requiring new closures and safety measures for businesses due to rising COVID-19 cases.”

Native American voters in Arizona showed up in force for Biden as COVID-19 ravaged Tribal Nations via BuzzFeed

  • “This has been a catastrophic year for the Navajo Nation. The coronavirus pandemic has spread like wildfire through the sprawling reservation, infecting thousands and killing hundreds. Still, Diné, the Navajo people, voted in huge numbers this election, and largely in favor of Joe Biden, helping turn Arizona, a longtime deep red state, blue.”

335 homes connected to Navajo Nation electric grid through CARES Act via KTAR News

  • “Funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act has connected 335 homes to the electric grid in Navajo Nation. According to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, crews have been working 10-hour days to help connect the homes and more families are expected to be connected in the coming days. NTUA’s stated goal is to provide electricity for 510 families identified in the 2020 Light Up Navajo II application process.”

A record number of Native American women were elected to congress on Tuesday via Global Citizen

  • “Native American women are more represented in the US government than ever before. A record number of Native American women, nine Democrats and nine Republicans, ran for Congress in the 2020 election on Tuesday, compared to just two in 2018, according to the news site the 19th. Three of the candidates won House seats.”

How one fitness enthusiast is tackling the Navajo diabetes crisis via Men’s Health

  • “Loren Anthony’s backyard gym keeps growing. Early this year, he had a few wooden beams. When summer ended, he had railroad ties, chains, and crates, MacGyver-ing them together for deadlifts and shoulder presses. The 37-year-old grits out a workout session nearly every day, often uploading clips to his Instagram or Facebook account. It’s how he inspires his Diné people to find ways to train—and he desperately wants them to do that. “I want more people to understand that fitness is a lifestyle that isn’t a trend,” he says.”
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