I-40 resort project near Navajo Nation stirs culture controversy

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A large campground resort project proposed for a northern Arizona high desert site near the Navajo Nation is stalled amid objections centering on cultural sensitivity in general and teepees in particular.

The planned inclusion of wagons and teepees — the conical tents that were widely used by tribes on the Great Plains but typically not by Indigenous people of the Southwest — drew scorn from one county official considering a rezoning request and development plan for the project.

“If you’re truly going to respect and honor the Native people, then do so,” said Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler. “Don’t be building something that just really is a stereotype again.”

The county Board of Supervisors Dec. 15 concluded hours of discussion and presentations by delaying a vote on whether to approve the Two Guns Resort project, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

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How to fight COVID-19 at home:

December 17, 2020

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Copied from a post: If you are fighting COVID This helped my sister tremendously. Gloria Soliz was given a choice to live or die. The following is her story.

I would like to know why no one talks about how to fight COVID at home. I came down with Covid on November 13, 2020. November 20th I had to go to the BSA Hospital, running a fever of 103, a rapid Heart Beat, and all other systems that come with Covid. While I was there they treated me for the high fever of 103, plus IV with fluid, not sure what was in it, since I was dehydrated some. Then they ran x-rays, on my chest and lungs which I have Pneumonia at the bottom of my lungs.

The Dr prescribed Azithromycin 250 mg & Dexamethason 6mg, for Covid & Pneumoinia. Then the Nurse came in to put these Antibiotic & Steroid into my IV before they released me to go home, to fight Covid at home, prescribe prescription for both medication. If your temp goes up to 102-106 go the hospital, that is the only way you will get Antibiotic & steroid for Covid, which will at least help you fight it some. That is what they are doing in Amarillo Texas. Do not wait, until it’s to late, they will either admit you or send you home to fight it.

While I was there I asked the Nurse. What can I do to help fight this at Home? She is a Nurse that came from New York, and other States to help out with the Hospitals that are short Staff because of Covid. This is what she told me to do, “if I want to Live or Die, only I had to do it no matter what. You are to sleep on your stomach at all time with Covid. If you can’t sleep on your stomach because of health issues then SLEEP ON YOUR SIDE. DO NOT LAY ON YOUR BACK NO MATTER WHAT!! It smashes your Lungs, which will let fluid set into your Lungs.

Set your clock every 2 hours, while sleeping on your stomach. Get out of bed and WALK 30 min. NO matter how TIRED you are or WEAK!! While walking make sure to work out your arms. This will help open your lungs. Breath in thru your NOSE, and out thru you MOUTH. This will help build up your lungs, plus help get rid of the Pneumonia, or what ever Fluid you might have building into your body. Make sure to set your Clock for 2 hours then walk 30 min. All I can say is DO IT!!

When setting in a recliner, sit up straight do not lay back in the recliner, it will smash you Lungs. While watching TV walk during commercial. Then relax again straight up. I sleep with a C-Pap, I was told not to while having Covid. The air from the C-Pap impacts the air into your lungs, which is bad. We need Oxygen, not air into our Lungs. That is why she said Breath in thru your nose, and out thru your Mouth, big BREATHS.

I was told to eat at least 1 or 2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado, asparagus these are good for Potassium. My husband would make me a smoothie of Blue Berries, Strawberries, Bananas, Honey, tea spoon peanut butter (if you can eat Peanut Butter.) I was told to eat Berries.” With the DIARRHEA which almost everyone get, it can wipe out your Potassium. My best friend was put in the Hospital, because it wiped hers out. Diarrhea, what helped me and my kids that all came down with Covid. We drank Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero & Water with Electrolytes.

The nurse told me not to drink anything Cold, drink straight from the bottle, or warm it up. Water with Lemon, and little Honey, Peppermint Tea, Apple Cider, what every you can drink. NO MILK PRODUCTS, or PORK MEAT. Vitamin’s D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotic One-Day, and what ever other Vitamins you can take. Tylenol for fever. Mucinex, or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps out on the COUGH, you will get. Pepcid helps for cramps in your legs. Baby Aspirin a day, for Blood Clots that some people are getting in there legs.

Sorry, I do not remember the Nurse name, she made sure to stress Sleeping on your Stomach 2 hours, walking 30 min. work out your arms while walking, and Breath in thru your Nose and out thru your Mouth. If you want to LIVE. I’m on my 4th week now, and doing Good, still get weak and tired by 9 pm, I’m ready for bed. Now, I get up twice a night and walk 30 min. The nurse told me that, here in Amarillo Texas, we have had Patients come back with relapse of Covid. So Make sure to still sleep on your Stomach and walk the 2 weeks after your 14 days of Covid!!

So is there anyway you all can Broadcast, this on TV, and tell the people at least one way to fight Covid at home? All you all talk about is DEATHS?! Tell the People, how to fight it at Home. We don’t know any of the Above, until you get admitted into the Hospital, like my Daughter did for 5, days. And I for 5 hours, then sent home to fight it. If it was not for the Nurse at BSA in Amarillo Texas. I don’t know what would of happened to me at Home. God Bless Her, and all the Nurses, & Doctors. Even at North West Texas Hospital in Amarillo, the nurses tell the patients the same.

So do me a favor do your research, ask the NURSE’S at your Hospital’s, and talk about how to fight Covid at home, and not always about Deaths. GOD Bless you all and stay safe!!

Hopi Health Care Center receives and administers COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020 – Polacca, AZ

Photo adapted from the Hopi Tribal website

Employees at the Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) were the first members on the Hopi reservation to receive the Pfizer vaccine today. It is unknown how many doses have been delivered to the HHCC or how they plan to coordinate the vaccination of our Hopi Senom.

A request for information has been emailed to HHCC.

More information to be posted as it becomes available. Kwa’kway to our front line workers and to those willing to get the vaccine as soon as it became available.

Please be safe and continue to practice social distancing.

#MaskUpHopi #StaySafe

Job Opening in Sacaton – Administrative Officer (GS-13)


Share accountability with the Agency Superintendent, the Regional Director, and the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, for upholding and discharging the fiduciary responsibilities of the Secretary of Interior; Assures that all Tribal enactments and budgets are processed according to federal law and regulations and Bureau Policy, and that tribal sovereignty is not eroded; Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls program; & Coordinates the development and execution of the agency financial programs and Human Resource needs.

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‘We need water to survive’: Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water

MISHONGNOVI — At the end of a dusty road, beside two water tanks in the desert shrubs, a windmill spins in the breeze.

From a spigot, water flows through a blue hose and gushes into a bucket.

When the water reaches the brim, Kayla Johnson heaves the bucket into the back of her family’s car. Her younger brother, Terron, holds the hose and keeps the stream running into a 5-gallon jug.

“We come here often,” said Kayla, a 17-year-old high school senior. “This water will last us about two days tops, depending on what we’re needing it for.”

At home, Kayla and her three siblings, their parents, grandparents and an uncle all depend on these buckets and jugs. They use the water for bathing, cooking, doing dishes, cleaning house and washing their dogs. Some of it they drink.

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Hopi COVID vaccine information

December 12, 2020

Polacca, Arizona – According to anonymous sources/Hopi Times readers, the Hopi Health Care Center is scheduled to receive minimal doses of the Pfizer (mRNA) vaccine this coming week.

We are trying to gather the most recent data regarding this vaccine and will post as the information becomes available.

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What are the known side effects?

Pfizer’s clinical trials have shown no severe side effects.

According to a briefing document released by the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee, the most common side effects were reactions at the point of injection on the body, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever.

Severe adverse reactions occurred in less than 4.6% of trial participants and were less frequent in older adults compared to younger participants.

Health authorities in the UK, where the vaccine roll out began earlier this week, said Wednesday that people with “significant history of allergic reactions” should not receive the vaccine. The advice came after two health care workers “responded adversely” following their shots.

It also remains unclear how safe the vaccine is for other groups, like pregnant women and children under 16.

Source: https://abc7ny.com/covid-vaccine-pfizer-fda-side-effects/8721704/

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What it feels like to get an mRNA coronavirus vaccine

Types of COVID-19 vaccines in development