Navajo Nation

On the Navajo Nation, the COVID curve is flattening. Efforts to trace the spread of the disease are working. But challenges remain. Federal native health officials are responding with more funding, as KSUT's Mark Duggan explains:

 

Four Corners Guides

Four Corners Guides has a connection to the Navajo Nation through one of their guide partners, tribal member Jon Yazzie, who lives and runs his bikepacking business, Dzil Ta'ah Adventures in Kayenta, Arizona.

Tami Graham spoke with Lizzy Scully, of Four Corners Guides about launching a GoFund me campaign to support Navajo elders in Kayenta, where they're experiencing major challenges due to COVID-19.  


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Humankind is no stranger to pandemics. The 1918 influenza infected 500 million people -  or about a third of the world's population at the time. In the Four Corners, it was particularly devastating on Native lands and in Silverton.

KSUT Reporter Mark Duggan reached out to Fort Lewis College History Professor Andrew Gulliford to find out more about the regional impact of what has come to be known as the Spanish Flu.


Courtesy of Navajo Nation

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Navajo Nation particularly hard. As of Sunday, April 5th, more than 300 tribal members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than a dozen have died. Health officials are bracing for more cases, even as much-needed supplies are starting to arrive. KSUT's Mark Duggan reports: