Skip to content

Navajo Education in the Pandemic

An empty classroom with desks and a chalk board on the wall.

July 16, 2021 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Navajo journalist Sunnie Clahchischiligi, whose recent reporting for Searchlight New Mexico’s Heading Home series explores the sometimes jaw-dropping challenges that faced Native students as they tried to navigate distance learning in a part of the state without widespread, reliable broadband service.     Correspondent: Matt Grubs, NMiF…

Read More

COVID-19 Survival and Recovery on the Navajo Nation 

Two surgical facemasks on top of each other creating an X shape, on a red backdrop.

May 15, 2020 – Navajo Nation health departments reported Sunday that the tribe has exceeded 3,000 positive COVID-19 tests, with cases in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The tribe has emergency orders in place to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The reservation is closed to visitors, there’s a stay-at-home order and nightly curfews, and 57-hour weekend lockdowns have been implemented since Easter. Tribal leaders and health officials…

Read More