Indian Country News Bureau

Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 3/5 @ 0700


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 7am Friday March 5, 2021 update:

As of Monday March 1, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,253…

5 more than last week’s numbers;

There are at least 18 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Polacca…

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

3 more individuals in Polacca/First Mesa tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 283


1 more individual in Shungopavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 217

1 more individual in Bacavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 52

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Hotevilla: 165

Keams Canyon: 45

Münqapi: 167

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


The Hopi Tribal stay-at-home, weekend lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfews continue through MAR 31;

Two consecutive 57-hour lockdowns from Friday at 8pm to Monday at 5am will be enforced the weekends of MAR 12 & MAR 19;

For questions, call: 734 - 3402

View the order & exemptions on kuyi dot net & our facebook page;

And be sure to listen to KUYI this Saturday & Sunday for WeekendHouseCalls as Gary Leslie speaks about the lockdowns & vaccinations efforts...


Hopi Health Care Center’s Moderna first dose - or “prime” COVID-19 vaccination clinic is Sat MAR 6 for those who meet the following & additional criteria:

Eighteen years & above & have no COVID signs/symptoms nor in quarantine;

to schedule an appointment: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of 7am Friday March 5 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 821,108...

1,154 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 16,185…

96 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 315...

2 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 502…

5 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 392…

3 more than yesterday;

30% of the states’ ventilators & 87% of ICU beds are in use


As of 7am Friday March 5 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members increased to: 29,816…

22 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 1,194…

7 more than yesterday;

16,131 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


And in other Indian Country news:

Representative Debra Haalland is one step closer to confirmation as Interior Secretary;

yesterday the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee to advance her nomination to a full Senate vote;

Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murowski joined 10 Democrats to green light the nomination by a vote of 11 to 9;

If confirmed, Haaland, who represents New Mexico’s first district, would be the first Native American to lead the Department.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Coconino County vaccine appointments are online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19 vaccine”


COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm


If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340


If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944 [replace w/ (928) 401 - 0005 when office reopens]

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

A Tribal hotline is available by texting NATIVE to 741741


An L G B T Q crisis hotline is: (866) 488 - 7386


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details...


Northland Pioneer College’s Hopi center is closed through MAR 31: NPC dot edu


Kykotsmovi Village entrance & store are closed during Tribal weekend lockdowns; gas available only to first responders: 734 - 2474…

And the Hopi Foundation also won’t be accessible during these lockdowns: 734 - 2380


Hopi Tribal Court hours: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 5pm; full details: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Again, to make a first dose Moderna vaccine appointment at Hopi Health Care for Sat MAR 6 call: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081;


Tune in this Saturday & Sunday for Weekend HouseCalls;

Your host Gary Leslie will speak with his guests about issues around people being hesitant to get the COVID vaccine as well as more on the lockdown order extensions....

KUYI’s live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council returns Mon MAR 8 @ 9am


The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for daytime delays along the stretch of US 160 near Tuba City from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, March 8, through Wednesday, March 17, as repairs are made to the roadway.Info at az511.gov


Daylight Saving Time starts Sun MAR 14 - Native America Calling will shift from 11am to 10am during D.S.T.


Natwani’s community agriculture grant applications are due APR 9; details online: natwani coalition dot org or 734 - 2380


Second Mesa Day School Board has openings for Misungnovi, Sipaulovi, Soongopavi & two at-large members: (928) 313 - 4319


A survey of youth age 14 to 26 on Hopi about cultural well-being, identity & mental health is ongoing: 734 – 2380

The Hopi Tribal Elections for Chairman & Vice Chairman are scheduled for SEP 9 - the Primary - while the General election is set for NOV 11: 734 - 2507

or by emailing: k shupla at hopi dot nsn us


If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

& for our afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

Submit your material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number...


Community Calendar submissions are edited for length, content & adherence to federal regulations;

Your financial support of Hopi Radio is crucial to our operations: KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets a more detailed message out to our listeners; starting at $60 we’ll record your information as a thirty second announcement;

email “info at kuyi dot net” to find out how you can get your message on the air!


<<<< Please read during all newscasts (7, 8, 12 & 5) >>>>

“Financial support for KUYI comes from Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation...

reminding listeners that you can catch COVID-19 again, even if you've caught it before;


Tuba City Regional Health Care encourages you to continue to wear facemasks properly, socially distance, wash your hands and get vaccinated when eligible;

You can learn more about COVID-19 testing and vaccine plans at “T C health dot org”

That's “T C health dot org.”


KUYI’s 100 watt low power broadcast from Moencopi Day School is on 89 point 1 FM

As KUYI seeks a permanent land assignment, we’re temporarily located at the junction of Highway 264 & State Route 87 in Sipaulovi, though our office remains closed to the public;

We seek volunteers fluent in Hopi lavayi, as well as those interested in editing audio or other behind-the-scenes tasks like joining our Community Advisory Board.



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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 2/26 @ 1900


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Friday February 26, 2021 update:

The Hopi Tribe has extended the reservation-wide lockdown & nightly curfew orders through March 31, 2021 @ 5am;

The Tribe states it will be strictly enforcing the following:

The nightly 8pm to 5am curfew as well as two consecutive 57-hour lockdowns from Friday at 8pm to Monday at 5am the weekends of MAR 12 & MAR 19;

Facemasks must be worn at all times & all previous measures remain in place;

Officials say essential Hopi Tribal Government services, infrastructure & designated personnel to conduct those operations will continue to operate;

For questions, call: 734 - 3402

View the order & exemptions on KUYI’s facebook page



The Hopi Tribe & Indian Health Service have released data on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations provided at Hopi Health Care Center;

As of Thurs FEB 18, approximately 6,000 shots were administered to about 3,500 patients;

Approximate numbers of vaccinated members by self-identified community are:

Polacca: 744

Soongopavi: 386

Kykotsmovi: 334

Hotevilla: 270

Misungnovi: 192

Keams: 184

Sipaulovi: 136

Bacavi: 115

Muünqapi Villages: 56

Oraibi: 52

Yuwehlopaqi: 31

“Second Mesa”: 31

Tewa: 19

Sichomovi: 16

Walpi: 3

View the data on KUYI’s facebook page...


Meanwhile, first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment at Hopi Health Care Center for those who meet the following & additional criteria:

Eighteen years & above;

live in the service area;

have no COVID signs/symptoms, not in quarantine & haven’t received any other vaccine within the last 14 days: to schedule an appointment: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081

to establish a chart: 737 - 6188

[kill March 12 @ 6pm]



As of Tuesday February 23, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,248…

4 more than Monday’s numbers;

There are at least 32 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Kykotsmovi & Polacca…

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, a 57-hour weekend lockdown starts 8pm tonight night Fri FEB 26 & goes through Mon MAR 1 @ 5am

non-essential travel during this & the nightly 8pm to 5am curfews is prohibited & the Tribe is enforcing these orders;

You may see the full orders & exemptions at kuyi dot net as well as our facebook page.


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of noon Friday February 26 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 814,528…

1,621 more than yesterday

Deaths increased to: 15,897...

83 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 309

Navajo County deaths increased to: 489…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 381…

1 more than yesterday

31% of the states’ ventilators & 86% of ICU beds are in use


As of noon Friday February 26 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 29,655…

53 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,161…

9 more than yesterday;

16,054 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive.


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & only gather with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


And in two other pieces of Indian Country News Bureau coverage:


The House Democrats' Natural Resources Committee is hailing their passage of the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act;

It includes the Grand Canyon Protection Act, introduced by Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema;

They hope to strengthen the state’s economy by protecting the Grand Canyon by prohibiting new uranium mining around the Park, thereby protecting the region’s water supply, Tribal communities as well as outdoor recreation and tourism;

Hopi Tribal Vice Chairman Tenakhongva issued the following statement on the act, quote:

“The Hopi People support and are grateful for Representative Raul Grijalva's leadership in protecting the sacred landscape that is the Grand Canyon;

The Hopi Tribe requests the Senate seize the momentum and continue the rightful process from the House and pass the Grand Canyon Protection Act.”


The Protecting America’s Wilderness Act would designate approx 1-point-5 million acres of public land as wilderness...

incorporate 1000+ river miles into the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System…

It would also withdraw 1+ million acres of public land from new oil, gas & mining claims, while permanently protecting the Grand Canyon & other sacred areas from extraction threats;

The proposed legislation now goes to the Senate where it’s expected to meet heavy objection from Republian legislators…


And we have an update to Representative Debra Haaland’s nomination to lead the Interior Department:

The Associated Press reports that she has enough Democratic support to become the first Native American to lead the Department, despite Republican opposition;

The next steps are:

the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee is expected to vote on her nomination next week...

then the full Senate will have an opportunity to weigh in on Representative Haalland’s nomination.



LOCAL RESOURCES:

Coconino County vaccine appointments are online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19 vaccine”


COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


Inscription House COVID-19 testing is Monday through Friday; full details: (928) 672 - 3000


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm


If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340


If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944 [replace w/ (928) 401 - 0005 when office reopens]

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

A Tribal hotline is available by texting NATIVE to 741741


An L G B T Q crisis hotline is: (866) 488 - 7386


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am

Kykotsmovi Village store has ceased elder hours & they’re open 9am to 3pm



CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:


The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


Kykotsmovi Village entrance & store are closed during this weekend’s Hopi Tribal weekend lockdown; gas available only to first responders: 734 - 2474…

And, the Hopi Foundation also won’t be accessible during the Friday 8pm to Monday at 5am lockdown: 734 - 2380


Northland Pioneer College’s Hopi center is closed through MAR 1: NPC dot edu


Hopi Tribal Courts are open only on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 5pm with no in-person appearances & limited virtual hearings; full details: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


First Mesa Consolidated Villages office is closed today Fri FEB 26;

their credit card machine is down until 10am Mon FEB 29; However, money orders are accepted in their dropbox & late fees are waived during this time: 737 - 2670


Drive-through distribution of cold-weather gear is 10am today Fri FEB 26 @ HVMC for Hopi veterans w/ documentation: (928) 613 - 4863


KUYI’s live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council returns Mon MAR 1 @ 9am


Again, first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment at Hopi Health Care: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081;

to establish a chart: 737 - 6188

[kill March 12 @ 6pm]


Second Mesa Day School Board has openings for Misungnovi, Sipaulovi, Soongopavi & two at-large members: (928) 313 - 4319


A survey of youth age 14 to 26 on Hopi about cultural well-being, identity & mental health is ongoing: 734 – 2380,


Stay tuned to KUYI at 5:30pm & 12:30pm for an encore of HouseCalls about Mitigation Strategies & Hopi Update 1 year into Covid Pandemic with Mr Duane Humeyestewa


If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

& for our afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

Submit your material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number...


Community Calendar submissions are edited for length, content & adherence to federal regulations;

Your financial support of Hopi Radio is crucial to our operations: KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets a more detailed message out to our listeners; starting at $60 we’ll record your information as a thirty second announcement;

email “info at kuyi dot net” to find out how you can get your message on the air!

KUYI’s 100 watt low power broadcast from Moencopi Day School is on 89 point 1 FM

As KUYI seeks a permanent land assignment, we’re temporarily located at the junction of Highway 264 & State Route 87 in Sipaulovi, though our office remains closed to the public;

We seek volunteers fluent in Hopi lavayi, as well as those interested in editing audio or other behind-the-scenes tasks like joining our Community Advisory Board.



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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 2/23 @ 1145


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau noon Tuesday February 23, 2021 update:


A break in the main BIA water line along Highway 264 at the ADOT yard will affect users between there & Low Mountain Junction;

Water is turned off today Tues FEB 23 for repairs & users are asked to conserve water: 738 - 2207


Tune in at approximately ____pm today for our simulcast of the continuation of Hopi Tribal Council’s February session…

During today's live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council, the Hopi Tribal Gaming Committee shared preliminary data of their controversial, non-official survey:

Out of 260 enrolled Hopi Tribal respondents, 217 - or 83.5% - were in favour while 43 - or 16.5% - were opposed;

In two historic official referendums, Hopi Tribal members consistently voted against gaming:

In April of 1995, approximately 58% opposed gaming, while 42% were in favour...

In May of 2004, approximately 57% opposed while 43% were in favour.


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Monday February 22nd, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,244…

9 more than last Tuesday’s numbers;

There are at least 28 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Kykotsmovi…

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

2 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 128


1 more individual in Oraibi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 27

4 more individuals in Polacca/First Mesa tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 278


1 more individual in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 165

1 more individual in Münqapi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 167

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 215

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 50

Keams Canyon: 45


Of the 1,244 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 986 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 258 at Tuba City;

As of Mon FEB 22 8,583 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 7,240 were negative & 1,365 were positive;

1 person were tested Monday & 1 result was pending;

Officials say up to approximately 120 Hopi Tribal members succumbed to the coronavirus last year…

We offer our sympathies & strength to everyone affected; For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402




In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the next 57-hour weekend lockdown starts 8pm Fri FEB 26 & will again go through Mon MAR 1 @ 5am

non-essential travel during these & the regular nightly 8pm to 5am curfews is prohibited;

The Tribe says it will enforce these orders;

You may see the full orders & exemptions at kuyi dot net as well as our facebook page.


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of noon Tuesday February 23 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 810,658…

1,184 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 15,650…

148 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 307

Navajo County deaths increased to: 484…

6 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 371...

6 more than yesterday;

30% of the states’ ventilators & 84% of ICU beds are in use


As of noon Tuesday February 23 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 29,551…

16 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,145...

1 more than yesterday;

15,999 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & only gather with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


And in other Indian Country news: Representative Debra Haaland’s confirmation hearing to become the first Native American to lead the Department of the Interior is in recess until qaavo.

Haaland, who was born in Winslow, has represented New Mexico’s first congressional district since 2019;




Hopi Tribal officials state they’ve been advocating for Ms. Haaland in sessions with Arizona Congressional leaders, the Tribe’s lobbyists in D.C, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Native American Rights Fund and others to, quote, “…bring much needed attention to the efforts for her to join the [Biden] cabinet.”



KUYI’s Cara Joe Dukepoo provides more context to this historic moment including perspectives from other Tribal leaders and those who stand in her way…


<<<< play CD022321 >>>>

...that was Cara Dukepoo. Go to KUYI’s facebook page to view this morning’s proceedings.



LOCAL RESOURCES:

Coconino County vaccine appointments are online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19 vaccine”


COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


Inscription House COVID-19 testing for all IHS beneficiaries 18 years of age & above are Monday through Friday; for hours: (928) 672 - 3000


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm


If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340


If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944 [replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]


Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP


A Tribal text hotline is now available: Text the word “NATIVE” to the number 741741


An L G B T Q crisis hotline is: (866) 488 - 7386


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am



CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:


The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


Kykotsmovi Village entrance & store are closed during the next Hopi Tribal weekend lockdown on FEB 26: 734 - 2474…

The Hopi Foundation will not be accessible during these lockdowns: 734 - 2380


Northland Pioneer College’s Hopi center is closed through MAR 1: NPC dot edu


Hopi Tribal Courts are open only on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 5pm with no in-person appearances & limited virtual hearings; full details: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Again, stay tuned at approximately _____ today for our simulcast of the continuation of Hopi Tribal Council’s February session…


And to repeat, the BIA turned water off today Tues FEB 23 between the ADOT yard & Low Mountain Junction: 738 - 2207


Second Mesa Day School Board has openings for Misungnovi, Sipaulovi, Soongopavi & an at-large member: (928) 313 - 4319


If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

& for our afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

Submit your material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number...


Community Calendar submissions are edited for length, content & adherence to federal regulations;

Your financial support of Hopi Radio is crucial to our operations: KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets a more detailed message out to our listeners; starting at $60 we’ll record your information as a thirty second announcement;

email “info at kuyi dot net” to find out how you can get your message on the air!


KUYI’s 100 watt low power broadcast from Moencopi Day School is on 89 point 1 FM

As KUYI seeks a permanent land assignment, we’re temporarily located at the junction of Highway 264 & State Route 87 in Sipaulovi, though our office remains closed to the public;

We seek volunteers fluent in Hopi lavayi, as well as those interested in editing audio or other behind-the-scenes tasks like joining our Community Advisory Board.


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This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Friday February 5, 2021 update:


The BIA reports that water is turned off from Low Mountain Junction to the ADOT area due to a main water break along Highway 264;

There’s no estimated repair time;

Drivers, use caution as crews are working along the roadside: 738 - 2207


In the late afternoon of Weds FEB 3, Hopi Law Enforcement Services responded to an incident near the First Mesa Assembly of God Church;

HLES reported the situation was resolved Weds night & on Thursday, issued this statement:

On February 3, 2021 at about 4pm, a Hopi Law Enforcement Services patrol unit was shot at during a traffic stop in First Mesa;

The officers requested assistance from neighboring agencies;

One officer suffered non-life threatening injuries & was later released from medical care...

a second officer in the unit was not injured;

Two suspects were apprehended, while a third suspect remained at large for several hours:

At approximately 8:30pm Weds FEB 3, that suspect was apprehended about 2 miles away in a residential area;

Both officers remain on administrative leave while the case is under investigation by the FBI: 734 - 7340;

You may see the full release at KUYI’s facebook page.



The Hopi Tribe has issued updated coronavirus data:As of Thursday February 4th, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 1,190…

There were at least 115 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Shungopavi...

however, widespread community transmission is reported in all villages & numerous villages have had members retest as positive;

You may view the full numbers on our facebook page & for questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402



The Hopi Tribe’s says it will be strictly enforcing it’s lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew orders through 5am March 1st;

The Hopi Tribal Government is shut down until Fri FEB 15, facemasks must be worn in public & weekend lockdowns - from Friday at 8pm to Monday at 5am - are Fri FEB 12, 19 & 26;

You may view the Tribe’s notice at KUYI’s facebook page...


The Village of Kykotsmovi entrance & store will be closed in alignment w/ the 57-hour weekend Tribal curfew orders from Friday at 8pm to Monday at 5am FEB 12, 19 & 26; Gas available only to law enforcement & emergency medical personnel during these curfews;

The post office will be open on Saturdays to Kykotsmovi Village members & residents only: 734 - 2474

In addition, the Hopi Foundation will not be accessible during these curfews: 734 - 2380


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of noon Friday February 5 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 775,622…

3,826 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 13,948…

196 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 288…

3 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 449…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 325…

3 more than yesterday;

45% of the states’ ventilators & 87% of ICU beds are in use


As of noon Friday February 5 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 28,668…

124 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,047…

9 more than yesterday;

14,7892 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

The Navajo Nation lockdown & nightly 9pm to 5am curfew is through FEB 15…


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & only gather with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


LOCAL RESOURCES:


To check availability for Coconino County’s vaccine appointments, go online to: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19 vaccine”


No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944 [replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]


Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am



CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:


The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


Northland Pioneer College’s Kayenta center is closed through FEB 15 while Hopi is closed through MAR 1: NPC dot edu


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:

KUYI is accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions until FEB 15;

Visit kuyi dot net, our facebook, hopi foundation dot org & see the recent issues of the Tutuveni & Navajo-Hopi Observer for details…


KUYI's live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council returns Mon FEB 8 @ approx 9am


A virtual Hopi Transition Team public meeting is FEB 8 @ 5:30pm: details by emailing; nsakiestewa@hopi dot nsn dot us


A 12-week virtual substance abuse life-skills group starts Tues FEB 9 at 10am: (928) 380 - 7407


Misungnovi Village food distribution is 11am Weds FEB 10 at Sipaulovi community building: (928) 299 - 1992


If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

& for the afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 1/26 @ 1545


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Tuesday January 26, 2021 update:


Our live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council will resume @ ________


The Hopi Tribe reminds listeners that even if someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19, they can still contract the virus & pass it to others;

It is essential that vaccinated people still take the CDC - recommended safety measures like wearing facemasks properly, continue physical & social distancing & frequent hand-washing / sanitizing;

In addition, the Office of the Chairman’s Executive Advisor along with the Department of Health & Human Services has included an in-depth look at transmission rates along with a release of updated COVID-19 data;

The report states that, quote, “...several Hopi residents have been identified with testing positive for COVID-19 & transmitting the virus, even after receiving their first or second dose of the vaccine;

extended family & cultural gatherings continue to transmit the coronavirus;

The Tribe has highlighted the following major hot spots on Hopi where the population with active infections is dangerously high compared to their relatively small populations: The Third Mesa area - Hotevilla, Bacavi, Oraibi - has a combined population of roughly one thousand people...

However, there are 87 active cases from those three villages combined….

This means that 8.7% of the mesa is actively contagious; The report continues to highlight that the density of COVID-19 can be evaluated by the distance to Hotevilla:

A small village like Oraibi has had more positive test results in the last two weeks than the largest village on the reservation, the First Mesa/Polacca area;

The Tribe further identifies major hot spots by the percent of population that are actively infectious - which means cases in the last 14 days compared by U.S. Census Bureau population numbers:

Hotevilla-Bacavi-Oraibi: 87 out of 1,000... or 8.7% of the population

Moenkopi: 42 out of 1,250... or 3.36%

Kykotsmovi: 26 out of 881... or 2.95%

A reminder that these are only cases that have been tested & that the rate of infection is much higher due to not everyone has been tested, people may be asymptomatic let alone false negatives...

The Tribe then goes on to identify the chances of catching COVID-19 by looking at super spreader events - gatherings of ten or more people…

The percent likelihood of coronavirus infection by attending gatherings in the following villages are estimated as follows:

Hotevilla-Bacavi-Oraibi: 60%

Moenkopi: 29%

Kykotsmovi: 26%


The Hopi Tribe has issued updated coronavirus data:

As of Monday January 25, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,092…

17 more than last week’s numbers;

There are at least 131 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Hotevilla...

however, widespread community transmission is reported all villages...


5 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 94


3 more individuals in Polacca/First Mesa tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 253

3 more individuals in Mishungnovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 83


3 more individuals in Shungopavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 193


1 more individual in Bacavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 46


2 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 152

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Oraibi: 26

Sipaulovi: 41

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Keams Canyon: 38

Münqapi: 148


Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


Of the 1,092 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 871 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 221 at Tuba City;

As of Monday JAN 25th 8,133 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 6,847 were negative & 1,230 were positive;

9 people were tested Monday & 7 results were pending;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


Hopi Health Care Center’s next COVID-19 next vaccination clinic is Thurs JAN 28 8am to 6pm or until the supply runs out @ the east entrance;

The vaccine is for those who meet the following & additional criteria:

Eighteen years & above;

live in the HHCC service area;

have not tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 90 days;

have no COVID signs/symptoms & haven’t received any other vaccine within the last 14 days;

An existing chart or chart form is required;

bring along a Social Security Number card, birth certificate, CIB / enrollment & any insurance cards;

The Acting Chief Pharmacist @ HHCC reports that 800 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines were administered last week;

For full details, you may call 737 - 6188;

You may also see KUYI’s facebook page to view the chart paperwork.


The Hopi Tribe’s lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew is through FEB 1;

Hopi Law Enforcement Services are conducting checkpoints to educate the public about, as well as enforce, the restrictions; citations may be issued;

View the order & exemptions on KUYI’s facebook page…


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of 5pm Tuesday January 26 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 732,643…

4,478 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 12,488…

249 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 264…

3 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 418...

6 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 298…

5 more than yesterday;

49% of the states’ ventilators & 91% of its ICU beds are in use


As of 5pm Tuesday January 26 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 27,573…

89 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 977…

4 more than yesterday;

14,152 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

The Navajo Nation lockdown & nightly 9pm to 5am curfew is through FEB 15.


Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports that 370 duplicate checks were issued by mistake and mailed out as part of the first batch of check processing for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program;


The Navajo CARES-Act Hardship program has issued nearly 120,000 checks for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program;

The Controller’s Office has received confirmation of members on the Navajo Nation and off the Navajo Nation that have received their checks in the mail.


With the large volume of check printing occurring, there is always the risk of an error.


The Controller’s Office says a printer server failure caused the duplicate checks & the Office is in the process of contacting all affected individuals & will be voiding all checks that have not cleared & were to reissue new checks Tues JAN 26;

For details: (833) 282 - 7248


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


Hopi Tribal Council simulcast returns @ _______


HTI states their internet issues have been resolved & to report any issues to: 738 - 4674


And in other news:

The Arizona Department of Water Services reports that climate change, an irrefutable scientific process that threatens the entire world, continues to impact the state’s drought conditions:

the minimal summer monsoon & continuing dry conditions have led to a significant increase in long-term drought conditions as defined by the agency as follows:

D2: Severe, D3: Extreme & D4: Exceptional & are impacting streamflow & recharge;

The resulting dry soils will reduce future recharge by absorbing potential run-off in the spring;

The Department warns that climate conditions like dry weather will likely continue through the remainder of the winter & spring;

KTAR reports the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration - or NOAA has also identified Arizona in the, quote, “most intense drought categories” they measure;

NOAA scientists state that low precipitation could trigger an dangerous fire season, especially if this year’s monsoon season is weak;

Tribal communities are suffering from climate change at rates disproportionate from the rest of the United States.


LOCAL RESOURCES:


Coconino County’s Fort Tuthill Phase 1-A & 1-B vaccine appointments are fully booked at this time; however, check for availability due to cancellations online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19 vaccine”


No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944 [replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]


Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


January wood permit distributions are cancelled: (928) 497 - 1014


Northland Pioneer College’s Hopi & Kayenta centers are closed through FEB 1; details online: npc dot edu


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:

KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit kuyi dot net, our facebook page & hopi foundation dot org & see the recent issues of the Tutuveni & Navajo-Hopi Observer for details…


Again, Hopi Tribal Council simulcast returns @ ______ tomorrow


The Hopi Solid Waste landfill is closed for the rest of the week & trash collection is impacted by the weather: 734 - 3454


Don’t miss another in our series of special presentations on Tribal COVID-19 updates:

Tune in tomorrow Weds JAN 27 @ 9am for our next Hopi to Hopi forum;

We’ll hear from Duane Humyestewa speaking to Chairman Nuvangyaoma, Daryn Melvin, Royce Jenkins, Holly Figueroa, Dr. Jocelyn Hirschman & Gary Leslie;

They’ll provide information & education around the vaccine process & other efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus


Interstate 40 is narrowed to one lane at Meteor Crater through Thurs JAN 28 6am - 6pm & that exit is closed on Fri JAN 29; details online at: az D O T dot gov


Office of Revenue Commission license renewal deadline is JAN 31: 734 - 3172


A virtual Native cooking & nutrition class starts FEB 2; registration details: (928) 526 - 2968


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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 1/21 @ 0915


Hopi Health Care Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is Thurs JAN 21 from 9am – 4pm;

Hopi Health Care patients aged 18 to 64 with high risk medical conditions & essential workers for the Hopi community with their work I.D. including Tribal employees with their badge;

The vaccine can be received as long as you have not tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 90 days, have no COVID signs/symptoms & haven’t received any other vaccine within the last 14 days;

Providers state that the vaccine supply is limited, will be given until the supply is exhausted & anticipate long wait times: 737 - 6188


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Tuesday January 19, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members crossed the one-thousand mark & increased to: 1,064...

76 more than last week’s numbers;

There are at least 204 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Hotevilla & Munqapi...

however, widespread community transmission is reported all villages;


12 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 87


3 more individuals in Oraibi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 26


3 more individuals in Polacca/First Mesa tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 249


4 more individuals in Shungopavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 188


9 more individuals in Bacavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 45


2 more individuals in Keams Canyon tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 37


5 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 125


18 more individuals in Münqapi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 130

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Mishungnovi: 80

Sipaulovi: 41

Yuwehlopaki: 12


Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


Of the 1,064 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 843 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 221 at Tuba City;

As of Tuesday JAN 19th 8,003 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 6,709 were negative & 1,189 were positive;

27 people were tested Wednesday & 59 results were pending;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


Hopi Health Care Center staff are calling community members to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations: 737 - 6188


The Hopi Tribe’s lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew is through FEB 1;

Hopi Law Enforcement Services are conducting checkpoints to educate the public about, as well as enforce, the restrictions; citations may be issued;

View the order & exemptions on KUYI’s facebook page…


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of 7am Thursday January 21 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 690,544

Deaths are: 11,528

Deaths in Coconino County are: 250

Navajo County deaths are: 399

Apache County deaths are: 280

52% of the states’ ventilators & 92% of its ICU beds are in use


As of 7am Thursday January 21 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members increased to: 26,612…

95 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 933…

11 more than yesterday;

13,748 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

Navajo’s lockdown & curfews are through JAN 25.


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


LOCAL RESOURCES:


Maricopa County vaccinations are at Glendale’s State Farm arena & on FEB 1 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium;

Details & registration online: “az health dot gov slash find vaccine”


Inscription House Health Center has COVID vaccines for those in the Navajo Nation “1 - B” group criteria with a C.I.B.; full details: (928) 672 - 3094


No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon;

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944

[replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:

Kykotsmovi Village’s in-person business hours are Monday & Wednesday 9am-2pm;

Water payments by money order or check;

CSA: (928) 419 - 9439

Secretary: (928) 419 - 9438

Water Dept: (928) 206 - 6472


Hopi Tribal Courts are open only on Mondays & Thursdays, 8am to 5pm; full details: 738 - 5171


The Hart/Dry Ranch JAN 22 wood harvest is cancelled, as are January wood permit distributions: (928) 497 - 1014


Hopi Tribal Council is expected to return JAN 25


Northland Pioneer College closures are: Whiteriver through Sun JAN 24, Kayenta through Mon JAN 25, & Hopi through FEB 1; details online: npc dot edu


The following Hopi Tribal offices are temporarily closed while staff work remotely:

Domestic Violence: (928) 362 - 9944

Social Services: (928) 205 - 9760

Treasurer: 734 - 3124


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit kuyi dot net, our facebook page & hopi foundation dot org & see the recent issues of the Tutuveni & Navajo-Hopi Observer for details


Again, Hopi Health Care Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is today Thurs JAN 21 from 9am – 4pm;

Hopi Health Care patients aged 18 to 64 with high risk medical conditions & essential workers for the Hopi community with their work I.D. including Tribal employees with their badge;

The vaccine can be received as long as you have not tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 90 days, have no COVID signs/symptoms & haven’t received any other vaccine within the last 14 days;

Providers state that the vaccine supply is limited, will be given until the supply is exhausted & anticipate long wait times: 737 - 6188


Office of Revenue Commission license renewal deadline is JAN 31; applications online at the Tribes website: 734 - 3172


A virtual Native cooking & nutrition class starts FEB 2; registration details: (928) 526 - 2968

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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 1/15 @ 0945


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau noon Friday January 15, 2021) update:


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of this Tuesday January 12, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 974…

93 more than last week’s numbers;

There are at least 189 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Hotevilla & Munqapi...

however, widespread community transmission is reported all villages;


10 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 73


6 more individuals in Oraibi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 21


6 more individuals in the Polacca/First Mesa area tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 246


2 more individuals in Mishungnovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 80


10 more individuals in Shungopavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 181


13 more individuals in Bacavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 34


20 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 118


3 more individuals in Keams Canyon tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 34


24 more individuals in Münqapi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 130


The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Sipaulovi: 41

Yuwehlopaki: 11



Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


Of the 881 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 729 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 152 at Tuba City;

As of Tuesday JAN 12th, 7,809 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 6,567 were negative & 1,119 were positive;

39 people were tested Tuesday & 78 results were pending;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


Hopi Health Care Center staff are phoning the following to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations:

healthcare workers, long-term care facility residents, people aged 65 through 74, those 16 through 64 with underlying medical conditions & other essential workers: 737 - 6188


The Hopi Tribal lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew orders are through FEB 1;

Residents may travel only for essential services & are restricted from gathering with those with whom they don’t live & masks must be worn at all times when in public;

Hopi Law Enforcement Services are conducting checkpoints to educate the public about, as well as enforce, the order & citations may be issued;

View the order & exemptions on KUYI’s facebook page…


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


As of 7am Friday January 15 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 649,040

Deaths are: 10,855

Deaths in Coconino County are: 242

Navajo County deaths are: 384

Apache County deaths are: 267

52% of the states’ ventilators & 93% of its ICU beds are in use


As of 7am Friday January 15 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members increased to: 25,952…

206 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 892...

13 more than yesterday;

13,116 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

Navajo’s lockdown / shelter-in-place & weekend curfew order is through JAN 25.


The CDC recommends people wear facemasks properly, social distance, not travel & gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…

LOCAL RESOURCES:


No-cost Maricopa County vaccination for law enforcement, other protective service workers, teachers & staff, child care workers & those aged 75 & older is at Glendale’s State Farm arena; registration online: “az health dot gov slash find vaccine”


No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon...

register online: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944

[replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page

COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


The Hart/Dry Ranch wood harvests scheduled for the weekends of JAN 15 & 22 are cancelled, as are January wood permit distributions: (928) 497 - 1014


The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is closed JAN 18


Hopi Tribal Council is expected to return JAN 25


Northland Pioneer College’s Kayenta center is closed through JAN 25 & NPC’s Hopi center is closed through FEB 1; details online: npc dot edu


Hopi Junior & Senior High School canceled their winter sports season


Hopi Law Enforcement Services has resumed full administrative services, though the facility remains closed to the public; appointments may be requested for property or records: 734 - 7340


Hopi Tribal Courts are open only on Mondays & Thursdays, 8am to 5pm; full details: 738 - 5171


The following Hopi Tribal offices are temporarily closed while staff work remotely:

Domestic Violence: (928) 362 - 9944

Social Services: (928) 205 - 9760

Treasurer: 734 - 3124


First Mesa Consolidated Villages’ cemetery has reached capacity & they’re working to secure an alternative site; you may see details in their latest newsletter, on our facebook page; in addition, FMCV requests residents conserve water: 737 - 2670


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Kwah’kway for your support during our Kyamuyah-respectful lunar cycle; if you have stories or songs to share you can still email: “info at kuyi dot net” or call Production Assistant Thomas “Lana” Humeyestewa at (928) 318 - 3169


KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit kuyi dot net, our facebook page & hopi foundation dot org for details.


Hopi Solid Waste landfill is closed today Fri JAN 15; trash collection services aren’t impacted: 734 - 3452


Tuba City Health Care drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for existing service area patients 65-years & older is today 9am - 3pm Fri JAN 15 at Tuba City High School pavilion parking lot; full details & restrictions: (866) 976 - 5941


The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Spring application deadline is 5pm tonight Fri JAN 15: (928) 205 - 8739


This week marks the ten-year anniversary of Arizona legislators approving Hopi Code Talkers Recognition…

Tune in to KUYI tonight Fri JAN 15 @ 6pm for a special hour-long show in partnership with Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System on healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;

Mark Godwin, PTSD specialist & Licensed Clinical Social Worker will discuss mindful breathing exercises & other practices;

These activities, in addition to professional treatment, can assist veterans & others who’ve experienced trauma;

There’s something in this show of benefit to everyone!

Encores at 10am & 6pm on both Sat JAN 16 & Sun JAN 17



If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

and for the afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

Submit your material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number...


Community Calendar submissions are edited for length, content & adherence to federal regulations;

Your financial support of Hopi Radio is crucial to our operations: KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets a more detailed message out to our listeners; starting at $60 we’ll record your information as a thirty second announcement;

email “info at kuyi dot net” to find out how you can get your message on the air!


KUYI’s 100 watt low power broadcast from Moencopi Day School is on 89 point 1 FM

As KUYI seeks a permanent land assignment, we’re temporarily located at the junction of Highway 264 & State Route 87 in Sipaulovi, though our office remains closed to the public;

We seek volunteers fluent in Hopi lavayi, as well as those interested in editing audio or other behind-the-scenes tasks like joining our Community Advisory Board.




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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 1/11 @ 1610

Hopi Law Enforcement Services has resumed full administrative services, though the facility remains closed to the public;

appointments may be requested for property or records;

The recent phone outage continues to impact the 911 line; however landline to landline calls are working to: 734 - 7340, 7341 & 7344;

Cell to cell calls are working to: (928) 401-7792


Earlier today, Hopi Telecommunications reported issues with phone service:

Calls from cell phones to landlines are unable to be connected;

Calls from landline to cell also can’t be connected;

Only landline to landline calls are working;

HTI reports this is an external issue & will notify when restored;

For details: 738 - 4674, and...

This is impacting Hopi Health Care Center computer systems;

You may use a landline to reach HHCC;

Check Health Care’s facebook page for updates...

<<<<


Glendale’s State Farm arena is being used as a Maricopa County vaccination site for law enforcement, other protective service workers, teachers & staff, child care workers & those age 75 & older;

Registration information online at “az health dot gov slash find vaccine”.



The Hopi Tribe lockdown & curfew orders are through February 1st;

The nightly curfew is from 8pm to 5am & masks must be worn at all times when in public;

Hopi residents are restricted from gathering with individuals with whom they don’t live, may not travel for pleasure & only leave their residences for some of the following reasons:

essential work with proof of employment;

obtaining medical care;

providing for the care of an elder or others in need of assistance;

In addition, one person may pick up household groceries;

Hauling water is permitted for the household as well as gathering feed for livestock, as is getting wood, coal or propane for home-heating;

Citations for non-compliance can be issued & you can view the full order at KUYI’s facebook page...


Hopi Law Enforcement Services are conducting checkpoints through February 1st to educate the public about, as well as enforce, the lockdown order



Meanwhile, the Navajo stay-at-home order & 57-hour weekend lockdowns were extended through JAN 25


Hopi Health Care Center is calling individuals in the following categories to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations:

healthcare workers & long-term care facility residents…

frontline essential workers, people 75 years of age & older… &,

people aged 65 through 74, as well as those 16 through 64 with underlying medical conditions & other essential workers;

Hopi Health Care Center staff request that individuals do not call or come to the facility for a vaccination until they are scheduled…

stay tuned at 5:30pm this afternoon for an encore of Housecalls on local vaccination & mitigation efforts.

[Lana, please insert HC1921 at 5:30pm]

As of Wednesday January 6, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 881…

There were at least 136 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Hotevilla & the First Mesa / Polacca area...

however, widespread community transmission is reported all villages;

See full Village coronavirus information on our facebook page;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402



As of noon Monday January 11 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 627,541…

8,995 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 10,147…

6 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County remain at: 233

Navajo County deaths remain: 372

Apache County deaths remain: 259

59% of the states’ ventilators & 92% of its ICU beds are in use - up one percent from yesterday


As of noon Monday January 11 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members increased to: 25,216… …

237 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 871…

2 more than yesterday;

12,817 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

Again, Navajo’s lockdown / shelter-in-place & weekend curfew order was extended through JAN 25.


Health officials remind the public to wear facemasks, social distance & not travel; the CDC recommends people gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


And a reminder that Hopi Tribal Council is expected to return JAN 25 after their last meeting was cut short due to a COVID-19 compromise


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…

LOCAL RESOURCES:

No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon...

register online: coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403


HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944

[replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]

Mental health hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page

COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


The Hart/Dry Ranch wood harvests scheduled for the weekends of JAN 15 & JAN 22 are cancelled, as are wood permit distribution for the remainder of January: (928) 497 - 1014


Hopi Tribal Council is expected to return JAN 25 after their last meeting was cut short due to a COVID-19 compromise


Hopi High as well as the Arizona Interscholastic Association have canceled their respective winter sports seasons


Again, Hopi Law Enforcement Services has resumed full administrative services, though the facility remains closed to the public; appointments may be requested for property or records;

The recent phone outage continues to impact the 911 line; however landline to landline calls are working to: 734 - 7340, 7341 & 7344;

Cell to cell calls are working to: (928) 401-7792


The Hopi Tribe’s Enrollment Office message line for urgent requests is: (480) 240 - 1336


Hopi Tribal Courts are open Mondays & Thursdays, 8am to 5pm; full details on filings & appearances: 738 - 5171


The Hopi Treasurer's office window is closed: 734 - 3124

The Domestic Violence office is temporarily closed while staff work remotely: (928) 362 - 9944


The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Social Services’ office is temporarily closed: (928) 205 - 9760


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI will end our Kyamuyah-respectful material once we we exit the current moon;

If you have stories or songs to share, whether they’re on a cassette, vinyl or cd or wish to record socially-distanced content, please email: “info at kuyi dot net” or call Production Assistant Thomas “Lana” Humeyestewa at (928) 318 - 3169

Stay tuned tonight at 6pm for an encore of our recording of Nitak Karuh’s presentation at the 2019 Barbara Chester Award & then at 7pm for an encore of last week’s storytelling session by Donald Dawahongnewa

[Lana, please insert NKBCA… & DDKYAS1721 at 6 & 7pm, respectively on both Monday & Tuesday]


KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit our facebook page, kuyi dot net & hopi foundation dot org for details.


First Mesa Consolidated Villages’ cemetery has reached capacity & they’re working to secure an alternative site;

in addition FMCV requests residents conserve water: 737 - 2670


Again, stay tuned at 5:30pm when we air Weekend Housecalls, featuring an interview with Duane Humyestewa, Executive Advisor to the Office of the Chairman, about the extension of the lockdown order & Tribal efforts in rolling out the vaccine & other mitigation strategies…

<<<< On Mon & Tues at 5:30 play HC intro, Gary Leslie KUYI drop & HC1921 after weather >>>>


Winslow Police Department’s citizen liaison committee seeks Tribal members to discuss community issues; their next meeting is tonight Mon JAN 11: (208) 669 - 0192


Tuba City Health Care drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for existing service area patients 75-years & older is 9am-3pm Fri JAN 15 at Tuba City High School pavilion parking lot; Patients must return for their second dose Fri FEB 5; full details & restrictions: (866) 976 - 5941


The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Spring application deadline is 5pm JAN 15: (928) 205 - 8739


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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 1/7 @ 1220


Today's Hopi Tribal Council session has been postponed;

Hopi Tribal leadership confirms that Monday January fourth's Council meeting was cut short due to a COVID-19 compromise

Chairman Nuvangyouma states that he, the Vice Chairman, Secretary and their respective staff are currently under self-quarantine;

Council is expected to return to session the week of January 25th.


Navajo Nation President Nez & Vice President Lizer joined numerous Tribal & Federal leaders in condemning yesterday’s acts of domestic terrorism;

Last night they issued the following joint statement, quote:

“the violent events at the Capitol are shameful [&] uncalled for…

We must remember that the peaceful transition of power has always been a cornerstone of our country’s democracy ...

The violence... is unacceptable and must not be condoned or perpetuated by anyone, including our own Navajo people and leaders….”, end quote;


The Arizona Senate Democratic leadership called yesterday’s violence an “attempted coup”;


Meanwhile numerous progressive political leaders & activists condemned the dis-proportionate law enforcement response against the white supremacist mob that stormed the US Capitol;

Citing the use of flash bang grenades, guns & water cannons on Standing Rock water defenders to the firing of rubber bullets on those protesting the police killing of unarmed black men in Kenosha & Baltimore, they call for investigations into the unequal use of force based upon race;

Indian Country Today reports that Nick Tilsen, oglala Lakota & the CEO of NDN Collective, said, quote:

““If these were Black, Brown and Indigenous people they would of killed us already; read between the lines people,” end quote;

Tilsen was arrested during a peaceful rally against President Trump’s visit to the Black Hills in July,

Law enforcement agencies eventually used tear gas & other non-lethal methods to clear people during last night’s Washington DC curfew;


Stay tuned for continued NPR coverage of yesterday’s nationwide acts of domestic terrorism by pro-Trump, majority white male extremists during Congress’ certification of Electoral College proceedings.



Hopi Health Care Center is calling individuals in the following CDC categories to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations:

1-A = healthcare workers & long-term care facility residents…

1-B = frontline essential workers, people 75 years of age & older… &,

1-C = people aged 65 through 74, those aged 16 through 64 with underlying medical conditions & other essential workers;

Hopi Health Care Center staff request that individuals do not call or come to the facility for a vaccination until they are scheduled…


Tune in to KUYI tonight Thurs JAN 7 @ 5:30pm for an encore of last night’s HouseCalls;

Your host Gary Leslie spoke with Hopi Health Care doctors Hrischman & Vicente about COVID-19 vaccination efforts


As of Tuesday January 5, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 848…

23 more than Monday’s numbers;

There are at least 123 active Hopi cases, the majority in Mishungnovi, Hotevilla & the First Mesa / Polacca area...

however, widespread community transmission is reported across all villages;


2 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 59


1 more individual in Oraibi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 12


2 more individuals in the Polacca/First Mesa area tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 234


1 more individual in Sipaulovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 40


4 more individuals in Shungopavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 162


2 more individuals in Bacavi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 20


4 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 90


2 more individuals in Keams Canyon tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 31


5 more individuals in the Villages of Münqapi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 106


The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Mishungnovi: 77

Yuwehlopaki: 11


Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


Of the 848 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 696 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 152 at Tuba City;

As of Tuesday JAN 5 7,456 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 6,284 were negative & 1,013 were positive;

144 people were tested Tuesday & 117 results were pending;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


Hopi’s reservation-wide lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew order is through January 11th @ 5am;

View the full order at kuyi dot net & our facebook page.


As of noon Thursday January 7 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 584,593…

9,913 more than yesterday; 574,680

Deaths are nearing a tragic ten-thousand mark; they increased to: 9,741…

297 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 226…

1 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 368...

4 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 255

3 more than yesterday;

60% of the states’ ventilators are in use - a two percent increase from yesterday & the highest usage since the pandemic began, while 93% of its ICU beds remain in use.


As of noon Thursday January 7 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 24,247…

269 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 838...

1 more than yesterday;

12,597 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

Navajo’s shelter-in-place & weekend curfew order is through JAN 11.


Health officials remind the public to wear facemasks, social distance & not travel; the CDC recommends people gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.

The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.

This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…




<<<< if you need a break, play a Hopi month segment (“month November”) or a,

“Promo (If you listen online…)” or a,

Hopi time segment (talavai, tawanasaavi, tavki) / history segment >>>>

LOCAL RESOURCES:

No-cost COVID-19 testing is in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon...

register online: coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403


HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944

[replace w/ this number when physical office reopens: (928) 401 - 0005]

Mental health hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

Suicide & Veteran’s crisis hotline: (800) 273 - TALK


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page

COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


Again, today’s Hopi Tribal Council meeting has been postponed due to a coronavirus compromise at Monday’s session


The Office of Revenue Commission has ceased all vending through JAN 11: 734 - 3172


Hopi High has cancelled all winter sports


Hopi Law Enforcement Services' continues to have limited non-emergency operations & only the following phone numbers are working: 911, 734 - 7340 & 734 - 7341


The Hopi Tribe’s Enrollment Office phone message line for urgent requests is: (480) 240 - 1336


Hopi Tribal Courts are open Mondays & Thursdays, 8am to 5pm;

Filings & motions by email;

emergency & in-custody criminal cases, probation & pre-trial check-ins are by phone: 738 - 5171


The Hopi Treasurer's office window is closed; payments can be made by mail or phone: 734 - 3124


The Domestic Violence office is temporarily closed while staff work remotely: (928) 362 - 9944


The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Social Services’ office is temporarily closed: (928) 205 - 9760


The Hopi Board of Education election has been postponed until the year 2022: 734 - 3501

Hopi Behavioral Health Services’ office is temporarily closed; staff are working remotely & expect to be back Fri JAN 8: (928) 205 - 5570


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI will end our Kyamuyah-respectful material once we learn of the final Village exiting this moon;

If you have stories or songs to share, whether they’re on a cassette, vinyl or cd or wish to record socially-distanced content, please email: “info at kuyi dot net” or call Production Assistant Thomas “Lana” Humeyestewa at (928) 318 - 3169


KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit our facebook page, kuyi dot net & hopi foundation dot org for details.


First Mesa Consolidated Villages states the community cemetery has reached capacity & they’re working to secure an alternative site;

in addition FMCV requests residents conserve water...

hauling for livestock & flushing prohibited items is not permitted: 737 - 2670


Hopi wood permits are available each Weds @ 11am outside the Honahni building until FEB 3; Hart/Dry Ranch wood harvest is JAN 15 - 18: (928) 497 - 1014

[next harvest dates: 1/22-25; 1/29-2/1; 2/5-8; 2/12-15 & 2/19-22]



Be sure to listen to KUYI @ 5:30pm tonight Thurs JAN 7 we’ll encore last night’s HouseCalls;

Your host Gary Leslie spoke with Hopi Health Care doctors Hrischman & Vicente about COVID-19 vaccination efforts


Winslow Police Department’s citizen liaison committee seeks Tribal members to discuss community issues; their next meeting is JAN 11: (208) 669 - 0192


The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Spring application deadline is 5pm JAN 15: (928) 205 - 8739



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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar ~ Updated 12/30 @ 1315

The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Tuesday December 29, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members has increased to: 777…

19 more than Monday’s numbers;

There are at least 150 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Mishungnovi, Hotevilla & Moencopi...

however, widespread community transmission is reported across all villages;


3 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 49


1 more individual in the Polacca/First Mesa area tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 221…


2 more individuals in Mishungnovi tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 67…


5 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 76…


1 more individual in Keams Canyon tested positive, for a cumulative total of: 28...


7 more individuals in the Villages of Münqapi tested positive to bring their cumulative total to: 102...


The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Oraibi: 11

Sipaulovi: 37

Shungopavi: 155

Yuwehlopaki: 10

Bacavi: 15


Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


Of the 777 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 634 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 143 at Tuba City;

As of Tuesday DEC 29th 7,054 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care: 6,037 were negative, 906 were positive;

90 people were tested Tuesday & 70 results were pending;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402


Hopi’s reservation-wide lockdown & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew order is through January 11th @ 5am;

View the full order in its entirety at kuyi dot net & our facebook page.


As of 5pm Wednesday December 30 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 512,489…

5,267 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 8,718

78 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 208…

1 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths remain at: 335

Apache County deaths are: 231…

2 more than yesterday;

58% of the states’ ventilators are in use, a one percent increase from yesterday, while 90% of ICU beds are in use.


As of 5pm Wednesday December 30 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 22,526…

155 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 781…

4 more than yesterday;

11,667 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

Navajo’s shelter-in-place & weekend curfew order is through JAN 11.


Health officials remind the public to wear facemasks, social distance & not travel for New Years; the CDC recommends people gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.

The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…

LOCAL RESOURCES:

COVID-19 testing in Flagstaff is at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon...

register online: coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or were exposed to someone with the coronavirus call Hopi Health Care’s hotline: 737 - 6188 8am to 5pm

If you have life-threatening symptoms or to report emergencies, call Hopi Law Enforcement at 911 or 734 - 7340;

If a Hopi Tribal member succumbs to the coronavirus at home, call Incident Command: (928) 205 - 7295;

Hopi Tribal burial guidelines are online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov & for burial assistance: 734 - 3392, after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or 734 - 7340


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403


HERT’s incident command line: 734 - 3661; after-hours: (928) 229 - 9395

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254

If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

or Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 362 - 9944

[Do not read the following number as the office is temporarily closed: (928) 401 - 0005]


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center services are listed on their Facebook page

COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


Hopi Health Care immunization clinics are Tues & Thurs @ 8:30am: 737 - 6081


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

Keams: Weds 8:30am - 9:30am

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID-19]:

The majority of services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details:


The Hopi Board of Education election has been postponed until the year 2022; it was originally scheduled for today DEC 30: 734 - 3501


The Office of Revenue Commission has ceased all vending through JAN 11: 734 - 3172


Hopi Tribal Courts are open Mondays & Thursdays, 8am to 5pm;

Filings & motions by email;

emergency & in-custody criminal cases, probation & pre-trial check-ins are by phone: 738 - 5171


The Treasurer's office window is closed; payments can be made by mail or phone: 734 - 3124


The Domestic Violence office is closed while staff work remotely: (928) 362 - 9944


The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Social Services’ office is temporarily closed: (928) 205 - 9760

COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI will end our Kyamuyah-respectful material once we learn of the final Village exiting this moon;

If you have stories or songs to share whether they’re on a cassette, vinyl or cd or wish to record socially-distanced content, please email: “info at kuyi dot net” or call Production Assistant Thomas “Laana” Humeyestewa at (928) 318 - 3169


KUYI is still accepting applications for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant positions;

Visit our facebook page, kuyi dot net, hopi foundation dot org for details.


The Hopi Landfill is closed through Friday: 734 - 3452


Hopi Tribal Council is in recess until Monday JAN 4


Due to construction, Hopi Law Enforcement Services' facility has limited operations until approx JAN 4;

staff are working at the Tribal building;

property/evidence/records requests & HSORT services are not available; HLES phone numbers: 911, 734 - 7340 & 734 - 7341 only

Hopi wood permits are available each Wednesday until JAN 6 outside the Honahni building: (928) 497 - 1014


The Hopi Tribe’s Enrollment Office phone message line for urgent requests is: (480) 240 - 1336


The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program Spring application deadline is 5pm JAN 15; details online at hopi hyphen nsn dot gov or: (928) 205 - 8739


If there is information you missed, stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


To protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize submissions affecting your safety & the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related health announcements, threats to life or limb & interruptions to your well-being, like water or power outages;


The cut off for making our morning newscasts is 2pm the weekday prior;

and for the afternoon newscasts: 10am the weekday of;

Submit your material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number...


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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 12/23 @ 1900

The Hopi Tribe has issued a 20-day lockdown & curfew order, starting tonight Weds DEC 23 @ 8pm and lasting through January 11, 2021 @ 5am;

A nightly reservation-wide curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am & masks must be worn at all times when in public;

Residents are restricted from gathering with individuals with whom they don’t live…

The order states that this restriction is for non-religious gatherings; it reads that all cultural activities are, quote, “strongly encouraged to be conducted in accordance with guidance issued by the Department of Health & Human Services regarding Cultural Activities”

Hopi residents may only leave their residences for essential work with proof of employment;

Obtaining medical care;

Providing for the care of an elder or others in need of assistance;

One person picking up household groceries;

Hauling water for the household as well as gathering feed for livestock; and,

Getting wood, coal or propane for home-heating;

All previous orders remain in place & citations for non-compliance can be issued under Executive Order No 007-2020;

The Tribe states that it’s issued the declaration, quote, “In order to preserve the public health and safety of the residents of the Hopi Reservation & to support and reinforce the independent precautionary measures taken by the various Hopi villages to mitigate the risk of infection;”

The Tribe cites the following as reasons behind the order, quote: “The number of daily new COVID-19 cases on Hopi continues to rise substantially & demands more effective enforcement of, and compliance with, critical public health and safety measures; and, that this unprecedented public health emergency requires full coordination and cooperation between sovereign village administrations and the Tribal Government to avoid waste of resources and to minimize any increased risk of exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus;


Once again, the Hopi Tribe has issued a 20-day lockdown & curfew order, starting tonight Weds DEC 23 @ 8pm and lasting through January 11, 2021 @ 5am;

A nightly reservation-wide curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am & masks must be worn at all times when in public;

Residents are restricted from gathering with individuals with whom they don’t live…



Arizona has topped 8,000 COVID-19 deaths & now has the sixth highest rate of coronavirus infections in the country;

According to the Arizona Republic, Governor Doug Ducey has once again refused to close businesses & issue other public health orders like mask-mandates;

Radio station KJZZ reports that hospital leaders are begging Ducey to reconsider:

Dr. Marjorie Bessel, the chief clinical officer of Banner Health told that radio station the governor should order a ban on indoor dining & limit the amount of people that can gather inside in order to prevent a deadly winter crisis;

Last summer, the Republican governor ordered such limits when Arizona had one of the highest coronavirus cases in the entire world;

Arizona State University researchers are also predicting this worsening winter will see Arizona’s hospitals reaching capacity in the coming weeks;

They warn that without additional public health measures, holiday gatherings are likely to cause 600 to 1,200 additional COVID-19 deaths in Arizona by February 1st.



As of Monday December 21, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 692…

42 more than last week’s numbers;

There are at least 151 active cases on Hopi…

the majority in Mishungnovi, Hotevilla & Soongopavi…

however, widespread community transmission is reported across all Hopi villages...

Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;

See cumulative village data on our facebook page;

For questions about Department of Health & Human Services data you may call: 734 - 3402



As of noon Wednesday December 23 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona has increased to: 473,273…

6,058 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 8,179

54 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County remain at: 201

Navajo County deaths increased to: 309…

2 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths remain at: 221

52% of the states’ ventilators & 93% of the state’s ICU beds are in use - the highest since the pandemic began; hospital officials are once again being forced to consider who might get prioritized for treatment when resources run out...


As of noon Wednesday December 23 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 21,327...

150 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 755…

7 more than yesterday;

11,202 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive.


Health officials remind the public to wear facemasks, social distance & not travel for Christmas & New Years; the CDC recommends people gather only with those they’ve been living with for the past two weeks.

The Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order mandates that all unnecessary business & travel must cease, except for medical care, food or for essential work;

residents must adhere to social-distancing & sanitation measures; the order remains in effect until the Tribe declares a two-week downward trend of positive Hopi cases, but the past week has seen a continual rise in infections; For questions or concerns: 734 - 3102


The majority of Hopi communities prohibit non-residents & have previously issued curfews, road closures & other orders.


The Navajo Nation shelter in place order is until at least DEC 28 & violators face possible $1,000 fines;


This is a developing story…

Stay tuned and keep your eyes on our Facebook page for breaking news & to see the official documents cited on-air…


And in other local news, Tribal health officials are warning rabbit hunters of a regional disease:

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, or RHD-2, is infecting rabbits in Navajo and Coconino counties, causing them to bleed from the mouth or nose;

Officials warn against harvesting rabbits that appear to be sick and to take precautions when handling, preparing & disposing of rabbit carcesses;

They ask that if you notice organ discoloration, hemorrhages or other abnormalities contact (928) 497 - 1010 or (928) 497 - 1967

LOCAL RESOURCES:

COVID-19 testing in Flagstaff is at Fort Tuthill, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm & Saturdays 8am to noon...

register online: coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19