Indian Country News Bureau

Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 7/20 @ 1200


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau noon Tuesday July 20 2021 update:


Hopi Telecommunications reports that work continues on the cut fiber-optic line;

Yesterday’s outage continues to impact some internet & phone service across Hopi;

You may report outages to: 738 - 4674


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Mon JUL 19 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,299…

4 more than Fri JUL 16 numbers:


2 more individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive to bring their total to: 131...

And 2 more individuals in Mishungnovi tested positive to bring their total to 96...

Cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Oraibi: 28

Polacca/First Mesa: 285

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 222

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 55

Hotevilla: 171

Keams Canyon: 52

Münqapi: 180

Phoenix: 1

Flagstaff: 1

Winslow: 5

Of the 1,290 cases, 1022 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 276 at Tuba City;

9,877 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care....

8,391 were negative & 1,409 were positive;

5 people were tested Mon JUL 19 & 11 results were pending;


The Department of Health & Human Services states that there are currently 3 active COVID cases & that the total reservation percent vaccinated remains at 63.89%...


Approximate percentages of Hopi Tribal members who’ve received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose are:

Oraibi: 93% of residents

Kykotsmovi: 73%

Münqapi Villages: 60%

Soongopavi: 61%

Hotevilla: 57%

Polacca: 56%

Sipaulovi: 53%

Bacavi: 55%

Misungnovi: 41%


The Department of Health & Human Services states their numbers do not include vaccinations from Keams Canyon, Spider Mound & those identified as Second Mesa which together amount to another 391 Hopi Tribal members;

For details you may call: 734 - 3102


NPR reports the vast majority of hospitalizations, infections & deaths continue to be amongst un-vaccinated individuals;

According to the Centers for Disease Control more than ninety-nine per cent of COVID deaths in recent months were among Americans who weren’t fully vaccinated;

The CDC, World Health Organization & the scientific community as a whole have declared the free & readily available COVID-19 vaccines safe & efficient...


As of noon Tuesday JUL 20 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 910,436…

5,571 more than Friday;

Deaths increased to: 18,117…

34 more than Friday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 331

Navajo County deaths increased to: 556…

1 more than Friday;

Apache County deaths are: 437

51.1% Arizonans have been fully vaccinated


The number of hospitalizations, infections & deaths continue to be amongst unvaccinated individuals even though the CDC, World Health Organization & the scientific community as a whole have declared the free & readily available COVID-19 vaccines safe & efficient...

As of noon Tuesday JUL 20 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases are: 31,201

Deaths are: 1,366

Recoveries are 29,741

49.3% of Navajos are fully vaccinated, approximately one percent more than last week…


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air


COVID & OTHER REGIONAL RESOURCES:

Hopi Health Care COVID vaccine appointments: 737 - 6049 / 6081…

Covid testing: 737 - 6233…

Test results: 737 - 6041…

And Covid info: 737 - 6037 [contact HCCC to update on 8/1/2021]


The Grand Canyon National Park’s clinic Moderna & Johnson & Johnson vaccinations are Thursdays by appointment: (928) 525 - 6084


Free COVID saliva tests are @ Coconino Community College Mon-Fri, 10am - 3pm & Sat 8am - 12pm


If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340

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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300


Hopi Domestic Violence Program hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm: 738 - 1115 / 1116;

After hours (928) 362 - 9944 or (928) 613 - 7777


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


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]:

Many services remain impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details…

Due to rising concerns about the more-infectious Delta-variant & in adherence with our Hopi Foundation coronavirus policies, HF’s upcoming booths at the Museum of Northern Arizona cultural festival are cancelled...

this includes KUYI’s planned live-simulcast;

The festival itself is still occurring...

Stay tuned for future events as well as the return of Jimbo “JimmyMack” Lucero & Randall “Wetta” Mahle to the airwaves later this month...


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Second Mesa livestock inspections are every Tues & Weds; appointments: 734 - 7340 & Range Management will haul cattle to Sun Valley Tuesdays & Wednesdays: (928) 386-1244


The following Hopi Law Enforcement Service emergency phone lines are restored: 911, 734 - 7340/7341;

In case of future landline outages: (928) 497 - 1493


A Zoom presentation on Hopi grants & scholarships, adult vocational training, workforce innovation opportunity act & & voc rehab services is tonight Tues JUL 20 at 5:30pm: (928) 205 - 3785



Hopi Health Care Center COVID-19 vaccination events are JUL 20 in First Mesa, JUL 21 @ HHCC, JUL 22 in Second Mesa, JUL 27 & 28 in Third Mesa & JUL 29 in Yuwhelopaaki; appointments preferred: 737 - 6049 / 6081 / 6148


Hopi Tribal Council returns 9am Mon JUL 26


A small business event is 3pm Fri JUL 30 in Kykotsmovi: 738 - 2205


KUYI Hopi Radio is accepting applications for its General Manager by 5pm Fri JUL 30

Details online: hopi foundation dot org slash jobs or (928) 299 - 0452

The Hopi Foundation is also hiring for a staff accountant; details online: hopi foundation dot org slash jobs or (928) 299 - 0452


A public comment period on the proposed uranium mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon ends AUG 7...


BIA Route 17 from just before the Cultural Center into Misungnovi remains open to residents & school buses; Thru-traffic detour is State Route 264: (928) 497-1044 [kill AUG 1]


Hopi Library dial-a-story: 734 - 4500 or (928) 205 - 8073


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

KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize 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 material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number;


Submissions are edited for length & content...

Your financial support of Hopi Radio is crucial to our operations: KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets a more detailed message out to our listeners;

We’ll record your information as a thirty second announcement;

email “info at kuyi dot net” to get your message on the air!


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

We’re located at the junction of State Routes 87 & 264 in Sipaulovi, though our office remains closed to the public;

KUYI is recruiting for six brand new Community Advisory Board members...

Our CAB helps to determine if KUYI is meeting our community’s cultural & educational needs;

It also helps raise funds for & awareness of the station & assists in recruiting volunteers;

We seek people who have not served on our CAB before, elders & young adults: info at kuyi dot net


We seek volunteers fluent in Hopi lavayi, as well as those interested in editing audio. ####Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 5/4 @ 1205

This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau noon Tuesday May 4, 2021 update:


KUYI’s simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council returns approximately 9am tomorrow Wednesday MAY 5

Hopi Department of Health & Human Services officials say they’re monitoring the COVID-19 community transmission situation as the Hopi reservation continues to see small pockets of coronavirus cases;

In addition, Coconino County & western Navajo communities continue to see increases in new COVID cases & deaths…


The Hopi Tribe has released initial but incomplete updated coronavirus data:

As of Mon MAY 3 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,277…

However the report doesn’t list the Village or community where that individual lives…

There are currently 4 active cases on Hopi; the majority in Bacavi…

As of APR 26, the cumulative numbers for other Villages was:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Walpi / Sitsomovi / Tewa & Polacca: 283

Mishungnovi: 93

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 220

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 54

Hotevilla: 166

Keams Canyon: 52

Moencopi: 175


Of the 1,277 cases, 1008 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 269 at Tuba City;

9,200 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care....

7,687 were negative & 1,389 were positive;

3 people were tested MAY 3 & 1 result was pending;

The Department of Health & Human Services states that as of APR 26, quote, “the total reservation percent vaccinated is 53.47%”

Hopi Tribal members by community who’ve received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as of that date are as follows…

Bacavi: 45.71% of residents

Hotevilla: 49.71%

Kykotsmovi: 64.59%

Mishungnovi: 36.67%

Münqapi Villages: 51.31%

Oraibi: 33.07%

Soongopavi: 50.34%

Sipaulovi: 45.55%

Polacca: 48.17%

Another 334 Hopi Tribal members have received at least the first dose of the vaccine: 734 - 3102


As of noon Tuesday May 4 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 865,280…

701 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 17,355…

11 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 329

Navajo County deaths increased to: 533…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths are: 428...

Approximately 41.3% of Arizonans have been vaccinated



As of noon Tuesday MAY 4 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases is: 30,522

Deaths are: 1,281

Recoveries are 16,596

Approximately 40.6% of Navajos have been fully vaccinated



Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air...


LOCAL RESOURCES:

Hopi Health Care’s COVID hotline is: 737 - 6188

If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340


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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


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]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details…


Hopi Tribal Court hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm with limited services: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:

Again, Tribal Council returns at 9am tomorrow Wednesday MAY 5


Applications are due MAY 10 for two Hopi Foundation program manager positions: Hopi Leadership Program & Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative;

details online: hopi foundation dot org or 734 - 2380


Drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics across Hopi are Weds MAY 12:

10am at both Bacavi’s main entrance & Shungopavi community building;

then 11am @ Hotevilla Youth/Elder Center & Sipaulovi/Misungnovi community building, followed by;

11:45am @ Sipaulovi Housing;

12:30pm @ Oraibi & 1:30pm @ Kykotsmovi community building;

These are for the first & second Modernas doses, 18years & above;

Appointments are preferred for the first dose: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081

No appointment is needed for the second dose.


Completed petitioner packets are due back to the Elections office by 5pm MAY 14;

The Primary election for Hopi Tribal Chairman & Vice Chairman is SEP 9; the General election is NOV 11: 734 - 2507 or by emailing:

k shupla at hopi dot nsn dot us

Tune in to KUYI Mon MAY 10 @ 12:30pm for a follow-up interview with Hopi Tribal Elections staff & Board


Institute of American Indian Arts virtual graduation is 11am Sat MAY 15: (505) 424 - 2300


Hopitutuqaiki classes start MAY 17: (928) 401 - 6451


Hopi Day School is hiring: 734 - 2467 or hds hawks dot org

####Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 4/22 @ 1600

This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Thursday April 22 update:


As of Fri APR 16 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,273…

5 more than the APR 5 numbers as 5 more individuals in Keams tested positive to bring their total to 52;

There are at least 5 active cases on Hopi & numerous members have retested positive;

The cumulative numbers for Villages remain:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Polacca/First Mesa: 283

Mishungnovi: 93

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 219

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 53

Hotevilla: 165

Moencopi: 175


Of the 1,273 cases, 1004 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 269 at Tuba City;

9,078 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care....

7,625 were negative & 1,385 were positive;

4 people were tested Fri APR 16 & 4 results were pending;


Approximate numbers of Hopi Tribal members by self-identified community who’ve received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose are as follows:

Polacca: 1,908 or approximately 47% of residents

Münqapi Villages: 1,046 approx 49%

Soongopavi: 1,013 approx 48%

Hotevilla: 871 approx 48%

Kykotsmovi: 709 approx 64%

Misungnovi: 679 approx 35%

Sipaulovi: 371 approx 45%

Bacavi: 350 approx 45%

Oraibi: 260 approx 32%...

The Department of Health & Human Services states their numbers do not include vaccinations from Keams Canyon, Spider Mound & those identified as Second Mesa which put together, amount to another 329 Hopi Tribal members who have received at least the first dose of the vaccine.

View the data on KUYI’s facebook page & for questions you may call: 734 - 3402


As of noon Thursday April 22 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 856,451…

647 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 17,221…

2 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 329

Navajo County deaths are: 525

Apache County deaths are: 424

Approximately 38.8% of Arizonans have been vaccinated



As of noon Thursday April 22 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases is: 30,388…

8 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,263…

1 more than yesterday;

Recoveries are 16,522

The Nation is under a nightly 10pm to 5am curfew


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air...


And in other local news,

Hopi fire management officials say they are responding to increasing fires on the reservation;

They warn listeners that drought & high winds increase the risk of a small burn getting out of control;

They ask the public to not burn during such conditions, especially in the Muünqapi area where high winds prevail: 734 - 1622


LOCAL RESOURCES:

Hopi Health Care’s COVID hotline is: 737 - 6188

If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340


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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


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]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details…


Hopi Tribal Court hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm with limited services: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


A virtual Native youth conference on spiritual, mental & physical development & more is tomorrow Fri APR 23 & 24: (928) 401 - 9632


Hopi Law Enforcement Services accepts expired & unused prescription medication Sat APR 24 10am-2pm; full details, including restricted items: 734 - 7340


A virtual EarthDay community clean-up is until APR 25: 737 - 2272


Hopi Behavioral Health Services’ virtual presentations on suicide prevention & healing from trauma are 4pm APR 21 & 29: (928) 675 - 7410


Applications are due APR 30 for youth leadership sessions in MAY for Hopi/Tewa 7th - 8th graders: 734 - 2380 or: hopi leadership program dot org


Hopi Tribal Council returns from their recess @ approximately 9am MON MAY 3…


Applications are due May 10 for two Hopi Foundation program manager positions: Hopi Leadership Program & Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative: details online: hopi foundation dot org or 734 - 2380


Completed petitioner packets are due back to the Elections office by 5pm MAY 14;

The Primary election for Hopi Tribal Chairman & Vice Chairman is SEP 9; the General election is NOV 11: 734 - 2507 or by emailing:

k shupla at hopi dot nsn dot us

Stay tuned APR 26 @ 12:30pm for an interview with Karen Shupla & Elections board member Colleen Seletstewa…


Hopitutuqaiki classes start MAY 17: (928) 401 - 6451 #### noon Monday April 19 2021 update:


Hopi Tribal Council returns 9am Weds APR 21…



A third case of the California variant of COVID-19 has been reported on Navajo;

Navajo Nation Department of Health officials state the B-1-429 variant was identified at the Shiprock Service Unit;

It was previously discovered in the Chinle & Gallup Units;

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, quote: “We have to exercise caution & take all precautions;

Recently, we had a cluster of COVID-19 cases that resulted from a large family gathering in which face masks were not used;

We have to do better & not let our guard down: Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing & wash your hands often.”

As of more than two weeks ago - the last time Tribal data was released - the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 1,268...

There were at least 4 active cases on Hopi & numerous members have retested as positive.


As of 5pm Monday April 19 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 854,453…

692 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 17,153…

Deaths in Coconino County are: 328

Navajo County deaths are: 523

Apache County deaths are: 422

Approximately 38.1% of Arizonans have been vaccinated




As of 5pm Monday April 19 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases is: 30,366…

28 more than Friday;

Deaths are: 1,262

Recoveries are 16,477

The Nation’s nightly 10pm to 5am curfew remains in effect


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air...


CLOSURE / DELAY REPORTS [due to COVID]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details…


Hopi Tribal Court hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm with limited services: 738 - 5171


The Hopi CARES Act Committee & General Welfare Emergency Assistance Program seek 7 individuals whose checks have been returned as undeliverable: 734 - 3202 or 3307



COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Hopi Tribal Council returns 9am Weds APR 21…


Second Mesa food distribution is 11am Weds APR 21 in Lower Sipaulovi at the junction of State Route 87 & Highway 264: (928) 299 - 1992



Hopi Behavioral Health Services’ virtual presentations on suicide prevention & healing from trauma are 4pm APR 21 & 22: (928) 675 - 7410


A virtual Native youth conference on spiritual, mental & physical development & more is APR 23 - 24: (928) 401 - 9632


Hopi Law Enforcement Services accepts expired & unused prescription medication pills Sat APR 24 10am-2pm; inhalers, needles, glass, or liquids not accepted: 734 - 7340


A virtual EarthDay community clean-up is until APR 25: 737 - 2272


Completed petitioner packets are due back to the Elections office by 5pm MAY 14;

The Primary election for Hopi Tribal Chairman & Vice Chairman is SEP 9; the General election is NOV 11: 734 - 2507 or by emailing:

k shupla at hopi dot nsn dot us

Stay tuned APR 26 @ 12:30pm for an interview with Karen Shupla & members of the Elections board…

In addition, Hopi Tribal Elections office hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday & require facemasks, social distancing & sanitizing.


Applications are due APR 30 for youth leadership sessions in MAY for Hopi/Tewa 7th - 8th graders: 734 - 2380 or: hopi leadership program dot org


Hopitutuqaiki classes start MAY 17: (928) 401 - 6451


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 5pm over the weekends;

KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize 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;


####Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 4/14 @ 0545


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 7am Wednesday April 14, 2021 update:


Upper & Lower Moencopi Village food distribution is 11am today Weds APR 14 at Moenkopi Community Center: (928) 299 - 1992


The Indian Health Service has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution;

The Centers for Disease Control as well as the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine due to six reported cases of negative reactions, out of 6.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines administered nationally;

Six women between the ages of 18 & 48 experienced a rare & severe type of blood clot 6 to 13 days after being vaccinated;

The events reported are extremely rare - again six individuals out of almost seven million people...

further findings from CDC & FDA are expected in the coming weeks;

On Tuesday, the IHS reported there had been no cases of this rare reaction in its patients & that they’re have put monitoring systems into place;

Health officials state, that if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than a month ago, the risk of an adverse reaction is very low;

Anyone who recently received the J&J vaccine should be aware of any symptoms associated with blood clots, including severe headache, abdominal or leg pain, or shortness of breath;

If people experience any of these symptoms, they should contact their local health care provider immediately.



As of last week the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 1,268...

There were at least 4 active cases on Hopi & numerous members have retested as positive.


As of 7am Wednesday April 14 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 850,846

Deaths are: 17,105;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 329

Navajo County deaths are: 523

Apache County deaths are: 422

Approximately 36% of Arizonans have been vaccinated


As of 7am Wednesday April 14 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases increased: 30,269…

2 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,262

Recoveries remain at 16,430 as no new recoveries have been reported in the last five days;

The Nation’s nightly 10pm to 5am curfew remains in effect


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air...


LOCAL RESOURCES:

Hopi Health Care’s COVID hotline is: 737 - 6188

If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340


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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


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]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details…


Hopi Tribal Court hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm with limited services: 738 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is recruiting for six brand new Community Advisory Board members;

The CAB helps determine whether KUYI is meeting the community’s cultural & educational needs while raising funds & awareness, as well as recruiting volunteers;

We seek people who have not served on our CAB before, elders & young adults with deep cultural knowledge as well as those comfortable with fundraising;

If interested, please send an email to: info at kuyi dot net


Again, Upper & Lower Moencopi Village food distribution is 11am today Weds APR 14 at Moenkopi Community Center: (928) 299 - 1992


Tuba City Regional Health Care vaccination clinic is

today Weds APR 14 @ LeChee Health Facility: (928) 283 - 1505


Drive through COVID-19 vaccine clinics are today Weds APR 14 on Third Mesa starting @ 10am at Bacavi main entrance...

then 11am @ Hotevilla Youth/Elder Center...

12:30pm @ Oraibi & 1:30pm @ Kykotsmovi community building;

Second Mesa clinics are tomorrow APR 15 starting @ 1pm in Shungopavi community building…

2pm @ Sipaulovi/Misungnovi community building & 2:45pm @ Sipaulovi Housing;

These are the first Moderna dose & appointments are preferred: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081


Tune in to KUYI Fri APR 16 at 6pm for an encore of our read-along-with-your-kid special!

We heard Mesa Media’s “Loving Me” Hopi book;

Watch the video on KUYI’s facebook page!


The final Hart/Drye Ranch wood harvest is Fri APR 17 & Sat APR 18: (928) 497 - 1014



Hopi Tribal Council returns Mon APR 19 @ 9am…


A virtual EarthDay community clean-up is until APR 25: 737 - 2272


Completed petitioner packets are due back to the Elections office by 5pm MAY 14;

The Primary election for Hopi Tribal Chairman & Vice Chairman is SEP 9; the General election is NOV 11: 734 - 2507 or by emailing:

k shupla at hopi dot nsn dot us

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Karen Shupla & members of the Elections board: on APR 26 @ 12:30pm


Hopitutuqaiki classes start MAY 17: (928) 401 - 6451 ####

This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 7am Friday April 9, 2021 update:


Petitioner packets for Hopi Tribal Chairman & Vice Chairman are available on Mon APR 12 at the Elections office & are due 5pm MAY 14;

The Primary election is SEP 9; the General election is NOV 11: 734 - 2507 or by emailing: k shupla at hopi dot nsn dot us

View the full press release & voter info on KUYI’s facebook page & stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Karen Shupla & members of the Elections board…


As of Mon APR 5 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members was: 1,268...

There were at least 4 active cases on Hopi & numerous members have retested as positive: 734 - 3402


As of 7am Friday April 9 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 846,900

Deaths are: 17,055

Deaths in Coconino County: 329

Navajo County: 521

Apache County: 421

More than two-million-400-thousand Arizonans have been vaccinated -- about 33% of the state’s population


As of 8am Friday April 9 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases increased to: 30,213…

15 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 1,260…

1 more than yesterday;

16,430 members have recovered from COVID-19;

The 7-day average of new coronavirus cases on Navajo is 94% higher than compared to two weeks ago,

IHS reports that 8 of 10 people - about 89% - of the Navajo Nation have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air...COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is recruiting for six brand new Community Advisory Board members;

The CAB helps determine whether KUYI is meeting the community’s cultural & educational needs while raising funds & awareness, as well as recruiting volunteers;

We seek people who have not served on our CAB before, elders & young adults with deep cultural knowledge as well as those comfortable with fundraising;

If interested, please send an email to: info at kuyi dot net


Natwani’s community agriculture grant applications are due today Fri APR 9; details online:

natwani coalition dot org or 734 - 2380


The second to last Hart / Drye Ranch wood harvest of the season is APR 9 - 12: (928) 497 - 1014

(Upcoming dates: Fri APR 17- Sat 18 only)


Again, tune in to KUYI tomorrow night at 7pm Sat APR 10 for a live read-along-with-your-kid special!

We’ll be hearing Mesa Media’s “Loving Me’” Hopi book;

You can watch the live video on KUYI’s facebook page!

Then tune back in Fri APR 16 at 6pm for an encore!


Tuba City Regional Health Care vaccination clinics are:

today Fri APR 9 @ Dinnebito school, Sat APR 10 @ Sacred Peaks Health Center in Flagstaff, APR 13 @ Bodaway/Gap Clinic & APR 14 @ LeChee Health Facility: (928) 283 - 1505


Drive through COVID-19 first Moderna dose vaccine clinics are on Third Mesa APR 14 @ 10am in Bacavi main entrance...

11am @ Hotevilla Youth/Elder Center...

12:30pm @ Oraibi…

& 1:30pm @ Kykotsmovi community building;

Second Mesa APR 15 @ 1pm in Shungopavi community building…

2pm @ Sipaulovi/Misungnovi community building…

& 2:45pm @ Sipaulovi Housing;

Appointments preferred, but not required: 737 - 6049 or 737 - 6081


Hopi Tribal Council returns Tues APR 19 @ approx 9am…


A virtual EarthDay community clean-up is APR 19 -25: 737 - 2272


Cedar Unified School District is hiring bus drivers: 738 - 2366 ####Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 3/22 @ 1730


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Monday March 22, 2021 update:


KUYI’s simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council returns, Tues MAR 23 at approximately 9am


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Mon MAR 22 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,264…

1 more individual in Bacavi tested positive to bring their cumulative cases to: 53;

There are at least 9 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Moencopi…

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Polacca/First Mesa: 283

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 219

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Hotevilla: 165

Keams: 45

Moencopi:175

Of the 1,264 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 997 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 267 at Tuba City;

8,860 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care....

7,424 = negative & 1,375 = positive;

5 people were tested MAR 22 & 1 result was pending;

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


As of 5:30pm Monday March 22 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 836,737

Deaths are: 16,745

Deaths in Coconino County are: 323

Navajo County: 517

Apache County: 405


Arizona’s health department reports more than

one-million-831-thousand residents have been vaccinated; County COVID vaccinations are:

Navajo: 19,244 - approximately 17% of the population;

Apache: 7,205 - approximately 10%

Coconino: 50,085 - approximately 34%

View the data at: az dhs dot gov


As of 5:30pm Monday March 22 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases are: 30,007

Deaths are: 1,233

16,331 members have recovered from COVID-19


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air…

LOCAL RESOURCES:


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


Hopi Health Care’s COVID hotline is: 737 - 6188

If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340


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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300

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

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]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details...


The Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home & nightly 8pm to 5am curfews are through MAR 31: 734 - 3402

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

Wood permits are available in March by calling: (928) 497 - 1014 [kill 3/31]


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is recruiting for six brand new Community Advisory Board members;

The CAB helps determine whether KUYI is meeting the community’s cultural & educational needs while raising funds & awareness as well as recruiting volunteers;

We seek people who have not served on our CAB before, elders & young adults with deep cultural knowledge as well as those comfortable with fundraising;

If interested, please send an email to: info at kuyi dot net


Again, Hopi Tribal Council returns Tues MAR 23 at approximately 9am

The Hopi Enrollment Office is closed this week;

Emergency requests for a Certificate of Indian Blood for burial assistance or emergency medical purposes can be sent to (928) 421-1977

Non-emergency requests can be phoned in to 734 - 3151 & will be responded to after MAR 26


Chinle’s motor vehicle department is closed Thurs & Fri MAR 25 & 26 while a new facility is built


Walpi Village is accepting letters of interest for election committee volunteers from enrolled Walpi members 18 years & older by Fri MAR 26 @ 3pm: 737 - 9556



Hopi Health Care Center’s COVID-19 by-appointment vaccinations are Saturday MAR 27

The “prime”, or first dose of the Moderna vaccine is for those who meet the following & other criteria:

Eighteen years & above;

have no COVID signs/symptoms;

not received any other vaccine within the last 14 days;

Register by calling 737 – 6049 or 737 - 6081;

To establish a chart: 737 - 6188




Hart / Drye Ranch wood harvest is this weekend, MAR 26 to 29, 8am - 5pm: (928) 497 - 1014

(Upcoming dates: APR 2-5; APR 9-12; APR 16-19; APR 23-26)


Arizona Gives Day virtual fundraiser is APR 6;

Go to the pinned post at KUYI’s facebook page to donate;

also, search for Hopi Radio’s sister programs under our licensee at: hopi foundation dot org & their facebook page


Natwani’s community agriculture grant applications are due APR 9; details online:

natwani coalition dot org or 734 - 2380


The Village of Mishungnovi election committee has scheduled an election for MAY 3; Letters of interest are due APR 10 @ 5pm & you may view the full document on KUYI’s facebook page: (928) 209 - 5200 ###

Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 3/18 @ 1155


Two cases of the COVID-19 variant B-1-1-7, also known as the United Kingdom mutation, have been found on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation;

The Tribe states an investigation is underway through contact tracing, interviews & monitoring by the state health department;

KSUT Southern Ute radio reports that vaccination clinics are ongoing at the Southern Ute Health Center while a mass testing event is APR 5 & 6;

the reservation remains under a Stay at Home order;

Last week, the Arizona Department of Health reported the Brazillian variant had been detected in our state;

The U.K. coronavirus variant was first discovered in Arizona in late January;

Initial CDC studies show these variants spread more easily & may cause increased severity of the virus;

The U.K. variant is covered by vaccines just as much as the regular strain of the virus.


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

As of Tues MAR 16 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to: 1,263…

6 more last week’s numbers;

Shungopavi increased to 219…

2 more than last week;

Moencopi Villages increased to 175…

4 more than last week;


There are at least 9 active cases on Hopi, the majority in Moencopi…

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Polacca/First Mesa: 283

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 52

Hotevilla: 165

Keams Canyon: 45

Of the 1,263 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 996 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 267 at Tuba City;

8,827 people had been tested at Hopi Health Care....

7,391 were negative & 1,374 were positive;

5 people were tested MAR 16 & 2 results were pending;

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


Stay tuned for an Indian Country Today newscast marking one year of the pandemic on Hopi & Navajo with correspondent Patty Talahongva…


As of noon Thursday March 18 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona increased to: 834,607…

284 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 16,645…

more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 319...

2 more than yesterday;

Navajo County increased to: 517…

4 more than yesterday;

Apache County increased to: 403...

3 more than yesterday;


As of noon Thursday March 18 the Navajo Nation’s cumulative COVID-19 cases are: 29,968…

11 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,222…

3 more than yesterday;

16,288 members have recovered from COVID-19



And in other news:

Hopi Law Enforcement Services officials say they’re aware of recent reports of cyberbullying involving minors;

They say, any incidents reported to HLES are investigated and then sent to the juvenile probation officer, who then consults the Prosecutor;

Legal proceedings are subject to the Hopi Children’s Code & are processed through the Children’s Court;

You may view the full statement on KUYI’s facebook page & learn more at stop bullying dot gov


Stay tuned & watch our Facebook page for breaking news & to see official documents cited on-air…



LOCAL RESOURCES:


Coconino County vaccine & testing info is online at: “coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19”


Hopi Health Care’s COVID hotline is: 737 - 6188

If you have life-threatening symptoms: 911 or 734 - 7340


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

Burial guidelines are on the Tribe’s website & 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


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center: 734 - 0300

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


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]:

Many services are impacted by the pandemic, call your provider directly for details...


The Tribe will enforce the non-essential travel order during the MAR 19 57-hour weekend lockdown;

The stay-at-home & nightly 8pm to 5am curfews are through MAR 31: 734 - 3402

View the full orders on kuyi dot net & our facebook page;


Wood permits are available in March by calling: (928) 497 - 1014 [kill 3/31]


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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is recruiting for six brand new Community Advisory Board members;

The CAB helps determine whether KUYI is meeting the community’s cultural & educational needs while raising funds & awareness as well as recruiting volunteers;

We seek people who have not served on our CAB before, elders & young adults with deep cultural knowledge as well as those comfortable with fundraising;

If interested, please send an email to: info at kuyi dot net


Hopi Tribal Council is back in session Mon MAR 22

The existing motor vehicle department in Chinle will be closed MAR 25 & 26 while a new facility is built;

ADOT says it’s scheduled to open MAR 29 at the Apache County complex on US Highway 191;

Construction continues through mid-April & details online:

service arizona dot com


Walpi Village is accepting letters of interest for election committee volunteers from enrolled Walpi members 18 years & older by MAR 26 @ 3pm: 737 - 9556



Hart / Drye Ranch wood harvest is MAR 26 thru 29, 8am - 5pm: (928) 497 - 1014

(Upcoming dates: APR 2-5; APR 9-12; APR 16-19; APR 23-26)


Arizona Gives Day virtual fundraiser is APR 6;

Go to the pinned post at KUYI’s facebook page to donate;

also, search for Hopi Radio’s sister programs under our licensee at: hopi foundation dot org & their facebook page


Natwani’s community agriculture grant applications are due APR 9; details online:

natwani coalition dot org or 734 - 2380



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;

KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed;

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

We prioritize 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 material for consideration as soon as you’ve finalized your event & include a phone number;


Submissions are edited for length & content...

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 get your message on the air!


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

As KUYI seeks a permanent land assignment, we’re 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.


####

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.

###


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.


####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;

###


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 ###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

####

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.



####

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 ####


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


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:


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

Filings & motions by email: hopi court clerk at gmail dot com;

Payments can be made online or by mail;

Emergency & in-custody criminal cases as well as probation & pre-trial check-ins are by phone: 738 - 5171


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


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.


Hopi Health Care Center has limited service Thurs DEC 24: the emergency department & inpatient unit are open;

The cough & fever clinic is open 8am to 2pm & the COVID-19 hotline is available 8am to 5pm: 737 - 6188;

The following are closed Thurs DEC 24: Dental & optometry clinics, physical therapy, nutrition, social services & pharmacy:


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Program offers virtual Christmas Eve & Day noon meetings; details on their & our facebook pages


An online Hopi Gaming Committee survey of enrolled Tribal members 18 years & older is until DEC 28: (928) 613 - 5854


East- and westbound Interstate 40 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at Meteor Crater from 6am Mon DEC 28 to 6pm Tues DEC 29; details online: az 511 dot gov


Hopi Tribal Council is in recess until 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;

starting Mon DEC 21 HLES phone lines are: 911, 734 - 7340 & 734 - 7341 only.


Hopi wood permits are available each Wednesday until JAN 6 outside the Honahni building; today’s Weds DEC 23 operations close at 1pm: (928) 497 - 1014


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...

Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 11/16 @ 1455


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Monday November 16, 2020) update:


The Navajo Nation announced it will enter a new mandatory stay-at-home lockdown into December;

The three-week order goes into effect today Mon NOV 16 & is set to end DEC 6;

Tribal offices are closed & only essential businesses like gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats & restaurants may remain open from 7am to 3pm while enforcing masking & distancing;

President Nez stated: “With nearly 900 new cases of COVID-19 on the Nation last week we have to implement public health measures to protect our people and reduce the spread of this virus…” Nez continued:

“with the new uncontrolled spread we are inching closer to a major public health crisis in which we could see our hospitals filling up & the reservation's health care system could not sustain a prolonged surge in cases”.


As of last Tuesday November 10, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members had increased to: 437…

8 more than last week;

To view Village totals & testing data go to KUYI’s facebook page;

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

Stay tuned after the weather for statements from Tribal officials about the recent spike in cases…


As of 5pm Monday November 16 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 275,436…

5,859 more than Friday which was the third day in a row with more than 3,000 positive coronavirus cases…

Saturday saw the largest single-day increase since July 31st;

Deaths statewide are: 6,302…

45 more than Friday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 159…

6 more than Friday;

Navajo County deaths are: 261…

1 more than Friday;

Apache County deaths are: 189…

2 more than Friday;

32% of the states’ ventilators are in use, while 87% of the state’s ICU beds are in use.


As of 5pm Monday November 16 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 13,373…

304 more than Friday;

Deaths are: 602…

6 more than Friday;

7,926 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;

View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website;


Health officials urge the public to continue to wear facemasks and adhere to social distancing & sanitation guidelines.


The Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order states all unnecessary business & travel must cease: exemptions include obtaining medical care, food or 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;

You may view the full order at KUYI’s facebook page;

The Tribe has also rescinded it’s Phase One reopening plan & returned to phase zero; 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 curfew & stay at home orders remain in effect & 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 KUYI Indian Country News:

Hopi Law Enforcement Services reports that in October they received 712 calls for services, made 53 arrests, 7 of which were substance-related & 1 weapon was seized.


If you have information on the whereabouts of Ambrose “Moe” Sinquah, the family can be contacted at: (928) 207 - 1150

Hopi Law Enforcement Services reports the case is under investigation by the BIA & FBI: 734 - 7344

LOCAL RESOURCES:

COVID-19 testing is available in Flagstaff at two locations: Fort Tuthill, Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 3pm, Saturdays 8am to noon... registration online:

coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19

And @ NAU Mondays to Saturdays, 9am to 2pm: nau dot edu [kill nau after NOV 24]


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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 services: 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) 401 - 0005


Regional COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 2-1-1


Other local resources:

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

Hopi Medical Transportation provides non-emergency transport, including to local COVID-19 testing: 737 - 6351

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


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:


Northland Pioneer College's Hopi Center is closed through NOV 30; services will be provided remotely: npc dot edu



Hopi Courts Admin office is closed until DEC 21: 734 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is hiring for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant position;

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


The next Hopi Flu immunization clinic is tomorrow Tues NOV 17 in Tewa from 10am to noon;

Clinics run until NOV 24: 734 - 6257


Tuba City food distribution is 9am tomorrow Tues NOV 17 at the fairgrounds: (928) 283 - 5544


The next Hart / Drye Ranch wood harvest is NOV 20-23: (928) 497 - 1012 [next dates: DEC 4-7 & DEC 11-14]



Hopi Tribal Council returns to session at approx 9am NOV 23


Hopi Tribal wood permits are available each Wednesday until DEC 2 at the Honahni building: 734 - 3673


Hopi Head Start is enrolling: 734 - 3515


Hopi Day School is hiring: 734 - 2467


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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 11/9 @ 1610


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Monday November 9, 2020) update:



The Hopi Tribe has issued a new executive stay-at-home order as an "effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Hopi reservation";

The Tribe is also returning to "Phase 0 in the Return to Work Guidelines";

Citing the recent 24 positive COVID-19 cases, the order states that all unnecessary travel must cease: exemptions include obtaining medical care, food or essential work;

It reads that all non-essential business must cease & food is to be pick-up only;

It includes avoiding crowds & adherence to social-distancing and sanitation measures;

Officials state: "This is not a full lock-down measure but a strong recommendation to the Hopi community that we all need to stay put and limit our travels;

The numbers are increasing at a rapid rate around the state and throughout the country."

The Tribe states that the order will remain in effect until the Tribe declares a downward trend of positive Hopi cases within a two-week period;

Again, the Tribe has also rescinded the “Phase One” reopening guidelines;

You may view the full order at KUYI’s facebook page;

For questions or concerns: 734 - 3102


As of last Wednesday November 4, the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members had increased to: 429…

2 more individuals in Hotevilla tested positive to bring their cumulative total to: 24

And 2 more individuals in the Villages of Münqapi tested positive to bring their cumulative total to: 42

To view cumulative village totals & Hopi Health Care testing data go to KUYI’s facebook page or the Tribe’s website;

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


As of 5pm Monday November 9 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona has increased to: 259,699…

435 more than this morning;

Deaths statewide remain at: 6,164

Deaths in Coconino County are: 151

Navajo County deaths are: 258

Apache County deaths are: 184

31% of the states’ ventilators are in use


As of 5pm Monday November 9 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 12,571...

124 more than yesterday & the largest single day increase since August;

Deaths increased to: 593…

2 more than yesterday;

7,644 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;


View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website;


Health officials urge the public to continue to wear facemasks and adhere to social distancing & sanitation guidelines.


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


The Navajo Nation curfew & stay at home orders remain in effect & violators face possible $1,000 fines.


This is a developing story…

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


If you have information on the whereabouts of Ambrose “Moe” Sinquah, the family can be contacted at: (928) 207 - 1150

Hopi Law Enforcement Services reports the case is under investigation by the BIA & FBI: 734 - 7344

LOCAL RESOURCES:

COVID-19 testing is available in Flagstaff at two locations: Fort Tuthill, Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 3pm, Saturdays 8am to noon... registration online:

coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19

And @ NAU Mondays to Saturdays, 9am to 2pm: nau dot edu


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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) 401 - 0005


Regional COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 2-1-1


Other local resources:

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

Hopi Medical Transportation provides non-emergency transport, including to local COVID-19 testing: 737 - 6351

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


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:


Hopi Courts Admin office is closed until DEC 21; all business & court operations are conducted in the main court building: 734 - 5171


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


KUYI is hiring for our Marketing Coordinator & Operations Assistant;

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


All NPC campuses are closed today NOV 9: npc dot edu


The Judicial Branch of the Navajo nation is closed NOV 11


Hopi Tribe’s general welfare emergency assistance applications are due by 5pm this Fri NOV 13

Hart / Drye Ranch wood harvest is NOV 13-16: (928) 497 - 1012


Hopi Tribal Council returns to session on NOV 20


Hopi Tribal wood permits are available each Wednesday until DEC 2 at the Honahni building: 734 - 3673


Hopi Head Start is enrolling: 734 - 3515


Hopi Day School is hiring: 734 - 2467


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Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Updated 10/1 @ 1140

This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau noon Thursday October 1, 2020) update:


KUYI has received a copy of the Hopi Tribe’s executive order covering it’s “phase-one re-opening”;

it was originally signed almost three weeks ago on the 11th of September;

The order states the nightly 8pm to 5am curfew remains in effect until otherwise ordered;

It says facemasks must be worn inside all public facilities & buildings, common areas & outside where social-distancing is not possible;

The next section of the order provides guidance on how, quote, “Hopi Villages & regions that satisfy baseline CDC gating criteria can begin Phase One”;

It closes with a recommendation that Hopi businesses also adhere to CDC criteria as well as the following guidelines:

Reduce hours; limit capacity; implement social distancing, health screening - including temperature checks for customers, clients & staff - as well as cleaning, disinfecting & controlling flow of traffic;

You can view the full order at KUYI’s facebook page…



As of Monday September 28 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to 386…

Six more than last week’s numbers…

Six individuals in Kykotsmovi tested positive, bringing Kykotsmovi’s cumulative numbers up to: 24


The cumulative numbers by other locations remain:


Oraibi: 8

Polacca, Walpi, Sitsomovi, Tewa: 142

Mishungnovi: 11

Sipaulovi: 14

Soongopavi: 111

Yuh’wehlo’pahqi (Spider Mound): 6

Baqavi: 2

Hotevilla: 16

Keams Canyon: 13

Both Moencopi Villages: 33

Phoenix: 1

Winslow: 4

Prescott: 1

The Polacca / First Mesa area, Sipaulovi & Shungopavi have had members retest as positive;

Of the 386 cumulative positive Hopi cases, 338 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 48 at Tuba City;

4,494 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care:

462 were positive,

4,000 were negative,

4 people were tested Monday September 28 & 1 result was pending;

For questions about the preceding data from the Hopi Tribe's Department of Health & Human Services you may call: 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


As of noon Thursday October 1 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona has increased to: 219,212…

705 more than yesterday;

Deaths statewide increased to: 5,674…

24 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County remain at: 144

Navajo County increased to: 236…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County remains at: 165

Approximately 25% of the states’ ventilators are in use...


As of noon Thursday October 1 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 10,355…

22 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 556…

1 more than yesterday;

7,256 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19, while multiple members have retested as positive;


View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website;


Health officials recommend the public continue to wear facemasks and adhere to social distancing & sanitation guidelines in order to protect against the deadly coronavirus.


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

[Shungopavi was through SEP 22; Bacavi through SEP 30; Kykotsmovi through SEP 30 &/or until Village orders are rescinded],


The Hopi Tribe’s stay at home & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew orders expired yesterday: 734 - 3102

Stay tuned to KUYI & keep your eyes on our Facebook page to see when & if the order is extended...


The Navajo Nation updated public health emergency has extended its curfew & stay at home orders;

Another round of 57-hour weekend lockdowns is from this Fri OCT 2 at 8pm MDT, until Mon OCT 5 @ 5am MDT;

The next Navajo Nation weekend lockdown is OCT 9-12. Violators face possible $1,000 fines.

This is a developing story…

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


LOCAL RESOURCES: related to the Corona Virus pandemic

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

Details & registration online at:

coconino dot az dot gov slash covid 19

NAU fieldhouse building 30, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 2pm [kill nau after NOV 24]; Details online at: nau dot edu


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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) 401 - 0005


Regional COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941


Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593


Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300


the State of Arizona: 2-1-1


Other local resources:


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


Hopi Medical Transportation provides non-emergency transport, including to local COVID-19 testing: 737 - 6351


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


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 [disruptions due to COVID-19]:

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


Hopi Tribal Court has limited services until DEC 31:

Starting Mon OCT 5 Court Annex hours are 8am - 5pm Mondays through Thursdays;

all non-emergency hearings scheduled through DEC 31 will be continued into 2021; probation and pre-trial check-ins by phone: 738 - 5171


Hopi Senom Transit routes remain cancelled


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Hart/Drye Ranch wood harvest is OCT 2-5: (928) 497 - 1012

[next Hart dates: OCT 23-26, NOV 13-16, NOV 20-23, DEC 4-7 & DEC 11-14],


Hopi Education Endowment Fund virtual annual meeting is OCT 2 @ 1pm & their college student technology needs grant applications are due OCT 9: 734 - 2275


The Hopi Tribe’s general welfare emergency assistance applications are available at the Treasurer’s office, Village CSAs, Kykotsmovi nutrition center or online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov;

The deadline is 5pm NOV 13

You can find applications & the Tribe’s press releases on KUYI’s facebook page


Hopi Head Start is enrolling: 734 - 3515


A survey about cultural well-being during the pandemic is ongoing: (928) 380 - 8606 (kill date Oct 31 )


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 email: info at kuyi dot net or if you don’t have internet, call (928) 206 - 0098;

Officials report emergencies to that same email and can also call (928) 814 - 6326 to report an emergency;


We prioritize announcements affecting your safety;

the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related heath 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;

Please 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;

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;


Your financial support of KUYI is crucial to our operations;

During the pandemic we offer a safer way of educating our listeners about your events, organizations & businesses;

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;

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 9/17 @ 1600


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 5pm Thursday September 17, 2020) update:

Today is the fourth day of the Little Colorado River adjudication trials down in Phoenix;

The Hopi Tribe is in front of the Superior Court of Maricopa County arguing for our ancestral water rights to be upheld;

Chairman Nuvangyouma has issued the following update on the first phase of the trial…

<<<< play “LCR91620” >>>>


That was Chairman Nuvangyouma, recorded Tuesday SEP 16th, speaking about this week’s Little Colorado River trial;

the phone number to listen in on this week’s Little Colorado River trial is: (855) 506 - 9695

The access code is: 357 264 pound;


For more information you may call the Office of the Chairman at 734 - 3102


KUYI's Indian Country News Bureau reports the Hopi Tribe has reinterred twenty of our ancestors and funerary items in Colorado, first stolen from Mesa Verde National Park in 1891;

On Saturday September 12th representatives from Hopi joined those from the Pueblos of Acoma, Zia, and Zuni to receive our ancestors in Durango;

On the morning of Sunday September 13th, our ancestors were reinterred to their home in the Park;

Cliff Spencer, superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park, told the Colorado Sun that the final resting place is an area used before: once in 2006 and most recently in 2018;

He said the remote location is a place, quote, “visitors don’t normally see, far in the backcountry.”

A Swedish-Finnish researcher stole the ancestors from Mesa Verde in 1891 and was arrested after his first attempt to export them;

He was later released because no existing U.S. laws were broken;

After the sacred items found their way to Sweden, the researcher died of tuberculous just shy of his 27th birthday;

Our ancestors eventually were transferred to the National Museum of Finland;


The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office began consultation with that Museum in 2016;

Over the course of two years, CPO conducted an inventory of the six-hundred-and-fourteen item collection;

this was followed by repatriation talks between the US government and Finland;

in 2019 the Hopi Tribal Council and the All Pueblo Council of Governors passed resolutions supporting repatriation; an official state visit from the President of Finland to Washington D.C. later followed leading to government to government negotiations, then to an August 2020 agreement to return our ancestors;

Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva said, in part:

we, quote, “...are thankful to everyone involved in ensuring our ancestors were returned to their rightful home and are afforded the respect all human people deserve: being allowed to rest in peace;

...the return of our family both past and present is something to be celebrated…”

Governor Brian Vallo of the Pueblo of Acoma stated the process was, quote:

“safe and culturally-appropriate” and he hopes museums with “similar collections will become motivated to engage in... nation-to-nation collaboration that results in repatriation...”

Our ancestors are protected under 1990’s Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act if they are in the United States, but those in international collections aren’t covered by that law;

this repatriation by Finland could motivate other countries to return stolen patrimony;


A current federal bill, 2017's Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony, or STOP Act, is awaiting passage;

If approved, it would double existing penalties on those who rob graves or traffic in stolen items;

It would also confirm the president’s authority to enter into agreements with foreign leaders to repatriate items to Tribes.



As of Tuesday September 15 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to 3691 more than Monday’s numbers;

Soongopavi increased by one case to: 111

The cumulative numbers by other locations remain:

Kykotsmovi: 12

Oraibi: 8

Polacca, Walpi, Sitsomovi, Tewa: 140

Mishungnovi: 11

Sipaulovi: 14


Yuh’wehlo’pahqi (Spider Mound): 6

Baqavi: 2

Hotevilla: 14

Keams Canyon: 12

Both Moencopi Villages: 33

Phoenix: 1

Winslow: 4

Prescott: 1

The Polacca area, Sipaulovi & Shungopavi have had members retest as positive;

Of the 369 positive Hopi cases, 321 were tested at Hopi Health Care and 48 at Tuba City;

4,172 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care:

442 were positive,

3,717 were negative,

42 people were tested Tuesday September 15 & 29 results were pending;

For questions about the preceding data from the Hopi Tribe's Department of Health & Human Services you may call: 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


We’ll now listen to a pre-recorded statement from Chairman Nuvangyouma on the recent increase of COVID-19 cases…

<<<< play “HTCTN91620” >>>>

That was Chairman Nuvangyouma, recorded Tuesday SEP 16.



As of 5pm Thursday September 17 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is: 211,660…

1,753 more than yesterday;

Deaths statewide are: 5,409…

38 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County remain at: 133

Navajo County increased to: 231…

3 more than yesterday;

Apache County increased to: 159

1 more than yesterday;


As of 5pm Thursday September 17 the cumulative COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members is: 10,059…

67 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 539…

2 more than yesterday;

7,1890 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19 while multiple members have retested as positive;


View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website;


Health officials recommend the public continue to wear facemasks and adhere to social distancing & sanitation guidelines in order to protect against the deadly coronavirus.


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

[Shungopavi through SEP 22; Bacavi through SEP 30; Kykotsmovi through SEP 30 &/or until Village orders are rescinded, Tewa actively enforcing curfew],


This is a developing story…

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



LOCAL RESOURCES:


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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;

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) 401 - 0005


Regional COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941


Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593


Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300


the State of Arizona: 2-1-1


Other local resources:


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


Hopi Medical Transportation provides non-emergency transport, including to local COVID-19 testing: 737 - 6351


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


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


Play “(Intro) Community Calendar here:

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

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


The Hopi Tribe’s stay at home & nightly 8pm to 5am curfew orders expire SEP 30;

All unnecessary travel must cease - exemptions include obtaining medical care, food or essential work: 734 - 3102


The Navajo Nation’s weekend lockdown starts Sat SEP 19 @ 9pm & ends Mon SEP 21 @ 5am - Mountain Daylight; the Navajo nightly curfew & stay at home orders are through SEP 30


Hopi Tribal Court has limited hours & services through SEP 30: 738 - 5171


All Hopi Senom Transit routes remain cancelled


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


Again, the phone number to listen in on this week’s Little Colorado River trial is: (855) 506 - 9695

The access code is: 357 264 pound;

That’s (855) 506 - 9695… Then: 357 264 pound;

For details you may see this week’s Hopi Tutuveni or visit KUYI’s facebook page


Tune in Monday SEP 21 at approximately 9am for the continuation of KUYI’s simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council meetings


Hart/Drye Ranch wood harvest is SEP 25 - 28 @ 8am; Wood permits are available @ 9am each Weds until SEP 30: (928) 497 - 1012

[next Hart dates: OCT 2-5, OCT 23-26, NOV 13-16, NOV 20-23, DEC 4-7 & DEC 11-14],


A virtual Hopi trail run is OCT 2 & 4: (661) 776 - 5206


Read once a day only @ noon:

The Hopi Tribe’s CARES-act committee is accepting applications from Villages, schools, non-profits & small businesses - they’re available Treasurer’s office or online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov


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 email: <info at kuyi dot net> or if you don’t have internet, call (928) 206 - 0098;

Officials report emergencies to that same email and can also call (928) 814 - 6326 to report an emergency;


We prioritize announcements affecting your safety;

the following are added to newscasts first:

Pandemic-related heath 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;

Please 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;

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;

Your financial support of KUYI is crucial to our operations;

During the pandemic we offer a safer way of educating our listeners about your events, organizations & businesses;

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;

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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Archived Reports


Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Friday July 16, 2020 Updated 7/16 @ 1900


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 7am Friday July 17) update:


The Navajo Nation announced that Family Dollar has withdrawn their liquor license applications for TUba City & St. Michaels stores;

Navajo Nation President Jonathon Nez said “Navajo people took a strong position to oppose the liquor licenses and we had the support of Coconino County and Apache County... the applications posed a direct threat to the health and safety of the residents of St. Michaels, Tuba City, and the entire Navajo Nation;

Our People have a long, ongoing battle with alcohol and the devastation that alcoholism causes to our families and communities;

Consumption of alcohol has contributed to increased incidents of domestic violence and other criminal activity, motor vehicle fatalities, and deaths caused by exposure to extreme weather conditions.”

The Navajo Times reports that the Tuba City Family Dollar is on an island of private land in unincorporated Coconino County;

In 2001 the Navajo Nation Council permitted alcohol sales in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & in 2008, the council amended Tribal code again to authorize alcohol at Navajo.


The Hopi Tribe's Department of Health & Human Services has released the following Wednesday July 15 cumulative COVID-19 test data:

A total of 2,903 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care Center as of this Wednesday JUL 15:

370 are positive;

2,452 are negative and 69 results are pending;

67 people were tested Wednesday at HHCC;


As of Wednesday JUL 15 a total of 307 Hopi Tribal members have tested positive... 27 more than Monday;

268 were tested at Hopi Health Care Center and 39 at Tuba City Regional Healthcare.

The Hopi Tribal Department of Health and Human Services reports the Wednesday July 15 cumulative positive numbers by Village as:

Kykotsmovi: 9

Oraibi: 7

Polacca, Walpi, Sitsomovi, Tewa increased to 124… 3 more than Monday & had members retest as positive;

Mishungnovi: 4

Sipaulovi: 15 & had members retest as positive;

Shungopavi increased to 81… 4 more than Monday & had members retest as positive;

Yuh’wehlo’pahqi (Spider Mound): 5

Baqavi: 2

Hotevilla increased to 12… 2 more than Monday;

Keams Canyon increased to 11… 2 more than Monday;

The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Health & Human Services states the data from Lower and Upper Munqapi is being consolidated until specific data can be re-verified:

Moencopi numbers are being reported together;

the total is now 27 positive cases for both villages... 11 more than Monday;

Phoenix: 1

Winslow: 4


The Winslow & Phoenix numbers are Hopi Tribal members tested locally & then returned to those cities;

DHHS states the Village and community members who’ve retested as positive do count as new cases as the data still only reflects the cumulative, or total amounts of positive cases as a person can contract the virus again and again even after their initial recovery;

The preceding Wednesday JUL 15 numbers do not include state-wide data from other facilities;

Health officials say they’ve requested permission to access recovery data from the Arizona State database;

For questions or concerns about the data you may call the Tribe directly: 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113

KUYI will encore Wednesday’s interview with Royce Jenkins & Duane Humeyestewa about how they receive and report the preceding COVID-19 data on Saturday & Sunday at 10am & 6pm…


As of 7am Friday July 17 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona is 134,613;

and total deaths are 2,492;

Deaths in Coconino County are 105;

Navajo County deaths are 147;

Apache County deaths remain at 105


Arizona Department of Health Services reports 89% of Arizona hospitals’ I.C.U. beds are in use;

87% of the states’ in-patient hospital beds are in use;

53% of the states’ ventilators are in use… one percent more than yesterday;


Arizona health officials have created “crisis care standards” to rank which COVID-19 patients receive life-saving care when there’s limited resources to treat them.


As of 7am Friday July 17 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members has increased to 8,486…

79 more than yesterday;

total deaths have increased to 407…

2 more than yesterday;

Approximately 6,213 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19.


View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website

Health officials warn the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will continue to increase statewide…


The Hopi Tribe’s government shutdown, stay at home & curfew orders are through JUL 31;

The orders require residents to adhere with social-distancing and sanitation measures, and cease unnecessary travel: exemptions include obtaining food, medical care or for essential work;

checkpoints may be instituted during this time;

The Tribe’s nightly curfew is 8pm to 5am through JUL 31; Weekend curfews continue tonight Friday JUL 17 at 8pm through 5am Monday JUL 20 and then next Friday JUL 24 through Monday JUL 27;

if you have questions about the order you may call 734 - 3102.


The following Villages prohibit non-residents and have other orders including curfews:


Upper Village of Moenkopi has Village patrols as well as checkpoints at the east Highway 264 & north Highway 160 entrances: (928) 283 - 8051


Shungopavi is closed through JUL 21: 734 - 7135


Kykotsmovi is enforcing their curfew & road closures: 734 - 2474


Tewa & Bacavi Village closures remain in effect; and,


the following villages & entities had previously issued closure orders:

Mishongnovi,

Orayvi,

Hotevilla,

Sipaulovi,

FMCV,

and

the Lower Village of Moenkopi


This is a developing story…

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


LOCAL RESOURCES:


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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

burial guidelines are online at hopi hyphen nsn dot gov;

Hopi Tribal burial assistance: 734 - 3392,after-hours: (928) 401 - 7557 or call Hopi Law Enforcement 734 - 7340.


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


Other local and regional hotlines:

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 401 - 0005


If you are in crisis and need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300 or

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941


Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593


Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300


the State of Arizona: 2-1-1


and Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403.


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


[if you need to catch your breath, you can play a word of the day, Hopi time segment (talavai, tawanasaavi, tavki) or Hopi month or history segment here]


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


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


Navajo Nation weekend curfews, nightly curfews, government office closure and stay-at-home orders are enforced through JUL 26;

in addition, all Navajo Nation fairs, the Fourth of July celebration, rodeos and roping events have been cancelled for the remainder of the year, and,

Tribal orders restrict local pow wows, bingos, roadside sales, and other small gatherings on Navajo.


Arizona’s order prohibiting large gatherings is through JUL 27 and K-through-12 schools have delayed opening until AUG 17.


Hopi Tribal Court has limited services until AUG 3: hours are 9am - 4pm on Mondays and Thursdays;

all non-emergency hearings scheduled through AUG 3 will be heard telephonically or continued; full details: 738 - 5171


Hopi Senom Transit routes remain cancelled


The Hotevilla ngumànki is closed to the public until further notice: (928) 401 - 0073


FMCV water payments are by phone only and they’ve waived late fees: 737 - 2670


Hopi Credit Association payments can only be made online or by phone: 734 - 2207


The Hopi Tribe’s fire & drought order remains in effect: open burning and fireworks are prohibited, camp fires are restricted to residential areas, grills and stoves are allowed near residences.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular scheduled events]:

Stay tuned for HouseCalls encores after our noon & 5pm newscasts on both Saturday & Sunday: Gary Leslie spoke with a University of Arizona med student about hand sanitizer ingestion & poisoning;


KUYI will also encore our interview with Royce Jenkins & Duane Humeyestewa about how they receive and report COVID-19 data this Saturday & Sunday at 10am & 6pm;



A virtual career event in Pinon is JUL 18 - AUG 1 @ 12:30pm; details on facebook under “Pinon career information fair”



KUYI plans to simulcast next week’s Hopi Tribal Council session, beginning Mon JUL 20 at 9am through Thurs JUL 23


A public comment deadline for the Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project is JUL 21; you may email eric dot johnson at nv 5 dot com or call: (505) 898 - 8848

View presentation slides & contact info on KUYI’s facebook page;

Encores of that presentation simulcast are at approximately 11:30am & 7:30pm this Saturday & Sunday.


The Hopitutuqaiki remains closed, classes are postponed and a job opening deadline is JUL 31: (928) 401 - 6451


A Hopi artist is on display in Flagstaff AUG 7 - AUG 29; details online: the heart box dot space: (928) 600 - 6290


Hopi Tribe’s Grants & Scholarships Fall applications are due 5pm AUG 15: (928) 401 - 8106

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


Hopi Medical Transportation provide non-emergency medical appointment services including transport for COVID-19 testing at Hopi Health Care Center: 737 - 6351


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center’s Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are Monday through Friday at noon; details on their Facebook page or (928) 380 - 7407


Tuba City Health Care sharps (needles, syringe, etc…) disposal hours are Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm @ pharmacy drive-thru: (866) 976 - 1941


In order to protect our communities’ health, KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed:

Submit all announcements by email: <info at kuyi dot net> or if you don’t have internet, call (928) 206 - 0098;

Officials report emergencies to that same email and can also call (928) 814 - 6326


We prioritize announcements affecting the safety of our audience - the following are added to our newscasts first:

Emergency public safety matters like threats to life or limb, and urgent interruptions to public well-being like water or power outages...


Regular community calendar submission timeframes are:

The cut off for making our 7am and 8am Community Calendar is 2pm the weekday prior;

The cut off for the noon calendar is 10am the weekday of;

and, the cut off time for the 5pm calendar is 2pm the weekday of…

We recommend that your announcements be submitted as soon as you have finalized your event;

When you submit your material for consideration please include a phone number...

Kwah’kway / Asquali!


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If there is information you did not hear stay tuned weekdays at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm; during the pandemic we’ll try to bring you news at noon & 5pm on weekends;


Your Community Calendar submissions are edited for length;

KUYI’s affordable underwriting gets your full 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 get 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;

keep us on-air by donating at kuyi dot net!

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 which raises funds for, and educates listeners about, the importance of KUYI.


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NOT FOR AIR UNLESS RAD APPROVES:

"KUYI is saddened to report that the Indian Health Service / HERT / The Hopi Tribe / The Village of _____ confirms a Hopi community member has succumbed to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Our prayers go out to the family.

Tribal guidance and procedures for such losses are available at hopi hyphen nsn dot gov"


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When:

Where:

What:

Duration:

Phone Contact:


********* Emergency Weather / Event Announcement Script: [read every 15 minutes until ___am; then read at the top & bottom of hours until __am]


We are honoured that you depend on us for your weather-related announcements!

If you are a school or agency official, please email your delay or closure details, including a contact phone number, to info at kuyi dot net.

If you do not hear information from your school or governmental agency we have not received it.


Stay tuned as we announce updates when we receive them and then the full listings on the quarter hour / every fifteen minutes.


Listeners! Please leave our phone lines open to allow officials to contact us if necessary. Please stay tuned for our updates & keep your eyes on KUYI’s Facebook page for real-time updates. Kwah’kway!


Again, to report official information, email us: info at kuyi dot net.

If you didn’t hear information we have not yet received it; kindly keep our phone lines open, stay tuned & check out KUYI’s Facebook.

If reading at noon > keep on going as there are more announcements below!


The following are the only weather-related announcements that we have received at this time:



Emergency Road Closure Template:

ADOT is working on a stretch of Highway 264 from milepost 384 to 390 (from Second Mesa to Polacca);

A pilot car is guiding one lane traffic at milepost 388 (at Hopi Health Care Center);

Expect delays and prepare for your travels by leaving at least half an hour early (This morning traffic was backed up for over a mile);

There is no expected time for work to end in that area;

However ADOT crews will be moving on towards Keams Canyon to work on Highway 264 at milepost 412 near the gas station & restaurant;


Detour route is ____________

Stay tuned to KUYI for updates & kwah’kway for getting your information from Hopi Radio!



On This Date in American Indian History




*** Staff / Volunteers: please confirm if the following is still valid:




Now here’s some more KUYI Indian Country News Bureau reports from our partnership with NPR through KNAU Arizona Public Radio:





We strongly encourage listeners to confirm the following as the pandemic is certain to impact local events…



KNAU Arizona public radio reports the Hopi Tribe will receive $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance from the first round of payments from the federal CARES Act;

Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation received $600 million from the relief package;

Several tribes, including Navajo, are suing to keep the remaining funds out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations;Tribal officials say funds will provide assistance during the pandemic and a portion will support welfare assistance;








Again, stay tuned to KUYI at 11am when we’ll air yesterday’s interview with Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyouma & the Hopi Tribe’s Executive Director Dorma Sahneya about Tribal COVID-19 efforts & Federal CARES act funds…



[NFA - embargoed until i confirm time & location]Hopi Health Care Center Department of Community Health is expanding COVID-19 testing on a Village by Village basis in coordination with the Hopi Tribe and HERT;

Old Oraibi will be the first community to be tested [within the Village] or [hosted at HHCC] tomorrow MAY 14 at ________ [time tbd]

Community Health & Village representatives [have been] or [will be] going door to door to inform members of this effort;

HHCC nursing staff may follow-up with more screening questions;

Some testing criteria include over 55yoa, chronic medical conditions, as well as recent coronavirus symptoms; full details by calling: 737 - 6188


Tune in to HouseCalls tonight Weds MAY 13 at 5:30pm when Gary Leslie speaks with Dr. Joceyln Hirschman about diabetes self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic and upcoming Village to Village coronavirus testing that begins tomorrow with Oraibi;

That’s HouseCalls tonight on KUYI at 5:30pm; followed by an encore of Monday’s interview with the Hopi Tribal Chairman and Executive Director at 6pm



NFA: Face-mask distribution is this Sunday on Hopi, location to be determined;

they’re accepting PPE donations for healthcare workers and law enforcement: (928) 606 - 8943 or by emailing: K begay 46 at yahoo dot com


Embargoed:




To read after weather [wait till computer is fixed]:

“The Hopi Tribe reminds community members to adhere to its stay at home guidelines, extended to May 31;

We’ll now listen to Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva’s statement…”

<<<<<<< play HTVC51620 >>>>>>>>



Listeners, kwah’kway for tuning in to our Hopi Tribal Council simulcast. We appreciate Council and staff for permitting these historic live broadcasts;

What you hear is the exact same audio quality Council members on the Zoom call are experiencing;

We believe a Tribal laptop is feeding audio signal to the Zoom call from its internal microphone - meaning it might not be patched into the in-chambers-Council members' mics;

In addition, numerous Council members - both in chambers & on Zoom - don't have their mics muted while others are speaking, thus detracting from the signal;

We appreciate your understanding and again thank Council, staff & especially Hopi Tribe’s IT department for their work…





Listeners, kwah’kway for tuning in to our Hopi Tribal Council simulcast;

We appreciate Council and staff for permitting these historic live broadcasts;

What you hear is the exact same audio quality Council members on the Zoom call are experiencing;

A Tribal laptop is feeding audio signal to the Zoom call from its internal microphone - meaning it’s not patched into the in-chambers-Council members' mics;

We appreciate your understanding and again thank Council & especially Hopi Tribe’s Secretarial staff & IT department for their work…



“KUYI’s Community Sponsor is Hopi artist YAIVA and Native World Enterprise featuring new music here on KUYI with exclusive downloads online at native world ent dot com;

This all Native “dream team” has over thirty years of musical experience to share with visitors at their website;

For music from Native American artists like Yaiva, Orion, NK and J-Vel, you may visit: native world ent dot com”




“KUYI receives funding from Northern Arizona University…

NAU has options to continue learning while adhering to social distancing safety measures this summer;

Online classes available for incoming and existing students to catch up on work and attempt to improve their grades;

NAU offers virtual youth camps as well as learning from anywhere for members of the community of any age;

Details online at: nau dot edu slash summer, that's

nau dot edu slash summer."





“KUYI receives support from the InterTribal Council of Arizona:

Every ten years, the Census counts everyone living in the U.S. to better provide communities with resources like WIC, Head Start, and more;

To ensure your home is counted as American Indian on the Census form, “Person number one” must identify as American Indian or Alaska Native and write “Hopi” in the box;

You can write in multiple tribes if you identify with more than one;

Let’s be counted. For our tribe. For our families. For our future

Census workers will be visiting homes to drop off paper forms with unique address codes;

You may also complete the Census online at:

2020 census dot gov or call: (844) 330 – 2020;

For tribal related assistance you can email the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona: info at itca online dot com.”

SMDS Parents/Guardians survey for details: 737 - 2571



Second Mesa Day School seeks board members & has parent / guardian survey available: 737 - 2571 [kill date?]



, as well as how we can better respect people who’ve tested coronavirus positive & not shun or scapegoat them


m[if you need time before reading newscast you can play a word of the day, Hopi time segment (talavai, tawanasaavi, tavki) or Hopi month or history segment here]


Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Monday July 13, 2020 Updated 7/12 @ 2200


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 8am Monday July 13) update:


The Upper Village of Moenkopi Governor Leroy Sumatzkuku, is implementing COVID-19 related security measures today Mon JUL 13; we’ll now listen to his statement, recorded Friday night…


<<<<<< play UVMG71020 >>>>>>


...That was Leroy Sumatzkuku, Governor of the Upper Village of Moenkopi; for details you may call (928) 283 - 8051


The Hopi Tribe's Department of Health & Human Services has released the following Friday July 10 cumulative COVID-19 test data:

A total of 2,728 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care Center as of Friday JUL 10:

335 were positive;

2,333 were negative and 48 results were pending;

32 people were tested yesterday;

As of Friday JUL 10 a cumulative total of 264 Hopi Tribal members have tested positive - 2 more than Wednesday JUL 8;

241 were tested at Hopi Health Care Center and 23 at Tuba City Regional Healthcare.

Hopi Tribal Department of Health and Human Services reports the Friday July 10 cumulative positive numbers by Village:

Kykotsmovi remains at 9

Oraibi remains at 7

Polacca, Walpi, Sitsomovi, Tewa remains at 114… but had members retest as positive;

Mishungnovi remains at 4

Sipaulovi remains at 14... but had members retest as positive…

Shungopavi increased to 69… 2 more than Wednesday JUL 8

Yuh’wehlo’pahqi (Spider Mound) remains at 5

Baqavi remains at 2

Hotevilla remains at 10

Keams Canyon remains at 9

the Lower Village of Moencopi remains at 9

The Upper Village of Moencopi remains at 7

Phoenix remains at 1

Winslow remains at 4


The Winslow & Phoenix numbers are Hopi Tribal members who got tested here & then returned to those cities;

DHHS states the Village and community members who’ve retested as positive do not count as new cases as the data still only reflects the cumulative, or total amounts of positive cases as a person can contract the virus again and again even after their initial recovery;


The preceding Friday JUL 10 numbers do not include state-wide data from other facilities;

Health officials say they’ve requested permission to access death and recovery data from the Arizona State database;

KUYI hopes to have Tribal health officials on-air next week to help explain how they report the data...

For questions or concerns about the data you may call:

734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


As of 8am Monday July 13 the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arizona has increased to 122,467...

2,537 more than yesterday;

and deaths have increased to 2,237...

86 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to 102...

4 more than yesterday;

Navajo County increased to 143…

9 more than yesterday;

Apache County increased to 104...

3 more than yesterday;


Arizona Department of Health Services reports 89% of Arizona hospitals’ I.C.U. beds are in use;

86% of the states’ in-patient hospital beds are in use;

49% of the states’ ventilators are in use;


Arizona health officials have created “crisis care standards” to rank which COVID-19 patients receive life-saving care when there’s limited resources to treat them.


As of 8am Monday July 13 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases of on-reservation Navajo Nation members has increased to 8,142…

44 more than yesterday;

And deaths remain at 396;

Approximately 5,835 Navajo Nation members have recovered from COVID-19.


View this data online at: hopi hyphen nsn dot gov, az dhs dot gov, and the Navajo Nation’s website

Health officials warn the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will continue to increase statewide…


Authorities report the 12,861-acre Wood Springs 2 wildfire remains 96% contained and expect full containment by Fri JUL 17;

Portions of the Nazlini and Kinlichee Chapters near Fluted Rock remain on evacuation alert - chapter houses have shelter information;

309 firefighters remain on scene;

For road closures & other information: (505) 862 - 9488


The Hopi Tribe’s existing fire & drought order remains in effect: open burning and fireworks are prohibited, camp fires are restricted to residential areas. grills and stoves are allowed within a 10 foot range of a residence.


The Hopi Tribe’s stay at home order through JUL 31 requires residents travel only when absolutely necessary for the health, safety and welfare of our communities. The order includes avoiding crowds in adherence to social-distancing and sanitation measures;


The Tribe’s nightly curfew is 8pm to 5am through JUL 31; The 8pm Friday to 5am Monday weekend curfews continue next Friday JUL 17 through Monday JUL 20 and then JUL 24 through 27;

The order states all unnecessary travel to, from and across Hopi lands must cease and checkpoints may be instituted;

Exemptions include obtaining food, medical care or for essential work;

if you have questions about the order you may call 734 - 3102;

The Tribal government shutdown also expires JUL 31.


The following Villages prohibit non-residents and have other orders including curfews:


As we heard, the Upper Village of Moenkopi is implementing security measures today Mon JUL 13 including barricades at the east Highway 264 entrance and at the north Highway 160 entrance, checkpoints, Village patrols and other actions as needed: (928) 283 - 8051


Shungopavi is closed through JUL 21: 734 - 7135


Kykotsmovi is enforcing their curfew & road closures: 734 - 2474


Tewa & Bacavi Village closures remain in effect; and,


the following villages & entities had previously issued closure orders:

Mishongnovi

Orayvi,

Hotevilla,

Sipaulovi,

FMCV,

and

the Lower Village of Moenkopi


This is a developing story…

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


LOCAL RESOURCES:


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; non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


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

burial guidelines are online at hopi hyphen nsn dot gov;

Hopi Tribal burial assistance: 734 - 3392 or for after-hours / weekend: (928) 401 - 7557 or call Hopi Law Enforcement Services 734 - 7340.


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


Other local and regional hotlines:

Hopi Domestic Violence Program: (928) 401 - 0005


If you are in crisis and need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300 or

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090


Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941


Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593


Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300


State of Arizona: 2-1-1


and Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am


[if you need to catch your breath, you can play a word of the day, Hopi time segment (talavai, tawanasaavi, tavki) or Hopi month or history segment here]


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


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


Hopi Medical Transportation is providing non-emergency medical appointment services including transport for COVID-19 testing at Hopi Health Care Center, and they’re off the road Thurs JUL 16: 737 - 6351

Navajo Nation weekend curfews, nightly curfews, government office closure and stay-at-home orders is enforced through JUL 26.


Arizona’s order prohibiting large gatherings is through JUL 27 and Arizona’s K-through-12 schools have delayed opening until AUG 17, but can start distance learning earlier.


Hopi Tribal Court has limited services until AUG 3: Court hours are 9am - 4pm on Mondays and Thursdays;

all non-emergency hearings scheduled through AUG 3 will be heard telephonically or continued; probation and pre-trial check-ins by phone: 738 - 5171


Hopi Senom Transit routes remain cancelled


The Hotevilla ngumànki is closed to the public until further notice: (928) 401 - 0073


FMCV water payments are by phone only and they’ve waived late fees: 737 - 2670


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular scheduled events]:



Hopi school system transition team virtual workshop is this morning Mon JUL 13 @ 9am; details by emailing N Sakiestewa at hopi dot nsn us


KUYI plans to simulcast the online public meeting of the Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project (HAMP) tomorrow Tues JUL 14 @ 3pm: (928) 521 - 2007


Census packets are being delivered across Hopi through JUL 15; details online at: census dot gov or with your Village CSA


A virtual career event in Pinon is JUL 18 - AUG 1 @ 12:30pm; details on facebook or by emailing: lynn gil 34 at gmail dot com




The Hopitutuqaiki remains closed, classes are postponed and a job opening deadline is JUL 31: (928) 401 - 6451



Hopi Tribe’s Grants & Scholarships Fall applications are due 5pm AUG 15: (928) 401 - 8106

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


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center’s Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are Monday through Friday at noon; details on their Facebook page or (928) 380 - 7407


In order to protect our communities’ health KUYI staff & volunteers are working & broadcasting remotely while our office remains closed:

Submit all announcements by email: <info at kuyi dot net> or if you don’t have internet, call (928) 206 - 0098;

Officials report emergencies to that same email and can also call (928) 814 - 6326


We prioritize announcements affecting the safety of our audience - the following are added to our newscasts first:

Emergency public safety matters like threats to life or limb, and urgent interruptions to public well-being like water or power outages...

Regular community calendar submission timeframes are:

The cut off for making our 7am and 8am Community Calendar is 2pm the weekday prior;

The cut off for the noon calendar is 10am the weekday of;

and, the cut off time for the 5pm calendar is 2pm the weekday of…

We recommend that your announcements be submitted as soon as you have finalized your event;

When you submit your material for consideration please include a phone number...

Kwah’kway / Asquali!



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NOT FOR AIR UNLESS RAD APPROVES:

"KUYI is saddened to report that the Indian Health Service / HERT / The Hopi Tribe / The Village of _____ confirms a Hopi community member has succumbed to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Our prayers go out to the family.

Tribal guidance and procedures for such losses are available at hopi hyphen nsn dot gov"


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All announcements should contain the following (use contact form that can be filled out - BJS will develop):

When:

Where:

What:

Duration:

Phone Contact:


********* Emergency Weather / Event Announcement Script: [read every 15 minutes until ___am; then read at the top & bottom of hours until __am]


We are honoured that you depend on us for your weather-related announcements!

If you are a school or agency official, please email your delay or closure details, including a contact phone number, to info at kuyi dot net.

If you do not hear information from your school or governmental agency we have not received it.


Stay tuned as we announce updates when we receive them and then the full listings on the quarter hour / every fifteen minutes.


Listeners! Please leave our phone lines open to allow officials to contact us if necessary. Please stay tuned for our updates & keep your eyes on KUYI’s Facebook page for real-time updates. Kwah’kway!


Again, to report official information, email us: info at kuyi dot net.

If you didn’t hear information we have not yet received it; kindly keep our phone lines open, stay tuned & check out KUYI’s Facebook.

If reading at noon > keep on going as there are more announcements below!


The following are the only weather-related announcements that we have received at this time:



Emergency Road Closure Template:

ADOT is working on a stretch of Highway 264 from milepost 384 to 390 (from Second Mesa to Polacca);

A pilot car is guiding one lane traffic at milepost 388 (at Hopi Health Care Center);

Expect delays and prepare for your travels by leaving at least half an hour early (This morning traffic was backed up for over a mile);

There is no expected time for work to end in that area;

However ADOT crews will be moving on towards Keams Canyon to work on Highway 264 at milepost 412 near the gas station & restaurant;


Detour route is ____________

Stay tuned to KUYI for updates & kwah’kway for getting your information from Hopi Radio!



On This Date in American Indian History




*** Staff / Volunteers: please confirm if the following is still valid:




Now here’s some more KUYI Indian Country News Bureau reports from our partnership with NPR through KNAU Arizona Public Radio:





We strongly encourage listeners to confirm the following as the pandemic is certain to impact local events…



KNAU Arizona public radio reports the Hopi Tribe will receive $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance from the first round of payments from the federal CARES Act;

Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation received $600 million from the relief package;

Several tribes, including Navajo, are suing to keep the remaining funds out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations;Tribal officials say funds will provide assistance during the pandemic and a portion will support welfare assistance;








Again, stay tuned to KUYI at 11am when we’ll air yesterday’s interview with Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyouma & the Hopi Tribe’s Executive Director Dorma Sahneya about Tribal COVID-19 efforts & Federal CARES act funds…



[NFA - embargoed until i confirm time & location]Hopi Health Care Center Department of Community Health is expanding COVID-19 testing on a Village by Village basis in coordination with the Hopi Tribe and HERT;

Old Oraibi will be the first community to be tested [within the Village] or [hosted at HHCC] tomorrow MAY 14 at ________ [time tbd]

Community Health & Village representatives [have been] or [will be] going door to door to inform members of this effort;

HHCC nursing staff may follow-up with more screening questions;

Some testing criteria include over 55yoa, chronic medical conditions, as well as recent coronavirus symptoms; full details by calling: 737 - 6188


Tune in to HouseCalls tonight Weds MAY 13 at 5:30pm when Gary Leslie speaks with Dr. Joceyln Hirschman about diabetes self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic and upcoming Village to Village coronavirus testing that begins tomorrow with Oraibi;

That’s HouseCalls tonight on KUYI at 5:30pm; followed by an encore of Monday’s interview with the Hopi Tribal Chairman and Executive Director at 6pm



NFA: Face-mask distribution is this Sunday on Hopi, location to be determined;

they’re accepting PPE donations for healthcare workers and law enforcement: (928) 606 - 8943 or by emailing: K begay 46 at yahoo dot com


Embargoed:




To read after weather [wait till computer is fixed]:

“The Hopi Tribe reminds community members to adhere to its stay at home guidelines, extended to May 31;

We’ll now listen to Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva’s statement…”

<<<<<<< play HTVC51620 >>>>>>>>



Listeners, kwah’kway for tuning in to our Hopi Tribal Council simulcast. We appreciate Council and staff for permitting these historic live broadcasts;

What you hear is the exact same audio quality Council members on the Zoom call are experiencing;

We believe a Tribal laptop is feeding audio signal to the Zoom call from its internal microphone - meaning it might not be patched into the in-chambers-Council members' mics;

In addition, numerous Council members - both in chambers & on Zoom - don't have their mics muted while others are speaking, thus detracting from the signal;

We appreciate your understanding and again thank Council, staff & especially Hopi Tribe’s IT department for their work…





Listeners, kwah’kway for tuning in to our Hopi Tribal Council simulcast;

We appreciate Council and staff for permitting these historic live broadcasts;

What you hear is the exact same audio quality Council members on the Zoom call are experiencing;

A Tribal laptop is feeding audio signal to the Zoom call from its internal microphone - meaning it’s not patched into the in-chambers-Council members' mics;

We appreciate your understanding and again thank Council & especially Hopi Tribe’s Secretarial staff & IT department for their work…



“KUYI’s Community Sponsor is Hopi artist YAIVA and Native World Enterprise featuring new music here on KUYI with exclusive downloads online at native world ent dot com;

This all Native “dream team” has over thirty years of musical experience to share with visitors at their website;

For music from Native American artists like Yaiva, Orion, NK and J-Vel, you may visit: native world ent dot com”




“KUYI receives funding from Northern Arizona University…

NAU has options to continue learning while adhering to social distancing safety measures this summer;

Online classes available for incoming and existing students to catch up on work and attempt to improve their grades;

NAU offers virtual youth camps as well as learning from anywhere for members of the community of any age;

Details online at: nau dot edu slash summer, that's

nau dot edu slash summer."





“KUYI receives support from the InterTribal Council of Arizona:

Every ten years, the Census counts everyone living in the U.S. to better provide communities with resources like WIC, Head Start, and more;

To ensure your home is counted as American Indian on the Census form, “Person number one” must identify as American Indian or Alaska Native and write “Hopi” in the box;

You can write in multiple tribes if you identify with more than one;

Let’s be counted. For our tribe. For our families. For our future

Census workers will be visiting homes to drop off paper forms with unique address codes;

You may also complete the Census online at:

2020 census dot gov or call: (844) 330 – 2020;

For tribal related assistance you can email the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona: info at itca online dot com.”

SMDS Parents/Guardians survey for details: 737 - 2571



Second Mesa Day School seeks board members & has parent / guardian survey available: 737 - 2571 [kill date?]



, as well as how we can better respect people who’ve tested coronavirus positive & not shun or scapegoat them


[if you need time before reading newscast you can play a word of the day, Hopi time segment (talavai, tawanasaavi, tavki) or Hopi month or history segment here]


Indian Country News Bureau / Community Calendar Thursday, July 2, 2020 Updated 7/1 @ 1700


This is ___________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau 7am Thursday July 2) update:

The 9000-acre lightning-caused Wood Springs wildfire burning five miles west of Sawmill remains zero percent contained at this time;

Sawmill and Fluted Rock communities should be ready to evacuate: local chapter houses have shelter information;

Approximately 400 firefighters are protecting homes, power lines, sheep camps and cultural sites;

Navajo Route 7 is closed from Sawmill to Chinle and N-26 is closed at the intersection of N-27 east;

Smoke is visible from Highway 264, Window Rock, Chinle and surrounding communities...


Meanwhile, The Hopi Tribe’s existing fire & drought executive order remains in effect: open burning is prohibited within reservation lands, residential areas & near public facilities; fireworks are prohibited; camp fires are prohibited within residential areas: however, charcoal grills, propane and wood stoves are allowed within a 10 foot area of a residence: 734 - 3663


The Hopi Tribal stay-at-home & government shutdown orders are until this Friday JUL 3.


The Navajo Nation closure of government offices and stay-at-home orders is until JUL 26.


Large gatherings are prohibited in Arizona until JUL 27;

K-through-12 schools will delay opening until at least AUG 17, but schools can start distance learning earlier.


The Hopi Tribe's Department of Health & Human Services released the following Tuesday June 30 cumulative COVID-19 test data:


A total of 2,384 people have been tested at Hopi Health Care Center as of Tuesday JUN 30:

301 were positive;

2,008 were negative and 64 results were pending;