Indian Country News Bureau

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



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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


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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;



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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



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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

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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

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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.


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


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

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

5 more than last week’s numbers;

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

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

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


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

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

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Kykotsmovi: 128

Oraibi: 27

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Hotevilla: 165

Keams Canyon: 45

Münqapi: 167

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


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

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

For questions, call: 734 - 3402

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

1,154 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 16,185…

96 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 315...

2 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 502…

5 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 392…

3 more than yesterday;

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


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

22 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 1,194…

7 more than yesterday;

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


This is a developing story…

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


And in other Indian Country news:

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

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

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

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

LOCAL RESOURCES:

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

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

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

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

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

A Tribal hotline is available by texting NATIVE to 741741


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


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


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

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


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


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

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


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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


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


Tune in this Saturday & Sunday for Weekend HouseCalls;

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

or by emailing: k shupla at hopi dot nsn us


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


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

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

That's “T C health dot org.”


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

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

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



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


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

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

The Tribe states it will be strictly enforcing the following:

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

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

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

For questions, call: 734 - 3402

View the order & exemptions on KUYI’s facebook page



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

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

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

Polacca: 744

Soongopavi: 386

Kykotsmovi: 334

Hotevilla: 270

Misungnovi: 192

Keams: 184

Sipaulovi: 136

Bacavi: 115

Muünqapi Villages: 56

Oraibi: 52

Yuwehlopaqi: 31

“Second Mesa”: 31

Tewa: 19

Sichomovi: 16

Walpi: 3

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


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

Eighteen years & above;

live in the service area;

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

to establish a chart: 737 - 6188

[kill March 12 @ 6pm]



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

4 more than Monday’s numbers;

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

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

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


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

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

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


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


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

1,621 more than yesterday

Deaths increased to: 15,897...

83 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 309

Navajo County deaths increased to: 489…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 381…

1 more than yesterday

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


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

53 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,161…

9 more than yesterday;

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


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


This is a developing story…

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

The next steps are:

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

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



LOCAL RESOURCES:

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

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

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

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

Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

A Tribal hotline is available by texting NATIVE to 741741


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


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


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


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am

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



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


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


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

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


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


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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


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

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


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


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


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

to establish a chart: 737 - 6188

[kill March 12 @ 6pm]


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


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


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


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


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

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


The Hopi Tribe has released updated coronavirus data:

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

9 more than last Tuesday’s numbers;

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

however, widespread community transmission is reported

in all villages & numerous members have retested positive;

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


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

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


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

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

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Mishungnovi: 91

Sipaulovi: 59

Shungopavi: 215

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Bacavi: 50

Keams Canyon: 45


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

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

1 person were tested Monday & 1 result was pending;

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

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




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

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

The Tribe says it will enforce these orders;

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


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


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

1,184 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 15,650…

148 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County are: 307

Navajo County deaths increased to: 484…

6 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 371...

6 more than yesterday;

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


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

16 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,145...

1 more than yesterday;

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


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


This is a developing story…

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


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

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




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



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


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



LOCAL RESOURCES:

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

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

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

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


Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP


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


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


A Trans hotline is: (877) 565 - 8860


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


Hopi Child Protective Services: (928) 401 - 7557

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


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


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


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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

Circle M: Weds 8am - 9am



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


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


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

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


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


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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:


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


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


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


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


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

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

There’s no estimated repair time;

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


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

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

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

The officers requested assistance from neighboring agencies;

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

a second officer in the unit was not injured;

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

3,826 more than yesterday;

Deaths increased to: 13,948…

196 more than yesterday;

Deaths in Coconino County increased to: 288…

3 more than yesterday;

Navajo County deaths increased to: 449…

1 more than yesterday;

Apache County deaths increased to: 325…

3 more than yesterday;

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


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

124 more than yesterday;

Deaths are: 1,047…

9 more than yesterday;

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

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


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


This is a developing story…

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


LOCAL RESOURCES:


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


Navajo Nation burial assistance: (866) 347 - 2403

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

Kykotsmovi Village security: (928) 419 - 0760

Village of Tewa: 737 - 2254


If you need someone to talk with:

Hopi Behavioral Health: 737 - 6300

Northern Arizona Crisis Response: (877) 756 - 4090

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


Mental health crisis hotline: (800) 662 - HELP

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


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


COVID-19 hotlines:

Tuba City Healthcare: (866) 976 - 5941

Navajo County: (928) 241 - 0593

Coconino County: (928) 679 - 7300

the State of Arizona: 211


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


Local grocers’ elderly shopping hours:

Kykotsmovi: Weds 7am - 9am

Hotevilla: Fri 8am - 11am

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



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


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


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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR [regular events]:

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Submit all announcements by emailing: info at kuyi dot net

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

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


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

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

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


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


Our live simulcast of Hopi Tribal Council will resume @ ________


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

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

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

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

extended family & cultural gatherings continue to transmit the coronavirus;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotevilla-Bacavi-Oraibi: 60%

Moenkopi: 29%

Kykotsmovi: 26%


The Hopi Tribe has issued updated coronavirus data:

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

17 more than last week’s numbers;

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

The cumulative numbers for other Villages remain:

Oraibi: 26

Sipaulovi: 41

Yuwehlopaki: 12

Keams Canyon: 38

Münqapi: 148


Numerous villages have had members retest as positive;


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

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

9 people were tested Monday & 7 results were pending;

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


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