Navajo COVID-19 Stories

Read Farina King’s Op-Ed, “Diné heroes facing monsters through generations,” in The Salt Lake Tribune (May 2, 2020), or listen to Farina’s interview, “Navajo Nation’s Pandemic Suffering Underscores Lingering Harms of Colonialism” (May 6, 2020), with Julie Rose on Top of Mind through BYU Radio. King is also quoted in Natasha Piñon’s article, “Native American communities are struggling during the pandemic. Here’s how to help,” in Mashable (May 22, 2020).

You can listen to Farina King’s interview along with music on Moccasin Tracks and Deborah Reger’s podcast: Honoring The Ones Who Came Before and Slaying The Monster Covid-19 Coronavirus With Navajo Warriors, WGDR Community Radio, May 27, 2020. See also King’s work and story featured in “Professor Weaves Together History And Family Stories To Make Sense Of COVID-19 On Navajo Nation,” KUER 90.1 NPR Utah, June 15, 2020; and “Dr. Farina King, Citizen of The Navajo Nation on COVID 19 & Other Indigenous Issues,” The Richard Eeds Show,, July 8, 2020. AC4 Columbia features an interview with Dr. Farina King and Dr. Tinashe Goronga, “Colonialism and COVID-19: When past is present,” which became available on August 20, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “COVID-19 vaccine trials starting this week on Navajo,” Navajo Times, September 17, 2020.

Pfeiffer, Sacha. “To Limit COVID-19, Navajo Leader Says: ‘Listen To Your Public Health Professionals,'” All Things Considered, NPR, September 15, 2020.

Burt, Spencer. “Wood from fallen trees can be donated as firewood for Utah’s Native American groups,” Fox 13, September 11, 2020.

Jacobs, Becky. “Native American runners journey 360 miles across Utah to offer healing, raise awareness during the coronavirus pandemic,” Salt Lake Tribune, September 5, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “No new cases!” Navajo Times, September 8, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “‘Everyday heroes’: Navajo-Hopi relief effort boosted by Kellogg grant, Phoenix nurses,” Navajo Times, September 3, 2020.

Benallie, Kalle. “Navajo woman was the ‘most loving person,’” Indian Country Today, August 31, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “Diné doctor: ‘It was COVID right in front of me,’” Navajo Times, August 27, 2020.

Howard, Jacqueline. “Covid-19 incidence more than triple among Native Americans, new CDC report says,” CNN, August 21, 2020.

Agoyo, Acee. “Data shows disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among Native Americans,”, August 20, 2020.

Beale, Andrew. “Coronavirus pandemic: Crisis in the Navajo Nation,” NHK World- Japan, August 19, 2020.

Flores. Cristina. “Lawmakers to give $3.9 million in COVID-19 relief to internet for Navajo school kid,” KUTV 2, August 18, 2020.

Zotigh, Dennis. “Returning to School in Indian Country during the Pandemic,” Smithsonian Voices, National Museum of the American Indian, August 14, 2020.

Ciletti, Nick. “Group steps in to help rural Navajo Nation communities with access to running water,” ABC 15 AZ, August 12, 2020.

Green, Miranda. “Federal Agency to reopen 53 Native American schools despite coronavirus fears,” NBC News, August 10, 2020.

Mansoor, Sanya. “Watch How the Navajo Nation Rallies to Support Its Community in the Face of COVID-19,” Time, August 10, 2020.

Clahchischiligi, Sunnie R. “Navajo elders: alone, without food, in despair,” The Guardian, August 6, 2020.

Goldstein, Joelle. “Members of Navajo Nation Reflect on COVID-19’s Devastating Impact: ‘We Have to Do Better,'” People, August 3, 2020.

NHK Stories featuring Navajo Nation COVID-19 Struggles, August 2020:

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Torgan, Allie. “With Navajo Nation hit hard by Covid-19, this CNN Hero’s mission to help vulnerable elders has a new urgency,” CNN, July 30, 2020.

Parshley, Lois. “How the Navajo Nation slowed one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the US,” Vox, July 28, 2020.

Morales, Laurel. “Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic,” All Things Considered, KUER 90.1, NPR, July 28, 2020.

Navajo Nation Flattening of the Curve Continues: Posts only 15 New COVID Cases on Tuesday,” Native News Online, July 28, 2020.

Podmore, Zak. “Remote Navajo Nation homes in Utah have running water for first time thanks to nonprofit DigDeep,” The Salt Lake Tribune, July 26, 2020.

Hogsten, Leah. “For many on the Navajo Nation, getting water requires travel, a wait in long lines and lots of patience,” The Salt Lake Tribune, July 25, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “Council fails to move CARES Act spending,” Navajo Times, July 23, 2020.

Jack Ahasteen, Navajo Times, July 23, 2020

Allen, Krista. “‘Wash your hands’: Group builds hand-washing kits for remote homes,” Navajo Times, July 23, 2020.

James, Ian. “Waiting for water: On the Navajo Nation, long lines, scarce resources, but few solutions,” Arizona Republic, July 22, 2020.

Armas, Marissa. “Handling the COVID-19 pandemic: What cities can learn from the Navajo Nation,” KOAT7, July 21, 2020.

See Nick Oza’s video (July 2020), “The push for running water on the Navajo Nation is made even more urgent by COVID-19,” The Republic,

Smith, Noel Lyn. “As COVID-19 cases increase in areas near Navajo Nation, more weekend lockdowns announced,” Farmington Daily Times, July 20, 2020.

Perez, Simone. “Coronavirus Is Devastating the Navajo Nation,” Vice News, July 20, 2020.

Farr, Christina. “These doctors and nurses volunteered to battle Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation, and came back with a warning,” CNBC, July 12, 2020.

Thacker, Stacy. “A book for kids: Story focuses on ‘smallest warriors’ to teach about virus,” Navajo Times, July 9, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis: Diné Perspectives: ‘We’re in the middle of a war,’” Navajo Times, July 9, 2020.

Rickert, Levi. “Navajo Nation Surpasses 8,000 COVID-19 Cases,” Native News Online, July 9, 2020.

Dooley, Sunny. “Coronavirus Is Attacking the Navajo ‘because We Have Built the Perfect Human for It to Invade,’” Scientific American, July 8, 2020.

AirServ to provide COVID-19 relief to Navajo Nation,” General Aviation News, July 4, 2020.

Newman, Ethan. “Legislation addresses Navajo water rights,” Moab Sun News, June 26, 2020.

Dr. Michelle Tom,” in “From the fields of play to the front lines of COVID-19,” ESPN, June 26, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “‘We must return to the teachings of Hozho’: Hataalii Assoc. poised to receive $1M for coronavirus response,” Navajo Times, June 25, 2020.

Corrado, Brent. “Navajo police officer dies of COVID-19, department says,” Fox 10 Phoenix, June 19, 2020.

This woman is bringing hope to Navajo Nation, despite getting hit hard from COVID-19,” Good Morning America, June 19, 2020.

Philipps, Grégory. “Les Navajos, grands oubliés de Washington, premières victimes du coronavirus,” France Inter, June 19, 2020.

Utah tribal COVID-19 relief founder provides essential items to Utah’s tribes,” ABC News, June 2020.

Davidson, Jordan. “Federal Judge Orders Trump Admin to Give Native Americans Their Withheld Stimulus Money,” EcoWatch, June 18, 2020.

Hollinshead, Matt. “Three San Juan County runners holding steady after Stage One of Race Across Dine’ Bikeyah,” Farmington Daily Times, June 16, 2020.

Bendery, Jennifer. “Judge Orders Trump Administration To Give Tribes Their COVID-19 Relief Funds,” HuffPost, June 16, 2020.

Cheetham, Joshua. “Navajo Nation: The people battling America’s worst coronavirus outbreak,” BBC News, June 16, 2020.

Pace-Cornsilk, James. “Many Navajo turn to traditional farming to address lack of healthy food during coronavirus pandemic,” The Washington Post, June 15, 2020.

Ballard, Caroline. “Professor Weaves Together History And Family Stories To Make Sense Of COVID-19 On Navajo Nation,” KUER, June 15, 2020.

Furlow, Bryant. “State Investigating Hospital With Coronavirus Policy That Profiled Pregnant Native American Mothers and Separated Them From Newborns,” ProPublica, June 14, 2020.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases Reported May 29, 2020

Furlow, Bryant. “A Hospital’s Secret Coronavirus Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns,” ProPublica, June 13, 2020. See also RawStory version of the story.

Volkert, Vida. “NHA: It will take 474 years to meet housing needs: Overcrowded conditions contribute to virus spread,” The Gallup Independent, June 13, 2020.

Podmore, Zak. “Hundreds of Navajo Nation homes might finally get running water,” The Salt Lake Tribune, June 11, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “Shiprock residents still ‘on standby’ for donations,” Navajo Times, June 11, 2020.

Haynie, Devon. “A Doctor Treating the Hard-Hit Navajo Nation Seethes Over Structural Racism,” U.S. News, June 10, 2020.

Donaldson, Amy. “Utah farmers look to Utahns to help them fix broken supply chain, help feed those in need,” Deseret News, June 9, 2020.

Free, Cathy. “Kids in Navajo Nation have limited Internet access. A woman sent them 1,500 books,” The Washington Post, June 9, 2020.

O’Neal, Nathan. “Nurse on front lines of COVID-19 fight on the Navajo Nation dies,” KOB4, June 4, 2020.

Bazhnibah. “Utah family of six contracts COVID; one passes,” Navajo Times, June 4, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “Feds proceed with Chaco drilling plan while tribes distracted by pandemic,” Navajo Times, June 4, 2020.

Blank, David. “A group of eighth graders had to cancel their end-of-year trip. Instead they used the trip fund to help a group in need,” CNN, June 4, 2020.

Yataco, Miryam and Daniel Wildcat. “COVID-19 is threatening some Indigenous tribes with extinction,” Indian Country Today, June 3, 2020.

Nguyen, Rosie. “Dozens of volunteer pilots help deliver 19,000 lbs of essential supplies to Navajo Nation,” ABC, June 3, 2020.

Martinez, Felicia. “Pilots Delivering Supplies To Hard-Hit Navajo Nation,” KSL TV, June 3, 2020.

“Why Are So Many Native Americans Dying From Coronavirus?” (AJ+, 3 June 2020)

“Can the Navajo Nation survive coronavirus?” The Stream, Al Jazeera, June 3, 2020.

Al Jazeera (June 3, 2020)
“Church Participates in Sheep Donation on Navajo Reservation” (Church News, 2 June 2020)

Dotson, Bernie. “Diné College Professors Research High COVID-19 Rate on Navajo,” Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education, June 2, 2020.

Smith-Driggs, Eliza. “Church partners with Farmers Feeding Utah program to help Navajo Reservation amid COVID-19,” Church News, June 1, 2020.

Morales, Laurel. “Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19,” KUER, NPR, May 31, 2020.

“COVID-19: 241 Dead on the Navajo Reservation; 5,250 Positive Cases,” Lake Powell Life News, May 31, 2020.

Quintero, Donovan. “First coronavirus-related syndrome affecting children reported in McKinley County,” Navajo Times, May 30, 2020.

Kaplan, Elise and Theresa Davis. “‘Huge disparity’ in COVID-19 death rates for Native Americans in NM,” Albuquerque Journal, May 30, 2020.

Kristof, Nicholas. “Opinion: The Top U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots Are All Indian Lands,” The New York Times, May 30, 2020.

Godin, Mélissa. “‘We Know What Is Best for Us.’ Indigenous Groups Around the World Are Taking COVID-19 Responses Into Their Own Hands,” Time, May 29, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “As cases pass 5,000, burial issue comes up,” Navajo Times, May 29, 2020.

Hansman, Heather. “How a Lack of Water Fueled COVID-19 in Navajo Nation,” Outside, May 28, 2020.

“U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr donates $100k to Native American relief fund,” Irish Central, May 28, 2020.

Allen, Krista. “In a tiny town, a clinic run by women holds the front line,” Navajo Times, May 28, 2020.

Yurth, Cindy. “Most at risk: COVID-19 aid not getting to everyone who needs it,” Navajo Times, May 28, 2020.

HaLevy, Libbe with Janene Yazzie. “Navajo Nation Covid/Uranium Contamination Connection: Janene Yazzie,” Nuclear Hotseat Podcast, May 27, 2020.

“COVID-19 claims life of Monticello native,” San Juan Record, May 27, 2020.

Torbati, Yeganeh and Derek Willis. “Masks Sold by Former White House Official to Navajo Hospitals Don’t Meet FDA Standards,” ProPublica, May 27, 2020.

Lakhani, Nina. “Why Native Americans took Covid-19 seriously: ‘It’s our reality’,” The Guardian, May 26, 2020.

Whitehorse, Tyrone. “I’m a member of the Navajo Nation, and my people are dying from the coronavirus. We’re facing the virus head-on with limited access to healthcare and supplies,” Insider, May 26, 2020.

Knotts, Brittany and Meghna Chakrabarti. “Inside Navajo Nation’s Fight Against Coronavirus,” WBUR, May 26, 2020.

Gable, Mona. “As Covid-19 tears through Navajo Nation, young people step up to protect their elders,” STAT, May 26, 2020.

Lewis, Sophie. “Navajo Nation spends weekend on strict 57-hour lockdown as virus death toll rises,” CBS News, May 25, 2020.

“Navajo Nation has highest COVID-19 infection rate in the US,” ABC News, May 21, 2020.

Goodluck, Kalen. “Covid-19 Is Sweeping Through the Navajo Nation,” Wired, May 23, 2020.

Lewis, Sophie. “Navajo Nation enters strict 57-hour lockdown as virus death toll rises,” CBS News, May 23, 2020.

Piñon, Natasha. “Native American communities are struggling during the pandemic. Here’s how to help,” Mashable, May 22, 2020.

Gresseth, Curt. “Live Mic: Navajo Nation takes on coronavirus onslaught,” KSL Newsradio, May 21, 2020.

Anguiano, Viviann. “The Navajo Nation’s Diné College Faces the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the Country,” Center for American Progress, May 21, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “COVID-19 Donation fund untapped as of yet,” Navajo Times, May 21, 2020.

Krisst, Rima. “‘We’re doing the best we can’: EPI director: Command Center Response can be improved,” Navajo Times, May 21, 2020.

Kelley, Klara. “Letters: COVID-19 crisis is partly a water crisis,” Navajo Times, May 21, 2020.

“Navajo Nation Outpacing New York In Per Capita COVID-19 Cases,” Newsy, May 20, 2020.

Swensen, Jason. “Latter-day Saints on the Navajo Nation in the thick of the COVID-19 fight,” Church News, May 20, 2020.

Maddow, Rachel. “New Mexico helps Navajo Nation where federal response falls short,” MSNBC, May 20, 2020.

“How the pandemic threatens Native Americans-and their languages; Spokane spoken here,” The Economist, May 19, 2020.

Amanpour, “Navajo Nation President: We’re being pushed aside,” CNN, May 19, 2020.

Keller, Jared. “South Korea to send 10,000 face masks to Navajo veterans to honor their service in the Korean War,” Task & Purpose, May 19, 2020.

Richards, Connor. “‘Farmers Feeding Utah’ campaign focuses on delivering lamb to Navajo Nation,” Daily Herald, May 19, 2020.

Sharma, Versha. “Navajo Nation Has Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate In The U.S.” Now This News, May 19, 2020.

“Navajo advocate: ‘Extremely difficult to wash hands’ in Navajo Nation due to scarce running water,” MSNBC, May 18, 2020.

“S. Korea to Provide 10,000 Face Masks to Native American Veterans,” KBS World Radio, International, May 18, 2020.

Heinsius, Ryan, interview with Emma Robbins of the Navajo Water Project, “Coronavirus Outbreak Halts Effort To Bring Running Water To Navajo Homes,” KNAU Arizona Public Radio, NPR, May 18, 2020.

“Navajo Nation surpasses New York state for highest Covid-19 infection rate in the US”

Silverman, Hollie, Konstantin Toropin, Sara Sidner and Leslie Perrot, “Navajo Nation surpasses New York state for the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the US,” CNN, May 18, 2020.

Podmore, Zak. “As the Navajo Nation battles a COVID-19 onslaught, some Utah leaders cry conspiracy,” The Salt Lake Tribune, May 18, 2020.

Benson, Lee. “Utah lawyers rally help for hard-hit Navajo Nation,” Deseret News, May 17, 2020.

Mejia, Garna. “Navajo Nation Hit Hard By Virus, Enters Lockdown,” KSL TV, May 16, 2020.

Klemko, Robert. “Coronavirus has been devastating to the Navajo Nation, and help for a complex fight has been slow,” The Washington Post, May 16, 2020.

Donaldson, Amy. “Labor of love: Navajo isolation puts the focus on food, water and companionship,” Deseret News, May 15, 2020.

O’Neal, Nathan. “Health experts do not believe Navajo Nation has reached its COVID-19 peak,” KOB4, May 14, 2020.

Lynn-Green, Erika and Daniel Packard, eds. “‘Like building a boat while you’re on the ocean in a storm’: A conversation with Jo Overton of Protect Native Elders,”, May 14, 2020.

Weaver, Jennifer. “Relief effort for Utah tribal communities coordinated by University of Utah research aid,” 2KUTV, May 14, 2020.

Yazzie, Ravonelle. “Video: Seeing the Kids Smile,” May 13, 2020.

Hedgpeth, Dana. “The Irish are repaying a favor from 173 years ago in Native Americans’ fight against coronavirus,” The Washington Post, May 13, 2020.

Johns, Wahleah. “Opinion: A Life On and Off the Navajo Nation,” New York Times, May 13, 2020.

“U Law research professor aids in Navajo Nation’s fight against COVID-19,” May 13, 2020.

Fonesca, Felicia and Tim Sullivan. “‘The grief is so unbearable’: Virus takes toll on Navajo,” KOLD, May 12, 2020.

Coleman, Justine. “Doctors Without Borders in rare mission within US sends team to Navajo Nation,” The Hill, May 12, 2020.

Kim, Soo. “100 Dead in Navajo Nation as coronavirus spreading at ‘alarming rate,’ says President of Native American Territory,” Newsweek, May 11, 2020.

Miller, Hayley. “Navajo Nation Now Has More Known COVID-19 Cases Per Capita Than Any State,” HuffPost, May 11, 2020.

Baek, Grace, ed. “‘We are a strong people’: Doctors on front lines against coronavirus in Navajo Nation share their stories,” CBSN Originals, May 11, 2020.

Baek, Grace. “Navajo Nation residents face coronavirus without running water,” CBS News via Yahoo! News, May 11, 2020.

García, Beatriz. “COVID for potatoes: Historic debt unites Irish and Navajo in time of pandemic,” Al Día, May 11, 2020.

Morales, Laurel. “Coronavirus Infections Continue To Rise On Navajo Nation,” NPR, May 11, 2020.

Reneau, Annie. “Navajo Nation is requesting urgent help to protect their elders during the pandemic,” Good, May 11, 2020.

Capatides, Christina. “Doctors Without Borders dispatches team to the Navajo Nation,”CBS News, May 11, 2020.

Carr, James. “The Navajo Nation has officially lost 100 people to COVID-19.” Arizona Republic, May 10, 2020.

Boyette, Chris and Deanna Hackney. “Sioux tribe rejects South Dakota governor request to remove Covid-19 checkpoints,” CNN, May 10, 2020.

“New documentary focuses on coronavirus on the Navajo Nation,” KRQE, May 10, 2020.

Rickert, Levi. “Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes in Showdown with South Dakota Governor over COVID-19 Checkpoints,” Native News Online.Net, May 9, 2020.

Pachelli, Nick. “Rehoboth hospital accused of endangering patient lives,” Santa Fe New Mexican, May 8, 2020.

Iati, Marisa. “She dreamed of leading the Navajo Nation ‘with respect and dignity.’ Then she caught covid-19,” The Washington Post, May 8, 2020.

Krol, Debra Utacia. “‘We never forgot’: Why the Irish are helping Navajo and Hopi tribes hit by pandemic,” Arizona Republic, May 8, 2020.

Lee, Morgan. “New Mexico shopping hub shuts everyone out,” Associated Press, Indian Country Today, May 8, 2020.

Mineo, Liz. “For Native Americans, COVID-19 is ‘the worst of both worlds at the same time,'” The Harvard Gazette, May 8, 2020.

“Nurses who went viral after Phoenix protest raise thousands for Navajo Nation,”, May 7, 2020.

Coleson, Jennifer. “Letters: Take your business elsewhere,” Navajo Times, May 7, 2020.

Carrero, Nikiya. “NBA player donates food, masks to Standing Rock,” KX, May 7, 2020.

Kaplan, Elise. “Doctors Without Borders comes to NM to aid tribes,” Albuquerque Journal, May 7, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “CARES Act funding received by tribe, official says,” Navajo Times, May 7, 2020.

DeSantis, Rachel. “Mark Ruffalo, Ellen DeGeneres, More Stars Team Up to Help Navajo Nation Ask for COVID-19 Relief,” People, May 6, 2020.

Norrell, Brenda. “Navajo deaths increase from coronavirus, as U.S. delays release of federal funds,” Censored News, May 6, 2020.

“US Navajo Nation community hit hard by COVID-19,” Al Jazeera, May 6, 2020.

Newton, Creede. “Native Americans look to future amid grim coronavirus numbers,” Al Jazeera News, May 5, 2020.

Pierce, Charles P. “Sometimes, Hope and History Do Rhyme,” Esquire, May 5, 2020.

Friedler, Delilah. “Navajo Nation Is Behind Only New York and New Jersey in Rates of COVID-19 Infection. What Happened?” Mother Jones, May 5, 2020.

Guajardo, Adi. “Coloradans come together to help Navajo Nation in New Mexico,” The Denver, May 2, 2020.

“Trump admin. left Native Americans waiting for COVID-19 aid for 39 days,”MSNBC, May 5, 2020.

“Navajo nation reels under weight of coronavirus- and history of broken promises,” The Guardian.

Bitsóí, Alastair Lee. “My COVID journey,” Navajo Times, April 30, 2020.

The Associated Press, “Navajo Nation continues weekend lockdown due to coronavirus,” Missourian, April 29, 2020.

Podmore, Zak. “Donation drive for Navajo Nation coronavirus relief runs through Thursday in Salt Lake,” The Salt Lake Tribune, April 27, 2020.

Becenti, Arlyssa. “One percent of reservation residents test positive for COVID,” Navajo Times, April 27, 2020.

Morales, Laurel. “Navajo Nation Sees High Rate of COVID-19 and Contact Tracing is a Challenge,” NPR, April 24, 2020.

Hutner, Heidi. “Earth Day, Ecofeminism and Racial Injustice in the Year of the Plague, COVID-19,” Ms. Magazine, April 22, 2020.

Groetzinger, Kate. “As COVID-19 Cases Rise On Navajo Nation In Utah, Clinic Steps Up To Help,” KUER, NPR Utah, April 22, 2020.

Groetzinger, Kate. “Navajo Families Without Internet Struggle To Home-School During COVID-19 Pandemic,” NPR, April 22, 2020.

“Navajo MANANALU,” April 21, 2020.
“Navajo Nation hit hard by COVID-19,” ABC15 Arizona, April 20, 2020.

Quintero, Donovan. “A history of epidemics, In past, Navajos survived many epidemics”, Navajo Times, April 19, 2020.

Tuchman, Gary. “Navajo Nation has lost more to coronavirus than 13 states,” CNN, April 17, 2020.

“Navajo Nation battles to contain coronavirus,” CBSN, April 17, 2020.

“NIGA Joins Native Organizations to Protect COVID-19 Tribal Relief Funds,” April 16, 2020.

“COVID-19 Across the Navajo Nation,” Navajo Times, April 6, 2020.

Diné Stories of Healing & Wellness

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“Sunday Morning” Viewers Aid Navajo Lacking Water (August 30, 2015)

Yurth, Cindy. “Uranium miners, widows get warm reception,” Navajo Times, November 5, 2009.