, 2023-01-24 14:51:17,
CH’ÍHOOTSOOÍ, DINÉTAH, WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION – Yee Ha’ólníi Doo congratulates former Executive Director Ethel Branch on her appointment to the position of Navajo Nation Attorney General.
Branch was appointed as Navajo Nation Attorney General by Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren effective Tuesday, January 10 at 12 p.m.
As Executive Director of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, Branch organized a team of indigenous matriarchs to provide relief to Navajo and Hopi communities during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in March 2020. The organization was successful in launching a GoFundMe account that became a top 5 grossing campaign on the platform for 2020. Under Branch’s leadership the organization has dedicated over $12M in funds to direct relief for the Navajo and Hopi nations during the worst phases of the pandemic.
Yee Ha’ólníi Doo DBA the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund has distributed over 10 million masks to the Navajo and Hopi people and served over 500,000 elderly, immunocompromised, and vulnerable Navajo and Hopi people. The organization has trained over 30 teams that included a network of almost 1,300 Navajo and Hopi volunteers.
Branch partnered with Made to Save to implement a vaccination campaign that reached over 807,000 Navajo and Hopi people. She worked with grassroots NGOs to provide firewood to the elderly, prioritized Native American vendors for purchase and distribution of food and PPE resources, and worked with regional…
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