PRESS RELEASE: PUBLIC MEETING ON CLOSURE OF U.S. OFFICE OF NAVAJO-HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION OFFICE
The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President is holding another public meeting on the proposed transition and closure of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR) at the Teesto Chapter on Monday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This will be the 8th public meeting hosted by OPVP, which has also hosted 9 public hearings.
The meeting will provide a forum for relocatees to present their concerns about the closure of ONHIR, including any and all examples of unfulfilled obligations ONHIR must complete before it closes its doors.
“Those who have been impacted by the relocation need to continue to submit their information. This information is important for us to advocate to ONHIR directly,” President Russell Begaye said. “We will continue to hold ONHIR responsible in fulfilling their obligations to our people who were impacted by relocation.”
At this meeting, the ONHIR Transition Task Force will be accepting oral and written comments from relocatees. Oral statements will be limited to 10 minutes so that all attendees will have an opportunity to speak.
Written statements will be accepted until Friday, March 30 and can be addressed to:
The Office of the President and Vice President
P.O. Box 7440
Window Rock, AZ 86515
The meeting is open to all relocatees, their beneficiaries and any other interested parties.
For any additional information, please contact Karis Begaye at (928) 871-7004.