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Why are Navajo government workers afraid to openly speak out?!

My feature photo is “Two American soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade help Alfred Rascon, a four-time wounded medic from a reconnaissance platoon. Thirty years later, Rascon received the Medal of Honor from President Clinton. Rascon was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. This action took place during the climax of Operation Silver City in the fight […]

2 Navajo Nation weekend lockdowns, 6.19.20 & 6.26.20

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Department of Health issues new Public Health Order for two 57-hour weekend lockdowns and limits travel outside the Navajo Nation WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health approved Public Health Order No. 2020-015, which resumes weekend lockdowns across the Navajo Nation from 8:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, June 19, […]

Naaltsoos Sáni’, The Navajo Treaty of 1868, has returned f

NAVAJO NATION TREATY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT WINDOW ROCK—Naaltsoos Sáni’, The Navajo Treaty of 1868, has returned for the 150th year anniversary of its signing. The public opening for the exhibit will be on Friday, June 1 at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona. Media is invited to attend a soft opening for dignitaries held […]

Navajo Council Education Committee unanimously supports audit of Window Rock School District

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE, WHICH IS MEETING IN THE BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ROOM IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. THE COMMITTEE HAS ACTED ON TWO BILLS: COMMITTEE TABLED LEGILSATION 0137-18  which seek for the Health, Education & Human Services Committee to update and amend the terms and conditions for […]

Public meeting on Navajo-Hopi relocation office closure

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 […]

Bills on Indigenous rights go before Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati is meeting tomorrow, May 25, and a couple of very important bills that deal with the rights of Indigenous people. The bills are: F. LEGOS;ATOPM.0165-17: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’; Respectfully Requesting the United States of America to Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the […]

Escalade bill on Oct. 10 Navajo Council Law & Order Committee proposed agenda

The Navajo Nation Council Law and Order Committee is holding an Oct. 10 meeting, not a hearing, on proposed legislation for the Council to approve the development of the Grand Canyon Escalade Project at the Twin Arrows Casino & Resort near Flagstaff. Law and Order Committee Chairperson and Council Delegate Raymond Smith said last week […]

Navajo Nation roundtable with U.S. Sens. Barrasso & McCain Friday

***NAVAJO NATION OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MEDIA ADVISORY*** President Begaye and Vice President Nez to hold Roundtable Discussion with Barrasso, McCain WINDOW ROCK — On Friday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m. MDT, U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wym., chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and former committee chairman and current Senate Committee […]

Proposed 2017 operating budget for Navajo Nation government

The Navajo Nation Council convened their annual budget session on Tuesday to deliberate on the  proposed 2017 operating budget for the Navajo Nation government. (Click on blue words to access copy of proposed 2017 budget) The proposed 2017 budget for the legislative branch totals to about $15.3 million, while the proposed 2017 budget for the executive […]

Navajo Code Talker Private Joe Hosteen Kellwood passes on…

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President Mourns Loss of Navajo Code Talker Joe Kellwood Window Rock, Ariz.-It is with great sadness that the Office of the President and Vice President learned about the passing of Navajo Code Talker, Private Joe Hosteen Kellwood on Monday, Sep. 5. The executive offices stated in […]