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Nov 21  President Shelly signs Healthy Dine’ Nation Act of 2014 into law

Nov 18  Council to donate turkeys to Navajo Nation senior centers

Nov 18  President Shelly enacts NPEA legislation, signs executive order for disabled

Nov 17  Great American Smokeout 2014 Video

Nov 17  Podcast: Great American Smoke Out - Vice President Rex Lee Jim's message encouraging people to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle

Nov 13  Executive Order No: 11-2014-Utilizing Professional Development Services of Dine' College and Navajo Technical University

Nov 12  Language requirement override to be considered during special session

Nov 11  President Shelly Veterans Day Address - Youtube Video

Nov 10  President Shelly salutes past, present and future Navajo veterans

Nov 10  $554 million Presidential Town Hall Meeting finale postponed

Nov 07  Podcast: Vice President Jim discusses bendefits of Navajo Department of Health Act, signed into law by President Shelly

Nov 07  Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim on the Navajo Department of Health -- YouTube Video

Nov 07  President Shelly signs Navajo Department of Health Act into law

Nov 04  Department for Self Reliance Public Hearings on Navajo Nation's Tribal Family Assistance Plan(TFAP)

Nov 03  President Shelly provides tribal employees four hours leave to vote

Oct 30  Navajo Nation pleased to work with U.S. EPA on proposed carbon rule

Oct 30  Navajo Nation demands halt to livestock impoundment on Hopi Partitioned Lands

Oct 28  President Shelly makes a stand for Navajo language, vetoes council resolution

Oct 22  State of the Nation - Youtube Video

Oct 22  Presidential Town Hall Meetings focus on projects, $554 million settlement

Oct 22  Trust Settlement: Town Hall Meetings Schedule Dates/Locations

Oct 20  State of the Navajo Nation - Executive Branch Report, President Ben Shelly & Vice-President Rex Lee Jim

Oct 13  President Shelly attends Miss Indian Ariz. Pageant, also meets with NFL

Oct 10  Navajo Nation Health Advisory – Ebola Virus Disease

Oct 08  President Shelly praises $4.4 million Raytheon Dine’ Facility expansion

Sep 30  Vice President Jim returns home from hospitalization, begins recovery

Sep 29  Naize steps down from the Navajo Nation Council

Sep 26  Navajo Nation Settlement Agreement Signing Ceremony Historic $554 million settlement agreement signing ceremony in Window Rock, which included the participation of Secretary Sally Jewell. - Youtube Video

Sep 26  President Shelly signs official commemorative memorandum accepting $554 million trust settlement, urges responsible investment for generations to come

Sep 26  RDC approves FY 2015 Tribal Transportation Improvement Program

Sep 24  Trust Settlement Media Advisory - Event Date: Sept. 26, 2014

Sep 24  Navajo Nation Settlement Agreement Announcement - President Shelly's initial announcement of the $554 million trust litigation settlement on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Youtube Video

Sep 22    President Shelly meets with U.S. EPA to discuss carbon dioxide ruling

Sep 18  Proclamation In Honor and Recognition of the late Navajo Code Talker Wilford Buck.pdf

Sep 18  Proclamation In Honor and Recognition of the late Navajo Code Talker CPL David Jordan

Sep 16  President Shelly executes line item veto of FY 2015 comprehensive budget

Sep 12  Proclamation In Honor and Recognition of the late Navajo Code Talker PFC Guy Clauschee

Sep 12  Proclamation In Honor and Recognition of the late Navajo Code Talker PFC Robert Walley Sr.

Sep 02  Media Advisory: 68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony

Aug 20  President Ben Shelly declares U.S. Route 491 groundbreaking a historic achievement

Aug 20  HÓZHÓOJÍ NAHAT’ÁH BAA HANE’ - NN Office of President & Vice President presents 4 Year List of Updates

Aug 15  President Shelly issues Executive Order No. 12-2014 for smoke free workplace


Aug 13  President Shelly urges Board of Election Supervisors to clarify ballot language

Aug 12    President Shelly negotiates return of Code Talker uniform

Aug 08  Council to hold Special Session to consider report and several legislations PDF - Monday, August 11, 2014 - USTREAM Video

Aug 08  President Shelly issues executive order for E-911 services

Aug 07  **EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED** Residents May Return Home, Highway 491 Open

Aug 07  Explosion on U.S. Route 491 results in evacuation of Naschitti

Aug 07  EVACUATION ORDER - 2 mile radius of Mile Post (MP) 43, NM HWY 491 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - AUG 7, 2014

Aug 07  Mayor Berry Meeting Media Advisory

Aug 06  Resources and Development Committee approves report concerning implementation of solid waste facilities

Aug 05  Budget and Finance committee approves proposed amendment to the Navajo Nation tax code

Aug 05  Council Delegates advocate on behalf of the Navajo Nation to strengthen UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

Aug 05    President Shelly lifts fire restriction, issues flood warning

July 31  Resources and Development Committee approves report regarding conditions of Water Resources Department field offices

July 31  Law and Order Committee receives update report on the Navajo Nation Suicide Surveillance System Project

July 31  Naabik’iyátí’ Committee tables legislation seeking to amend the Nation’s Criminal Code to strengthen sentencing provisions

July 30    Congressional bill seeks to amend the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act

July 28  President Shelly applauds U.S. EPA BART decision

July 28  Naat'aji Nahat'a Hane' - 2014 Summer Council Session

July 25  President Shelly meets with Mayor Berry

July 23  Proclamation in Honor and Recognition of the Late Navajo Code Talker Edward B. Anderson, Jr.

July 22    Apache County Board of Supervisors votes against the sale of the Ole Red Barn Liquor license

July 22  Navajo Nation Council blocks proposed in situ uranium recovery project

July 22  President Shelly appalled by beating deaths of Navajo men

July 22  President Shelly orders flags at half-staff in honor of Edward B. Anderson Jr.

July 21  Summer Council Session 2014 Speaker Pro Tem's Report

July 21  Navajo Times and KTNN/KWRK 2014 Presidential Forum, Crownpoint NM - USTREAM Video

July 21  NNTV 5 live webcasting NNC Summer Session - USTREAM Video

July 21  2014 Summer Session - State of the Navajo Nation, Executive Branch Report

July 17  New homes for Navajos in the Former Bennett Freeze Area nearing

July 16  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives report regarding Affordable Care Act exemption for Native Americans

July 14  Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issues directive to hold public hearings regarding the $554 million Trust Mismanagement Agreement

July 14  Energy Summit Public Service Announcement

July 10  Navajo Nation Council Summer Horse and Bike Ride set to begin
Navajo Nation Council - 2014 Summer Horse and Bike Ride - Tentative Schedule

July 9  Law and Order Committee receives update on Ramah Detention Facility

July 8  Hozhooji' - Volume 1 - Issue 1 [Executive Branch News] (2 Mbs File Size)

July 7  Navajo Nation Fish and Wildlife Hosting Summit to Bridge Communication Gaps

July 3  Law and Order Committee receives update on Dilkon Justice Center

July 3  President Shelly reaffirms fire restriction, prohibits fireworks

July 1  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approves report from the Center for Native American Health (CNAH)

July 1  Resources and Development Committee approves the establishment of Administrative Service Centers as part of the Nation’s decentralization initiative

Jun 30  NN Resources & Development Committee Public Hearing: Monday, June 30, 2014 - Proposed Navajo Rangeland Improvement Act of 2014 - USTREAM Video

Jun 25  Division of Social Service to administer Title IV-E foster program

Jun 25  Budget and Finance Committee offers clarification over $19 million appropriation to Navajo Chapters

Jun 22    Asaayi Lake Fire donations tracked by Dept. of Emergency Management  1.46 MB    0.29 MB

Jun 21    Vice President Rex Lee Jim on Navajo Spirituality Day

Jun 20  Navajo Nation Building Foundation for Success

Jun 19  President Shelly, N.M. Governor Martinez fly over fire and meet with residents

Jun 19  Assayii Lake Fire Update (06/19/2014) MP4 Video

Jun 18  Assayii Lake Fire Update (06/18/2014) MP4 Video

Jun 18  Asaayi Lake Fire Donation Center locations established for contributions

Jun 18  Vice President Jim on Assayii Lke Fire - Youtube Video

Jun 17  Assayii Lake Fire Media Advisory - NM Gov. Susana Martinez will be touring the Assayii Lake Fire with President Shelly and Vice President Jim

Jun 17  Assayii Lake Fire Update (06/17/2014) MP4 Video

Jun 16  2014 Executive Order Fire Restriction & 2014 Declaration of State of Emergency for Assayii Lake Fire

Jun 16    President Shelly declares state of emergency for Assayii Lake Fire  

Jun 13  President Shelly issues Father's Day message, cites responsibility

Jun 13  Budget and Finance Committee endorses New Mexico H.R. 1645 to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Jun 13    President Shelly signs Navajo Adult Guardianship Act of 2014 into law  

Jun 11  President Shelly presents $1.38 million reimbursement check to NTUA

Jun 11  President Shelly fights Sanders liquor license renewal, transfer

Jun 11  Resources and Development Committee to hold public hearing at Diné College for the proposed Navajo Rangeland Improvement Act of 2014

Jun 11  Law and Order Committee receives report regarding proposed project to assist in suicide prevention

Jun 10  Council members pay tribute to late Navajo Code Talker Sidney Bedoni


Jun 09    President Shelly orders flags at half-staff in honor of Sidney Bedoni  

Jun 09  Navajo Head Start Passes Federal Review; Full Compliance Ensures Nation Will Receive an Estimated $125 Million 5-Year Grant Award

Jun 09  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee commends Navajo Head Start for passing federal review

Jun 09    President Shelly to tour and receive new Kayenta Justice Center  1.17 MB    0.24 MB

Jun 06  Navajo Nation Council appropriates $19 million for the Nation’s 110 chapters, Navajo Veterans, and student employment

Jun 05  Resources and Development Committee approves legislation supporting the Fort Wingate Land Division Act of 2014

Jun 05    Council takes part in historic signing ceremony to bring successful end to litigation against the U.S. over mismanaged trust fund assets

Jun 04  Trust Fund Mismanagement Signing Ceremony - USTREAM Video

Jun 04  Budget and Finance Committee receives report regarding Branch Chiefs meeting

Jun 04    President Shelly orders flags at half-staff in honor of Chester Nez  

Jun 04  Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo Bates and Navajo Nation Council express condolences over the passing of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez


Jun 03    President Shelly lauds U.S. Senate confirmation of Keith Harper  

Jun 01    President Shelly contrasts Treaty of 1868 to present day responsibilities  1.47 MB    0.55 MB


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