Navajo News - Press Releases

Nov 08  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives report on NTEC's education and community assistance outreach initiatives

Nov 08  Resources and Development Committee recertifies two neighboring chapter's Community-Based Land Use Plans

Nov 07  Dwight Witherspoon resigns as a member of the Navajo Nation Council

Nov 07  NAVIGATING THROUGH NEW MEXICO'S CAPITAL OUTLAY PROCESS

Nov 02  Delegates Kee Allen Begay, Jr. and Olin Kieyoomia to seek override of presidential veto of veterans bill
CO-71-18 Veterans Advisory Council

Nov 02  Kayenta Township Commission granted new authorities with the signing of Council resolution
CO-71-18 Kayenta Township

Nov 02  President Begaye says Navajo Veterans Board of Commissioners bill lacks support of all Navajo Veterans organizations

Nov 02  President Begaye calls on election workers to ensure polling places are adequately stocked

Nov 02  President Begaye requests authority for tribes to oversee EPA functions

Nov 02  Delegate Phelps addresses block grant funding concerns with HUD officials

Nov 01  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ENCOURAGES NAVAJO ATHLETES AT THE INDIAN NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Oct 31  Resources and Development Committee supports Nageezi community's efforts to reduce the speed limit of U.S. Route 550

Oct 31  Delegate Lee Jack, Sr. thanks local leaders for dedication to construct new Indian Wells shopping center

Oct 31  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives report on Kayenta domestic violence shelter

Oct 30  Navajo Nation Council approves amendments to the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Budget

Oct 29  Speaker Bates addresses veterans concerns at inaugural Chinle Navajo Veterans convention

Oct 26  Navajo Nation Council to convene in a special session to consider Comprehensive Budget amendments
Council Special Session Proposed Agenda

Oct 26  Delegate Crotty marches with Navajo senior citizens to bring awareness to elderly issues (2.1 MB)

Oct 26  Naabik'iyati' Committee supports bill to lower recall petition requirements to hold elected officials more accountable

Oct 26  Navajo Election Administration reminds voters of voting deadlines

Oct 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE CALLS ON TRIBES TO STAND AGAINST THREATS TO SOVEREIGNTY

Oct 25  “Legislative Kitty” launches initiative promoting public awareness of newly implemented animal ordinances and microchip campaign (1.2 MB)

Oct 25  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports bill to rescind sanctions on former NAAA deparment manager

Oct 25  Olin Kieyoomia sworn-in as a member of the Navajo Nation Council

Oct 25  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ASKS ARIZONA LEGISLATORS TO PRIORITIZE NAVAJO ROADS

Oct 24  PRESIDENT BEGAYE BREAKS GROUND ON GAS STATION, CONVENIENCE STORE IN INDIAN WELLS

Oct 23  Delegate Crotty receives Leadership in Excellence Award (1.2 MB)

Oct 22  Navajo Nation opposes actions of the U.S. National Park Service

Oct 22  PRESIDENT BEGAYE MOURNS FORMER DELEGATE ERVIN KEESWOOD

Oct 19  Navajo Nation Council supports the enactment of the Controlled Substance Definition Act of 2018

Oct 19  NNYAC MEMBER NIAGARA ROCKBRIDGE NAMED MISS INDIAN ARIZONA 2018-2019

Oct 18  Council grants Kayenta Township Commission new authorities to pursue economic opportunities

Oct 18  Navajo Nation Council supports the redesignation of the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council to a Board of Commissioners

Oct 18  Veterans demand accountability from Navajo Veterans Administration

Oct 15  PRESIDENT BEGAYE DELIVERS THE STATE OF THE NAVAJO NATION ADDRESS BEFORE THE 2018 FALL COUNCIL SESSION

Oct 15  Speaker Bates provides written report to the Navajo Nation Council
Speaker's Report - 2018 Fall Council Session (1 MB)

Oct 12  Navajo Nation Council to convene for Fall Council Session
Proposed NNC 2018 Fall Session Agenda (1 MB)
Fall Navajo Nation Council Session Live-streaming

Oct 11  Speaker LoRenzo Bates supports mine workers and families at the “Vote No” on Prop. 127 rally

Oct 10  Diné Development Corporation contributes $350,000 to the Navajo Nation

Oct 09  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS MOA TO REDUCE WASTE AND CREATE RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS

Oct 05  PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ MOURN THE LOSS OF DELEGATE STEVEN BEGAY

Oct 05  Navajo Nation Council mourns the passing of Honorable Steven Begay

Oct 04  NAVAJO NATION DECLARES EMERGENCY FOLLOWING U.S. 89 CLOSURE

Oct 04  PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPLAUDS FEDERAL SPENDING PACKAGE, REPORT THAT UPHOLDS TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY

Oct 02  PRESIDENT BEGAYE MEETS WITH FORT LEWIS COLLEGE PRESIDENT TO STRENGTHEN EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 01  NAVAJO NATION HONORS GOLD STAR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES

Oct 01  PRESIDENT BEGAYE CALLS FOR TRUE TRIBAL CONSULTATION ON MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENT MANDATE

Oct 01  Speaker LoRenzo Bates asks Arizonans to join the Navajo Nation in opposing Proposition 127

Sep 27  Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty advocates for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (1.2 MB)

Sep 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS 2019 BUDGET THAT EMPHASIZES FUNDS FOR CHAPTER OFFICIALS, AMBER ALERT PROGRAM

Sep 26  Resources and Development Committee receives report on proposed establishment of Navajo Nation energy office

Sep 25  Law and Order Committee supports bill to change the Veterans Advisory Council to the Navajo Nation Veterans of Board of Commissioners

Sep 25  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT ADVOCATE HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Sep 21  BRIDGE DEDICATED IN HONOR OF THE LATE SGT. JACKSON GIBSON

Sep 21  Resources and Development Committee approves Hardrock Chapter's corrective action plan

Sep 21  Council celebrates the groundbreaking of the Twin Arrows Travel Center

Sep 21  President Begaye: Medicaid's "unconstitutional" work requirements undermine tribal sovereignty

Sep 20  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. meets with federal officials to seek support for Navajo veterans and pubic safety initiatives

Sep 20  NAVAJO NATION TO PURSUE MORE VIABLE OPTIONS FOR NGS

Sep 20  Navajo Nation to pursue more viable options for NGS

Sep 19  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives annual report from Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Sep 18  Law and Order Committee encourages the Navajo public to apply for vacant police officer positions

Sep 18  President Begaye signs agreement with ASU to strengthen support of Navajo Social Service programs

Sep 17  Resources and Development Committee supports proposed Controlled Substance Definition Act of 2018

Sep 17  President Begaye pushes for sovereignty in energy development on tribal lands

Sep 14  Naabik iyati Committee supports proposed partnership with states to participate in the growth and production of industrial hemp

Sep 13  PRESIDENT BEGAYE BRIEFS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INDIAN AFFAIRS TARA SWEENEY ON NAVAJO PRIORITIES

Sep 10  PRESIDENT BEGAYE CONGRATULATES NEW MISS NAVAJO, AUTUMN MONTOYA

Sep 10  PRESIDENT BEGAYE EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ARIZONA PROP 127

Sep 07  Referendum bill requesting salary adjustments for president and vice president to be considered by President Russell Begaye

Sep 06  NO CAMPING, NO PARKING, NO VENDING IN THE HWY 264 RIGHT-OF-WAY

Sep 05  Navajo Nation Council adopts the FY2019 Comprehensive Budget

Sep 05  NAVAJO NATION HONORS SEN. JOHN MCCAIN

Sep 03  President Begaye advocates for tribal exemption from medicaid work requirement

Aug 29  Speaker Bates congratulates and thanks Navajo Nation primary election candidates

Aug 28  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports $1 million appropriation request for Navajo Code Talker museum and veterans center

Aug 26  Speaker LoRenzo Bates sends well wishes to all Navajo Nation candidates

Aug 25  Speaker Bates issues statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain

Aug 25  President Begaye issues statement about the passing of U.S. Sen. John Mccain

Aug 24  President Begaye calls for general wage increase to build tribal workforce

Aug 24  Navajo Nation celebrates the expansion of its largest solar energy project

Aug 23  Families receive new housing to replace homes lost in Asaayi Lake Fire

Aug 23  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee support redesignation of Navajo Veterans Advisory Council to a commission

Aug 22  Delegate Nathaniel Brown continues advocacy for Indian child welfare

Aug 22  Naabik iyaatii Committee moves fiscal year 2019 budget legislation forward

Aug 21  Law and Order Committee supports proposed referendum to increase President’s salary

Aug 20  Speaker Bates outlines priorities for new BIA Navajo Regional Director

Aug 20  Navajo Nation inducts 21 youths and elders into hall of fame

Aug 20  President Begaye announces partnership with NTU to create high wage jobs in advanced manufacturing

Aug 17  Budget and Finance Committee supports fund management plan for Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Aug 17  Resources and Development Committee receives report on proposed referendum to reform chapter governments

Aug 17  President Begaye addresses framework for main stem and LCR water rights settlement

Aug 16  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT BREAK GROUND ON THOREAU GYMNASIUM

Aug 16  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receive update report on Veterans Housing Program

Aug 16  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT BREAK GROUND ON THOREAU GYMNASIUM

Aug 16  Navajo Nation Council recognizes the accomplishments of outgoing BIA Navajo Regional Director Sharon Pinto

Aug 16  PRESIDENT BEGAYE THANKS NAVAJO INTERAGENCY HOTSHOT CREW MEMBERS FOR THEIR BRAVERY

Aug 15  St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School celebrates groundbreaking for new gymnasium

Aug 15  Law and Order Committee receives report regarding the transportation of alcohol by non­medical transportation vehicles

Aug 14  Navajo Nation Council celebrates Navajo Code Talker Day

Aug 14  NAVAJO NATION CELEBRATES NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DAY

Aug 13  Naabik’iyátí’ Committee supports funding request to help Native American students at Northern Arizona University

Aug 13  NAVAJO CODE TALKER DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Aug 10  PRESIDENT BEGAYE HELPS HPL RESIDENTS WELCOME SOLAR POWER UNITS

Aug 10  Utah Tribal Leaders pass resolution opposing the BIA reorganization

Aug 10  Budget and Finance Committee receives update report from Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company

Aug 10  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives update report on Hantavirus surveillance and prevention on the Navajo Nation

Aug 09  Navajo Hopi Land Commission members call on the Office of the President to prioritize rehabilitation efforts for relocatees

Aug 08  FEDERAL COURT PLACES NAVAJO CANDIDATE BACK ON BALLOT IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH

Aug 07  PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPROVES $1.2 MILLION FOR VETERANS

Aug 07  Navajo elders successfully obtain Delayed Birth Certificates (1.5 MB)

Aug 07  THREE YEARS AFTER GOLD KING MINE SPILL, PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT DEMAND COMPENSATION

Aug 06  President Begaye congratulates Teresa Hopkins on FCC appointment

Aug 06  President Begaye applauds new correctional officer graduates

Aug 04  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS $6.3 MILLION FOR NAVAJO HEAD START

Aug 03  PRESIDENT BEGAYE CONGRATULATES NTEC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Aug 03  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS 638 PROGRAMS SUPPORT SELF-INITIATIVE

Aug 02  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS $1.2 MILLION CONTRACT FOR VETERANS' HOUSING

Aug 02  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS AGREEMENT TO BUILD SHIPROCK HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

Aug 02  Resources and Development Committee re-certifies Bááháálí Chapter’s Community-based Land Use Plan

Aug 02  Speaker Bates highlights Navajo Nation’s efforts to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Aug 02  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. and Congressman Tom O’Halleran meet with abandoned uranium mine community members (1.4 MB)

Aug 01  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports amendments to Navajo enrollment requirements

Jul 31  Delegate Nathaniel Brown advocates for elder rights and protections

Jul 31  Resources and Development Committee supports bill to assist sanctioned Sawmill Chapter

Jul 31  PRESIDENT BEGAYE, CONGRESSMAN CURTIS DISCUSS ISSUES FACING NAVAJO

Jul 30  OPVP PROCLAIMS AUGUST 16 AS NAVAJO HEAD START DAY

Jul 30  PRESIDENT BEGAYE REMINDS TRIBAL MEMBERS TO REGISTER TO VOTE

Jul 27  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives update on corrective action plan for Fort Defiance Agency Veterans Administration

Jul 27  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ENCOURAGES SCHOLARS TO PUSH FOR CHANGE

Jul 27  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGE HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALISTS

Jul 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ORDERS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR SLAIN AZ TROOPER
PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF TYLER EDENHOFER, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

Jul 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS DEAL TO POWER 44 HOMES

Jul 24  OPVP MEETS WITH LOCKHEAD MARTIN TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Jul 24  Law and Order Committee supports healthcare services for inmates

Jul 23  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY

Jul 21  PRESIDENT BEGAYE REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION AT GRANT SCHOOL CONFERENCE

Jul 20  FELIX CONFIRMED FOR TWO-YEAR APPOINTMENT TO COMMISSION ON NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT

Jul 20  Navajo Nation Council approves the Navajo Nation Officer Standards and Training Certification Act

Jul 19  Navajo Nation Council supports the Civil Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2018

Jul 19  Office of the President was directly involved in Remington discussions

Jul 19  Delegate Filfred addresses Utah Navajo issues with Utah Governor (1.2 MB)

Jul 19  CONTROLLER, BUDGET AND FINANCE, SIHASIN COMMITTEES MAKE $525M CASH OFFER TO BUY REMINGTON WITHOUT PRESIDENTIAL INVOLVEMENT

Jul 19  Funds for veteran services and chapter officials approved by Council

Jul 19  ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONHIR PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING GAO REPORTS

Jul 18  Navajo Nation Council approves emergency funding for Navajo Head Start

Jul 18  Navajo Nation Council members respond to reports of Remington proposal

Jul 18  Delayed birth certificate public outreach events draw large public response

Jul 17    CHIEF JUSTICE JAYNE DELIVERS REPORT TO COUNCIL

Jul 17  Navajo Nation Council supports the establishment of the Navajo Veterans Housing Program

Jul 16  Navajo Nation Council accepts report from Speaker LoRenzo Bates
Speaker's Report - 2018 Summer Council Session (.92 MB)

Jul 16  PRESIDENT BEGAYE DELIVERS STATE OF THE NAVAJO NATION ADDRESS

Jul 16  Delayed Birth Registration event assists those without original birth certificates

Jul 15  Crop Insurance continues to yield benefits for Navajo

Jul 13  LOK'AAH NI TEEL SHOPPING CENTER IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

Jul 13  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ENCOURAGES ASPIRING DINÉ WRITERS

Jul 13  Navajo Nation supports responsible transition to renewable energy by opposing the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative

Jul 12  NAVAJO NATION AND HOPI TRIBE STAND UNITED ON THE CONTINUATION OF NAVAJO GENERATING STATION

Jul 12  NAVAJO NATION AND HOPI TRIBE STAND UNITED ON THE CONTINUATION OF NAVAJO GENERATING STATION

Jul 12  Navajo Nation Council to welcome horse trail riders at the start of the 2018 Summer Council Session

Jul 11  Local communities to benefit from the new Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center

Jul 11  NAVAJO SOCIAL WORKERS CHANGE LIVES

Jul 09  PRESIDENT BEGAYE ASSISTS MEXICAN SPRINGS FAMILY WHOSE HOUSE BURNED

Jul 09  RECA EXPIRES IN FOUR YEARS, NAVAJOS SEEKING ESSENTIAL AMENDMENTS FROM CONGRESS

Jul 05    NAVAJO NATION HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL YOUTH AND ELDER SUMMIT

Jul 05  NAVAJO NATION APPLAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF FARM BILL WITH TRIBAL PROVISIONS

Jul 03  PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY SWEENEY

Jul 02    NAVAJO MCO IS KEY IN EXPANDING THE NATION’S HEALTH SYSTEM


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