Navajo News - Press Releases

Sep 13  Navajo Nation FY 2020 Comprehensive Budget signed into law

Sep 13  Commission on Navajo Government Development to Hold Regular Meeting in Cow Springs

Sep 13  Vice President Lizer advocates for Navajo children and families at the 2019 First Things First Tribal Consultation

Sep 12  President Nez advocates for the Navajo people on Capitol Hill

Sep 11  PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Evaluation of Performance for Probationary Judge

Sep 11  Climate Change Adaptation Plan Adopted by Navajo Nation Council


Sep 10  Navajo Nation recognizes Suicide Prevention Week

Sep 10  Nez-Lizer moving forward with the development of housing manufacturing facilities

Sep 10  Application deadline extended for the position of Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration

Sep 06  Navajo Nation Council Approves Full Funding for Chapter Stipends

Sep 06  Council Establishes Diné Bizaad Subcommittee

Sep 05  Council Votes to Support US Senate Bill 788 "Equality Act"

Sep 05  Council Accepts Parade Candy Legal Opinion

Sep 03  Nez-Lizer commend passage of FY2020 Comprehensive Budget

Sep 03  Navajo Nation Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Comprehensive Budget

Aug 30  Nez-Lizer Administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

Aug 30  Nez-Lizer Administration welcomes U.S. Representative Gregory Stanton to the Navajo Nation

Aug 29  Navajo Nation FY 2020 Comprehensive Budget Approved by B&F, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees

Aug 29  Navajo Nation leaders discuss impact aid funds for Native American students in New Mexico

Aug 29  Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise presents $120,720 contribution for the 73rd Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Aug 27  President Nez speaks in support of public safety initiatives at the inaugural 2019 Indian Country Public Safety Summit

Aug 27  Navajo Nation Council Speaker Recognizes Wells Fargo Settlement Team

Aug 27  Nez-Lizer welcome U.S. Attorneys to the Navajo Nation

Aug 27  Delegate Newton Delivers Recommendations to Federal Public Safety Programs

Aug 26  Public Input Sought for Navajo Nation Business Court Proposal

Aug 23  Navajo Nation to seek prosecution for illegal trash dumping

Aug 22  Nez-Lizer seek partnerships to build homes and provide carpentry training on the Navajo Nation

Aug 22  Violence Against Women Act Testimony Delivered by Delegate Charlaine Tso

Aug 22  Navajo Nation settles lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank

Aug 21  Vice President Lizer advocates for CHR’s, IHS facilities, and uranium exposure studies at the U.S. Health and Human Services Tribal consultation

Aug 20  RDC Hears Agriculture, Vending, Grazing Issues at Cameron Special Meeting

Aug 19  Little Colorado River Gorge Navajo Tribal Park improvements support “Buy Navajo, Buy Local” initiative

Aug 19  Flo Rida, Candlebox, Gin Blossoms, and more to headline the 73rd Annual Navajo Nation Fair Concert Series

Aug 16  U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran Delivers Report from Congress to Council Delegates

Aug 16  Nez-Lizer Administration welcomes Congressman Tom O’Halleran to the Navajo Nation

Aug 15  Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Study Committee Bill Signed by AZ Governor Ducey

Aug 15  President Nez and Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie celebrate the opening of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School gymnasium and learning center

Aug 15  Navajo Nation recognizes “Navajo Head Start Day”

Aug 14  Navajo Nation pays tribute to Diné warriors on Navajo Code Talker Day

Aug 14  Navajo Nation leaders take strong stance in support of Navajo workers

Aug 13  Applicants sought for the position of Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration

Aug 12  Nez-Lizer pay tribute to former long-time White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe

Aug 12  Nez-Lizer request public support for $50 million investment in scholarships

Aug 12  Navajo Nation proclaims “Navajo Nation Code Talkers Week”

               Navajo Nation Code Talkers Week Proclamation

Aug 11  Navajo Nation and City of Albuquerque Sign Historic Human Rights Memorandum of Understanding

Aug 11  Navajo Route 12 road improvements set to begin in Tsaile/Wheatfields with contract signing by the Nez-Lizer

Aug 09  Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the Navajo Nation in ICWA case

Aug 09  Nez-Lizer congratulate SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Award recipients

Aug 09  Solid waste disposal proposal aims to address illegal trashing dumping and to promote recycling on the Navajo Nation

Aug 08  RDC Holds Many Farms Farming and Irrigation Project Field Meeting

Aug 08  Navajo Nation Attorney General announces new Chapter Unit under the Department of Justice

Aug 07  Milton Bluehouse, Jr. appointed to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President

Aug 06  Nez-Lizer join U.S. Senator Heinrich and New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham in promoting renewable energy initiatives

Aug 05  Navajo Nation and City of Albuquerque to Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Race Relations, Treatment of Navajo Citizens

Aug 02  President Nez discusses progress of solar energy project with Navajo Hopi Land Commission members

Aug 01  Nez-Lizer Administration congratulates Navajo recipients of the 2019 NTEC Scholarship award

Aug 01  President Nez and IHS officials visit potential sites for new hospital facility

Aug 01  Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology takes precautionary security measures

Jul 31  President Nez speaks in support of policy and regulation changes to expand broadband coverage for the Navajo Nation

Jul 30  Nez-Lizer approve Title II amendment to promote public participation in government

Jul 29  Nez-Lizer congratulate newly-appointed Navajo Area IHS Director Roselyn Tso

Jul 26  Vice President Lizer advocates for economic development

Jul 25  Nez-Lizer Administration works to advance renewable energy initiatives for the Navajo Nation

Jul 25  President Nez and Delegate Crotty encourage NHA employees to construct more homes to instill hope and resilience in Navajo communities

Jul 24  Navajo Nation First Lady Nez commends coal mining women of the Navajo Nation

Jul 24  Vice President Lizer chairs Medicaid policy meeting

Jul 24  Nez-Lizer Administration offers support and assistance for Museum Fire efforts

Jul 24  Navajo Police Department actively addressing public concerns over white vans that appear suspicious

Jul 23  Newly-appointed New Mexico State Senator Shannon Pinto takes office

Jul 23  Speaker Damon Encourages Progress and Positive Change at Navajo Housing Authority

Jul 22  Nez-Lizer Administration encourages Navajo public to enroll in Lifeline Phone and Internet Assistance Program

Jul 20  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate 151 Chief Manuelito Scholarship recipients

Jul 18  Navajo Nation Council Congratulates Shannon Pinto For Appointment to District 3 NM Senate Seat

Jul 18  President Nez encourages summer youth employment students to believe in themselves and to never give up

Jul 18  Nez-Lizer congratulate Shannon Pinto on New Mexico State Senate appointment

Jul 17  Shiprock community breaks ground on new wellness center

Jul 17  Bill to protect Chaco Canyon advances through the House Natural Resources Committee

Jul 16  Nez-Lizer commend Congressman Ben Ray Luján for introducing bill to expand uranium exposure compensation

Jul 16  State of the Navajo Nation Address highlights strategic plan, budget priorities, and calls for large investment in scholarship funding

Jul 15  Let’s Journey Together: Navajo Nation Council Delegate Nelson S. BeGaye Resigns

Jul 15  President Nez and Vice President Lizer thank Honorable Nelson S. BeGaye for his service to the Navajo Nation

Jul 12  Nez-Lizer Administration welcomes Army General Wesley K. Clark to the Navajo Nation

Jul 12  Delegates Advocate before Utah State Leadership at Governor’s Native American Summit

Jul 11  Navajo leaders advocate for the Navajo Nation at the 14th Annual Utah Governor’s Native American Summit

Jul 11  President Nez highlights housing, mental health treatment, and Navajo Code Talkers museum initiatives at Navajo Nation Veterans Summit

Jul 08  Nez-Lizer welcome Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert to the Navajo Nation

Jul 08  President Nez kicks off the 9th Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation

Jul 07  President Nez delivers message of hope and resilience to “Tour de Sih Hasin” youth bike riders

Jul 05  Navajo Nation seeks to increase broadband accessibility

Jul 03  Council Mourns Passing of Char James,Champion of Healing and Prevention for Navajo Youth and Families

Jul 03  Navajo Nation issues fire safety warning for Fourth of July weekend

Jul 02  President Nez provides veterans update to the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee

Jul 02  Ts’ah Bii Kin summer youth employees construct walking/running trail with “junk food tax” dollars

Jul 02  Navajo Nation welcomes Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee

Jul 02  Nez-Lizer Administration reaffirms commitment to former uranium miners and downwinders to support RECA amendments

Jul 01  Arizona Treasurer Provides Intro, Update to Health, Education, Human Services Committee

Jun 30  Nez-Lizer Administration teams up with Native Americans for Community Action to promote suicide prevention

Jun 29  Nez-Lizer see economic potential in Navajo Generating Station assets

Jun 29  First Lady Phefelia Nez delivers message of healing at Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Forum

Jun 28  Nez-Lizer continue partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure accurate 2020 census count

Jun 27  Law and Order Committee Advocates for Increased Public Safety Funding with Executive and Judicial Branches

Jun 27  Speaker, Delegates Work with Chapters to Advance Projects at New Mexico Síhasin Summit

Jun 26  First Nations Voter Rights Conference to be held September 2019

Jun 26  President Nez urges Congress to endorse Navajo Utah water bill to bring water to Navajo communities

Jun 25  Nez-Lizer commends U.S. House approval of one-year moratorium on oil and gas drilling near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Jun 25  Dilkon community reaches another milestone with the groundbreaking of the new Dilkon Medical Center

Jun 24  President Jonathan Nez to testify on H.R. 644 - The Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019

Jun 24  Division of Economic Development and Hopi delegation initiate partnership talks

Jun 22  Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Zuni unite to promote health and wellness

Jun 18  Division of Economic Development to sponsor July celebration and Diné Entrepreneur Market (8.8 Mb)

Jun 15  President Nez and Vice President Lizer approve $2.5 million to construct the long-awaited Crownpoint youth center

Jun 15  Nez-Lizer approve $1.3 million appropriation for chapter officials

Jun 14  President Nez and Vice President Lizer advocate for the Navajo Nation on Capitol Hill

Jun 13  Council Delegates Applaud Introduction of BADGES Act in the US Senate, Bill Will Enhance Resources Addressing Missing, Murdered Indigenous Persons

Jun 12  Kayenta officials and community members seek to rebuild the Kayenta diversion dam to revitalize farming for Navajo families

Jun 12  Speaker Damon Thanks Light Up Navajo Participants for their Support at National Conference

Jun 12  New Mexico Indian Affairs Department announces over $1.8 million in TIF project funding for the Navajo Nation

Jun 11  Nez-Lizer thank NTUA and utility companies for bringing electricity to more than 230 Navajo families

Jun 10  Navajo Nation finalizes disaster declaration agreement with FEMA

Jun 10  HEHSC Clarifies Intoxicant Use Consumption, Possession Prohibition for Navajo Nation Employees While on Official Travel

Jun 10  Chapters Receive Full Funding from NM Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board with Council Support

Jun 07  Nez-Lizer approve $3 million appropriation for summer youth employment

Jun 07  Council Expresses Support for Diné Filling Late Senator Dr. Pinto’s Seat

Jun 06  Council Expresses Appreciation for Light Up Navajo Volunteers

Jun 06  Naabik’íyáti’ Expresses Opposition to Measure Permitting Roadbuilding and Logging within Former Bears Ears Boundary

Jun 06  Dr. Pearl Yellowman appointed to the New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund board

Jun 06  Nez-Lizer strive to resolve long standing issues with tribes

Jun 05  Joint Committee Work Session Takes Place to Hear Challenges And Successes of Farmington-area Substance Abuse Program

Jun 05  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown

Jun 04  Complete Count Commission Conducts First Meeting, Leadership Selected

Jun 04  Vice President Lizer voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining

Jun 03  Navajo Nation mourns the passing of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown

Jun 03  Navajo Nation Branch Chiefs present FY2020 budget allocations

Jun 03  Budget and Finance Committee Approves FY 2020 General Fund Allocations as Recommended by Branch Leaders

Jun 01  Nez-Lizer welcome the public to view the Treaty of 1868 “Tappan Copy”

Jun 01  Marine veteran receives new home through partnership of Navajo Veterans Administration and Southwest Indian Foundation

May 31  Del. Henio Hosts U.S. Census Director to Experience First-hand the Barriers of Counting on Navajo

May 31  Public Encouraged to Submit Comments on ADOT 5-Year Plan

May 30  NAABI Advances Funding for Chapter Stipends and Summer Youth Employment, Veterans Direct Services Resolution Passes

May 30  NAABI Moves Forward Legislation for Pilot Industrial Hemp Project with Strict Testing, Regulations

May 30  Committee Approves Resolution Allowing Nation to Receive Original Copy of Treaty of 1868

May 29  Water projects making progress under the Nez-Lizer Administration

May 29  President Nez advocates for Interior Secretary’s support for the protection of Chaco Culture National Historical Park

May 28  Nez-Lizer order flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Navajo Code Talker and New Mexico State Senator John Pinto

May 28  Media Advisory: Press conference on the donation of an original U.S. - Navajo Treaty of 1868 document to the Navajo Nation

May 28  Navajo Census 2020 Complete Count Commission Starts Strategizing to Ensure Every Navajo Citizen is Counted

May 27  Navajo Nation honors fallen warriors on Memorial Day

May 27  24th Navajo Nation Council Memorial Day Tribute

May 24  Resource Committee Advances Slate of Bills, Including Hemp Research and Sustainability Consideration

May 24  Gov. Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation issue statements on the passing of Sen. John Pinto

May 23  Deannah Neswood-Gishey confirmed as the Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services

May 23  Nez-Lizer thank the participants of the 17th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride

May 22  Diné Entrepreneur Series brings resources, information to Navajo entrepreneurs

May 22  President Nez welcomes Dr. Jill Biden and health industry leaders to the first cancer treatment center in Indian Country

May 22  Navajo Nation to obtain an original Naaltsoos Sání – Treaty of 1868 document

May 22  Committee Releases Highway Safety Monies, Amends Fund Plan for Twin Arrows Public Safety Building

May 21  Navajo Nation receives President Trump’s support for disaster declaration

May 21  Vice President Lizer welcomes the public to nitrile glove manufacturing facility

May 20  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee Holds Regular Meeting at Tuba City Hospital, Receives Report from TCRHCC

May 20  President Jonathan Nez offers support for Navajo businesses at Diné Entrepreneur Series

May 20  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate 2019 graduates

May 18  Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Laid to Rest

May 18  Nez-Lizer pay tribute to military men and women on Armed Forces Day

May 16  President Nez presents on early childhood education and culturally appropriate curriculum at the New Mexico State Tribal Leaders Summit

May 15  Plan of Operation in Place for Program Training Healing Practitioners

May 15  Navajo Utah Water Settlement Act moves forward

May 15  Navajo Nation Council Commends Navajo Utah Water Settlement’s Advancement

May 15  President Nez congratulates PNM Navajo Nation Workforce Training Initiative graduates at Navajo Technical University

May 15  Nez-Lizer commend Governor Ducey for signing bill to create the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls study group

May 15  Plan of Operation in Place for Program Training Healing Practitioners

May 15  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye, Sr.

May 14  Nez-Lizer support bipartisan missing and murdered Indians bill

May 13  Navajo Nation Housing Summit strives build stronger Navajo communities

May 10  Naabik'íyáti Advances Appointment, Defers Census Legislation for Refinement

May 10  Nez-Lizer honor and remember fallen law enforcement officers on Navajo Nation Police Officer Day

May 09  Navajo Utah Delegates Meet with Utah Tribal Leaders

May 08  Nez-Lizer pay tribute to nurses across the Navajo Nation

May 07  Navajo veterans urged to submit claims to recover Arizona income taxes

May 07  Navajo Nation Leadership Hosts HHS Leadership

May 07  Nez-Lizer administration honors teachers with Navajo Nation Teacher Appreciation Week proclamation

May 07  Navajo Nation signs data sharing agreement to advance uranium exposure research efforts

May 06  Navajo Nation Council Mourns Passing of Former Delegate Emmett Bia, Sr.

May 05  Navajo Nation Council Commends President's May 5th MMIW Proclamation, Calls on White House and Congress to Reauthorize VAWA and Fully Fund Trust Obligations

May 03  Nez-Lizer join Congressman Luján in commending progress of glove manufacturing site

May 03  Navajo Nation to Hold Missing and Murdered Diné Relative Forum

May 02  Delegate Rickie Nez Advocates for Increased Funding at Consultation with USDA

May 02  Navajo Nation declares the month of May as Older Americans Month

May 01  Nez-Lizer applaud bipartisan human trafficking bill

May 01  Nez-Lizer tell school officials to respect Native American regalia

May 01  Division of Economic Development announces Diné Entrepreneurship Series workshops

Apr 30  Division of Economic Development hosts successful Economic Summit

Apr 30  Speaker Damon Advocates for Traditional Values to Guide Sustainable Governance, Existence at Symposium

Apr 26  Plans of Operations for Dept. of Diné Education Finalized by HEHSC

Apr 26  Members Selected for State Task Force Subcommittee at Naabi Meeting Held in Navajo Mountain

Apr 25  RDC Approves Powerline, ROW, Water Legislations

Apr 23  BFC Studies Revenue Projections, Supports Power Line Project

Apr 22  Law and Order Committee Makes Appointments, Marks Up Title II Bill

Apr 22  Past Leadership Paved the Way for Navajo Sovereignty

Apr 18  Division of Economic Development Executive Director JT Willie Receives Final Confirmation at Navajo Nation Council

Apr 16  $220 Million Available for Small Businesses to Perform Uranium Mine Cleanup

Apr 16  Speaker Presents Second Quarter Report, Council Accepts

Apr 16  Speaker, LOC Leadership Congratulate New Gallup PD Chief

Apr 15  Navajo Nation Council Commends Introduction of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

Apr 15  2019 Spring State of the Navajo Nation Address

Apr 15  State of the Navajo Nation Address focuses on renewable energy, Buy Navajo Buy Local initiative, and Navajo food policy

Apr 15  Spring Session Begins, Council Honors Contributions of Educators, Elders and Youth

Apr 04  Navajo Nation Council Commends VAWA Passage out of US House, Urges Senate to Consider Bill

Apr 04  Speaker Damon Designates April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 02  Navajo Hayoolkaal Proclamation

Apr 02  Nez-Lizer proclaim clean renewable energy development as the Navajo Nation's top energy priority

Apr 02  President Nez calls for the creation of a Navajo Food Policy


Apr 01  Navajo Nation Leadership Celebrate Navajo Courts


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Upcoming Events

September  2019 Mobile Unit Schedule - Navajo Nation Veterinary Management

September  Safety & Health Training - Summer Schedule - Navajo Nation Safety & Loss Control Program

Sep 10 - 12  Delayed Birth Certificate Drive with the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado - Shiprock Youth Complex, Shiprock, NM

Sep 19  Diné Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission Meeting - Aneth Chapter House, NM

Oct 08 - 09  Indianpreneurship Native American Business Training - Shiprock, NM

Oct 26  2nd Annual Kayenta Public Safety TRUNK-OR-TREAT - Kayenta, AZ

Nov 13-15  2019 Navajo Tourism Conference - Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff, AZ


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