Navajo News - Press Releases

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

Jun 29    PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT DEDICATE CROWNPOINT IHS HOUSING

Jun 29  NAVAJO NATION RECEIVES $4 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

Jun 29    Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty encourages traditional healing at annual Women Are Sacred Conference

Jun 29  Resources and Development Committee addresses the need of windmill repairs in Smith Lake

Jun 28  Law and Order Committee continues to support the construction of the regional police training academy in Chinle

Jun 28  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee strengthens regulations for non-emergency transportation companies

Jun 28  Navajo leadership and former uranium workers advocate to congressional leaders for the extension of RECA

Jun 27  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SPEAKS AGAINST PROPOSED BIA REORGANIZATION

Jun 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE, BIA, NPS SIGN STRATEGIC AGREEMENT FOR STEWARDSHIP OF CANYON DE CHELLY

Jun 25  NAVAJO POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY GRADUATES 12 OFFICERS

Jun 25  NAVAJO NATION HOSTS NNEPA 2018 CONFERENCE

Jun 25  NAVAJO NATION PROCLAIMS JUNE AS SUICIDE, DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Jun 24  Law and Order Committee welcomes 12 new Navajo police officers

Jun 22  BUY-BACK PROGRAM RETURNS TO NAVAJO IN 2019

Jun 22  Navajo Nation looks to continue the success of the federal Land Buy-Back Program

Jun 21  Resources and Development Committee receives report on the status of Wolf Springs Ranch

Jun 21  Budget and Finance Committee thanks NAPI and DDC enterprises for dividend contributions to the Navajo Nation (1.3 MB)

Jun 20  Red Rock community receives $1.6 million from the 23rd Navajo Nation Council for a new senior citizen center

Jun 20  PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPROVES $3M IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

Jun 19  Law and Order Committee hears concerns over alcohol and drug related crimes within the community of Kayenta

Jun 19  Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee continues to advocate for the completion of NIIP

Jun 19  NPD welcomes graduate officers from class 52

Jun 19  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee debates bill to restore Navajo Code Talker Day as a paid holiday

Jun 18  CODE TALKER SAMUEL T. HOLIDAY LAID TO REST

Jun 18  OPVP supports upgrades to tribal facilities to accommodate the disabled

Jun 17  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. advocates for the expansion of the Boys and Girls Club on the Navajo Nation

Jun 17  Navajo Nation leaders oppose challenges to the San Juan River water settlement

Jun 14  Navajo-Hopi Land Commission advocates for the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation to fulfill “promises made” to relocatees

Jun 14  Oljato community breaks ground for new highway roundabout in Monument Valley

Jun 13  Ganado Chapter residents to benefit from heavy equipment donation from Apache County

Jun 13  Marine veteran receives new home through Navajo Nation’s partnership with the Southwest Indian Foundation

Jun 13  Navajo Nation implements Stage 2 fire restrictions

Jun 12  President, Vice President honor the life of Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday

Jun 12  Law and Order Committee urges the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety to implement corrective action plan

Jun 12  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports intervention care to increase limb preservations

Jun 12  Stage 2 Fire Restriction - Executive Order No. 11-2008

Jun 12  President Begaye advocates tribal energy resource agreements

Jun 11  Navajo Nation Council pays tribute to the life of Navajo Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday

Jun 11  Navajo Nation Council showcases Diné College’s Navajo Cultural Arts Program

Jun 11  Council Members highlight Navajo Utah issues at the Utah Tribal Leaders Meeting

Jun 11  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports mandatory penalties for bootleggers

Jun 11  Nation Addresses Need For Treatment Services

Jun 11  President Begaye: no uranium exploration, extraction or transportation on Navajo Lands

Jun 08  Navajo Nation Council Chamber selected for Arizona’s prestigious cultural preservation award

Jun 08  Resources and Development Committee urges Rock Springs Chapter and Navajo Land Department to resolve homesite lease issues

Jun 08  PROTECT YOUR HORSE FROM HERPES VIRUS

Jun 07    Budget and Finance Committee commends progress of the Tsaile/Wheatfields Agricultural Project

Jun 06    Delegate Nathaniel Brown advocates for Navajo miners and families at “Yes to NGS” rally

Jun 06  Tachee/Blue Gap community continues push for uranium site cleanup

Jun 06  NATION'S CREDIT RATING RAISED, PROVIDES STABILITY FOR FINANCING

Jun 04    Delegate Davis Filfred accepts award for Bears Ears advocacy (2.2 MB)

Jun 04  Resources and Development Committee approves mission site lease for The Helping Hands for Christ Baptist Ministry, Inc.

Jun 03  FOREST FIRE BURNING IN SAWMILL

Jun 01    NAVAJO NATION, NATIONAL ARCHIVES BRING TREATY OF 1868 to NAVAJO MUSEUM

Jun 01    Governor Doug Ducey joins Navajo leaders for historic signing ceremony in the Navajo Nation Council Chamber

May 31  MAY 31 PROCLAIMED AS NAVAJO NATION DAY OF PRAYER

May 31    Delegate Nathaniel Brown encourages Native youth to help end teen dating violence

May 31  Navajo Nation Council resolution becomes law to provide over $1 million for Veterans Agency Organizations

May 31    Navajo leaders honor the arrival of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 to the capital of the Navajo Nation (2.7 MB)

May 31  Navajo students to benefit from Summer Youth Employment funding

May 31  ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONHIR PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING GAO REPORTS

May 31    Delegate Walter Phelps speaks on uranium issues at Congressional town hall

May 30  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee addresses concerns of possible closure of Middle College High School

May 30  Budget and Finance Committee begins FY2019 budget process

May 30  Law and Order Committee considers establishing a medical examiners department for the Navajo Nation

May 30  PUBLIC ADVISORY: NAVAJO NATION TREATY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

May 29  NAVAJO NATION STRONGLY OPPOSES GAO RECOMMENDATION ON ONHIR

May 28    NAVAJO NATION HONORS FALLEN WARRIORS ON MEMORIAL DAY

May 24    RUNNING FOR RESILIENCE STAGE 2 COMPLETE

May 23    Navajo Nation finalizes loan agreement to construct the Twin Arrows Travel Center

May 23  Resources and Development Committee approves the FY2018 Navajo Nation Tribal Transportation Improvement Program

May 23  CREDIT CARD AND ONLINE PAYMENTS TO BE ACCEPTED AT THREE MORE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

May 23  Law and Order Committee requests police substation for Nahata Dziil community

May 23  PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT HONOR FALLEN WARRIORS

May 22  NAVAJO RUNNERS AND VP NEZ TO ARRIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE TODAY AROUND NOON

May 22  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SUPPORTS BILL TO PROTECT CHACO CANYON

May 21    St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School celebrates the purchase of three new school buses (5.2 MB)

May 21    Navajo Nation Council welcomes participants of the 16th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride to the Veterans Memorial Park

May 18    Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise presents $10 million contribution to the Navajo Nation Gaming Distribution Fund

May 18   Running for Resilience Stage Two set to begin

May 18    RUNNERS COMPLETE STAGE 1 OF RUNNING FOR RESILIENCE

May 17  Navajo Nation Council approves supplemental funding for Veterans Agency Organizations and Summer Youth Employment

May 17    Armed Forces members honored at the start of the 16th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride

May 16  SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS IN TWO CASES

May 16  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee affirms Navajo Nation’s sovereign status as a political government, not a racial group

May 16    Law and Order Committee supports the family of late Navajo police officer Houston J. Largo at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

May 16    PRESIDENT BEGAYE ADVOCATES NAVAJO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

May 14  Navajo Nation opposes the closure of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation

May 13  RUNNERS TO START COMMEMORATIVE RUN TO WINDOW ROCK

May 12  OPVP CELEBRATES NAVAJO NATION POLICE OFFICER DAY

May 11  Navajo Nation Council honors law enforcement officers on inaugural “Navajo Nation Police Officer Day”

May 09  Budget and Finance Committee receives update report regarding Navajo Nation road infrastructure projects

May 08  Navajo Nation Council’s commitment to the Navajo people reflected in $100 million investment for waterlines, electric lines, and capital projects

May 08    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ FUND APPROXIMATELY $100M IN POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

May 07    HEALTH AND WELLNESS MOVEMENT CONTINUES WITH SHIPROCK MARATHON

May 07    MAY PROCLAIMED AS DINÉ FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH

May 07  Resources and Development Committee addresses inconsistent annual rental permit fees for faith-based organizations

May 04  STATEMENT FROM KARIS BEGAYE

May 04  Navajo Nation Opposes Elimination of Federal Scholarship Funds, Further Requests Forward Funding

May 04  NAVAJO NATION KICKS OFF YEAR OF THE TREATY EVENTS

May 04  NAVAJO NATION IMPLEMENTS STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

May 03  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee seeks to increase funding advocacy for Navajo individuals with disabilities’

May 03  PRESIDENT BEGAYE RAISES CONCERNS ON HHS STAFF REFUSAL TO RECOGNIZE TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS AS SOVEREIGNS

May 03  APPROXIMATELY 191 FERAL HORSES PERISHED IN WESTERN NAVAJO, CLEANUP UNDERWAY

May 02  NAVAJO NATION WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH CAWCD FOR FUTURE OF NGS

May 02  Law and Order Committee directs Navajo Nation Police Department to establish a Dzil Yijiin police district

May 02  Resources and Development Committee receives report from Administrative Services Centers

May 02    PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPROVES $14.3M FOR NTU STUDENT HOUSING

May 01  SUPREME COURT AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE COURTS TO HOLD FIRST JUSTICE DAY AT NEW OFFICES

May 01    NAVAJO NATION REAFFIRMS OPPOSITION TO BIA REORGANIZATION

Apr 30  TWIN ARROWS CASINO SETS UP SHELTER FOR TINDER FIRE EVACUEES

Apr 27    THIRD ANNUAL NAVAJO NATION ECONOMIC SUMMIT FOCUSED ON DIVERSIFYING THE NAVAJO ECONOMY

Apr 26    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ RECOGNIZE NAVAJO NATION TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY AND MONTH

Apr 25  Alamo community shares public safety concerns with the Law and Order Committee

Apr 24    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS TRIBAL NATIONS NEED TO STRENGTHEN SOVEREIGNTY

Apr 24  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee follows up with directives regarding the Division of Aging and Long-Term Care

Apr 24    Navajo Nation Council congratulates Navajo scholarship recipients from San Juan College

Apr 24    VICE PRESIDENT NEZ MEETS WITH USACE ON FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Apr 23    Navajo leaders honor the late Paul Williams, Sr. on Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day

Apr 23    PRESIDENT BEGAYE HONORS MEMORY OF NAVAJO CODE TALKER ROY HAWTHORNE

Apr 23    Navajo Nation Council offers condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, Sr.

Apr 20  Navajo Nation Council votes to fund Thoreau veterans service center

Apr 20    RUN HIGHLIGHTS NAVAJO RESILIENCE

Apr 19    Revenge Porn Act approved by Navajo Nation Council (3.9 MB)

Apr 19  Navajo Nation Council increases funding for Navajo Nation scholarships

Apr 19  NAVAJO NATION TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE FOR 150th ANNIVERSARY OF TREATY

Apr 19    Navajo Nation Council approves $14.3 million for student housing for Navajo Technical University

Apr 19    Sexual assault awareness and child safety highlighted at the start of Spring Council Session

Apr 18  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee commends Governor Ducey’s approval of bill supporting AHCCCS benefits for Navajo people

Apr 18  NAVAJO NATION OPPOSES BIA REORGANIZATION AND THE REASSIGNMENT OF CURRENT NAVAJO BIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Apr 18  Navajo Nation Council votes in support of investing $58 million in settlement dollars into the Síhasin Fund

Apr 18  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SWEARS IN NEW VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Apr 18  Navajo Nation Council approves $100 million investment for water, electricity, and capital project improvements

Apr 17  Council approves additional funding for services to Navajo elders

Apr 17  KAYENTA JUDICIAL DISTRICT HOLDING AMNESTY DAY

Apr 17    Nazlini community celebrates the contract signing to start construction of N27

Apr 16    STATE OF THE NAVAJO NATION ADDRESS DELIVERED FOR 2018 SPRING SESSION

Apr 16    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ SIGN CONTRACT TO PAVE ROAD FROM NAZLINI TO CHINLE

Apr 14    Delegate Filfred appointed as chair of the Utah Tribal Leaders

Apr 14    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SUPPORTS INCREASE TO VETERANS, PROPOSES $1.5M ALLOCATION FROM UUFB FOR NAVAJO VETERANS

Apr 13  PRESIDENT BEGAYE COMMENDS THE SIGNING OF THE ASHLYNNE MIKE AMBER ALERT IN INDIAN COUNTRY ACT INTO LAW

Apr 13  Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act signed into law

Apr 13  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives report from senior centers regarding issues with Chinle NAAA

Apr 12    Speaker Bates advocates for balanced energy development to Congressional members

Apr 11    NAVAJO NATION MOVES FORWARD WITH ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN BLACK MESA AREA

Apr 11    PIÑON CHAPTER RECEIVES EMERGENCY TRANSPORT TRUCK

Apr 11  Resources and Development Committee supports sanctions on the Division of Economic Development

Apr 11  NAVAJO NATION FILES SUIT AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND PHARMACIES

Apr 10  Law and Order Committee issues a “do not pass” recommendation to amend the Criminal Code related to marijuana and industrial hemp

Apr 06  President Begaye advocates Diné Bizaad as a first language

Apr 05  Diné Food policy emerges out of Diné Bich'iiya' Summit

Apr 05  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. continues to advocate for the construction of the Dzil Yijiin Judicial District facility

Apr 05  Budget and Finance Committee receives update on sanctioned chapters

Apr 04  State-of-the-art Wellness Center opens doors to the public

Apr 03    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SALUTES THE SERVICE OF CODE TALKER NAGURSKI

Apr 03    Family of late Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski receives the Congressional Silver Medal

Apr 03  PRESIDENT BEGAYE EXPLORES BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, SEEKS TO DIVERSIFY NAVAJO ECONOMY

Apr 02    PRESIDENT BEGAYE ADDRESSES NAVAJO HEALTH CONCERNS WITH OMH DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Apr 02  NAVAJO NATION, NEW MEXICO CONSULTATION ON NAAA REALIGNMENT MARKS STEP FORWARD

Apr 02    NAVAJO PREP DAZZLES WITH TECH ACCOMPLISHMENTS


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