Navajo News - Press Releases

Jul 21  New Mexico State Legislators invite Speaker Bates to present Navajo Nation priorities and initiatives

Jul 21  PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ PRESENT NAVAJO AREA HEALTH CARE CONCERNS TO DHHS

Jul 21  Navajo Nation Council confirms two new members to the gaming board

Jul 21  Council amends criminal code to combat human trafficking

Jul 20  Council approves funding increase for Navajo Technical University and Diné College

Jul 20    Council confirms two appointments to the Commission on Navajo Government Development

Jul 17    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ DELIVER THE STATE OF THE NAVAJO NATION ADDRESS DURING 2017 SUMMER SESSION

Jul 17    Speaker LoRenzo Bates delivers report on the opening day of the Summer Council Session

Speaker's Report - 2017 Summer Council Session  (4 MB)

Jul 17  Law and Order Committee advocates for improved benefits for surviving spouses and children of late Navajo Nation police officers

Jul 16    Navajo Nation Council welcomes horse riders, youth groups, and community advocates to start the Summer Council Session

Jul 15    PRESIDENT BEGAYE LISTENS TO HEALTH CARE CONCERNS AT TUBA CITY PUBLIC FORUM

Jul 13  Delegate Brown advances initiative to combat sex trafficking on the Navajo Nation

Jul 11    NAVAJO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL HOLD PUBLIC FORUM IN TUBA CITY

Jul 10    PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF QUALIFIED AND DRIVEN DIRECTORS

Jul 06  Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management Issues Heat Wave Warning

Jul 06  Naabik’íyáti’ Committee supports amending the PROTECT Act for AMBER Alert funding and confirms NHA board member

Jul 05    Delegate Brown advocates against hate crimes at Diné Pride event

Jul 04    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Jul 03    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION FOR $2.1M

Jul 03    Navajo Nation Council pays tribute to the life of former delegate Peterson Becenti Yazzie

Jul 03  Council commends approval of $2.2 million for summer youth employment

Jul 02    SIGNING OF NGS EXTENSION LEASE POSITIONS NAVAJO NATION TO BECOME AN ENERGY TRIBE

Jun 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESIDENT BEGAYE TO SIGN NGS REPLACEMENT LEASE ON JULY 1

Jun 30  ALLEGATIONS REGARDING MISUSE OF FUNDS BY HEAD START DIRECTOR WARRANT INVESTIGATION BY OPVP

Jun 30  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports amendment to promote economic development through the production of cannabis

Jun 28  Resources and Development Committee confirms three appointments

Jun 28  Council supports Congressional bill to name U.S. Navy ship “USNS Navajo”

Jun 28  Law and Order Committee approves $500,000 allocation for the Dilkon Justice Center project

Jun 28  NHA CEO ANEVA YAZZIE WILL STEP DOWN, NHA BOARD PRIORITIZES HOME CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NAVAJO NATION

Jun 28  THE MEASURE OF NHA’S PROGRESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY LIES WITHIN THE NUMBER OF HOMES CONSTRUCTED

Jun 27  NGS owners to sign lease agreement after approval by the Navajo Nation Council

Jun 27  Navajo Nation Statement on Office of Inspector General Report Regarding Gold King Mine Spill: “Another Broken Promise”

Jun 26  ‘HEART OF A WARRIOR’ DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES CRITICAL ROLE OF NAVAJO CODE TALKERS IN WWII SAYS PRESIDENT BEGAYE

Jun 26  PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ ENCOURAGE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES WITH 2017 RUNNING FOR A STRONGER AND HEALTHIER NAVAJO NATION PROCLAMATION

Jun 22  President Begaye and Vice President Nez implement Stage 1 fire restrictions on the Navajo Nation

Jun 21  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee reviews audit findings for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration

Jun 21  Executive Order Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Jun 20  Navajo Nation Council tables NGS replacement lease legislation

Jun 20  Improvements to Johnson Road are the culmination of partnership efforts between the chapter, the state and the Navajo Nation says President Begaye

Jun 20  Navajo Nation Council approves funds for summer youth employment, urges President to approve funding

Jun 20  Law and Order Committee supports to enact the Navajo Nation Building Codes

Jun 19  Delegate Daniels commends Ts'ah Bii Kin Chapter for hosting the 2017 Intergenerational Conference

Jun 19  Joint meeting with federal officials focuses on the development of a sexual assault response plan for the Navajo Nation

Jun 19  Delegate Filfred and Bears Ears Commission continue developing Bears Ears National Monument management plan

Jun 15  Resources and Development Committee seeks to improve the rights-of-way process for Eastern Navajo Agency projects

Jun 14  Law and Order Committee recommends judge appointments and chief justice applicants to President, clarifies vote on veterans bill

Jun 13  Navajo Nation Council to address federal charter of incorporation for the proposed Naat’áanii Development Corporation

Jun 13  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports interest income increase for the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund

Jun 13  PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS BEARS EARS COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT MUST REMAIN

Jun 13    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SWEARS IN NEWEST MEMBER OF VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL, NORA SMITH

Jun 9  President Begaye listens to proposal to transfer BIE administrative functions to Navajo Nation

Jun 9  Navajo Nation Council mourns the passing of former delegate Tommy M. Tsosie

Jun 9  Delegate Filfred requests continued support for Bears Ears National Monument

Jun 9  NGS Closure Public Info Sheet

Jun 8  Naabik’íyáti’ Committee tables legislation seeking approval of the replacement lease for Navajo Generating Station, work session to be held

Jun 7  Budget and Finance Committee votes down the replacement lease for Navajo Generating Station, bill moves on to the Naabik iyati Committee

Jun 6  Resources and Development Committee considers the replacement lease to continue operations of Navajo Generating Station

Jun 6  Resources and Developments Committee confirms two appointments to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company board

Jun 5  Navajo Nation Council offers condolences to the family of former Navajo leader Irving Marcus Billy

Jun 5  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee provides time for public to address the replacement lease for Navajo Generating Station

Jun 5  DOI needs to improve efficiency within federal agencies that impact services to tribal nations says President Begaye

Jun 5  The Office of the President and Vice President remember the life of former Vice President Irvin Billy

Jun 5  Council and state leadership applaud opening of newly constructed Chichiltah Chapter

Jun 2  Law and Order Committee approves the Judicial and Public Safety facilities fund priority list

Jun 1  President Begaye says the Navajo Nation will continue to engage in LCR negotiations to ensure Navajo water allocations

Jun 1  Navajo Nation responds to Senator Mccain’s NHA investigation stating corrective actions are in place to address findings

Jun 1  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. seeks support to amend the Navajo Nation Veterans Act to improve services for Navajo veterans

May 31  Resources and Development Committee supports prohibiting chapter officials from financial transactions three months prior to general election

May 30  TENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN FAVOR OF NAVAJO NATION TO DENY UTILITY COMPANY’S CONDEMNATION OF TRIBAL LAND

May 30    ‘WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE SERVICE OF OUR FALLEN WARRIORS’ SAYS PRESIDENT RUSSELL BEGAYE AT MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

May 26    PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND URGES THE NEW BOARD TO ENSURE NHA BE TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE

May 25  Navajo Nation requests the state of New Mexico to designate U.S. Route 491 as “Chief Manuelito Highway”

May 25    Naabik’íyáti’ Committee demands accountability from newly confirmed NHA board members

May 25    Health, Education, and Human Services Committee successfully concludes the 2017 Navajo Language and Culture Revitalization Summit

May 24  LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO APPROVE EXTENDED OPERATIONS OF NGS TO 2019

May 24  Legislation seeks to extend operations of Navajo Generating Station through 2019

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May 24    MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ TO HONOR FALLEN SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON MEMORIAL DAY

May 24    Council members address Navajo Generating Station, Little Colorado River settlement, and healthcare funding with Arizona Governor Ducey

May 23  UNIFORM FINES AND FEES FOR CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IMPLEMENTED

May 23  Resources and Development Committee receives report regarding telecommunication expansion efforts on the Navajo Nation

May 23    WINDOW ROCK DISTRICT COURT PROVIDING SERVICES AT NEW SITE

May 22  Law and Order Committee advocates for stronger federal contracts for law enforcement and criminal investigations

May 22  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approves funding for summer youth employment

May 22    LITTLE SINGER COMMUNITY SCHOOL BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW SCHOOL

May 19    Delegate Phelps participates in groundbreaking ceremony for the Little Singer Community School

May 19    PRESIDENT BEGAYE COMMENDS THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN THEIR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR UPDATED 911 SYSTEM

May 17    Delegate Brown invites public to the 2017 Navajo Language and Culture Revitalization Summit

May 17    Law and Order Committee supports the family of late Navajo Officer Leander Frank at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

May 15  President Begaye addresses the Department of Interior during the public listening tour

May 15  President Begaye says we need to be vigilantly observant to ensure that the Navajo Nation Government is fiscally responsible

May 15  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee receives report from the Northern Navajo Medical Center focusing on improving patient services

May 15  PRESIDENT BEGAYE DIRECTS NAAA TO PROVIDE FOOD FUNDING FOR CROWNPOINT AGENCY SENIOR CENTERS

May 15  VICE PRESIDENT NEZ INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE PRAY, RUN, EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE DAILY EVENT

May 12    BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, BE THANKFUL AND PUSH YOURSELF, PRESIDENT BEGAYE TELLS MANY FARMS 2017 LOBO GRADUATES

May 12    PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS THE NAVAJO NATION COULD BECOME THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE SOUTHWEST

May 11  Naabik’íyáti’ Committee recommends approval of $218,000 to fund the Transportation Stimulus Plan referendum

May 10  Delegate Steven Begay commends Coyote Canyon Chapter for successfully implementing corrective action plan

May 10    Delegate Crotty provides testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in support of AMBER Alert funding

May 10  Resources and Development Committee recommends Sean McCabe to serve on the Navajo Housing Authority board of commissioners

May 10  STATEMENT FROM DELEGATE HALE REGARDING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 09  Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. continues advocacy for increased public safety funding at federal level

May 09  CANCELLED - Media Advisory: Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty to provide testimony in support of congressional bill to secure funding for AMBER Alert systems

May 09    Law and Order Committee supports the Indian Country Criminal Justice initiative at Northern Arizona University

May 09  Navajo Nation Council hears community concerns regarding “fracking”

May 09    VICE PRESIDENT NEZ JOINS BEARS EARS INTER-TRIBAL COALITION MEETING WITH SECRETARY ZINKE

May 09  PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ THANK ALL TEACHERS FOR THEIR WORK TO MOLD OUR FUTURE

May 08    Delegate Filfred and tribal leaders voice stance of Bears Ears National Monument to Secretary Zinke

May 08    Council members congratulate the Shonto community on the opening of the Shonto Marketplace

May 05  THE PASSING OF AHCA COULD RESULT IN DIMINISHED HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES SAYS PRESIDENT BEGAYE

May 03    COLT STRATEGY MEETING UPDATES MEMBERS ON INDIAN ISSUES AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

May 03  NAAT’ÁANII DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS CRITICAL TO BUILDING THE ECONOMY AND CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

May 03    Tribal leaders call on the Trump administration to preserve the Bears Ears National Monument during press conference

May 03  Navajo Board of Election Supervisors refers names of individuals failing to file campaign expense reports to the Chief Prosecutor

May 03  Native American Tribes Respond to National Monuments Executive Order - Media Advisory

May 02  PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ CELEBRATE WITH THE SHONTO COMMUNITY ON THE OPENING OF MARKETPLACE

May 02    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ CONGRATULATE NAVAJO POLICE OFFICERS ON THEIR PROMOTION

May 02  PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPROVES $239,200 GRANT ALLOCATION TO BENEFIT DISABLED NAVAJOS

May 01  OWNERS OF THE NAVAJO GENERATING STATION AND THE NAVAJO NATION REPORT PROGRESS IN DISCUSSIONS TO KEEP PLANT OPEN THROUGH 2019

May 01    PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ SIGN THE NAVAJO NATION YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL LEGISLATION INTO LAW

May 01    Law and Order Committee congratulates promoted Navajo police officers


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