Navajo News - Press Releases

Oct 21  President Nez declares Navajo Nation Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 17  Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be hosting public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students

Oct 15  Delegate Crotty Presents at Violence Against Women Act Conference

Oct 10  Carl Roessel Slater Elected, Takes Navajo Nation Council Delegate Oath

Oct 09  Media Advisory: Council Delegate to take Oath Thursday

Oct 07  Children, Residents Receive Pumpkin Donations

Oct 07  First Lady Phefelia Nez appointed to New Mexico’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

Oct 07  President Nez testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in support of radiation exposure victims

Oct 07  President Nez and Division Directors meet with Navajo Utah Chapters

Oct 02  Navajo uranium mine workers share personal stories of hardship caused by uranium development

Oct 01  Navajo Nation President calls on Congress to enact a Native American Voting Rights Act

Sep 30  House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva to hold public forum for Navajo uranium miners in Window Rock

Sep 30  Candlelight Vigil Held for Victims of Murder

Sep 30  Fall 2019 Navajo Nation Council Session Begins October 21

Sep 30  Congressman Grijalva to Host Navajo Uranium Miners Forum Wednesday

Sep 27  Speaker, HRC Push Indigenous Voter Rights

Sep 27  Crownpoint community reaches another milestone with the groundbreaking of the new hotel and conference center

Sep 25  Vice President Lizer highlights renewable energy initiatives during the White House Tribal Leader Roundtable on Energy in Indian Country

Sep 25  Navajo Nation Department for Self Reliance Office Closure at Greasewood, Arizona

Sep 25  RDC Plans Coordination, Leadership Work Sessions

Sep 25  Greasewood Springs Community School to receive new school facilities with signing of federal agreement by President Nez

Sep 25  ONNSFA’s Online Application for the 2020 Winter/Spring Term Opens

Sep 25  2019 District 11 Special Election Results

Sep 20  Navajo Nation’s renewable energy future takes big step forward with completion of Kayenta Solar II generation facility

Sep 19  Nez-Lizer authorizes open enrollment for Navajo Non-Emergency Medical Transportation providers

Sep 18  President Nez offers support for the family of missing 94-year-old Dennis Hardy, Sr.

Sep 17  Navy Reserve and 32-year law enforcement veteran sworn-in as the new director of Criminal Investigations

Sep 17  President Nez reports on energy development initiatives to the Resources and Development Committee

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


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Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Navajo Nation Animal Control Vaccination and Surrender Sites - Navajo Nation Animal Control Program

Safety & Health Awareness Training - Fall Schedule - Navajo Nation Safety & Loss Control Program

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

Oct 26  ZooBoo! - Navajo Nation Zoo, Window Rock, AZ

Oct 30  Educational Booth Setup by Strengthening Families Program - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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

Dec 03 - 04  Indianpreneurship Native American Business Training - Shiprock, NM


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