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Vice President Nez Praises the Vision of Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc.

Vice President Nez Praises the Vision of Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc.

Vice President Nez Praises the Vision of Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc.

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

TOLANI LAKE, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation Gardening Challenge is about to come to a close, as the harvest looms a few weeks away. Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez launched the initiative earlier this summer to encourage self-sufficiency in families across the nation. Office of the President and Vice President distributed seeds and a pamphlet on basic gardening techniques to interested families. The seeds, which were non-genetically modified, were provided by Tolani Lake Enterprises. The pamphlet and gardening tips was provided by Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. “The purpose of the challenge is to bring families together and[...]

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Navajo Police Officer Killed in Highway Collision

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-A Navajo Police patrol officer was killed today in a head-on collision that took place near Mile Post 15.5 on Navajo Route 64 between Chinle and Tsaile, Ariz. The Navajo Police Department has identified the patrol officer as Leander Frank. According to Jesse Delmar, Navajo Division of Public Safety Executive Director, Frank had been dispatched to a call in the Tsaile area. It was reported that Frank’s vehicle was approaching another vehicle. Both vehicles tried to avoid each other but collided head-on in the middle of the highway. Frank was killed instantly.  All passengers from the other vehicle[...]

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Navajo Nation Awarded Over $18 Million in 638 Funding for Healthcare Facilities

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Office of the President and Vice President was given a Notice of Funding Availability on Aug. 24 that stated Indian Health Service (IHS) has allocated more than $18 million to go toward three projects on the Navajo Nation. The letter, addressed to President Russell Begaye, stated IHS allocated funding for the Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) Emergency Department renovation and expansion construction project.  The scope of the project is to expand and renovate the Emergency Department at GIMC.  This construction project was awarded $8,495,327. Regarding the GIMC project, President Begaye said it will require a highly technical[...]

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OPVP Signs Historic Three Branch Agreement to Create Ad Hoc Youth Council

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—On Aug. 21, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez, Speaker LoRenzo Bates and Acting Chief Justice Allen Sloan signed a three-branch agreement recognizing the Navajo Nation ad hoc Youth Council. Since the early 1980s, Diné youth have been involved in providing insight in advising the Navajo Nation government. These various youth councils only remained in effect for the length of the sitting administration’s tenure and offered temporary benefits to our tribal government. The Navajo Nation made a historical change on Aug. 21, 2016, by entering into a three-branch government agreement ensuring a constant youth voice[...]

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Navajo Nation Stands in Support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is proposed to be built under the Missouri River on treaty lands a half-mile from their reservation. According to the Standing Rock Sioux, their water supply is being threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they[...]

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