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BNSF Railway Presents Navajo Nation Veterans Administration with Check for $10,000

BNSF Railway Presents Navajo Nation Veterans Administration with Check for $10,000

BNSF Railway Presents Navajo Nation Veterans Administration with Check for $10,000

By Admin on December 2016 in Layers

GALLUP, N.M.-On Dec. 3, BNSF Railway’s Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs, Andrew Johnsen, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to representatives from the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration, along with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez. “Along with President Begaye, BNSF would like to make sure that veterans on the Navajo Nation are taken care of,” Johnsen said. “The $10,000 is a small token of our appreciation and we hope it will help assist the NNVA.” The check presentation took place after BNSF’s annual Holiday Express train tour that honors military members, first responders[...]

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Notice: BNSF Veterans Train Ride on Dec. 3 in Gallup

By Admin on December 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The BNSF Railway Company will host Navajo Nation Veterans and their families to a train ride on vintage business rail cars on December 3. Tickets that were distributed were misprinted indicating the train ride is on Sunday. This is incorrect. Please note the correct date above. The Veterans Train Ride will board at 4:15 p.m. in Gallup, N.M. and will depart at 4:30 p.m. The train will return to Gallup at 6 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the ride. A total of 350 tickets were provided for the Veterans Train Ride and every person must[...]

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President Begaye, DNR and Navajo EPA Meet with BLM and BIA Regarding San Juan River Basin

President Begaye, DNR and Navajo EPA Meet with BLM and BIA Regarding San Juan River Basin

By Admin on December 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Division of Natural Resources and the Navajo EPA  met with the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a government-to-government consultation regarding the draft Resource Management Plan and the Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Basin. The discussion focused on gathering input prior to presenting an EIS after the comment period closes. The chapters of Ojo Encino, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon and Counselor could be affected by mineral extraction pending the EIS. Discussion also focused on the rights, authority and responsibility of each agency and government in addressing surface[...]

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OPVP Seeks Executive Director for Veterans Administration

By Admin on November 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Office of the President and Vice President and the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration are currently soliciting request for proposals from qualified and experienced individuals for the position of executive director for the NNVA. The Begaye-Nez administration has prioritized improving the facilitation of veteran services to all Navajo veterans.  Through the implementation of the Navajo Nation Veterans Act, the Veterans Administration was established as a freestanding office under the OPVP. The NNVA was established to alleviate the shortage of services and programs like health, housing, benefits and claims, and education for eligible Navajo veterans and other service members[...]

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Navajo Nation Calls Upon President Obama to Intervene on Behalf of Standing Rock Sioux

By Admin on November 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter yesterday to President Barack Obama, asking him to intervene on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Office of the President and Vice President recently learned that a peaceful protest on Nov. 20, staged by residents from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps, came to a violent end when demonstrators tried to remove road barricades. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department, along with the state of North Dakota, barricaded a highway that endangered residents by obstructing emergency services from[...]

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