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Navajo Nation Responds to Possible Closure of San Juan Generating Station

Navajo Nation Responds to Possible Closure of San Juan Generating Station

By Admin on March 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK – President Russell Begaye released the following statement in response to the possible closure of the San Juan Generating Station in the Farmington area. “We understand we are in challenging times where natural gas is impacting the numbers and ongoing operations for all coal-powered power plants. The four corners region will be severely impacted by the closure,” said President Begaye. “We are asking the industry, should they close, to assist employees in finding other jobs.”   The Navajo Nation is aggressively developing alternative renewable sources of energy to generate electricity for customers in the west and for the[...]

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FBI and Navajo Police Investigate Remains of Infant Found in Ganado Area

By Admin on March 2017 in Layers

GANADO, Ariz.-According to a statement released by the Phoenix FBI, on March 13, law enforcement officials from the FBI and Navajo Nation responded to reports of the partial remains of an infant child located in the Ganado area.  While the cause of death is currently unconfirmed, federal and tribal law enforcement continue to investigate. ### FBI AND NNPD INVESTIGATE REMAINS OF INFANT FOUND IN GANADO AREA

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President Begaye: Tribal Nations Need to Change Paradigms on Economic Culture

President Begaye: Tribal Nations Need to Change Paradigms on Economic Culture

By Admin on March 2017 in Layers

LAS VEGAS-While building and diversifying tribal economies was the resounding theme of discussion at the 2017 National Reservation Economic Summit, President Russell Begaye said tribal nations should change their views on economic culture. Speaking at a luncheon on economic diversity, he encouraged tribal nations to become their own financial institutions, push for control over their natural resources, and make federal agencies utilize tribal work forces in spending grant monies. As tribal lands are held in trust by the federal government, tribal members don’t own their lands or business fronts. This makes it hard for entrepreneurs to acquire loans without certain[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Proclaim Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Officer Houston James Largo

By Admin on March 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On March 14, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation in honor and recognition of Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo. “We are both deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Largo. Every day we have police officers out there working to protect the people. It’s moments like these that cause us to pause and reflect on the work that each police officer does,” said President Begaye. Largo, 27 years old, was from Thoreau N.M. He was Áshįįhí (Salt People Clan) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) Tsi’naajínii (Black Streak[...]

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President Begaye Promotes Diversification of Navajo Economy at RES 2017

President Begaye Promotes Diversification of Navajo Economy at RES 2017

By Admin on March 2017 in Layers

LAS VEGAS-In addressing tribal economic diversification, President Russell Begaye said the Navajo Nation needs to move away from coal and oil based revenue generation while addressing infrastructure needs, workforce development and expediting processes for business development. “The Navajo Nation is at a critical point where it must diversify its revenue sources away from the coal and oil industry,” President Begaye said. The president said the Navajo Nation’s revenue from coal and oil has fallen from 77 percent down to 66 percent.  The nation foresees this dropping 20 percent more if Navajo Generating Station shuts down in 2019. President Begaye spoke[...]

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