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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Deliver State of the Navajo Nation

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Deliver State of the Navajo Nation

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Deliver State of the Navajo Nation

By Admin on April 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK – Today, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez provided the spring State of the Navajo Nation Address to the Diné People during the Navajo Nation Council session. “The Navajo Nation remains strong and continues to be looked upon as leaders among tribal nations. We have positioned our Nation to be prosperous in every aspect while securing our voice is heard at the National level,” said President Begaye. Vice President Nez said the Navajo Nation needs to address ways to diversify revenue streams. "We have to seize opportunities to compensate for the potential loss of revenue to[...]

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Kirby Cleveland Indicted on Charges Stemming From Murder of Officer Houston Largo

By Admin on April 2017 in Layers

ALBUQUERQUE N.M.-On April 12, a federal grand jury filed an indictment against Kirby Cleveland, 32, a Navajo tribal member accused of killing Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo. While responding to a domestic violence call in Casamero Lake, N.M., on the night of March 11, 2017, Officer Largo was allegedly shot by Cleveland. Largo would later die from critical injuries sustained from being shot. The indictment charges against Cleveland are the following, in order of Counts 1-8: murdering an officer or employee of the United States who was engaged in the performance of his official duties; committing felony murder while[...]

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Bears Ears Commission Working On Monument Management

Bears Ears Commission Working On Monument Management

By Admin on April 2017 in Layers

BLUFF, UTAH – On April 12, Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the Committee on Indian affairs joined representatives of the Navajo Nation, the Zuni Tribe, and local organizations for a tour of the newly established Bears Ears National Monument. The group visited several archaeological sites throughout the 1.3 million-acre Monument, and discussed the importance of the area to all of the local tribes. The Bears Ears Commission was established in accordance with the December 28, 2016 Bears Ears National Monument proclamation.  The Commissioners represent the five sovereign Tribal Nations with ancestral ties to Bears Ears: Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Uintah[...]

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Navajo Nation Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Navajo Nation Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By Admin on April 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Today, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Navajo Nation. “Sexual Assault is prevalent within our communities on the Navajo Nation. We urge our citizens to report any sexual assault to ensure any and all perpetrators are brought to justice and to mitigate any future instances of sexual assault,” said President Begaye. “Sexual assault doesn’t only impact the person that was assaulted, it affects their families and friends as well. Remember the values of Hozhó and Ké, as[...]

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President Begaye Swears In New Veterans Advisory Council Members

President Begaye Swears In New Veterans Advisory Council Members

By Admin on April 2017 in Layers

FT. DEFIANCE - Today, four Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council members were sworn-in during a meeting of the advisory council which took place at the NHA White Shell Conference Room. The members sworn-in were: Vern R. Lee and Candice Pioche-Zunie both from the Shiprock Agency, Olin Kieyoomia from the Ft. Defiance Agency and George Tolth from the Eastern Agency. Both President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the swearing in and thanked the veterans for their willingness to serve on the advisory council. The president addressed the lack of a permanent director for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration[...]

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Russell Begaye
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