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President Begaye Advocates on Behalf of Tribal Nations During Meeting with Trump Transition Team

President Begaye Advocates on Behalf of Tribal Nations During Meeting with Trump Transition Team

President Begaye Advocates on Behalf of Tribal Nations During Meeting with Trump Transition Team

By Admin on January 2017 in Layers

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today before the National Congress of American Indians’ (NCAI) Strategy Meeting on Priorities for 2017, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for a cabinet-level Native American advisory council, full authority rights to minerals, and an end to dual taxation on Native American lands.“As aboriginal people, we have signed treaties with the United States and we would like for the Trump Administration to honor these treaties,” said President Begaye. “Within these treaties we have articles for education, farming and economic development among many other things. We would like to see these treaty obligations fulfilled.” NCAI’s Strategic Meeting hosted a listening[...]

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Navajo Nation Lauds Freeport-McMoran for Cleanup of 94 Abandoned Uranium Mines

By Admin on January 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK - The Navajo Nation and the United States have entered into a settlement agreement with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Western Nuclear, Inc., two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., for the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation. Of those mines, 77 are Freeport mines and 17 are nearby mines that Freeport has agreed to clean up at the same time. “We appreciate the efforts of mining companies like Freeport that are coming forth to clean up the uranium contamination that they have caused on the Navajo Nation,” said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.[...]

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OPVP Prioritizes Correction of Veterans Affairs Housing Program Audit Findings

By Admin on January 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK - An internal audit of the FY 2014 and 2015 Department of Navajo Veterans Affairs Veterans (DNVA) Housing Program has uncovered past deficiencies and mismanagement of funds in building homes, according to the Navajo Nation Office of the Auditor General (OAG). “The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) is aware of the findings of the internal audit of DNVA. Our administration has whole heartedly prioritized our Navajo Veterans and the services afforded to them. These deficiencies stem from previous administrations and OPVP has been working to address these issues through the passing of the Navajo Veterans[...]

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President Begaye Approves $5 Million Appropriation from UUFB for General Assistance Programs

President Begaye Approves $5 Million Appropriation from UUFB for General Assistance Programs

By Admin on January 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK-On Jan. 17, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye approved legislation for supplemental funding in the amount of $5,038,678 to be taken from the minimum fund balance of the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for general assistance and welfare programs. In a memorandum to Speaker LoRenzo Bates dated Jan. 17, President Begaye said the funds will be appropriated toward adult institutional care services, child welfare assistance and institutional care services, and for public assistance for general assistance. “I am signing this appropriation to compensate the individuals who were not able to receive assistance in these last two months,” President Begaye said.[...]

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Restructuring of Navajo Nation Division of Community Development

By Admin on January 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK – The Office of the President and Vice President is pleased to announce the successful restructuring of the Navajo Nation Division of Community Development that was approved by the Navajo Nation Resources and Development Committee of the Navajo Nation Council on Oct. 25, 2016. “We would like to congratulate Carl Smith for undertaking the huge task of restructuring his department. We are excited to achieve this huge milestone of OPVP and streamline processes within DCD. We support DCD and anticipate a lot of completed critical infrastructure projects in 2017,” said President Russell Begaye. This restructuring was made under[...]

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