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Adriano Tsinigine and Tommy Rock Appointed to Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission

Adriano Tsinigine and Tommy Rock Appointed to Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission

By Admin on February 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez appointed Adriano Tsinigine as the youth member and Tommy Rock as the at-large member for the Diné Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission. “I am pleased to make these appointments to this important commission,” said President Begaye. “We look forward to seeing how the commission will ensure proper remediation of uranium sites on the Navajo Nation for future generations.” According to NNC Title 2, the purpose of the commission is to study and reach conclusions about the impacts of uranium mining and processing on the Navajo Nation and to[...]

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Vice President Nez Invokes Hope and Love Into Santa Fe Indian School Students

Vice President Nez Invokes Hope and Love Into Santa Fe Indian School Students

By Admin on February 2017 in Layers

SANTA FE – On Feb. 16, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez shared a message of hope with students at Santa Fe Indian School. The Building Communities of Hope tour continues and stopped off in Santa Fe to provide encouragement and hope to Navajo students enrolled at the school. “It was exciting to see the faces of our Navajo students light up when we came into the room. Through Building Communities of Hope, we are reaching out to students to inspire hope and let them know that they aren’t alone,” said Vice President Nez. “We are also connecting them with[...]

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President Begaye Reports to DSTAC and Advocates for Specialty Centers, Veterans Administration Hospital

President Begaye Reports to DSTAC and Advocates for Specialty Centers, Veterans Administration Hospital

By Admin on February 2017 in Layers

WASHINGTON-During the 2nd quarterly Direct Service Tribal Advisory Committee meeting, President Russell Begaye addressed several needs facing the health care system on the Navajo Nation. The DSTAC meeting was held in Arlington Feb. 14 and 15. There are critical needs on the Navajo Nation to develop health care facilities that specifically address cancer, cardiology and substance abuse. Developing these facilities on the Navajo Nation will be beneficial in providing employment while keeping health care benefits and funds on tribal land. “One effort we will keep advocating for is establishing specialty centers,” President Begaye said. “Millions of dollars end up flowing[...]

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Vice President Nez Advocates for Indian Health Care Improvement Act During CDC-ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting

Vice President Nez Advocates for Indian Health Care Improvement Act During CDC-ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting

By Admin on February 2017 in Layers

ATLANTA – On Feb. 15, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez represented the Navajo Nation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry Tribal Advisory Committee meeting in Atlanta to discuss four main topic areas that directly impact tribes and funding sources. The four topic areas included budget and tribal direct funding strategies; cultural practices and evidence-based interventions; injury prevention and control; and chronic disease prevention and health promotion. “This tribal advisory committee benefits all tribal communities and broadens understanding of all people in this discussion,” said Vice President Nez. “It will take a[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Advocate for ACA and IHCIA

By Admin on February 2017 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK-The Office of the President and Vice President has advocated against the repeal of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to both Congress and President Trump since Jan. 17. OPVP has requested congressional support in retaining IHCIA and preserving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Through federal contracts, the Navajo Nation administers critical health services to its tribal members who live in rural communities across the nation,” President Russell Begaye said. Repealing IHCIA would have detrimental impacts on the health services provided to approximately 330,000 Navajo tribal members across the country. Permanently enacted in 2010, IHCIA serves as[...]

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