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Navajo Nation Stands in Support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Navajo Nation Stands in Support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is proposed to be built under the Missouri River on treaty lands a half-mile from their reservation. According to the Standing Rock Sioux, their water supply is being threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Welcome New Police Chief Francisco at Swearing-In Ceremony

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Welcome New Police Chief Francisco at Swearing-In Ceremony

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Today, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez joined members of the Division of Public Safety along with members of the tribal council at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Navajo Chief of Police, Phillip Francisco. “One goal our administration had set forth was to hire a chief of police,” President Begaye said. “We searched long and hard and appreciate the efforts of Division of Public Safety Executive Director Jessie Delmar for staying the course in looking for this individual.” There are many challenges coming into this position, said President Begaye. The size of the[...]

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President Begaye Vetoes Regionalization Referendum, Ensuring Participation of Navajo People in the Process

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Today, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye vetoed the referendum for chapter regionalization legislation to protect the voice of the Navajo people by ensuring their participatory role in the regionalization process. As stated in the descriptive summary of the referendum question, if Navajo voters are to vote in favor of the regionalization referendum, the Navajo Nation Council will be authorized to pass enabling legislation to amend Title 26, reorganizing 110 chapters into 24 regional governments. President Begaye said the legislation language excludes public input and representation which he feels is critically important in this matter. “We feel the voice[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Demand Accountability From U.S. EPA for Gold King Mine Spill

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Demand Accountability From U.S. EPA for Gold King Mine Spill

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

SHIPROCK, N.M.-On Aug. 17, President Russell Begaye announced that Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA, its contractors, and mining companies for their misconduct and role in causing the Gold King Mine (GKM) spill.  The lawsuit filed by the Nation’s counsel at Hueston Hennigan, LLP seeks to hold these parties accountable for their acts and to obtain recovery for the Navajo Nation for the many harms caused by the spill. “To this day, no one has been held accountable,” President Begaye said. “No one has anted up for causing this financial, cultural, and spiritual catastrophe to the Navajo[...]

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Navajo Nation Receives Award to Clean Abandoned Uranium Mines

By Admin on August 2016 in Layers

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has more money to clean up its abandoned uranium mines. Thanks to a recent grant from the U.S. EPA, remediation will begin at abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. U.S. EPA Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Alexis Strauss, stated, “U.S. EPA is pleased to expand our partnership with the Navajo Nation through this new agreement to address the toxic legacy of abandoned uranium mines.” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said, “We are pleased that Navajo AML has been provided a grant in the amount of $328,847 to assist the U.S.[...]

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