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Monthly Archives: March 2017

President Begaye Forms Economic Zone Taskforce

By Admin on Mar 2017

TWIN ARROWS - Today during the Executive Branch Quarterly Strategic Session, President Russell Begaye signed a memorandum forming the Economic Zone Task Force. The goal of the task force is to map out the entire Navajo Nation to identify economic development zones. The task force shall provide the required clearances, such as land withdrawals and environmental clearances, for these zones so the areas can be immediately available for development. “We need this task force to identify economic zones that the Nation can feasibly move forward in developing. There have been numerous studies put into this and the data is available. What[...]

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Navajo Nation Public Safety System Fund Act Passes B&F Committee

By Admin on Mar 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On Mar. 27, the Navajo Nation Public Safety System Fund Act of 2017 (legislation no. 0055-17) passed the Budget and Finance Committee by a vote of two in favor and one opposed. “We support this legislation to establish a public safety fund with the Ramah Settlement Funds to address public safety concerns within our Nation. We urge our communities to support the Navajo Nation Public Safety System Fund Act of 2017 to strengthen our public safety system for generations to come,” said President Russell Begaye. As stated in the legislation, the Navajo Nation Public Safety System Fund income earned[...]

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Vice President Nez Jump Starts Tohajiilee Running Event

By Admin on Mar 2017

TOHAJIILEE, N.M. – On March 23, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez visited with organizations and chapter officials to start planning for the “Pray, Run, Eat Healthy, & Exercise Daily” event on May 17, 2017. “I want to thank everyone that came to this planning meeting. We are excited to help bring a well-known ultra-marathon runner Scott Jerek to this event,” said Vice President Nez. The “Pray, Run, Eat Healthy & Exercise Daily” event will feature a health fair, 5k course and an address from the keynote speakers. “I am thankful for the Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP)[...]

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Shiprock and Tohatchi Bring Home State Basketball Titles

Shiprock and Tohatchi Bring Home State Basketball Titles

By Admin on Mar 2017

SHIPROCK, N.M.-President Russell Begaye told the Shiprock Lady Chieftains that their 4A State Championship contributes to the momentum that is moving the Navajo Nation forward toward bringing about positive change. “The pride out here is phenomenal. It translates from high school sports and unto areas like community and business development,” President Begaye said. “We feel the momentum in the spirit of wanting to see change and make things happen.” President Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez joined Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders in escorting the Shiprock’s Lady Chieftain champion basketball team to a tailgate rally held at the Shiprock Youth Complex on[...]

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Navajo Nation Responds to Possible Closure of San Juan Generating Station

By Admin on Mar 2017

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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