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Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

OPVP Praise Confirmation of Zinke as Interior Secretary

By Admin on Mar 2017

WASHINGTON – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued the following statements praising the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as Interior Secretary. “During his time in Congress, Ryan Zinke served as a trusted ally of tribal governments and helped advance critical tribal legislative priorities. He demonstrated a deep respect for our sovereignty and fought to ensure that tribal cultures were respected and honored,” said President Begaye. “Congressman Zinke is an excellent choice to serve as Secretary of the Interior, and I am confident that he will help the Navajo people ensuring that our voices are[...]

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President Begaye Issues Statement on NGS Meeting with Stakeholders

By Admin on Mar 2017

LECHEE, Ariz. – On March 2, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye issued the following statement on a meeting this week at the U.S. Department of the Interior between Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta mine owners and stakeholders: “The Navajo Nation is working to find a way to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2030, to ensure that we have time to responsibly address the economic impact caused by its closure. I was pleased to join Navajo Generating Station stakeholders at a meeting in Washington, D.C. to engage in a helpful discussion and get a better understanding of the decision[...]

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

By Admin on Mar 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On Feb. 27, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez designated the month of March as Colorectal Cancer, Cancers and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Awareness month for the Navajo Nation. “You can reduce the chances of cancer through regular check-ups, a healthy lifestyle and by knowing your family history,” said President Begaye. “Together we can ensure a healthy future for all of our people on the Navajo Nation.” Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened[...]

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