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Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Proclaim Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Officer Houston James Largo

By Admin on Mar 2017

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On March 14, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation in honor and recognition of Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo. “We are both deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Largo. Every day we have police officers out there working to protect the people. It’s moments like these that cause us to pause and reflect on the work that each police officer does,” said President Begaye. Largo, 27 years old, was from Thoreau N.M. He was Áshįįhí (Salt People Clan) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) Tsi’naajínii (Black Streak[...]

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President Begaye Promotes Diversification of Navajo Economy at RES 2017

President Begaye Promotes Diversification of Navajo Economy at RES 2017

By Admin on Mar 2017

LAS VEGAS-In addressing tribal economic diversification, President Russell Begaye said the Navajo Nation needs to move away from coal and oil based revenue generation while addressing infrastructure needs, workforce development and expediting processes for business development. “The Navajo Nation is at a critical point where it must diversify its revenue sources away from the coal and oil industry,” President Begaye said. The president said the Navajo Nation’s revenue from coal and oil has fallen from 77 percent down to 66 percent.  The nation foresees this dropping 20 percent more if Navajo Generating Station shuts down in 2019. President Begaye spoke[...]

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