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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Navajo Police Officers Honored by U.S. Attorney's Office for Contributions to Successful Investigations

Navajo Police Officers Honored by U.S. Attorney’s Office for Contributions to Successful Investigations

By Admin on Apr 2017

ALBUQUERQUE N.M.-Two Navajo Nation police officers were honored on April 27  by the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the District of New Mexico for their outstanding contributions to the successful investigation and prosecution of dangerous criminals. Sergeant Marc Scott of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety (DPS) was recognized for his efforts in arresting a perpetrator who intentionally drove his vehicle into a Navajo woman.  The case was prosecuted as part of the Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Pilot Project, which is sponsored by the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women. The Office on Violence Against Women seeks to[...]

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New Tohajiilee EMS Field Office Will Enhance Safety Within the Community

New Tohajiilee EMS Field Office Will Enhance Safety Within the Community

By Admin on Apr 2017

TO’HAJIILEE, N.M.-President Russell Begaye congratulated the community of To’hajiilee on the grand opening of a new emergency medical services (EMS) field office on April 27. “I am really excited to see the new EMS building here in To’hajiilee,” President Begaye said. “I want to congratulate the community for organizing their efforts in developing this project to completion.” Construction of the new EMS field office cost approximately $2.4 million.  The state of New Mexico contributed over $2 million and Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands contributed $400,000.  The Navajo Nation assisted by putting in water lines to the facility beyond financial contributions. The[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Congratulate Paulene Thomas on Her Confirmation

By Admin on Apr 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On April 20, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez congratulated Paulene Thomas on her confirmation to be the Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office Executive Director. “We congratulate Paulene Thomas on her confirmation to serve as the Executive Director of the Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office. Director Thomas will be responsible for regulating all four casinos located on the Navajo Nation,” said President Begaye. “We are glad to have qualified Navajo people work to improve and provide efficient services for the Navajo Nation.” Director Thomas (Legislation no. 0102-17) was confirmed by Navajo Nation Council by a vote of 14-1.[...]

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President Begaye Thanks JOM Programs for Keeping Native Languages Vital

President Begaye Thanks JOM Programs for Keeping Native Languages Vital

By Admin on Apr 2017

ALBUQUERQUE - On April 27, President Russell Begaye acknowledged Native American educators as protectors of culture in their efforts to help Native American students retain and revitalize tribal languages. The president presented the keynote address at the National Johnson O’Malley Association (JOM) conference held today at the Albuquerque Marriott. “We need to make sure that we protect the JOM programs within schools as they open the door to language revitalization efforts and place value on our traditional cultures,” President Begaye said. The JOM Act of 1934 authorized contracts for the education of eligible Indian students enrolled in public schools and[...]

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President Begaye Meets with N.M. Agencies at Navajo Nation Reconciliation Meeting

President Begaye Meets with N.M. Agencies at Navajo Nation Reconciliation Meeting

By Admin on Apr 2017

SHIPROCK, N.M. – On Apr. 21, President Russell Begaye and New Mexico state agencies convened for the quarterly reconciliation meeting for all Capital Outlay and Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) projects for each Navajo Chapter in the State of New Mexico. “As a nation, we need to make sure these projects are being completed in a timely manner,” said President Begaye. “We are excited to see the projects come into fruition and we appreciate the funding from the State of New Mexico.” Although the Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board denied extensions for four projects from the Navajo Nation, the Red Valley project[...]

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