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Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

President Begaye Swears In New Veterans Advisory Council Members

President Begaye Swears In New Veterans Advisory Council Members

By Admin on Apr 2017

FT. DEFIANCE - Today, four Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council members were sworn-in during a meeting of the advisory council which took place at the NHA White Shell Conference Room. The members sworn-in were: Vern R. Lee and Candice Pioche-Zunie both from the Shiprock Agency, Olin Kieyoomia from the Ft. Defiance Agency and George Tolth from the Eastern Agency. Both President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the swearing in and thanked the veterans for their willingness to serve on the advisory council. The president addressed the lack of a permanent director for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration[...]

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President Begaye Statement on Meeting at Interior Department Regarding NGS

President Begaye Statement on Meeting at Interior Department Regarding NGS

By Admin on Apr 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Interior convened a meeting today with Navajo Generating Station (NGS) owners, stakeholders and government officials in order to determine the fate of NGS, address coal prices and seek ways to keep the power plant open. President Russell Begaye said today in a statement: “The primary goals of the Navajo Nation are to renew our lease and explore all ways to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2029. To shut down prematurely will create a devastating impact for Navajo, as over 40% of our entire budget and infrastructure is tied to revenues generating from both NGS[...]

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