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Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

President Begaye: Reconsidering Bears Ears National Monument Designation is Unacceptable

President Begaye: Reconsidering Bears Ears National Monument Designation is Unacceptable

By Admin on Apr 2017

WINDOW ROCK – Today President Trump signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to consult local governments and tribes in reviewing national monuments created by the Antiquities Act since Jan.1, 1996, that are greater than 100,000 acres. Secretary Zinke’s two-part review will first be directed toward the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. The secretary has been directed to report back to the president on suggested legislative or executive action within 120 days. For decades, tribal nations have fought to protect the cultural and spiritual significance that is encompassed within the area of the Bears Ears. “Tribal[...]

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Bridging Intergenerational Gap Begins With Honoring Our Elders

Bridging Intergenerational Gap Begins With Honoring Our Elders

By Admin on Apr 2017

WINDOW ROCK - On April 24, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation designating April as Older Americans Month. The Office of the President and Vice President recognizes that our elders hold within themselves great wisdom and traditional knowledge. Because of which, it’s imperative that OPVP honor the legacy of their wisdom while trying to connect their teachings with the developing minds of the Navajo youth. “They are the true keepers of our language and culture. Within our language exists a whole paradigm of teachings as to how we are supposed to live as Navajo.  Our elders[...]

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