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Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

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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