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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Navajo Nation

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK - On May 26, 2017 the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the case of Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan. The case concerns an attempt by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to condemn several parcels of land in the eastern part of the Navajo Nation that include fractional interests owned by the Nation. The Court ruled that Section 357 of Title 25 of the U.S. Code, which allows condemnation of “allotments,” does not allow condemnation of land previously allotted to individual tribal members that are partially owned by an Indian tribe.[...]

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We Will Never Forget the Service of Our Fallen Warriors

We Will Never Forget the Service of Our Fallen Warriors

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK-Today, during a sunrise Memorial Day service, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez ceremoniously laid wreaths on the wall of fallen soldiers at the Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. “On this day we remember our men and women who have served in the armed forces to protect the United States and Dinétah, with special reflection for our Navajo Code Talkers who made the ultimate sacrifice,” President Begaye said. “We must reflect upon the fallen warriors who have given their lives to protect this land and our Diné people.” Acting Director of the Navajo[...]

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President Begaye Applauds Confirmation of New NHA Board Members

President Begaye Applauds Confirmation of New NHA Board Members

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On May 26, President Begaye applauds the newly appointed board of directors for the Navajo Housing Authority. “Housing on the Navajo Nation is one of the most important and pressing problems we face today. We now have the opportunity to build new homes for many of our families who are without homes or live without access to running water and electricity,” said President Begaye. “I appreciate working with the Navajo Nation Council to select a new and qualified board that will demand accountability of NHA management. I thank you all for your support on this effort that[...]

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Legislation Introduced to Approve Extended Operations of NGS to 2019

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK- The Naanish doo Iina Task Force has released the following statement regarding the legislation to extend the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) until 2019. The task force is comprised of over two dozen individuals from the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources, Navajo Minerals Department, Office of Navajo Tax Commission, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Division of Economic Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of the President and Vice President, Navajo Nation Council and Speaker. “Over the past four months, the Naanish doo Iina Task Force has worked diligently to negotiate a replacement lease to serve as a guide path for[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez to Honor Fallen Service Men and Women on Memorial Day

President Begaye and Vice President Nez to Honor Fallen Service Men and Women on Memorial Day

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK - President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez will lay a wreath on the Wall of Fallen Service Men and Women in acknowledgement of National Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017. “The purpose of Memorial Day is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military to protect the Navajo Nation and the U.S.,” said President Begaye. “We invite you to join us to honor these fallen men and women,” said Vice President Nez. "Don't forget to thank a veteran for their service." Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 Time: 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Location:[...]

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