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Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

COLT Strategy Meeting Updates Members on Indian Issues at Federal Level

COLT Strategy Meeting Updates Members on Indian Issues at Federal Level

By Admin on May 2017

WASHINGTON—The Coalition of Large Tribes (COLT) convened for a strategy meeting to hear updates on issues from Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and the House Natural Resources Committee staff. The meeting was held on May 1, at the National Indian Gaming Association’s Stanley Crooks Center on Capitol Hill. President Russell Begaye serves as the Chairman of COLT and Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier is the current COLT Vice Chairman. COLT represents more than 60 percent of all tribal lands in the United States. The coalition is a partnership of federally[...]

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Naat’aani Development Corporation is Critical to Building Economy and Creating Job Opportunities

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK - President Russell Begaye urges the Navajo Nation Council to approve legislation petitioning the Department of the Interior to approve the charter of the Naat’áanii Development Corporation. This initiative is central to the administration’s economic plan and its pillars of job creation and infrastructure. The Naat’áanii Development Corporation is a holding company incorporated under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act that will act as a private sector vehicle to focus on job creation, economic development projects and generate revenues for the Nation by way of sharing dividends with the Nation’s General Fund and Permanent Trust Fund. At the[...]

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Navajo Human Rights Commission Advocates for Full and Regular Participation Within the UN

By Admin on May 2017

UNITED NATIONS—Speaking before the United Nations today, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) Executive Director Leonard Gorman stated the Navajo Nation’s continued support for permanent and regular participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and governing institutions within the U.N. system. The NNHRC is charged with the responsibility to advocate for Navajo human rights including fundamental indigenous human rights such as the right to self-determination and protection of its lands, territories and resources. Indigenous peoples including the Navajo Nation have worked on a proposal since March 2016. The goal of the proposal is to enhance indigenous peoples’ representatives and governing institutions participation[...]

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