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NEWS

JUNE 2016

Navajo Nation Gardening Challenge to Unite and Empower Navajo Families

PRESS RELEASE-WATER DELIVERY SYSTEM REPAIRED AT NAPI, CROPS WILL RECEIVE WATER

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPROVES $2 MILLION FOR SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AMONG NAVAJO NATION CHAPTERS

PRESS RELEASE-OPVP MEETS WITH 23RD COUNCIL TO DISCUSS LEVERAGING NAVAJO NATION ASSETS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

PRESS RELEASE-TWO MISSING NAVAJO BOYS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN GALLUP, NM

PRESS RELEASE-AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NAVAJO BOYS TAKEN FROM WHEATFIELDS LAKE(1)

MAY 2016

PRESS RELEASE-UNIQUE MOMENT IN PRESIDENTIAL WREATH LAYING SERVICE AT VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL

PRESS RELEASE-CLINTON RALLY BEACONS INVITE FOR SECRETARY TO VISIT NAVAJO NATION

PRESS RELEASE-SCHEDULED NAVAJO RESERVOIR

Begaye-Nez Administration Sends Letters to Sapulpa Public Schools

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE ALLOCATES FUNDS FOR HOUSING IN FORMER BENNETT FREEZE AREA

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE APPLAUDS ALERT SYSTEM TASK IN FAST TRACKING DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Begaye-Nez Administration Advocate for Navajo Police Memorial

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS OFFICER ALEX YAZZIE WAS DISTINGUISHED IN HIS SERVICE

VOLUME 1 – ISSUE 1

PRESS RELEASE-VICE PRESIDENT NEZ SUPPORTS FACE PROGRAM GRADUATES IN FT. WINGATE

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT SIGNS A HISTORIC 150 MILLION ECONOMIC PROJECTS BILL TO CREATE JOBS AND RAISE REVENUE FOR THE NATION

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ MOURN THE PASSING OF NAVAJO CODE TALKER BILL HENRY TOLEDO

PRESS RELEASE-NAVAJO NATION PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT TO SIGN HISTORICAL PERMANENT TRUST FUND LEGISLATION ON SATURDAY, MAY 7(1)

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ SUPPORT IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF TWIN LAKES ELEMENTARY

PRESS RELEASE-GRAND OPENING OF LITTLE FOLKS DAYCARE PROVIDES QUALITY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN

PRESS RELEASE-STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT RUSSELL BEGAYE ON ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL CONNECTED IN DEATH OF ASHLYNNE MIKE

PRESS RELEASE-Man Arrested in Abduction, Death of 11-Yearo-old Ashlynne Mike

PRESS RELEASE-NAVAJO NATION MOURNS THE DEATH OF ONE OF ITS CHILDREN, PRESIDENT BEGAYE CALLS FOR PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILY

PRESS RELEASE-ABDUCTED 11 YEAR OLD FOUND DECEASED TODAY NEAR SHIPROCK

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS NEW KAYENTA HEALTH CARE FACILITY IS A SYMBOL OF HOPE, WELLNESS AND HEALING

PRESS RELEASE-Vice President Nez Attends Regional Committee Meetings to Provide Updates on TAP and Progress of Administration

PRESS RELEASE-NAVAJO NATION DPS SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA ALERT IS A HOAX

PRESS RELEASE-Vice President Advocates on Behalf of NM Navajo TIF Projects, Awarded $3.395M

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAID USEPA MADE EMPTY PROMISES AND NEEDS TO REIMBURSE NAVAJO FARMERS

Economic Summit Gathers Tribal Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Create Solutions to Building Economies

600 Attending Navajo Economic Summit at Twin Arrows

President Begaye Requests US DOJ Involvement in Investigation of Tsingine’s Death

President Begaye Calls for EPA to Testify on Gold King Mine

Vice President Nez Attends Zika Action Plan Summit

President Begaye Applauds Funding Award for Seven BIE Schools on the Nation, Yet States, ‘There Remains Work to be Done’

President Begaye Calls for Federal Level Investigation in Tsingine Shooting

APRIL 2016

OPVP Takes Steps Toward Addressing A Solid Waste-Management Plan For The Nation President Begaye Says Teaching the Navajo Language is Key to Reinforcing the Foundations of Hozho and Ke’

Two Nations, One Voice Communicated to Governor Ducey, State Elected Officials

President Begaye Says Winslow Shooting of Loreal Tsingine Warrants Independent Investigation

President Begaye Supports Economic Development Based In Sovereignty Through Inter-Tribal Networking at Res 2016

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Meet with Senator Udall on Gallup Detox Center

President Begaye and Vice President Nez meet with Secretary Clinton to Discuss Critical Issues Facing the Navajo Nation

President Begaye Urges a Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

American Indian Business leaders gather this week in Las Vegas, Navajo President speaking March 22nd

President Begaye Said Presidental Candidates Need to Honor Our Treaties and Uphold Our Sovereignty

Vice President Nez Celebrates Tonalea White Mesa Power Line Connection

President Begaye’s Statement on Federal Investigation Ignoring U.S. EPA Negligence Regarding Gold King Mine Spill-2

Vice President Nez Visits Iyanbito Chapter for Motor Grader Celebration

Begaye-Nez Administration Opens Doors For Navajos To Become Medical Doctors-2

Vice President Nez Urges NM Governor Martinez to Approve Funding for Navajo Nation Capital Outlay Projects

MARCH 2016

Vice President Nez Participates in NAU Tribal Advisory Board Meeting

Begaye-Nez appoint first Native woman to lead the Division of Economic Development

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE SIGNS HISTORIC LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE WATER AND WASTEWATER TO ALL NAVAJO COMMUNITIES

Continuing the Dialogue of Prevention and Awareness

Media Advisory-President Begaye and Vice President Nez to Sign Enabling Legislation Establishing a Navajo Veterans Administration and Veterans Advisory Council

Coalmine Canyon Power Line Project Moves Forward President Begaye Approves Stipends for Grazing Officials in Resolution CJA-2-16

Vice President Nez Coordinates Hantavirus Awareness Campaign_opt

Vice President Nez Attends CDC-ATSDR Tribal Consultation Session

President Begaye – The Veteran’s Act Belongs to Navajo Veterans

Vice President Nez Calls for Further Partnership with State of Utah in Areas of Water Rights, State Land Reversions and Education

Harry D Brown Sr

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Order Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Harry D Brown

Media Advisory-President Begaye and Vice President Nez to Sign Enabling Legislation Establishing a Navajo Veterans Administration and Veterans Advisory Council

Navajo Code Talker’s Dream Home Completed

Vice President Nez Addresses New Mexico Legislature During American Indian Day

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE MEETS WITH NM DIGNITARIES TO FURTHER NATION TO NATION RELATIONSHIPS_opt

PRESS RELEASE-OPVP MOURNS PASSING OF FORMER DELEGATE AND KOREAN CONFLICT VETERAN HARRY D. BROWN, SR.

President Begaye said Students Shouldn’t be punished for Expressing Pride in their Culture

Navajo Nation Loses a Broadcast Legend in George Werito

Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Jo Ellen Darcy Visits the Navajo Nation

Jim R Parris Confirmed as Controller of the Navajo Naton

Navajo Nation President to Sign the First Native Veterans Act Into Law

2016 Opening Winter Session of NN Council Foregoes Verbal Reports from both OPVP and Office of the Speaker

FEBRUARY 2016

OPVP Mourns Passing of Navajo Radio Personality George Werito

Vice President Nez meets with NM Legislators to find solutions to tif, Capital Outlay Funding for Navajo Nation Projects

Navajo Code Talker Ernest Yazhe Laid to Rest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passing of Code Talker Alfred Peaches

Proclamation for Ernest Yazhe

OPVP Issues Proclamation Honoring Code Talker Ernest Yazhe, Flags to Fly at Half Mast January 19

Secretary Jewell Announces Congressional Funding for new Facilities at Cove Day School

Navajo Yes Announces 2016 Navajo Parks Race Series for the Dine Nation

Begaye-Nez Administration Saves 48 Jobs, NSDP Employees to Report to Work Tomorrow

Public Hearings Push Veteran Concerns and Approval of Veterans Act Navajo Veteran Act Public Hearing set for Jan 7 2016 has been cancelled and rescheduled

JANUARY 2016

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez fill cabinet seats with Navajo scientist and engineer

PSA VA 12 31 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Affirm the Voice of the Navajo People in Continuing to Support the Line-Item Veto

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Honor the Voices of the Navajo People Navajo Students Among Graduates at Fort Lewis College’s Winter 2015 Commencement

Planting Seeds of Hope Through Community Dialogue About Suicide Prevention

Building Communities of Hope Tour Kicks Off at Thoreau High School

Council Moves to Override Voice of the People In Challenging Line-Item Veto Authority

PRESS RELEASE-PRESIDENT BEGAYE SAYS SEPARATING NAVAJO CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILIES IS DEVASTATING

Navajo Nation Mourns Loss of Leonard Haskie President Begaye and Vice President Nez Sign Proclamation Declaring Third Week of December As Suicide Prevention Week

President Begaye Advocated For Suicide Prevention

Vice President Nez Calls for Attention to Water Rights, Education and Medicaid In Tribal Consultant with Governor Ducey

DECEMBER 2015

PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER LAUNCHING SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

Controller of the Navajo Nation Appointed By The Navajo Nation President and Vice President

NACC Selected as Potential Operators of Navajo Nation BHP Mine

President Begaye Signs MOU Between Navajo Nation and BIA to Address Infrastructure Issues in FBFA

NAVAJO DOJ CONTINUES TO QUESTION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S GOLD KING MINE SPILL RECOVERY EFFORTS

Vice President Nez Calls for More Attention to Existing Navajo Issues in Meeting with Secretary Jewell

BEGAYE COMMENDS SILVERTON AND SAN JUAN COUNTY FOR JOINING EFFORT TO DESIGNATE UPPER ANIMAS WATERSHED AS SUPERFUND SITE

Beeholdzil Fighting Scouts Events Center To Host Nationally Televised Basketball Game Between Embry-Riddle and NAU

Navajo Nation Enters A New Dawn Of Leveraging Financial Assets President Begaye Statement on Colorado Officials Disputing EPA Claims

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Thank Former NAPI CEO Tsosie Lewis CEO For His Service

President Begaye and Vice President Feed Veterans on Veterans Day

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Say ‘Let’s Extend Our Hearts And Hands to Assist Our Veterans’

NEWS RELEASE-A NAVAJO CODE TALKER’S WISH

PRESIDENT BEGAYE VETOS $20M AIRCRAFT LOAN LEGISLATION

PRESS RELEASE-Teesto Leaders Say President Begay Kept His Word

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye Signs Legislation Requiring the Chief Justice to Hold Juris Doctor Degree

NOVEMBER 2015

PRESS RELEASE-Vice President Nez Clocks Miles in Support of Red Ribbon Week

PRESS RELEASE-Tribal Sovereignty and Revenue Sharing Have Critical Impacts to Gaming Tribes, President Begaye Said at 2015 AIGA EXPO

PRESS RELEASE Two Boys who went missing overnight have been found in Beshbito Area

PRESS RELEASE-Chinle Bank Robber in Custody

PRESS RELEASE-32 Cars derailed on BNSF Railway east of Gallup

PRESS RELEASE-We are Nations, Let’s act like it, President Russell Begaye says at NCAI

President Begaye Statement On FEMA Denying Request For Emergency Declaration

Begay Statement on US Department of Interior Report Blaming EPA For Gold King Mine Spill

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye Proclaims Third Week of October as Navajo Nation Disability Awareness Week

PRESS RELEASE-2015 State of the Navajo Nation Address

Talk is over and action is needed now on the Former Bennett Freeze area says President Begaye

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye Supports Congressman Grijalva’s Bill to put a Moratorium on Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye and Vice President Nez tell NAU Students to maintain focus

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye encouraged by House action on Native energy bill

PRESS RELEASE-Indian Gaming is critical to upholding Statewide Programs and Services says President Begaye

PRESS RELEASE-President Begaye and Vice President Nez offer Condolences for Student Killed in NAU Shooting

Begaye Applauds New Mexico Delegation Call for Prompt Action on Navajo Emergency Declaration Request

Press Release Begaye Applauds McCain and Flake Call for Swift Review of Navajo Emergency Declaration Request

Press Release Attorney General Branch Asks EPA To Assure Fair Satisfaction of Mine Spill Claims

OCTOBER 2015

Press Release Begaye Requests FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessments Vice President Nez Joins Council to Hear Concerns of Bennett Freeze Residents

Vice President Nez Shares Message of Empowerment at COPE Symposium

President Begaye Attends NIHB 32nd Annual Consumer Conference

Vice President Nez Celebrates Dine’ College Housing, Student Union Building

Begaye-Nez Administration Promotes Suicide Prevention

Begaye testifies before House Oversight and NR Committee

Begaye Calls for Increased Federal Support in Testimony

HUD Assistant Secretary Ramirez Meets with Navajo Veterans on Housing

HUD Assistant Secretary Ramirez Meets with Navajo Veterans on Housing

PRESS RELEASE Navajo Nation Honors Lives Lost During 9 11 with Moment of Silence

Operation Yellow Water Flyer Statement by President Begaye regarding FEMA

Prominent Activist To Help Raise Awareness Of Devastation Caused By Mine Spill

President Begaye Updates Senator Udall on SJR Contamination

Donations Press Release – September 3rd

SEPTEMBER 2015

President Begaye requests Appointment of FEMA Disaster Recovery Coordinator

Attorney General Branch selects Hueston Hennigan LLP

President Begaye opens irrigation to Upper Fruitland, San Juan and Nenahnezad Chapters

Navajo Nation President Begaye keeps restrictions in place for San Juan River

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Lauds Council’s Support

Begaye applauds McCain & Udall request for oversight hearing on epa spill

8.14.15 Water Release

8.14.15 Ducey McCain Codetalker Statement

Operation To Litso Flyer

EO 02-2015

Declaring a state of emergency Gold King Mine Silverton CO (00000002)

Ceremonial Parade Provides Opportunity to Hear Navajo Concerns

President Begaye Announces U.S. EPA Will Be Responsible for Toxic Spill

President Begaye Approves NCDFI Operating Funds, Alcohol Tax

FINAL precautionary notice

President Begaye Demands U.S. EPA Release Information on Contaminants

President Begaye Invites Gov. Ducey, Sen. McCain to Navajo Code Talker Day

President Begaye Elected Vice President for Coalition of Large Tribes

President Begaye Issues Statement on U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan Ruling

AUGUST 2015

Chinle Woman Found in Aftermath of Flood

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Meet with Utah Governor

Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation Proclamation

Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation Proclamation

President Begaye Meets with U.S. Department of Education, Bureau of Indian Education

Honor the Legacy of Kee Etsicitty and Live Courageously

Council Confirms Three Begaye-Nez Cabinet Members

Navajo Fluency Referendum Statement

JULY 2015

20150722-Proclamation-In honor and recognition of the late Navajo Code Talker PFC Kee Etsicitty

President Begaye Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty

2015 Summer Session State of the Navajo Nation

President Begaye Announces NNTRC and NDOT Appointments Proclamation Celebration of Youth

President Begaye Issues Proclamation, Honors Native Youth

Chinle Agency Council Report

President Begaye Issues Safety Warning for Forest Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Navajo Nation leaders reach unprecedented agreement on priorities

JUNE 2015

President Begaye Makes Dine Board of Education Appointments

President Begaye Announces Dine College Board of Regents Appointments

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Attend Veterans Summit

President Begaye Announces $6.7 Million Settlement for Shiprock Environmental Mitigation Projects

President Begaye Praises DOI for Approving Compact

Vice President Nez Attends Agency Council, Coyote Canyon Building Dedication

President Begaye Honors Navajo Code Talker Bahe Ketchum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Navajo Nation leaders meet to address top priorities

Pinon Unified School District Loses Nine Buses in Overnight Fire

MAY 2015

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Address SJC Fire Services

Vice President Nez Attends Birdsprings Memorial Day Event_opt

Begaye-Nez Administration Announce New Cabinet Members

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Issue Memorial Day Message

President Begaye, Vice President Nez Urge Caution When Traveling

President Begaye Vice President Nez Issue Message to Navajo Graduates

President Begaye Attends ASU Meetings, Convocations

President Begaye Encourages Public Safety After Tuba City Robbery

President Begaye Inspects Tohajiilee Well, Meets with Chapter President

President Begaye Responds to Tohajiilee Emergency

President Begaye Announces Appointments on KTNN