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Yazzie on the Run

SKATE PARK SHOOTING UPDATE Police are still on the lookout for Deshawn Yazzie. Detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest, charging him with three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated battery, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police have made a separate arrest in connection with the…

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Advocating for Missing Women

First Lady Phefelia Nez appointed to New Mexico’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force WINDOW ROCK– Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and the Office of the First Lady and Second Lady are pleased to announce the appointment of Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to…

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Navajo Nation leaders discuss impact aid funds for Native American students in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Paul Begay met with New Mexico Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo and New Mexico on Public Education Department Deputy Secretary of Identity Equity and Transformation Kara Bobroff on Thursday, at the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department in Santa Fe, N.M. to discuss education issues…

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I got your 6: Law Enforcement community mingles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Navajo Officials attended the inaugural 2019 Indian Country Public Safety Summit on Tuesday, to garner support for the Navajo Nation’s public safety initiatives and to increase partnership opportunities with the federal government in support of tribal communities.  The two-day summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, focused on identifying and coordinating…

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Na Ni a Hasani Community Members Push back at RDC Hearing

Community members filled the special meeting held by the Resources and Development Committee at Cameron Chapter on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, to hear vendor issues with the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, updates on the Cameron farming project, two reports form the Navajo Department of Agriculture and a project update from the Navajo Division of Transportation.

CAMERON, Ariz. – Aug. 20, 2019 – The Resources and Development Committee held a special meeting at the Cameron Chapter on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, to receive reports on agricultural projects, local vendor issues, feral horse population estimates and the Big Boquillas Navajo tribal ranch. The RDC members heard from the Cameron Agricultural Ad Hoc…

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Protecting Native Women: Delegate Tso Testifies

PHOTO: Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso, left, and Division of Social Services Executive Director Deannah Neswood-Gishie, middle, gave input at the Office on Violence Against Women 2019 Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation in New Buffalo, MI on Aug. 21-22, 2019.

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. – Aug. 22, 2019 – Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso provided testimony to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women at the Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The consultation included two days of written and oral input from tribal leaders and representatives of over…

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Is “Buy Navajo, Buy Local” a False Notion?

CAMERON, Ariz. – Navajo officials recently highlighted the recent completion of a newly-paved access road and improvements to the Little Colorado River Gorge Navajo Tribal Park, located in the western portion of the Navajo Nation.  The park is a major tourist attraction that features a view of the deep narrow gorge of the Little Colorado River…

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Kayenta Mine Workers to be Laid Off

Almost all of the workers at the Kayenta Mine on the Navajo Nation are facing layoffs in the coming weeks. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Peabody Energy will cease operations as its sole coal customer, the Navajo Generating Station, is also slated to close. Peabody Energy filed a notice with the State of Arizona two months…

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Nez Gets New Chief

Milton Bluehouse, Jr. appointed to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President WINDOW ROCK — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased to announce that Milton Bluehouse, Jr. has been appointed to serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff for…

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Suspicious White Vans on the Navajo Nation

Navajo Police Department actively addressing  public concerns over white vans that appear suspicious WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President is aware of concerns from the Navajo public stemming from social media posts regarding white vans in various communities that appear suspicious. The Navajo Police Department under the leadership of…

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