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Dineh Benally Announces he’s running for Congress

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Dear Voters:   I am announcing today my candidacy for the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District.    Education, Energy, Employment, and Economic Development are few of the critical areas I have chosen to concentrate on, and the position I am striving for will allow me to embed key initiatives and policies for a more sustainable and…

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State of New Mexico replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer thank New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for signing a historic bill into law on Tuesday, that officially replaces “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the state of New Mexico.  President Nez and Vice President Lizer said the change is long overdue…

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Navajo Nation Leadership Celebrate Navajo Courts

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation leadership celebrated the Navajo Nation Judicial System’s 60 years of service to the Navajo people Monday, April 1. Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne hosted the executive and legislative branches, which were represented by President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer, and Speaker Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock…

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Empowering Emergency calls on the Navajo Nation

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New First Responders Network Promises to Aid Emergency Calls on the Navajo Nation WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — FirstNet officials presented on the telecommunications network to members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Committee in a work session Friday, March 29 at the Council Chamber. FirstNet is a priority-based communications network offering mission critical services…

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Report: Methane emissions are higher on Navajo lands

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FARMINGTON — An eight-page report released by the Environmental Defense Fund states oil and natural gas companies waste more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas extracted from Navajo Nation lands each year, leading to a loss of $3.4 million of profits and $850,000 of royalties. “It’s still not something that every member of…

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