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Navajo Post Nov. 24 – Dec. 8, 2017 Issue

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Indian Country Criminal Justice major kicks off at NAU

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WINDOW ROCK – The Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0246-17, which requests the Navajo Nation’s support for the establishment of an undergraduate major entitled “Indian Country Criminal Justice,” at Northern Arizona University located in Flagstaff, Ariz. According to the legislation, the Law and Order Committee met with NAU’s Office of Native American…

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Alray Nelson named NCAIED Top 40 Native American Leader Under 40

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Award dedicated to Indigenous LGBTQ Youth GALLUP, NM – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announced its selection of Alray Nelson as one of the top 40 Native American Leaders Under 40. Award winners will be honored during the inaugural Northwest Enterprise Development Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington, on Wednesday, September…

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Navajo Nation Council advocates for increase in federal funding to complete the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project

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LEUPP, Ariz. – Last month in July, members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council attended the Tribal Interior Budget Council’s weeklong meetings regarding the upcoming federal FY2018 proposed budget to advocate for increased funding to complete the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, for operations and maintenance costs, and to appropriate additional funds for deferred maintenance.  …

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Navajo Nation Council members seek to bridge telecommunication gaps for public safety on the Navajo Nation

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LEUPP, Ariz. – 23rd Navajo Nation Council members met with the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, last month in July to discuss the expansion and improvement of telecommunication networks on the Navajo Nation, specifically relating to public safety.   FirstNet was established in 2012 by the U.S. Congress in response to the 9/11 terrorist…

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New Homes in the Works for Navajo Nation

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Navajo Nation officials and residents have expressed trepidation about the housing shortages throughout the reservation. As a result, new efforts are underway to restore the reputation of the biggest American Indian public housing authority in the nation. Per the Sante Fe New Mexican, the CFO is resigning after a mutual decision was made by new…

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Editorial: The Navajo people want jobs now

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By Alexander Chambers The Navajo Nation has a strong work force, the size of West Virginia that has the capacity to build, manufacture, design major sectors in business. But they don’t. That’s a real factoid. Rather than play the blame game, let’s talk about one solution that is guaranteed to trigger an economic boom within…

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Navajo Nation Member, Bitsóí, Appointed as Chief Diversity Officer

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According to Stony Brook University, LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí, EdM, EdD is taking on the role as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY.. In this role, LeManuel will work closely with the University Council. This isn’t Bitsóí’s first stint at the university. In 2014, he was appointed as the Director…

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Allegations of Theft Filed Against Whippoorwill President

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The Navajo Times has reported another incident of embezzlement by an official employee. Per the Times, Whippoorwill Chapter President, Jennifer Begay, allegedly swindled roughly $56,000 worth of industrial-grade mechanic equipment from an in-house warehouse. A member of the chapter told news reporters about the incidence on the condition of anonymity. According to the informer, he…

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