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First Native American Elected to serve as a Judge with the Moon Valley

President Nez joins Deborah Ann Begay as she becomes the first Native American to serve as Justice of the Peace for Moon Valley PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Friday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor of administering the oath of office to Deborah Ann Begay, a member of the Navajo Nation, who became the very first…

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713 Homes Get Electric Power on the Navajo Nation

NTUA far exceeds expectations with 713 homes  now connected to the electric grid with CARES Act funds WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority for their commitment and long hours of hard work over the last several months to expedite the completion of CARES Act…

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NAVAJO CONTROLLER: ‘We expect to begin processing payments starting the week of January 18…’

Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program currently 90% funded, federal extension has not modified expenditure strategyWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports a total expenditure of Navajo CARES Act funds of $414,179,819 and a total amount of open commitments of $15,571,454 as of Jan. 5. The amount transferred to the Navajo…

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Violent events that unfolded at the Capitol are shameful says Navajo President

Read the full entire Statement from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer First and foremost, the violent events unfolding at the Capitol in Washington D.C. are shameful, uncalled for, and need to stop immediately. We are praying for the safety and well-being of our leaders and staff in Congress, law enforcement…

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25% of applicants to the Navajo CARES Hardship Assistance Program at risk of being excluded because of missing records, information

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reports 30,000 applicants for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program may potentially be excluded due to missing records. At the conclusion of the application period Nov. 30, the Controller’s Office collected applications for 295,000 members. Of these applicants, nearly 73,000 members or 25% of…

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THE RISE OF NATIVE AMERICA

BIDEN SELECTS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN TO LEAD THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday announced New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Haaland would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.”A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of…

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Navajo school, students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

Second-grader Winona Begaye uploads homework in her family's vehicle in a dirt lot near Blue Gap, Ariz., on Sept. 25, 2020. Navajo Nation schools have remained virtual this fall because it's too dangerous to reopen their doors. To help families with no internet or poor access get online, the Piñon Unified School District outfitted school buses with Wi-Fi. (Megan Marples/Cronkite News via AP)

By ANTHONY J. WALLACE/Cronkite News PINON, Arizona (AP) — One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only parent died of COVID-19, to work construction while going to school online. Then there’s…

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More than 240k Navajos apply for tribal virus relief funding

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.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — About three-quarters of Navajos enrolled with the tribe have applied for financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to file an application is Monday. Already, more than 240,000 have been submitted online or on paper, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller said. The tribe has about 327,000…

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