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Checks Being Mailed out to Navajo Citizens

OOC begins printing first batches of CARES Act Hardship Assistance checks for Navajo elders WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC) continues to work through the challenges of processing over 16,000 changes of address requests, limited personnel due to the spread of COVID-19, and other setbacks and has begun printing and…

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Navajo Uranium RadiationVictims Committee regarding the RECA Amendments of 2021 want Action

President Nez meets with the Navajo Uranium RadiationVictims Committee regarding the RECA Amendments of 2021 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Navajo Nation EPA Executive Director Valinda Shirley, Office of the Speaker, Navajo Department of Health Legislative Analyst Michele Morris, Navajo Nation Washington Office, and the Office…

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Veterans Administration moves forward with repairs to existing homes and construction of new homes for Navajo veterans

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Following years of policy reviews and changes, the Navajo Veterans Administration is moving forward with repairs and improvements to 125 homes that were constructed for Navajo veterans between 2014 and 2017. On Oct. 18, the Navajo Veterans Administration, working in partnership with a Navajo contractor, will break ground on the first…

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American Indian Graduate Center launches Indigenous research fellowship

$190K program to promote data equity in economics & economic development researchAlbuquerque, New Mexico – October 13, 2021 – American Indian Graduate Center is now acceptingapplications for the Miller Indigenous Economic Development Fellowship, a research grant gearedtoward funding Native doctoral research in economics and economic development. Applications for thefellowship are due November 19, 2021. The…

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New Lukachukai Community School Coming

New Lukachukai Community School  facilities scheduled for completion in June 2022 LUKACHUKAI, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer toured the construction site for the new Lukachukai Community School that will house new classrooms for grades K-8, dormitory, staff housing, gymnasium, bus and fire truck facility, water storage facility, and several sports fields…

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Navajo Nation receives initial $1.8 billion allocation through the American Rescue Plan Act  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.– The Navajo Nation received notice on Friday from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, acknowledging receipt of “complete and accurate” information and documentation that was submitted by the Navajo Nation Washington Office on May 21, which was used to calculate…

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CONGRESS APPROVES 6TH COVID BAILOUT: Largest Economic Relief in U.S. History

Congress approves the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to  provide COVID-19 relief, stimulus checks, unemployment benefits WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the passage of the American Rescue Plan by Congress on Wednesday, a $1.9 trillion relief package designed to help the United States recover from the devastating…

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (pictured May 5, 2020) said professional sports league's would be welcome to resume operations -- with limitations -- in the state after the stay-at-home order expires (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski) More

Navajo Nation opposes Arizona bill that opens door to segregating  Navajo and Hopi people and drastically reducing funds for direct services WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued letters to the Arizona State Senate and Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday, outlining the Navajo Nation’s opposition to Arizona S.B. 1653, which…

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Office of the Controller lacking $1.8 million for fourth quarter operations, at risk of employee layoffsWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Office of the Controller is entering the fourth and last quarter of this fiscal year lacking $1.8 million which is needed to retain current employees. The initial comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2021 only funded the…

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It’s an ery site to see Northern Edge Casino that once light up the South Hills of Farmington with their green and red casino lights. “Northern Edge was always packed and my wife and I always use to play and have dinner up there, now we are bored”, said Sam Johnson of Fruitland. “We don’t…

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