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Overiding Nez

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2019 – At the Special Session of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on Dec. 19, 2019, three of four Council resolutions from the Fall Session that were vetoed by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez were overridden. The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee of the Navajo Nation Council approved each of the overriding…

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Gilmore confirmed as district court judge

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Dec. 20, 2019 – Earlier this month, at a special session of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Neomi Gilmore was confirmed as a probationary judge in the Navajo Nation District Court system. Honorable Gilmore’s confirmation came after the recommendation of the Judicial Conduct Commission to President Nez for appointment to the…

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Free College Money for Native American Students

$500,000 in scholarship funds for Navajo students in the Four Corners area through the PNM Navajo Nation Workforce Training Scholarship Program.

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Lizer, Trump meet at White House

Vice President Lizer joins President Trump for signing of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons executive order WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, for the signing of an executive order to establish an inter-agency task force to address…

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Investment Opportunities

Vice President Myron Lizer discusses investment opportunities with Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee PHOENIX, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer met with Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee at the Arizona capitol on Thursday, to learn more about the opportunities provided through the state’s endowment trust fund, education endowment fund, and more.  “As the Navajo Nation becomes…

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Plane Crashes in Shiprock

On October 24, the Shiprock Police District of the Navajo Police Department received a call at 10:12 a.m. reporting an aircraft had overturned on the Shiprock Airstrip. The responding officer reported a single engine aircraft was occupied by two people. The aircraft had landed successfully on the pavement. However, for unknown reasons, veered off the…

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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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