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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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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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Uncontrollable Spread of COVID-19 Hits the Navajo Nation

383 new cases, 8,131 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges the Navajo people to recommit to fighting the pandemic  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported an all-time high of 383 new…

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NAVAJO CASINOS COULD CLOSE PERMANENTLY

Navajo public urged to submit public comments for legislation that seeks support and approval for the reopening of Navajo Nation casino facilities  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer encourage the Navajo people to submit written comments by mail or e-mail to let their voices be heard in regards to…

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Navajo President Fires Back CARES Act Proposal to Council

President Nez to present $652 million CARES Act  funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is scheduled to present a $652 million CARES Act funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during a special council session on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. (MDT), which includes funds for the following:…

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Navajo Nation needs to make changes to the way they operate

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake up call for everyone. Sometimes humanity needs that wake up call, a time of reflection, a time to identify what needs to be fix. I realized that, our Navajo Nation government operates old school. What do I mean? Well, not having the ability to serve the people during a…

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Washington Redskins retire team name, logo; no replacement announced

FOX NEWS REPORTS The Washington Redskins announced Monday they will change their team name and logo after about 87 years of using it, in the wake of corporate and public pressure to ditch the moniker over racial connotations. The Redskins did not announce a new name. “On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review…

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CROWNPOINT CHARGED WITH MURDER

Blaine Charles Morgan, 35, of Crownpoint, N.M., has been charged federally with murder for a stabbing that occurred on the Navajo Nation.  The FBI and Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations on Monday arrested Morgan, who was in Navajo custody. Morgan is charged in a complaint and an indictment with the March 29, 2020, death of an adult…

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Mask Guidance for Children and Youth

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required of adults in public settings and recommended for children three and older, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. The general principle is that masks are used to limit potential harm to others by helping reduce their risk of infection (and they may have…

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