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Nez, Lizer proclaim November ‘Navajo Nation Adoption Awareness Month’

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation Nov. 1 to recognize the month of November as “Navajo Nation Adoption Awareness Month” to stress that there are hundreds of Navajo children who receive foster care services while waiting to be adopted by a...

Navajo transportation department asks for federal funding

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TSE BONITO, N.M.— Navajo Division of Transportation Executive Director Garret Silversmith advocated before a Resource and Development Committee Breakout Session Oct. 27 for increased federal funding in support of Navajo Nation transportation infrastructure projects.

“We appreciate the consistent support of our Navajo Nation President, Vice President and Council for advocating and allocating funds on behalf of Navajo DOT,” Silversmith said. “However, our transportation inventory is huge and there’s not enough money to address the needs of our Nation.”

The RDC Breakout Session was a part of the White House Administration’s visit to the Navajo Nation, in which White House...

Online hardship assistance applications available to Navajo Nation on Nov. 2

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller opened the application for the Hardship Assistance Program for enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who are 65-years or older and to special needs individuals. The office acknowledged that there is a shortage of hard copy applications that were provided to the Nation’s 110 chapters, and says it is working quickly to provide additional hard copies.

On Oct. 9, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved the hardship assistance expenditure plan to provide $49 million in CARES Act funds for emergency financial assistance for enrolled members of the Navajo Nation through an application...

President Nez discusses CARES Act deadline, other concerns with Rep. O’Halleran

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NAZLINI, Ariz.— Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., Oct. 23, to talk about ongoing CARES Act projects and the pending Dec. 30, deadline to expend funds, infrastructure needs and initiatives on the Navajo Nation, and efforts of the Nez-Lizer Administration to work with federal agencies to move projects forward.

The two leaders met in the community of Nazlini, Ariz., as the Nez-Lizer Administration held a food and care package distribution to help local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. O’Halleran and his staff members also assisted with the distribution of food and supplies to local families.

“We appreciate the...

Gov. lowers flags in recognition of Rep. Salazar

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered state flags to half-staff through sundown Oct. 28 in recognition of the late state Rep. Nick Salazar of Ohkay Owingeh.

On Oct. 23 the governor issued the following statement upon news of the death of Salazar:

“Representative Salazar was an exemplary public servant. He represented Northern New Mexico, but all New Mexicans benefited from his service. Whether it was through his advocacy for New Mexico seniors and their well-being, his support for our national laboratories or the resources he delivered for Native American communities, he demonstrated over the course of more than 40 years as a member of the Legislature that he understood...

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