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Roadwork to begin on NM 509, Maloney Rd.

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Six along with Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc. will begin mill and inlay work on New Mexico State Road 609 at the eastern portion of the corridor in Gallup on April 29.

Work will begin on the centerline of roadway from mile marker 1.35-2.35 (from First Street to U.S. Highway...

Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’íyáti’ Committee voices support to reform workplace sexual misconduct laws, policies

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley placed the topic of sexual harassment prevention, awareness, and response on the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee’s agenda on April 25 to provide an overview of current Navajo Nation workplace policies provided by the Navajo Nation Division of Human Resources.

The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee voiced overwhelming support to initiate legislation aimed at reforming and creating new measures within Navajo Nation policy to prevent and appropriately respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and assault, and to provide more resources to victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

“The 25th...

GIMC to close water sevices on May 3

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Gallup Indian Medical Center will be completing important repairs to their water system in the main hospital building effective May 3 after 4:30 pm. The hospital will not have water services for the duration of the repairs. All Inpatient Services will be closed and current patients will be transferred out to neighboring hospitals to allow for continuation of care.

In a press release published April 25, hospital officials said the repairs would only take about 24 hours, and that services will be restored as soon as possible.


Charles-Newton champions Navajo sovereignty at TriSec 2024

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LAS VEGAS, N.V. — In a gathering of tribal leaders and organizations at the TriSec 2024 Conference during the week of April 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Navajo Nation Council Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton delivered a powerful keynote address, where she discussed pressing issues such as public safety and the interplay of traditional governance in modern Navajo society. The conference, organized by the Falmouth Institute, provided a platform for discussing and addressing key issues that affect Native American tribes.

Charles-Newton, who chairs the 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Law and Order Committee, highlighted the deep-seated narratives that have shaped the Navajo Nation, including...

Navajo Nation Council addresses disability initiatives

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Speaker Crystalyne Curley welcomed representatives from the Navajo Nation Advisory Council on Disabilities to Window Rock, Ariz. on April 23 to meet with members of the 25th Navajo Nation Council to push action items forward regarding accessibility issues facing the Navajo Nation’s disabled population.

“The voice of our disabled population has long been neglected. The Advisory Council has drafted legislation and surveys that address efforts to improve our chapter houses, polling places, and other public places to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Crystalyne (Tachee/Blue Gap, Many Farms, Nazlini, Tselani/Cottonwood, Low Mountain) said.

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