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Local communities to benefit from the new Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center

GANADO, Ariz. –On Wednesday, members of the 23rdNavajo Nation Council had the honor of joining local residents as the community of Ganado celebrated the grand opening of the Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center located at Burnside Junction, which is approximately 40-miles west of Window Rock, Arizona. The new 35,000 square-foot building currently houses a Lowe’s Shop N’ Save, Pizza Edge, ACE…

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Referendum bill requesting salary adjustments for president and vice president to be considered by President Russell Begaye

WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Nation Council met in a special session on Friday, and voted 17-3 in support of Legislation No. 0272-18,…

Law and Order Committee supports proposed referendum to increase president’s salary

SHIPROCK, N.M. – On Monday, the Law and Order Committee considered Legislation No. 0272-18, seeking to approve and authorize an election…

Navajo Nation Council recognizes the accomplishments of outgoing BIA Navajo Regional Director Sharon Pinto

WINDOW ROCK– The 23rdNavajo Nation Council on Thursday gathered at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock to honor and…

Naabik’iyátí’ Committee supports funding request to help Native American students at Northern Arizona University

WINDOW ROCK– Last Thursday, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issued a “do pass” recommendation for Legislation No. 0224-18, approving a grant using supplemental funding from the…

The Federal Trade Commission files a Complaint against Tates Auto in U.S. District Court of Arizona.

St. Michaels, Ariz. –The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission ("Commission"), through its public hearings and written complaints filed by elderly Navajo…

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