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Navajo Gaming Opening of Navajo Blue Travel Plaza

Over 9000 Square Foot Travel Plaza Creates Jobs While Celebrating Navajo Culture, Cuisine and Architecture as Southwestern Gateway to Navajo Nation Twin Arrows, Ariz. – Navajo Blue Travel Plaza is opening to public! Individuals driving through the Navajo Nation on Interstate 40 have been seeing billboards for several months advertising Navajo Blue. But what is Continue Reading

$46 million construction contract to build two pumping plants for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

FARMINGTON, NM – The Trump Administration is building facilities that will provide secure clean and reliable water to the Navajo Nation and rural communities in northwestern New Mexico. In order to meet this goal, the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $45,945,150 to Archer Western Construction, LLC of Phoenix, Arizona to construct the Tooh Haltsooi Pumping Plant Continue Reading

Indian Affairs taking into trust tribal lands under new guidance

The Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney issued two separate decisions taking lands into trust for the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria and the Catawba Indian Nation. These historic decisions, and the records supporting them, benefited from recently released guidance establishing a clear, four-step process for analyzing trust acquisitions Continue Reading

All Pueblo Council of Governors response to Bureau of Land Management’s preferred plan for Greater Chaco

On Friday, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional Office released a joint draft resource management plan amendment (RMPA) that will shape oil and gas development decisions in Chaco Canyon for years to come. Chaco Canyon — a portion of which is Continue Reading

Industry experts in tribal economic development, financial management launch new firm

Native American economic development, fiscal management and government policy experts launch a new company, McCabe Consulting LLC. Sean McCabe (Navajo), Juan Massey and their team of experienced Native professionals are supplying the planning and implementation strategies necessary to spur tribal economic development. McCabe is affecting his experience rooted in two decades of providing audit services, Continue Reading

Navajo Nation enters into MOU with Neighboring County to assess new railroad system feasibility

Railroad system would promote and strengthen community and economic development projects in Four Corners region Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer and San Juan County Commission Chairman Jack Fortner signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a ceremony held at the San Juan College School of Energy in Farmington, New Mexico on Thursday, Continue Reading

HUD ANNOUNCES $655 MILLION IN INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to nearly 600 Native American Tribes in 38 States. The funding is distributed to eligible Tribes and their tribally designated housing entities to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in their Continue Reading

President Nez urges Los Angeles City Council to support renewable energy partnerships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, as they requested the Los Angeles City Council to adopt a motion to support a feasibility study for a partnership between the Navajo Nation and the city to pursue renewable energy projects on the Navajo Continue Reading

Samish Indian Nation receives $760,000 federal grant to improve roads and transportation safety

Funding will build new roundabout on State Route 20 and Campbell Lake Road near Samish Nation The Samish Indian Nation was awarded $760,000 in federal funding last week through the United States Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Safety Fund. Samish is one of six Washington tribes awarded funds to address transportation safety issues in and around Continue Reading

New Desert Diamond Casino West Valley Opens

State of the Art Facility Offers Slots, Poker, Blackjack and Bingo plus Five Dining Venues GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) opens its new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley to the public at 8:00 p.m. today. A private ribbon cutting ceremony for tribal members and dignitaries is being held this morning. The Continue Reading