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Navajo Nation Council grants township new authorities to pursue economic opportunities

WINDOW ROCK – On the fourth day of the Fall Council Session, the Navajo Nation Council voted 16-3 to approve Legislation No. 0226-18, which seeks to authorize the Kayenta Township Commission to form wholly owned entities and to extend sovereign Continue Reading

Diné Development Corporation contributes $350,000 to the Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK – At the start of Wednesday’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting, Diné Development Corporation CEO Austin Tsosie presented $350,000 to the Navajo Nation, a dividend payment that will be distributed between the Navajo Nation’s General Fund and the Continue Reading

Construction in Indian Country comes to the Arizona Valley for its 15th National Conference

TEMPE, AZ. (October 4, 2018) ‒ Workshops, a trade show, and a keynote speech moderated by the editor of a prominent Native American newspaper highlight the Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) 2018 National Conference Nov. 7-9 at the Wild Horse Continue Reading

NTUA and General Services improve Internet Services to all Tribal Offices

FORT DEFIANCE, AZ – The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the Navajo Nation Division of General Services are proud to announce a partnership that will significantly improve the internet/broadband services for tribal offices throughout the Navajo Nation. For years, the Continue Reading

NAVAJO ABANDONED URANIUM MINE FUNDING SOURCES

From ETD INC.  "From 1944 to 1986, nearly 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from Navajo lands under leases with the Navajo Nation." Abandoned Uranium Mine Funding Sources From 1944 to 1986, many Navajo people were employed at Continue Reading

Native-Owned Engineering Firm Received DOE Approval as Energy Service Company

Rock Gap Engineering is the first and only American Indian-owned firm in ESCO listing Albuquerque, NM – December 2016 – Rock Gap Engineering, an engineering consulting and construction firm, announced that it was recognized as the first and currently the only Native American Continue Reading

Indian Affairs Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New School Buildings

Photo Credit: Blackwater Community School website CONSTRUCTING NEW SCHOOLS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL VALUES WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Continue Reading

Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter Announces Officers and STEM Talk Program

WINDOW ROCK — The Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter, a newly formed professional chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for the Four Corners region, recently elected officers and announced a professional Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the groundbreaking of the Twin Arrows Travel Center

LEUPP, Ariz. – On Thursday, Navajo Nation Council members attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Twin Arrows Travel Center, which will be constructed northeast of the roundabout at Exit 219 on Interstate 40, located approximately 24-miles east of Flagstaff. In Continue Reading

Assistant Secretary Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Announces 2018 NABDI Grants Awarded To 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes Totaling $400,000

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded business development grants totaling $400,000 to 12 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Continue Reading

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