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HUD to announce funding for lead remediation in Gallup homes

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Officials from Housing and Urban Development announced funding will be made available to the City of Gallup to help in testing and remediating lead from area housing units.  The announcement at the Gallup Housing Authority was made Aug. 29.

Lead exposure in older homes poses a significant health and safety threat to...

Health dept. to register delayed birth certificates

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Vital record agencies to provide birth certificates

SANTA FE, N. M. - The New Mexico Department of Health will join the Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records and Identification and other state vital record agencies from Arizona and Colorado to sponsor a multi-day, multi-state Delayed Birth Certificate Registration Event on Sept. 10, 11, and 12 in Shiprock, N.M.

This multi-state event will run from 12:30 pm -3 pm. on Sept. 10 and 9am-3 pm on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Shiprock Youth Complex, located at 4198 U.S. Hwy. 491.

This multi-state event is the second consecutive year these agencies will all be in one place to help people born in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado who have never...

Navajo Nation President Nez speaks at Indian Country safety summit

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco, and Council Delegate Eugenia Charles Newton, attended the inaugural 2019 Indian Country Public Safety Summit Aug. 27, to garner support for the Navajo Nation’s public safety initiatives and to increase partnership opportunities with the federal government in support of tribal communities.

The two-day summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, focused on identifying and coordinating public safety resources for tribes and provided a forum to discuss public safety priorities with tribal leaders, law enforcement officers, and judicial officials.

“As leaders of the Navajo...

Navajo Nation and Central Consolidated Schools sign historic school resource agreement

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SHIPROCK, N.M. - The Navajo Police Department and the Central Consolidated School District have signed a memorandum of agreement to assign two full-time school resource officers to the northern New Mexico public school system.

The signing ceremony was held Aug. 26 with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice-President Myron Lizer finalizing the school resource agreement, a historic partnership for both the Navajo Nation and Central Consolidated School District.

“The partnership increases the safety of the learning environment for students and educators. The presence of SROs will help to reduce crime and bullying and lead to educational and mental health benefits of students...

Nez-Lizer welcome U.S. Attorneys to the Navajo Nation

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were joined by Navajo Nation Attorney General Doreen N. McPaul, Acting Deputy Attorney General Kimberly Dutcher, and Acting Chief Prosecutor Jennifer Henry for a momentous occasion to meet with U.S. Attorneys from the states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico Aug. 26.

Nez and Lizer welcomed U.S. Attorney John W. Huber who serves the District of Utah; Michael G. Bailey who serves the District of Arizona; and John C. Anderson, who serves the District of New Mexico to the Office of the President and Vice President, to discuss ways to improve the coordination of tribal and federal investigations...

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