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Nez, Lizer highlight multiple issues during State of the Navajo Nation Address

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer presented the State of the Navajo Nation Address on Oct. 17, the opening day of the 24th Navajo Nation Council’s Fall Council Session.

Jonathan Nez thanked the 24th Navajo Nation Council for approving $1 billion in funding through...

MOU agreement finalized to provide medical detoxification services, treatment at Crownpoint Detention Facility

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CROWNPOINT  – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety Executive Director Jesse Delmar, Four Corners Detox Recovery Center Program Director Barry Ore, and Western Sky Community Care, Inc. CEO Jean Wilms on Oct. 18 as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a partnership between the Navajo Nation, Four Corners Detox Recovery Center, and Western Sky Community Care, Inc., to provide behavioral health, mental health, substance misuse disorder, and related care services at the Crownpoint Detention Facility.

“Overcoming addiction is a process that requires continuous support, encouragement, and patience. Many of our people...

Working to end hunger

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham awards $10 million in Food Security Grant funding to 40 organizations

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Oct. 7 the recipients of $10 million in funding through the Food Security Grant to invest in infrastructure improvements for New Mexico’s food system, part of a larger $24 million investment to address hunger secured by the governor during the 2022 legislative session.

Joined by leaders of The Food Depot, which serves nine counties in northern New Mexico, the governor announced that funding has been awarded to 40 projects in 26 counties that will benefit an estimated 477,000 New Mexicans – around a quarter of the state’s...

Gov. meets with reproductive health care providers

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ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met with reproductive health care providers on Oct. 6 to hear firsthand about their work delivering comprehensive reproductive health care to New Mexicans.

The governor and providers discussed recruiting and training health care staff, investing in provider training, provider reimbursement, and the importance of the actions the governor has taken to safeguard abortion access and protect abortion providers in New Mexico.

“As more states move to restrict and prohibit access to abortion and reproductive care, New Mexico will continue to not only protect access, but to expand and strengthen reproductive health care throughout the state,”...

Nez, Lizer appoint two division directors

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced the appointments of Bidtah Becker to serve as the Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources and Oliver Arviso as the new Division Director for the Division of General Services on Sept. 19. Both are members of the Navajo Nation.

Becker is originally from Ojo Encino, N.M. She is Kinłichíi’nii (Red House Clan) and born for Bilagáana (Caucasian). Her maternal grandfather is Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan) and her paternal grandfather is Bilagáana (Caucasian). She will depart from her current role as the Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice...

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