• WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation learned late Friday afternoon that the U.S. EPA is reneging on its promise to accept responsibility for the 2015 Gold King Mine spill, rejecting the Nation’s claim for damages arising out of the catastrophic event. This decision comes after the EPA represented for months that it would accept full responsibility for the spill and make all impacted people whole.

  • With Inauguration Day just 15 days away, the event has an official ticket for those who are lucky enough to procure a spot on the Capitol’s west side for prime viewing. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at noon on Friday, Jan. 20. A map explaining the entry locations for various levels of ticket holders was also released. (Source: Roll Call)

  • President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Ambassador Dr. Peterson Zah advocated for the participation of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations (UN) at a consultation held on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the UN Headquarters. “Currently, tribal sovereign governments who want to participate in the U.N. must do so through non-governmental organizations or through civil society organizations, which is viewed as an affront to tribal sovereignty by the Navajo Nation. One cannot equate a nongovernmental organization with a legitimate government duly elected by the very people it represents,” Ambassador Zah said.

  • The Navajo Nation Washington Office will host an Inauguration Reception on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the lobby at 750 First ST NE, Washington, DC. There is no fee or charge for the reception tickets, but please RSVP. For more information contact Jared King at jking@nnwo.org or call 202-682-7390.

  • ALBUQUERQUE—President Russell Begaye called on lawmakers and administration officials to improve upon cultural resource protection laws. He testified at a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight field hearing on the “Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale, Transfer and Export of Tribal Cultural Items” at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

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Welcome to the Navajo Nation Washington Office

Founded in 1984 and located on Capitol Hill, the Navajo Nation Washington Office serves as the Navajo Nation's advocate with Congress, the White House and federal agencies. The NNWO monitors and analyzes congressional legislation, disseminates congressional and federal agencies' information, develops strategies and decisions concerning national policies and budgets that affect the Navajo Nation.

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Who We Are

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Enter Washington, DC from any direction, on any road, and you will experience its most striking qualities--national monuments, world- renowned museums, and most importantly, the center of the United States political power.

The Navajo Nation has a storied history with the United States government that has resulted in a government-to-government relationship between the two sovereigns. This relationship finds its foundation in our sacred Treaty of 1868. Navajo leaders since then have been meeting with Washington, DC officials as sovereigns. 

As a result of this government-to-government relationship the Navajo Nation has found it necessary to continue the Navajo Nation's presence in Washington, DC and thus officially opened the Navajo Nation Washington Office in 1984.

The Washington Office monitors and analyzes congressional legislation, disseminates congressional and federal agencies’ information, develops strategies and decisions concerning national policies and budgets that affect the Navajo Nation. It also assists the Navajo Nation in developing legislative language and testimony.

The NNWO is located on Capitol Hill and serves as the Navajo Nation's advocate with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. Since August 1984 our office has served as an extension of the Navajo Nation government to represent our concerns to the federal government and agencies.

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Visiting Us

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Visiting Washington, DC

We welcome you to visit our offices located at 750 First St., NE Suite 1010, Washington DC 20002. Contact our office to schedule a visit (202) 682-7390 or email at info@nnwo.org

We are conveniently located two blocks from Union Station Metro Stop on the Red Line.


What We Do

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  • Bills: View bill summaries, Navajo support/opposition, history of the bill, floor action, and votes.

  • Administrative policies: Find agency action items on issue areas, grant alerts, Federal register notices, national meetings, and consultation dates/announcements.

  • White papers: Read analyses of policies and issues affecting the Navajo Nation.

  • Budget numbers: View detailed breakdowns of budget items.


About Navajo

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Who We Are

The Navajo Nation is the largest tribal nation in the United States, with over 300,000 citizens. The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, encompassing over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty. Diné Bikéyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in the United States.

The reservation includes more than 14 million acres of trust lands, which are leased for various productive uses, including farming; grazing; oil, gas, and other mineral development; businesses; rights-of-way; timber harvesting; and housing.

Visitors from around the world are intrigued and mystified when they hear the Navajo language – so, too, were the enemy during World War II. Unknown to many, the Navajo language was used to create a secret code to battle the Japanese. Navajo men were selected to create codes and serve on the front line to overcome and deceive those on the other side of the battlefield. Today, these men are recognized as the famous Navajo Code Talkers, who exemplify the unequaled bravery and patriotism of the Navajo people.



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From the Blog

11/18/2016 - 2:15pm

Lawmakers have decided to put off government funding decisions until March 2017. That gives Republicans time to coordinate with President-elect Donald Trump, but it also means they have to devise another stopgap deal before Dec. 9. Lawmakers are in recess for Thanksgiving.

06/03/2016 - 3:11pm

WASHINGTON—The House and Senate will reconvene next week after a weeklong recess. The Senate will reconvene for regular business Monday, June 6 and the House will reconvene Tuesday, June 7. Follow this link for the 2016 Congressional calendar.