• WINDOW ROCK—The San Juan Settlement Implementation Act, a Navajo land bill, was signed into law today as part of a massive bipartisan public lands bill, S. 47, aimed at protecting millions of acres of federal lands. This bill resolves a 30-year Navajo land issue. President Nez said today, "The San Juan Settlement Implementation Act finally resolves a long-standing Navajo land issue after decades of effort to pass a bill. We extend our gratitude to Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., for his leadership in championing this bill.

  • WASHINGTON–Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer as he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on Thursday, regarding the Navajo Nation’s fiscal 2020 priorities for public safety. “I thank this subcommittee for working on a bipartisan basis to increase funding for Indian programs. For the Navajo Nation, it’s important that we work together with all both parties to advance the issues that are important for our Navajo people,” President Nez said.

  • Santee Lewis was in a small group of three, climbing stairs and working her way through an off-limits corridor in the U.S. Capitol. Then she saw the view from the dome itself. “To me, it felt like being at Navajo again just because at Navajo you can look from any high point and you have that 360 view,” Lewis said. “Here in DC, you don’t have that right? Like if you’re down there, there are buildings everywhere. So when you’re up there it’s so nice to see the lay of the land and it’s just so beautiful.”

  • WINDOW ROCK– Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced today their full support of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act. On Jan. 30, Rep. Ben Ray Luján introduced the House version of the bill, HR 912. On Feb. 6, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advanced its companion version, S. 256 introduced by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and vice chair of the committee.

  • WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump signed the latest omnibus appropriations bill containing seven appropriations bills. In September of 2018, President Trump signed into law the other appropriations bills. In general, funding for Indian affairs received slight increases overall despite the president’s budget calling for cuts. The following provides a summary of the appropriations for Indian programs.

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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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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 Washington, DC

We welcome you to visit our offices located at 750 First St., NE Suite 940, 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.


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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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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.