• Congress passed a continuing resolution that will extend funding to federal agencies and programs through Dec. 11. Funding for Planned Parenthood remains intact within the temporary funding measure. The stopgap funding measure is now on its way to President Obama for his signature.
    Under the continuting resolution, funding levels for Indian programs will remain the same as fiscal 2015.

  • "The Ramah Navajo Chapter filed this lawsuit 25 years ago. Our fellow Class Representatives and friends from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Pueblo of Zuni-our neighbors here in New Mexico-have tenaciously stuck together in a long legal battle against the U.S. government. Now thanks to our victory in the Supreme Court, we have come to a historic agreement with the government." - David Jose, Ramah Navajo Chapter President

  • On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Amanda Tachine of Ganado, Ariz., received the Champion of Change award recognizing her efforts as leader within her community to empower her peers. The award ceremony took place at the White House and was presented by staff of the President of the United States, the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Office of the First Lady.

  • "The Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to protect the environment, our water, our air and our land. But on August 5, an EPA team doing excavation work released 3 million gallons of toxic sludge from the inactive Gold King Mine, contaminating the Animas and San Juan rivers in Colorado, New Mexico, Navajo Nation, and Utah. What followed was a month of finger pointing, failure to take responsibility in a timely manner, and an agency turning its back on the Navajo people."

  • "Navajo Technical University is taking the first steps to starting distance learning services, thanks in part to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The university received notice about the award of almost $450,000 last month from the USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, which provides funding to rural hospitals, clinics, schools and libraries for equipment and technical assistance for telemedicine and distance learning, according to a USDA news release." (Photo Daily Times)

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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

We welcome you to visit our offices.

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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.



From the Blog

09/21/2015 - 11:48am

WASHINGTON – Adriano Tsinigine (left) and Triston Black (right) pose in front of the Navajo Nation Washington Office.

09/10/2015 - 10:39am

Congressional hearing schedule on EPA spill

Senate Environment and Public Works Hearing
10 a.m. Eastern Time, Sept. 16
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC