• WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) reintroduced the bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony. U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are cosponsors of the bill.

  • “This is Native land and the land of our ancestors. The Navajo Nation has been clear in our support for the designation -- we have passed two unanimous resolutions supporting the designation that are the official word of the Navajo Nation,” President Begaye said. “The Navajo Nation is asking that the national monument designation remain in place until Congress acts to protect the full Bears Ears landscape and until an even more comprehensive co-management policy is ensured through the agreement.”

  • WASHINGTON—On May 23, President Trump unveiled his $4.1 trillion fiscal 2018 budget request to Congress. Trump’s budget request has been characterized broadly as including cuts to domestic spending and increases in some military spending. Trump’s proposed cuts includes across the board cuts for Indian programs. Congressional Democrats criticized the budget and characterized it as cutting programs for the poor in order to finance tax breaks for the wealthy. Congressional Republicans were predictably more welcoming of the budget, but indicated that the president’s budget is primarily a starting point for negotiation and that they ultimately have the power of the purse.

  • WASHINGTON—On May 21, the Navajo Nation Washington Office moved into a bigger office space located in suite 940 in the same location at 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20009. The office phone number will remain the same. The NNWO looks forward to welcoming officials and visitors to the new space. The new address is 750 First ST NE Suite 940, Washington, DC 20009.

  • WASHINGTON—This week Navajo Nation Council Delegates Edmund Yazzie, Kee Allen Begay, Jr., and Raymond Smith urged Congressional staffers to appropriate more funds to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for law enforcement and corrections. Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco, Chief Prosecutor Gertrude Lee, Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar, and Department of Corrections Director Delores Greyeyes accompanied the delegates in their meetings on Capitol Hill.

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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 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

From the Blog

05/25/2017 - 9:45am

Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving "efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability" at the Department of the Interior.