Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Navajo Nation Washington Office provide services relevant to degree of Indian blood, enrollment, or other records services?
No. The Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records. The NNOVR provides information on how to enroll members into the tribal records and information on researching lineage at:
. The Bureau of Indian Affairs also has
to help find records of Indian lineage.
Does the Navajo Nation Washington Office serve as a satellite office to other Navajo Divisions?
No. The Navajo Nation Washington Office does interface with other Divisions on the Navajo Nation, but our function is primarily to work with Congress and federal agencies. Our interactions with Divisions on the Navajo Nation are restricted to legislative priorities only and other special needs that can only be addressed in Washington, DC. We do facilitate the engagement of our Division leadership with DC actors.
Does the Navajo Nation Washington Office represent other tribal nations?
No. The Navajo Nation Washington Office is the only tribal nation in the United States that has held a presence in Washington, DC to represent the Navajo Nation exclusively in the nation’s capital since the 1970s.
Does the Navajo Nation Washington Office engage with other Native American organizations?
The Navajo Nation Washington Office is charged with representing the Navajo government and the Navajo people at events and proceedings with myriad stakeholders including other tribes and Native American organizations.
Can people come visit the Navajo Nation Washington Office?
NNWO encourages visitors, especially from
, by appointment. Please call ahead.
How can I work at the Navajo Nation Washington Office?
Vacancies at the Navajo Nation Washington Office are posted on the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel’s website.
Do you have to be Navajo to work at NNWO?
The Navajo Nation supports a Navajo preference in hiring, but all qualified candidates are considered regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, orientation, religion, age, or disability.
Does the Navajo Nation Washington Office accept interns?
The Navajo Nation Washington Office accepts interns from programs initiated by credentialed academic institutions. Please contact
for more information.
How can I get the Navajo Nation Washington Office to do a presentation for my school, church, organization, etc.
The Navajo Nation Washington Office is always encouraged by any opportunity that raises the profile of NNWO and more importantly, the Navajo people and our government. Please request a speaker to
Can we buy Navajo arts and crafts or other items specific to the Navajo Nation at or through NNWO?
The Navajo Nation does not serve as a point of purchase for Navajo Arts and Crafts. The Navajo Nation Arts & Crafts Enterprise offers jewelry, textiles, handicrafts, country and western wear, regalia, and other items at several stores on the Navajo Nation or through their website:
Can legal staff at NNWO represent Navajos in individual legal issues?
While many members of the NNWO staff are attorneys barred to practice law in myriad jurisdictions, our legal staff works on Navajo Nation policy issues only. We are not authorized to represent people in individual legal matters, unless directed to do so by the Office of the President/Vice President.
Do constituents have to go through the Office of the President/Vice President or Council to request assistance from the NNWO?
The NNWO is part of the OP/VP’s staff, but constituents may request appropriate assistance from NNWO without going through the OP/VP or Council.