The Navajo Nation Washington Office provides unparalleled opportunities to help improve Federal Indian Law and policy making that directly affects American Indian tribes, communities and families. NNWO is a fast-paced, high stakes, professional environment that could be right for you. For information about NNWO positions currently available, please consult the Navajo Department of Personnel Management job listings for the Office of the President and Vice President ( http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html launch ).
On August 23, 1984, the Navajo Nation Council authorized the establishment of the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO). Our organic legislation is Title 2, section 1151 of the Navajo Nation Code. The last Chairman and first Navajo President, Peterson Zah, transformed the Council’s vision into a reality. President Zah hired Mr. Eric D. Eberhard, former Deputy Attorney General of the Navajo Nation and future Federal Indian Law scholar, to be our inaugural Executive Director. Subsequent Executive Directors have ascended from local Navajo communities to helm NNWO.
Throughout the years, our team has helped achieve legislative milestones, like the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and prevent legislative mistakes, like authorization of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. We have also been instrumental in securing federal resources for such urgently needed community facilities as Fort Defiance Hospital. Today our history of serving the Diné continues.