• WASHINGTON—The Navajo Nation Washington Office is seeking two Government & Legislative Affairs Associates. Submit your application to the Navajo Department of Personnel Management. The closing date is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Follow this link for the job vacancy announcement.


  • WASHINGTON—Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the formation of a Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System (Task Force). He charged the Task Force with investigating the institutional and systemic breakdown that failed to prevent a predatory pediatrician from sexually assaulting children while acting in his capacity as a doctor in the Indian Health Service. The pediatrician left the agency in 2016 and is now in Federal prison.

  • WASHINGTON—On March 11, President Trump submitted his $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress. In the past two years, President Trump proposed significant cuts in his budget which were rejected by Congress. If Congress remains consistent with prior years, they will reject those proposed cuts and continue to fund Indian programs. Now that Trump has submitted his budget request to Congress, the Congressional appropriation committees will work on the fiscal 2020 appropriations.

  • WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer send their best wishes and appreciation to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, who announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 when his current term ends. “On many occasions, Senator Udall has visited our Navajo communities and he’s always been a strong advocate on many issues. He is a great champion for the Navajo Nation,” said President Nez. “We will miss his sincere and strong leadership when he leaves office, but until then we look forward to continuing to work together with him and his office.”

  • 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.

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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 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.

 

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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.