• WASHINGTON—The Navajo Nation Washington Office is pleased to announce Patrese Atine as government and legislative affairs associate who will handle the education portfolio for the NNWO. “We’re very happy to have Patrese as part of the NNWO team advocating on behalf of the Navajo Nation,” said NNWO executive director Jackson Brossy. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the Navajo Nation in this new capacity. I feel truly honored," said Atine

  • WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, HR 511. The bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to explicitly exempt Indian tribes and their enterprises from the definition of "employer." If the bill becomes law, the National Labor Relations Board would no longer have jurisdiction over Indian tribes and their enterprises.

  • President Russell Begaye met with and expressed his thanks to President Barack Obama in the progress the Obama Administration has made in building strong stable relationships with tribal nations. President Begaye urged President Obama to memorialize these relationships as part of his administration’s legacy to Native people and also invited President Obama to visit the Navajo people and the Navajo lands.

  • The House of Representatives approved a six-year $325 billion surface transportation bill Thursday to reauthorize the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs. The House and the Senate will now go to conference to reconcile their transportation bills. Once a bill has been reconciled and approved at conference, the reconciled bill will go to the floor of both houses for vote. Upon approval, the bill will go to the president for signature.

  • FARMINGTON — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye will be among the tribal leaders who will attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The conference, which is entering its seventh year, provides leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with federal officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

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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.


About Navajo

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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.



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11/20/2015 - 1:26pm

Congress is in recess and will return Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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