• WASHINGTON—Navajo uranium mine workers met with a host of Congressional offices this week seeking their endorsement of H.R.3783, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2019, introduced on July 16 by Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. The measure would expand the coverage of benefits and provide compensation for uranium mine workers who were affected by high radiation levels from the uranium.

  • WASHINGTON D.C.–Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer met with House and Senate members on Thursday, to advocate for several issues on behalf of the Navajo Nation. Among the various issues discussed included the Navajo Utah Water Rights Act of 2019, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019, the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation, the reauthorization of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, and missing and murdered Indigenous relatives.

  • WASHINGTON—Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer testified today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands in support of H.R. 2181, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019. In his testimony, Vice President Lizer underscored that the bill aims to protect the sacred Chaco landscape permanently for future generations. “Aside from Chaco’s contributions to the fields of archeology and history, this place is sacred and deserves permanent protection,” Vice President Lizer said.

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez: “On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our condolences and prayers for the family, friends, colleagues, and many others who had the honor of knowing Sen. John Pinto. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the loss of a great Diné warrior who served our country as a Navajo Code Talker and in the New Mexico State Senate for many years. He dedicated his life to helping others and he changed the lives of so many people for the better.”

  • WINDOW ROCK– Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer praised the bipartisan efforts of Reps. Norma J. Torres, D-Calif., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Deb Haaland, Pueblo of Laguna, D-N.M. in protecting American Indian women, men, and children from violent crimes through their leadership in introducing Savanna’s Act.

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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.