• WASHINGTON–On October 12, S 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was sent to the president for signature. The bill will help facilitate critical water resources development projects in Indian Country.

  • WASHINGTON—The House and Senate are in recess until after the mid-term elections in November. House and Senate lawmakers have returned to their home states for purposes of their campaigns and attending business in their districts and states. This is often a good time to invite elected leaders to districts or chapters to continue engagement with elected leaders. The House and Senate will return on Nov. 15.

  • WASHINGTON—The Navajo Nation Washington Office expresses our deepest condolences to the Begay family on the passing the Honorable Steven Begay (Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Naschitti, Tohatchi, and Bahastl’a’a’). He was a great Diné leader who was proud to share Navajo teachings and culture with all Navajo people. His presence was felt in Washington when he came with the tribal delegation to unveil the original Navajo Treaty of 1868. We appreciate his contributions to our Navajo Nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Begay family.

  • FAIRBANKS—President Russell Begaye defended Indian Country’s health and wellness programs this week at a national meeting held at the David Salmon Tribal Hall in Fairbanks, Alaska. President Begaye, who is the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) Delegate for the Navajo Area, confronted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when tribal leaders continued to receive circular answers about the status of the Medicaid work requirements mandate for American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs).

  • WASHINGTON—On Sept. 28, President Trump signed HR 6157, a bill that makes appropriations for the Defense and Labor-Health and Human Services & Education along with a continuing resolution to extend funding for the other federal government agencies until after the elections on December 7, 2018, effectively preventing a government shutdown.

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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.


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.



From the Blog

10/02/2018 - 2:24pm

WASHINGTON—Speaking before a bipartisan working group to end domestic violence on Sept. 26, Navajo Council Delegate Amber Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/To’Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz’t’I’í) called on lawmakers to support the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2018.