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Weekly Updates in Navajo to the Navajo People

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren Buu Nygren

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Weekly Updates in Navajo to the Navajo People

    February 29, 2024

    February 29, 2024

    Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren's Weekly Radio

    Thursday, February 29, 2024



    1. Introduction

    2. Upcoming Holidays or Appreciation Days


    This week we celebrate "National Invest in Veterans Week."

    3. Local Announcements


    The Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources will host a job fair Feb. 26-27 at Tsaile Diné College.
    The Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency will host a job fair Mar. 20 at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.
    Missing Navajo People: 76-year-old Albert Yazzie, 33-year-old Ty Furcap.
    Located Navajo People: Frananda Ann Carroll, Laqueen Begay.

    4. What Is Happening In The World


    Odysseus the IM-1 lander from "Intuitive Machines" has landed on the moon.

    5. Navajo Life Lesson


    "As we transition from winter to spring, we are reminded of renewal and growth."

    6. A Few of the Week's Accomplishments


    The Navajo Nation Veterinary Program hired its first veterinarian in 2 years.


    I signed a $5 million contract with Eaglesun Systems through the Division of Social Services.


    Native Renewables Inc. to power 300 homes.

    7. Major Projects I am Working On


    Navajo Nation water rights settlement for Arizona nearing completion.


    Sandoval County came to my office to talk about future MOAs and partnership.

    8. Meet & Greets


    Tohatchi Lady Cougars vs. Navajo Prep Lady Eagles basketball game.


    US Attorneys Gary Restaino, Alexander Uballez, Trina Higgins on collaboration and prosecution.

    9. Upcoming Events In The Coming Week


    Continuing leadership meetings with the Navajo Nation Council.


    Eastern Navajo Agency Council meeting at Iyanbito Chapter on Saturday.


    LeChee Chapter Leadership Meeting.

    10. Closing: Thank you and tune in each week!

    • 20 min
    February 22, 2024

    February 22, 2024

    Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren's Weekly Radio Address (in Navajo)

    Thursday, February 22, 2024



    1. Introduction

    2. Upcoming Holidays or Appreciation Days


    Recreational Sports and Fitness Day is Feb. 22!

    3. Local Announcements


    Navajo Nation Water Rights Radio Forums and Livestreams
    Missing Navajo People
    Located Navajo People

    4. What is Happening in the World


    Neuralink's first human brain chip implant

    5. This Time in History


    Arizona become a state 112 years ago

    6. Navajo Life Lesson


    "It has been said that Hózhó is one of the most important words in the Diné language."

    7. A Few of the Week's Accomplishments


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee rules in the Navajo Nation's favor.
    Echo Cliffs Health Center Groundbreaking in Bodaway/Gap.
    New criminal investigator hired for Dilkon District.
    Divisions complete training on personnel qualification assessments.
    Navajo Division of Transportation hires managers for two sections (Transit and Compliance).
    Teesto Chapter ARPA agreement signed for $1,760,468 in projects.

    8. Major Projects I am Working On


    Navajo Nation Sales Tax and Junk Food Tax revenue updates and online retailer partnerships.
    Workforce Development integration and partnerships.

    9. Meet & Greets


    Meeting with Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs

    10. Upcoming Events in the Coming Week


    This weekend, I'll be cheering on our girls basketball teams at the Arizona semi-finals.
    On Monday, my division directors will meet on ARPA, CHID, and other projects with Speaker Crystalyne Curley and delegates.
    On Wednesday, I'll be attending the Tribal State Leadership virtual meeting to discuss collaboration.

    11. Closing: Thank you, and tune in each week!

    • 20 min
    February 15, 2024

    February 15, 2024

    Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren's Weekly Radio Address

    Thursday, February 15, 2024



    1. Introduction

    2. Upcoming Holidays or Appreciation Days


    Presidents Day is Feb. 19

    3. Local Announcements


    National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Program Scholarship
    Navajo Department of Water Resources Water Management Branch BIA Water Corps Member Internships
    Missing Navajo People
    Located Navajo People

    4. What is Happening in the World


    Researchers reveal Charles Darwin's library

    5. This Time in History


    Women allowed to argue Supreme Court cases

    6. Navajo Life Lesson


    "Run early in the morning."

    7. A Few of the Week's Accomplishments


    Signed a 3-year contract with the Family Crisis Center
    Domestic violence services in Chinle, Ariz.
    Chinle Chevron Business Site Lease signing
    Signing Ceremony: Southwest Indian Foundation sub-recipient agreement
    NDSS participated in Bernalillo County CYFD meeting
    $16 million ARPA agreement for relief to artisans and small businesses
    Battered Families Services Inc. contract

    8. Major Projects I am Working On


    Navajo Police officers headed to federal law enforcement training center in Artesia
    General Services: Updating insurance
    Navajo Nation Broadband Office e-Rate project
    Collaboration with the Navajo Division of Public Safety and the Judicial Branch
    Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Office relocatee housing repairs

    9. Upcoming Events in the Coming Week


    Utah Resource Fair

    10. Closing: Thank you and tune in each week!

    • 20 min
    February 8, 2024

    February 8, 2024

    Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren's Weekly Radio Address

    Thursday, February 8, 2024



    1. Introduction


    Clans
    Location: Washington, D.C. this morning.

    2. Upcoming Holidays or Appreciation Days


    Superbowl LVIII is this Sunday: San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs.

    3. Local Announcements


    Navajo Nation Police is now hiring a Human Resources Manager (visit www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs for more detail)
    Navajo Water Rights Public Education Meetings are continuing 2/9, 2/12, and 2/16 (visit nnwrc.navajo-nsn.gov for more detail)
    Navajo Nation Resource Fair is coming to Salt Lake City on 2/15 and 2/16
    Missing Navajo People: 46-year-old Kathleen Ann Cly.
    Located Navajo People: Tyson Tsosie.

    4. What is Happening in the World


    U.S. Senate unveils $118 Billion bill on border security

    5. Navajo Life Lesson


    "Laughter is medicine."

    6. A Few of the Week's Accomplishments


    $446,595 for 11 transport vans for Tohatchi Area of Opportunity and Services (TAOS) Inc.
    $3.5M to pay out pandemic-era excess annual leave for Navajo Nation employees that worked
    $500,000 grant for Utah State University's Monument Valley campus new building construction
    Navajo Nation Veterans Administration assisted veteran VA disability claim back pay
    South Fork Road (Church Rock) road improvement project kicks off

    7. Major Projects I am Working On


    Taxation of businesses, like Amazon, that operate on the Navajo Nation
    New Mexico State partnership on broadband with the Navajo Nation Broadband Office
    Updates with the Budget and Finance Committee on ARPA expenditures
    One Generation partnership to get more computer science programs into schools

    8. Meet & Greets


    New Mexico State legislative session and leadership (Last Thursday)

    9. Upcoming Events in the Coming Week


    Feb. 14, '24: Navajo Trails and Outdoor Recreation Conference at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ.
    This week: Business Site Lease signing for Navajo Nation Oil and Gas's redevelopment of the Chinle Chevron service station and convenience store.

    10. Closing: Thank you and tune in each week!

    • 20 min
    February 1, 2024

    February 1, 2024

    Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren's Weekly Radio Address

    Thursday, February 1, 2024



    1. Introduction

    2. Local Announcements


    NNDOJ, Water Rights Commission starting community public education meetings for proposed Colorado River and Little Colorado River Water Settlements
    Chaco Canyon travel advisory issued for muddy conditions
    Missing Navajo People: 69-year-old Freddie Roan Jr., 37-year-old Adrian Herbert Greyeyes.
    Located Navajo People: 34-year-old Jamie Faye Adair, 37-year-old Fernando Charley, 42-year-old Stacey Lee Gishie.

    3. What is Happening in the World


    Museums are closing Native American displays under new Biden Administration rules

    4. Navajo Life Lesson


    "Be prepared by embracing a readiness mindset and don't panic."

    5. A Few of the Week's Accomplishments


    Shiprock Hotel grant agreement with Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise
    $1M Dennehotso ARPA Modular Homes agreement signing
    $2.4M Ts'ah Bii' Kin (Inscription House) Chapter ARPA House Wiring and Electrification Project agreement signing
    Smith Lake Senior Center repairs and remodeling with Arviso Construction contract signing
    Whippoorwill ARPA Bathroom Additions for Elderly and Disabled, Housing Renovations agreement signing
    $1.765M Houck Chapter ARPA Bathroom Additions, Housing Assistance Projects, House Wiring agreement signing

    6. Major Projects I'm Working On


    Community Development: Ongoing ARPA projects tracking and updates
    Broadband: Americas Communication selected as consultant to Digital Equity Initiative
    Government Efficiency: Emergency response vehicle mobile internet routers installation
    Youth: Reestablishing the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council

    7. Meet & Greets


    Thursday: Chinle VA Clinic tour, Lukachukai Chapter convenience store business site lease signing,
    Saturday: Western Junior Rodeo Association junior athletes celebration.

    8. Upcoming Events in the Coming Week


    Friday: Navajo Family Resource Fair in Gallup, N.M.
    Friday: Navajo Department of Corrections Job Fair at the Kayenta, AZ Corrections Office.
    Next week: Division of Natural Resources Job Fair in Tsaile, AZ on Thursday and Friday.

    9. Closing: Thank you and tune in each week!

    • 20 min
    January 25, 2024

    January 25, 2024

    1. Introduction

    2. Upcoming Holidays or Appreciation Days


    January 24 was ‘Just Do It Day’.
    January 26 is ‘National Fun at Work Day’.

    3. Local Announcements


    Livestock Management Incentive and Farm & Garden Incentive Zoom informational session on January 29, 10am-12pm.
    Missing Navajo People
    64-year-old Billy Yazzie Begay
    34-year-old Thompson Nez

    4. This Time in History


    First Winter Olympics takes places in Chamonix, France in 1924.

    5. Navajo Life Lesson


    “Treat your goals like Rez Ball.”

    6. A Few of the Week’s Accomplishments


    The new Pueblo Pintado Senior Center opened on Thursday.
    I gave the Council’s State of the Navajo Nation on Monday.
    This evening, I will sign the documents to bring a replacement to the burnt-down Lukachukai Speedway building.

    7. Major Projects I am Working On


    Navajo Nation Warriors Home grant for veterans.
    Pinon Navajo Partitioned Land families and relocatees.
    The Department of Child Care and Development has been focused on children receiving care in our 28 childcare centers on the Navajo Nation.

    8. Meet & Greets


    Pacific University students meet and greet.
    Tohatchi High School new building groundbreaking.
    Yesterday I met with the Eastern Navajo Veterans’ Commanders Meeting.

    9. Upcoming Events in the Coming Week


    Monthly Leadership Meeting with the Navajo Nation Council.
    Albuquerque Public Schools and the Native American Enrichment Center.

    10. Closing: Thank you, and tune in each week!

    • 20 min

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Great idea on this podcast. This allows me to listen when I’m driving home. Thank you President Nygren for providing this valuable update to our people.

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