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The people of the Navajo Nation gave the Office of the President and Vice President the ability to line-item veto any monies that are appropriated through legislation.

As the Speaker of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, I would like to provide the facts to our Navajo people regarding the Navajo Nation’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017.

Native American people must join together in unity and speak with one voice as we look to protect our lands, languages, and cultural resources for future generations. As Navajo citizens, we are standing together with the Standing Rock Sioux to protect their sacred lands and we must stand with each other here at home to protect our sacred lands in the Bears Ears region.

I was 11 years old when two Mohave-Apache men, both veterans of World War II, fought all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1948 to secure the right to vote for themselves and Indian people throughout Arizona.

Twenty years ago, I graduated from Ganado High School, which may seem like a long time for many students.

This month our nation celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates and students promoting to the next grade.

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The theme of this year’s National Nurses Week is “Culture of Safety, It Starts with You.”

This week we celebrate Earth Day.

As a nation, we need to invest wisely in our children for they are our future leaders of the Navajo Nation.

On behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, I extend my sincere appreciation to all of the entities and individuals involved in the months and years of hard work that led to the recent approval of $180 million in water projects and sanitation system projects throughout the Navajo Nation.