Monument Valley / Oljato

Members of the Navajo Utah Commission received an update on Chapter ARPA projects, discussed elections, and passed resolutions on internet access and domestic violence at their latest meeting. During their June 14 meeting members of the Navajo Utah Commission heard reports on Primary Elections both...
Navajo Nation Delegate Herman Daniels Jr. of Monument Valley speaks at the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement event on May 27, while Senator Mitt Romney shakes hands with Council Delegate Rickie Nez. Delegate Daniels represents four chapters on the council including the Navajo Utahns of Oljato and Navajo Mountain. Photo Courtesy office of Navajo Nation President
Now that the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement has been finalized, Navajo Nation officials will work on how to spend the $218 million for infrastructure as well as allocate the annual allotment of 81,500 acre-feet. With around half of Utah Navajo residents living without running water, the top...
Seated from left to right Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sign the agreement while numerous tribal, federal and state leaders stand behind. Photo courtesy Nic Naylor, Utah Governors office
by David Boyle News Director The execution of the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement was completed with a signing of state, federal and tribal leaders in Monument Valley on May 27. The agreement concluded 18 years of negotiations between the parties and affirms water rights of Utah Navajos, as...
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Monument Valley High Class of 2022 Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm
Royalty from the 2022 Miss Monument Valley High School Pageant pictured from left to right: Miss Congeniality Naima Goodman, second runner-up Dawnae Yazzie, Miss Monument Valley High School Sloane Sheppard, and first runner-up Chalyishia Tsosie. Photo Courtesy Miss Western Navajo
Freshman Sloane Sheppard was named Miss Monument Valley High School at the school’s annual pageant on Saturday, March 26. First runner-up was awarded to senior Chalyishia Tsosie, while second runner-up goes to sophomore Dawnae Yazzie, and Miss Congeniality to sophomore Naima Goodman. Contestants...
The Monument Valley Post Office has a new temporary home in Building D of the Wel- come Center. It is planned to move the Post Office to the new Oljato Chapter house when it is built. Larry Lloyd photo
Monument Valley Post Office finds a new home in the Monument Valley Welcome Center. After years of service, a December windstorm left the old Monument Valley Post Office in terrible shape.  Since that time an agreement was reached with the Navajo Nation and arrangements were made for the post...
A resident of Monument Valley has opened a new community center in August to provide support to her community. The TséBii’Ndzisgaii Community Center opened earlier this year under the direction of 24-year-old Shandiin Herrera. Herrera grew up in Monument Valley, UT and graduated from Monument...
A resident of Monument Valley opened a new community center in August to provide support to her community. The Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgaii Community Center was opened earlier this year under the direction of 24-year-old Shandiin Herrera. Herrera grew up in Monument Valley, Utah, and graduated high school...
Utah State University Blanding plans to build a new facility in Monument Valley. An estimated 68 percent of the student body at USU Blanding is Native American. Many of those Indigenous students travel daily from the Navajo Nation to Blanding for courses. Some students attend remote classes in the...
The Warming Hogans program is now distributing free wood to elderly and Native people in need throughout San Juan County. The program, which is a part of Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS), had its first distribution day on October 6. Hundreds of Navajos from San Juan County gathered loads of...

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