|Leadership (updated July 2020)||Contact Information|
|Jonathan Nez, President||Address: PO Box 9000|
|Myron Lizer, Vice President||Window Rock, AZ 86515|
|Legislative Council||Phone: 928-871-6000|
|Department of Health Director: Glorinda Segay <email@example.com>|
|Superintendent of Schools: Tommy Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Assistant Superintendent of Schools: Timothy Benally <email@example.com>|
|Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Heritage and Historic Preservation Department Manager: Richard Begay <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
GOVERNANCE: In 1923, the Navajo Nation tribal government was established. The Navajo Nation consists of 110 Chapters, divided into 5 agencies. Each chapter has its own elected President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.
The Navajo Nation Legislative Council (currently the 24th Council) is run by a President and Vice President, with 24 delegates representing the 110 Chapters. In addition to numerous special sessions throughout the year, the Legislative Council meets quarterly for general sessions in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. The Council elects a Speaker to serve a two-year term. The Navajo Nation is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.
RESEARCH PROTOCOL: The Navajo Nation has established a protocol for research and the protection of human subjects. See the following documents:
To watch a video on Navajo Nation Research Protocols, see the presentation by Ronald Maldonado, Historic Preservation Department. For more information on human research, visit the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board.
COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Navajo or Dine' (meaning "The People" in the Navajo language) govern the largest reservation in the United States, covering more than 27,000 square miles and extending from Arizona into Utah and New Mexico.
The Navajo Nation operates four casinos: Fire Rock in Churchrock, NM; Flowing Wells in Shiprock, NM; Northern Edge located between Shiprock and Farmington, NM; and Twin Arrows Casino and Resort near Flagstaff, Arizona. The Nation operates tourist enterprises and trading posts around their many parks and lakes (for example Antelope Pointe Marina, Four Corners Tribal Park, Wheatfields Lake, and Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, among others).
*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.