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Navajo Nation Approves Purchase Of D.C. Building For Tribe's East Coast Office

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The Navajo Nation Council has approved the 4.9-million-dollar purchase of a building in Washington, D.C. to serve as the Tribe’s office on the East Coast.

The property is 500 yards from the U-S Capitol Building. Council members say the new facililty will further allow staff to advocate for the Tribe’s interests, and serve as an investment for the nation. The Navajo Nation currently pays 300,000 dollars a year to rent a DC office suite. Supporters of the purchase say the new building will save the tribe money in the long term. The measure will now be sent to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez’s office for consideration.