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Funds approved for Navajo Boys & Girls Club

Things are looking up for the 14 Boys & Girls Clubs on the Navajo Nation.

The clubs have been shuttered since December 8 due to a funding dispute between the non-profit organization that started them and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.

The clubs can now reopen with $1.25 million in emergency funding approved by the Navajo Nation Council last week. The money was given to the non-profit.

Meanwhile, Shirley is still planning to bring the clubs under the tribal government. He said the national Boys and Girls Clubs of America awarded the tribe a charter.

Get the Story:
Boys and Girls Clubs funding passed (The Farmington Daily Times 2/26)
Boys and Girls Clubs give Navajo Nation charter of its own (The Gallup Independent 2/25)

Relevant Links:
Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country -

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