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Boys & Girls Clubs on Navajo Nation remain closed

The 14 Boys & Girls Clubs on the Navajo Nation will remain closed after the Navajo Nation Council failed to override a veto of $1.2 million in emergency funds.

The council had approved money for the non-profit Boys and Girls Club of Navajo Inc. The funds would have allowed the clubs to reopen for six month pending resolution of financial issues caused by a dispute between the non-profit and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.

Shirley vetoed the council's funds. He wants the clubs to come under the control of the Navajo government rather than the non-profit.

Get the Story:
Members pray for youth club (The Gallup Independent 3/19)
Navajo Council gives BG clubs the boot (The Farmington Daily Times 3/18)

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