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Domestic violence shelters request funding from Navajo Nation





The Navajo Nation Council will weigh legislation to fund domestic violence shelters on the Navajo Nation.

Delegate Jonathan Hale is sponsoring three bills that would direct a total of $470,786 to the shelters. The Home for Women and Children in Shiprock, New Mexico, is requesting $180,000, the Tohdenasshai Committee Against Family Abuse Inc. in Kayenta, Arizona, is requesting $210,000 and Ama Doo Alchini Bighan Inc. in Chinle, Arizona, is requesting $80,786.

"It is an important step for the tribe to help us," Gloria Champion, the executive director of the Shiprock facility, told The Farmington Daily Times.

The money would come from the tribe's Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance, the paper said.

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Bills would financially help domestic violence shelters on the Navajo Nation (The Farmington Daily Times 3/4)