Navajo Nation breaks ground on a new $6.6 million facility
In the northern part of the Navajo reservation, officials kicked off the new youth facility by breaking ground last week in Shiprock, NM.
President Shelly said the youth of the Navajo Nation are the Nations future.
“I have said many times that our children are the most precious resource the Navajo Nation has. Through them, we have new dreams, new visions and new ideas to better the Navajo way of life. The youth of the Navajo Nation hold our future in their hands,” President Shelly said in a press release. He also encouraged them to stay active in their communities and help build the nation.
The new facility is going to cost the Tribe $6.6 million and will be 22,000 sqft. and is expected to be completed in 2014. According to the press release, the funding was provided by the ‘Navajo Housing Authority, Abandon Mine Lands, Economic Development Initiative- HUD, and the State of New Mexico provided funding for the center.’
More than 70 people were at the ground breaking ceremony.