GALLUP — Navajo Nation leaders highlighted points they need addressed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs throughout conferences with Gregory Mehojah, the brand new director of the BIA Navajo Regional Workplace.

Mehojah visited Window Rock, Arizona on Aug. 31 after the federal company named him regional director on Aug. 29.

“I’m very a lot trying ahead to my tenure because the regional director for the Navajo area,” Mehojah mentioned to Navajo Nation Council delegates throughout a particular assembly of Naa’bik’íyáti’ Committee.

There are 12 regional workplaces underneath the BIA and every workplace administers program providers to federally acknowledged tribes, whether or not instantly or by way of contracts, grants or compacts.

Every regional workplace is headed by a regional director who’s answerable for all company actions, besides training, regulation enforcement and capabilities of an administrative nature, in line with the BIA.