Press Release Archive

Public service announcement

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be on a two-hour delay on December 29, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. due to inclement weather.

Public service announcement

The Kayenta District Court in Kayenta, Ariz., is closed Wednesday December 28, 2022, beginning at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. due to a power outage.

Window Rock District Court will be closed Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Window Rock District Court at (928) 871-6626.

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed on December 23 and December 26, 2022, and on January 2, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the respective court or program. Read the public service announcement.

November 18, 2022: The Aneth Judicial District facility is closed Friday, November 18, 2022. Court services will continue to be available during this time through email and/or telephone. The Court may be reached by telephone at (928) 797-1402 or by email at anethcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read public service announcement.

November 8, 2022: The Window Rock District Court facility in Window Rock, Ariz., is closed beginning November 8, 2022, to November 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. Court services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Read public service announcement.

November 4, 2022: The Aneth Judicial District facility is closed Friday, November 4, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Court services will continue to be available during this time through email and/or telephone. The preferred method of contact to the Aneth Judicial District Court at this time is email to anethcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. The Court may be reached by telephone at (928) 797-1402. See public service announcement.

November 3, 2022: The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day.

November 3, 2022: The Shiprock District Court building in Shiprock, N.M., is closed beginning Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 1 p.m., through Friday, November 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. Court services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Read public service announcement.

Seeking nominee to Government Development Commission

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest by December 9, 2022. For more information, please read the announcement.

Request for Proposals

The Navajo Nation Judicial Districts seek proposals to provide service of process by qualified Private Process Servers. The proposal letters are due each Friday to the Court Administrator at the district where they propose to provide services. The proposals can be sent electronically through email by December 30, 2022. See Request for Proposals

Public service announcement

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court building will be closed for services starting on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 8 a.m. and ending Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 5 p.m., due to staff attending mandatory training. The Supreme Court will resume normal business hours on Friday, October 28, 2022. The Supreme Court may be reached by email at nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov. The Supreme Court will also be checking voicemails left at its phone number (928) 871-6763 periodically throughout the day. Read public service announcement.

Tallman confirmed probationary judge

Cecelia Tallman took the oath of office to become a probationary district court judge on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne administered the oath of office after the Navajo Nation Council voted 22-0 to confirm Tallman's appointment during the Council fall session. Read press release.

FY 2022 4th Quarterly Report released

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2022 Fourth Quarterly Report is available on the Branch Reports webpage or through the this link.

Public service announcement

The Window Rock District Court, Supreme Court and Peacemaking Program buildings are closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022. However, services will continue to be available during this time. To contact the Window Rock District Court, please call (928) 206-7469 or email nnwrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. To contact the Supreme Court, please email nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov. For the Peacemaking Program, please call (928) 797-1329. Thank you for your patience.

The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Window Rock District Court building are closed for services due to a broken water pipe. This will be effective October 5, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. and will reopen at the estimated time of repair at 2:00 p.m. The Window Rock District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928) 206-7469 or by email atnnwrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. and is working out of an alternate facility (Old Supreme Court building). Public service announcement.

JAG 2020 Narrative Revised 9.30.21

The Navajo Nation Justice Strategic Planning. The link to the application is here.

Public service announcement

The closure of the Dilkon Judicial District Court building has been extended through Friday, September 23, 2022. The Court building will reopen on Monday, September 26, 2022. The Court continues to provide services to the public during the closure of its building. See public service announcement for more information.

The Dilkon Judicial District Court building is closed September 6, 2022 through September 9, 2022, but the Court continues to provide services to the public. All hearings scheduled for those dates have been continued. All necessary hearings will be held by telephone conference until further notice. In-person filing will not be available until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Dilkon Court's remote line at (928) 551-2385. See public service announcement for more information.

Holiday Closure

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, August 15, 2022, in recognition of Navajo Code Talkers Day, which is recognized annually on August 14. The Branch will resume operations on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the respective court or program.

The Judicial Branch encourages its employees and the public to honor the Navajo Code Talkers by reflecting on their service and teaching about their contributions to the world.

President of the United States Ronald Reagan designated August 14, 1982 as National Navaho Code Talkers Day dedicated "to all members of the Navaho Nation and to all Native Americans who gave of their special talents and their lives so that others might live." The Navajo Nation declared August 14 of each year Navajo Nation Code Talkers Day beginning in 2006.

Public service announcement

August 5, 2022: The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be on a two-hour delay on Friday, August 5, 2022, due to the incident that occurred August 4, 2022 at the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Parade in Gallup, N.M.

August 1, 2022: The Kayenta District Court facility will be closed Monday, August 1, 2022, and will reopen Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 8 a.m. Court services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Kayenta District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928) 697-5541 or by email at nnkycourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read more..

July 20, 2022: The Window Rock District Court facility in Window Rock, Ariz., is currently closed. The facility will reopen Friday, July 22, 2022, at 8 a.m. Court services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Window Rock District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928) 206-7469 or by email at nnwrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. The mailing address is P.O. Box 5520, Window Rock, AZ 86515. Read public service announcement.

FY 2022 3rd Quarterly Report released

July 18, 2022: The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2022 Third Quarterly Report is available on the Branch Reports webpage. The link to the report is here.

Public service announcements

July 18, 2022: The Shiprock District Court building in Shiprock, N.M., is closed beginning Monday, July 18, 2022, through Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 1 p.m. Court services will continue to be provided during the building closure. The Court may be contacted at the following phone numbers: (928) 797-1364, (928) 797-1360, (928) 797-1346, (928) 797-1343. The Court may also be contacted by email at nnsrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1168, Shiprock, N.M. 87420. Read public service announcement.

July 13, 2022: The Window Rock District Court is extending the closure of its facility. A public service announcement also dated July 12, 2022 indicated that the court facility would be closed July 12, 2022 and reopen July 13, 2022 at 8 a.m. However, the updated information is that the court facility in Window Rock, Ariz., is closed beginning Tuesday, July 12, 2022, through Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 1 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Read more.

July 12, 2022: The Window Rock District Court facility in Window Rock, Ariz., is closed beginning Tuesday, July 12, 2022, through Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 8:00 am.. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Window Rock District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928) 206-7469 or by email at nnwrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read more.

July 10, 2022:The Dilkon Judicial District building in Dilkon, Ariz., is closed until Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Scheduled court hearings are being held by teleconference. Dilkon District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928) 551-2385 or by email at nntccourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read more.

July 10, 2022: The Supreme Court building in Window Rock, Ariz., is closed until Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Telephone messages for the Supreme Court may be left at (928) 871-6763. The Supreme Court may also be contacted by email at nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read more.

July 8, 2022:The Tuba City District Court building in Tuba City, Ariz., is closed beginning Friday, July 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. through Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Scheduled court hearings will be held by teleconference. Telephone numbers for contacting the Tuba City District Court: 928-551-8902, 928-551-8914 & 928-551-8929. The Court may also be contacted by email at nntccourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read more.

Requests for Proposal

Request for Proposals for HVAC Services for Arizona

Request for Proposals for HVAC Services for New Mexico

Request for Proposals for HVAC Services for Tohajiilee/Alamo

Public service announcements

June 10, 2022: The Tuba City District Court building in Tuba City, Ariz., is closed beginning Friday, June 10, 2022, at 9 a.m. through Monday, June 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Scheduled court hearings will be held by teleconference. Telephone numbers for contacting the Tuba City District Court: 928-551-8902, 928-551-8914 & 928- 551-8929. The Court may also be contacted by email at nntccourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Documents may be filed with the Tuba City District Court by email, mail, or drop box. Facsimiles may be sent to (928) 725-3786 during the closure. The mailing address is P.O. Box 725, Tuba City, AZ 86045. The Navajo Nation uses a sender verification system to eliminate spam, bulk, and malicious emails. If you email the courts from a non-Navajo Nation email address, make sure to verify your email address by following the instructions sent back to you by email. This will allow for your email to go through to the intended recipient. To pay a fine or fee, mail a money order payable to the "Navajo Nation" to the mailing address. Include citation/court document and contact information. All fines or fees sent will be processed as received on the postmarked date. The instructions in this public service announcements are intended only for the time period that the court or program is affected by closure. If there are any questions, please contact the District Court by telephone message or email. As a reminder, exterior doors to all judicial facilities are locked at all times and there is only minimum staff in judicial facilities as required to ensure essential services to the Navajo people and those who utilize the courts. The Judicial Branch thanks the public for their patience. For the latest information and announcements, please visit www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov.

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, April 25, 2021, in recognition of Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day. Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day commemorates the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kerr-McGee Corp. v. Navajo Tribe, which was decided April 16, 1985. In the Opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court explained that the power to tax is an essential attribute of self-government and found that the Navajo Nation had the ability to pass laws, including those related to tax, without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. The Court stated, "The Navajo Government has been called 'probably the most elaborate' among tribes."

FY 2022 2nd Quarterly Report released

April 18, 2022: The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2022 Second Quarterly Report is available on the Branch Reports webpage.

Navajo Nation awarded $31 million in litigation regarding judicial services

April 5, 2022: The Navajo Nation won a significant victory against the U.S. Department of Interior and was awarded more than $31 million in its litigation against the federal government for lack of sufficiently funding judicial services through contracting under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Read more.

Requests for Proposal

The Navajo Nation Judicial Districts seek proposals to provide service of process by qualified Private Process Servers. RFP #22-03-2744-KS Due April 15, 2022. See also Service of Process Guidelines and Proposal Submittal Letter.

Judicial Branch expresses condolences to family and friends of retired Judge Carol Perry

March 2, 2022: The Judicial Branch offers condolences to the family, friends and relatives of Navajo Nation District Court Judge Carol K. Perry. Judge Perry passed away on March 1, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the family when confirmed. Read more.February 9, 2022: The Chinle District Court building in Chinle, Ariz., is closed beginning February 9, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. through February 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Telephone messages for the Chinle District Court may be left at (928) 725-3781. Read public service announcement.

Public service announcement

February 8, 2022: The Tuba City District Court building in Tuba City, Ariz., is closed beginning February 8, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., through February 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. See public service announcement.

FY 2022 First Quarterly Report issued

January 24, 2022: The Fiscal Year 2022 First Quarterly Report of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation has been released and is available on the Branch Reports page of this website.

Seeking nominee to Government Development Commission

January 18, 2022: The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Pursuant to 2 N.N.C. 972 (A)(2), one member of the Commission "shall be nominated by the Judicial Branch through the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation to serve a term of two years from the date of confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council; the nominee shall be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association." Read public service announcement.

Public service announcement

January 20, 2022: The Window Rock District Court and Administrative Office of the Courts building in Window Rock, Ariz., is closed January 20-21, 2022. The Window Rock District Court will continue essential services remotely during the building closure. The Window Rock District Court may be contacted by telephone at (928)206-7469 or by email at nnwrcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read public service announcement.

January 19, 2022: The Crownpoint District Court building in Crownpoint, N.M., is closed beginning January 19, 2022, 8 a.m. through January 24, 2022, at 1 p.m. Essential services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Telephone messages for the Crownpoint District Court and Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court may be left with the To'Hajiilee Court at (505) 908-2817 or (505) 908-2818. Read public service announcement.

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 14, 2022: The Tuba City District Court building in Tuba City, Ariz., is closed beginning January 14, 2022, through January 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Telephone messages for the Tuba City District Court may be left by contacting the Kayenta Judicial District at: (928) 206-8411 or 928-206-8684 or 928-697-5541. The Court may also be contacted by email at nntccourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read public service announcement.

January 11, 2022: The Chinle District Court building in Chinle, Ariz., is closed beginning January 11, 2022, at noon through January 18, 2022, at 8 a.m. Telephone messages for the Chinle District Court may be left at (928) 725-3781. The Court may also be contacted by email at nnchcourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Read public service announcement.