President Buu Nygren

President Buu Nygren is a carpenter, public servant, and father. After serving Navajo communities throughout the pandemic, President Nygren committed himself to securing the basic necessities for every Navajo home: Water, power, and reliable roads. President Nygren's focus on combating poverty is a guiding principle for the Navajo Nation Executive Branch programs.


The Nygren Administration has focused on improving delivery of direct services to the Navajo people. This means understanding longstanding process issues at a fine level and finding solutions that cut through red tape.

  • • Infrastructure
  • • Housing
  • • Economic Development
  • • Government
  • • Health & Treatment Services
  • • Education
  • • Public Safety

At the center of the Nygren Administration's commitment to the Navajo People is Yideesk'ą́ądi Nitsáhákees, or 'Thinking for the future.'

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren leads the Executive Branch under for key values:

  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment

President Nygren's cabinet of knowledgeable and solution-oriented leaders are driven by a heart to serve the Navajo People. As the largest tribal nation in the United States, the Navajo Nation delivers services that address the unique Navajo lifeway.

Under the leadership of President Nygren, the Navajo Nation government is returning to the foundation of tribal sovereignty and tribal self-governance in its vision for the future. This means creating uncomplicated internal processes and focusing on improving the ways Navajo programs operate. This is one of the ways the Nygren Administration embraces Yideesk'ą́ądi Nitsáhákees.


Vice President Richelle Montoya

Hashtł’ishnii nilį́. Ta’neeszahnii yáshchíín.
Vice President Richelle Montoya is the first Navajo woman to be elected to the office. A former chapter president, Vice President Montoya supports local governance by advocating for more responsive Navajo Nation Executive Branch programs and community leadership.

First Lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren

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First Lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren is a former Arizona State Representative who, during her tenure, was the youngest lawmaker in the state. First Lady Blackwater-Nygren graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University.