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14R is a non-profit organization incorporated on the Navajo Nation. It is located in what is called “New Lands” or Nahata D’zhil (by the Navajo) near the Sanders, Arizona area. There is 360,000-acres of grazing land and 81 permit holders that share the 360,000 acres of grazing lands.

14R Ranch Inc. was incorporated as an instrument to help manage the 14 range units that make up Nahata D’zhil. To manage the 14 range units in a sustainable and profitable manner. Under the leadership of corporation president Al Pahi 14R is well on its way to becoming sustainable and profitable for its members.

14R works closely with Padres Mesa Ranch, a demonstration ranch set up by the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR) to help relocated Navajo ranchers become better cattle producers and be happy that they were forced to move. However no amount of monetary gain can ease the pain of being forced to move from one’s home.

The Nahata D’zhil Chapter and 14R Ranch Inc. are in a very unique position. Although both the chapter and the corporation are a part of the Navajo Nation they come under the jurisdiction of ONHIR.

ONHIR was established by Congress to implement the settlement of a land conflict between the Navajo and Hopi Indian Tribes. The Office was established under Public Law 93-531(as amended) and operates under this law as amended.

The mission of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation is to provide quality services to eligible households and others impacted by the relocation act, in such a way that our clients have the opportunity to re-establish their lives in a positive and productive manner.

However ONHIR is not funded beyond 2018 and has issued a statement that it intends to close it’s operations by sometime in 2018. That plus the fact of ONHIR’s “contingency plan” it is imperative that

14R and the Nahata D’ziil Chapter develop a strategic plan that will put them in the best possible position to continue their operations without financial or administrative interruption when ONHIR phases out.