Navajo Nation Office of Broadcast Services will inspire and empower the Navajo people through the sacred power of communication. We will be an essential and cultural resource, ensuring and disseminating factual information for the sake of knowledge and intelligence for the Navajo people.
To always provide public mass communication services to the people of the great Navajo Nation. Creating, producing and distributing culutally-aware programs and services that educate, inform and engage our audiences.
The purpose of the Navajo Nation Office of Broadcast Services is to promote the expansion and strengthening of new and existing mass communication services to the Navajo People.
- Produce public information, news educational programs, archival documentation and other media announcements for distribution to area media outlets including but not limited to Audio, Video, Broadband, Internet Webcasting, Photography, Filming.
- Develop and implement fee schedules and grant permission to individuals, cinematography matters involving the use of the Nation's resources, citizens, culture and land. However, nothing with the Plan of Operation shall be construed to limit amateur photography of cinematography by other means by journalist members of the press for the use in news account pertaining to the Navajo Nation.
- Where requested and appropriate, review materials slated for release or production for cultural accuracy.
- Maintain an average of 100 hours of local programming hours, archival video and radio production.
- Maintain a revenue stream from video/audio production utilizing digitally enhanced production services.
- The issuance of commercial film/photography permits.
- Maintain a revenue stream from the number of permits issued.
- To adopt and implement phased projects toward digital transition of television and radio.
- Production of audio or visual segments for public service announcements, educational announcements, emergencies, public-community project updates, and public health/safety awareness.
- An all-Navajo language programming (one bi-lingual).
- Loyal network with seven regional radio stations:
- Only we have all-media access to closed Navajo Nation Governmental sessions, i.e. Closed or special council sessions, Presidential/executive addresses, and Judicial sessions.
- Land use permits for commercial filming, photography and cinematography with respect to Navajo Nation resources and culture.