Diné Development Corporation (Ddc)
DDC is a tribally-owned holding corporation that was established in 2004 to provide viable economic opportunities for the Navajo Nation. Headquartered in Window Rock, AZ, we are committed to preserving our rich culture through a continual focus on core values. Through strategic growth, we have dynamically expanded our family of companies while supporting the Navajo Nation.
Our subsidiaries provide professional and technical IT and environmental services to a broad portfolio of commercial, tribal, and federal clients.
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NAVAJO NATION SNAPSHOT – Yá’át’ééh (Greetings)!
The Navajo People were given the name Níhóókáá Diyin Diné’é by their Creators. It means “Holy Earth People”. Today, the Navajo People call themselves “Diné”, meaning “The People”. The Navajo People were recognized as a Nation by the Treaty of 1868. The Navajo Nation encompasses portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, covering over 27,425 square miles of land. In the 2010 Census, our shareholder population was recorded at 332,129. The Diné (Navajo) People speak the Navajo language, also known as Diné Bizáád, spoken by approximately 175,000 people in the United States and elsewhere. The Diné (Navajo) are the root of DDC. Our logo is based upon the Navajo hogan (hóóghan), a sacred home for the Diné (Navajo) people to raise their families and continue to practice their traditional beliefs.
OUR VISION, MISSION & CORE VALUES
Vision: To be the best tribal corporation in the world
Mission: Create a family of companies that provide sustainable profits and jobs
Our Core Values
Develop the capacity and capability of leaders who promote business excellence
Build on our powerful heritage by boldly pursuing regional and global business opportunities
Maximize the profits and reach of our subsidiaries, while expanding scalable systems and infrastructure for future companies
Establish and nurture economic engines to provide growth and opportunity for Diné people
Conscientious care of the Navajo Nation, the environment, our diverse portfolio of clients, employees and their families
GIVING BACK TO NAVAJO NATION
At the heart of DDC’s work is our commitment to contribute economic and leadership resources to build and cultivate opportunities for the Navajo Nation. In addition to philanthropic activities, DDC’s enterprise and expansion provides unparalleled potential for the Navajo Nation and its People.