Daily Archives: January 13, 2015

Possible work session of Navajo Council on Jan. 15 and 16

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council’s first order of business was to elect a speaker pro tem for two weeks or until the Council elects a speaker during it five-day Winter Session, which convenes on Jan. 26. Delegate Kee Allen Begay became the new speaker pro tem after a coin toss. Begay will serve until the […]

Navajo Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay becomes Speaker Pro Tem with toss of a coin

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council is holding its first special session. After invocation and introductions, the Council took up its first legislation, which is to elect a speaker pro tem. The Council nominated Delegates LoRenzo Bates and Kee Allen Begay for the Speaker Pro Tem position, which is for about two weeks or until the […]

Navajo Council vote on Speaker Pro Tem is a Tie

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council is holding its first special session. After invocation and introductions, the Council took up its first legislation, which is to elect a speaker pro tem. The nominations for Speaker Pro Tem are Delegate LoRenzo Bates and Kee Allen Begay. The Speaker Pro Tem will serve for two weeks, or until […]

Navajo Council nominates Delegates Bates and Kee Allen Begay to be Speaker Pro Tem

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council is holding its first special session. After invocation and introductions, the Council took up its first legislation, which is to elect a speaker pro tem. Delegate Davis Filfred refuses to withdraw his amendment to nominate Delegate LoRenzo Bates. Speaker Pro Tem Mel Begay explains to Filfred that as long as […]

Political maneuverings already plaguing 23rd Council

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council is holding its first special session. After invocation and introductions, the Council took up its first legislation, which is to elect a speaker pro tem. Delegate Dwight Witherspoon notes that the Council has been put in the corner regarding nominations for speaker pro tem because when Delegate LoRenzo Bates was […]

Delegate LoRenzo Bates nominated to continue as speaker pro tem

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council is holding its first special session. After invocation and introductions, the Council took up its first legislation, which is to elect a speaker pro tem. Delegate Davis Filfred is nominating Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo Bates because Bates is serving his fourth term as a delegate and knows the Council floor […]

23rd Navajo Council convened its special session

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council has convened its first special session. It’s first action was to vote to keep Council Delegate LoRenzo Bates as its Speaker Pro Tem. Bates called on Delegate Leonard Pete to do the innovation. Delegates are now introducing themselves. Delegates Kee Allen Begay and Mel Begay introduced themselves, followed by Delegates […]

Inauguration of 23rd Navajo Council, Education Board, Election Board over

Here at Inauguration of 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors, and Navajo Board of Education at the Window Rock High School Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz. Dr. Jennifer Denetdale, associate professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, gave the inaugural address and sprinkled among her talk was her […]

Dr. Jennifer Denedale provides inaugural address

Here at Inauguration of 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors, and Navajo Board of Education at the Window Rock High School Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz. After the oaths of office are taken by the Council, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors and Navajo Board of Education, The Horses, a […]

23rd Navajo Nation Council take oath of office

Here at Inauguration of 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors, and Navajo Board of Education at the Window Rock High School Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz. Navajo Nation Judge Victoria R. Yazzie finished giving the oath of office to the 23rd Navajo Nation Council. Before the giving the oath […]