Acting Navajo govt Controller tells Navajo Council, No Written Report on $8M in monetary donations spent by Nez & Lizer, 7.20.21

🥳🎉🎊 FINALLY!!!! I got my ANSWER about Where is the Written Report from Navajo Dept of Just-us, nEZ & li-zer, regarding NON-FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF MONEY DONATIONS that nEZ & li-ser “TASKED” the Navajo Dept of Just-Us to ACCEPT by turning Navajo Dept Of Justice into a CALL IN CENTER for MONEY DONATIONS.

And then nEZ & li-zer placed the MONEY DONATIONS & OTHER DONATIONS with Navajo EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, which is designated under the Executive Branch to ACCEPT DONATIONS.

Acting Controller Elizabeth Begay reported to Council today, 7.20.21, that more than $10M in FINANCIAL DONATIONS was ACCEPTED & $8M OF $10m SPENT but she didn’t know HOW THE $8 MILLION IN MONETARY DONATIONS WAS SPENT because there is NO WRITTEN REPORT!!!! And NOT even the COUNCIL or COUNCIL DELEGATES or nEZ & li-zer are TALKING about the DONATIONS AMOUNTS accepted by nEZ & li-zer at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2019.

Acting Controller Begay, the Council, nEZ & li-zer have not REPORTED on WHAT WAS DONATED, HOW MUCH WAS DONATED, WHO DONATED, WHERE WERE DONATIONS DISTRIBUTED, WHO RECEIVED DONATIONS, ETC, ETC. And now the Council is ready to hand over UNEXPENDED CARES DOLLARS to nEZ & li-zer and Create a NAVAJO NATION FISCAL RECOVERY FUND in the N-EZ & LI-ZER OFFICE. WTH!!!! SMH!!!! This PLAN to basically create a NEZ & LIZER FISCAL RECOVERY FUND is in LEGISLATION 0110-21, which Council Delegate Carl Slater is sponsoring 0110-21 and the co-sponsors are Delegates Paul Begay, Seth Damon, Pernell Halona & Edison J. Wauneka.

I am in TOTAL DISBELIEF that after acting Controller Elizabeth Begay reports to the Council that there is no WRITTEN ACCOUNTING OF $8M in MONEY DONATIONS to Nez & Lizer that acting Controller Begay says she SUPPORTS 0110-21, which hands over all UNSPENT CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act to nez & lizer by creating a Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund.

She also told Council that she is Temporary & She does not want to be PERMANENT CONTROLLER…😂🤣😂🤣

LEGISLATION 0110-21: Establishing the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Expenditure Authorization Process Thereunder; Waiving Certain Provisions of the Navajo Nation Appropriations Act; Amending 12 N.N.C. § 334 to Authorize Emergency Procurements; Authorizing Reimbursement of the Síhasin Fund and Undesignated Unreserved Fund Balance; Authorizing Central Support and Regulatory Cost Funding; Authorizing Funding to Complete Defunded Navajo Nation CARES Fund Expenditure Plans; Authorizing the Establishment of a Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Office Within the Office of the President and Vice-President

It is now 12:40 pm, 7.20.21, and Navajo Council on Day 2 of their annual five-day Summer Session.

The unofficial Council VOTE on ACCEPTING CONTROLLER REPORT, is 21 in favor, zero opposed. at 12:30 pm, 7.20.21.

Unofficial Council Voting Tally on ACCEPTING CONTROLLER REPORT: Elmer Begay green; Kee Allen Begay green; Paul Begay green; Nathaniel Brown green; Eugenia Charles-Newton green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. green; Mark Freeland green; Pernell Halona NoVote; Jamie Henio green; Vince James green; Rickie Nez green; Carl Slater green; Raymond Smith Jr. green; Wilson Stewart Jr. green; Otto Tso green; Charlaine Tso green; Daniel Tso green; Eugene Tso green; Thomas Walker Jr. green; Edison Wauneka green; Edmund Yazzie NoVote; Jimmy Yellowhair green. (A green vote is a Yes vote. A red vote is a No vote.)

(A) LEGISLATION 0313-20: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $19,500,000 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8031/N4 Road Project; Approving and Adopting the N8031/N4 Road Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508
(2/3) SPONSOR: Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair

(m) Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (s) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (v)
04/19/2021 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0313-20 back to the Budget and Finance Committee for a Work Session and to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee then bring back to the Navajo Nation Council no later than the Navajo Nation Council Summer Session; (M) Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 17 In Favor, 00 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
05/18/2021 – Budget and Finance Committee completed work session and provided recommendations.

😂🤣😂🤣Who does Navajo Council Delegate Carl Slater represent?! SMH!! WTH!! 😂🤣😂🤣Slater makes a motion to TABLE LEGISLATION 0313-20: which initially sougth to allocate $19.5 MILLION in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8031/N4 Road Project; Approving and Adopting the N8031/N4 Road Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508, which is in Black Mesa/Big Mountain area, and sometimes on Navajo Partition Lands or Hopi Partition Lands.

But the $19.5M has BALLOONED to $133.4M because other Delegates are saying their communities are in dire need of safe roads.

The VOTE TO TABLE was 10 in favor & 11 opposed BUT then Delegate Carl SLATER calls out that he’s changing his VOTE FROM GREEN TO RED. And that changes vote to 11 in favor, 11 opposed, a Tie Vote that Speaker Seth Damon has to break and so Damon votes RED. Damon says he votes RED because Yellowhair has been working on Funding for his Road Project.

Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty asks who made Motion to TABLE & Damon says Delegate Slater. Crotty asks who changed their vote. Seth says Delegate Slater. SHM!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣

It is now 3:57 PM, 7.20.21, and Council has been DEBATING Legislation 0313-21 since about 12:30 pm, which is when Council voted 21 in favor, zero opposed to Accept Report from acting Controller Elizabeth Begay.

UNOFFICIAL COUNCIL VOTE TO TABLE LEGISLATION 0313-20: 11 opposed, 12 OPPOSED.
UNOFFICIAL COUNCIL VOTING TALLY on LEGISLATION 0313-20:
Elmer Begay green; Kee Allen Begay red; Paul Begay green; Nathaniel Brown green; Eugenia Charles-Newton red; Amber Kanazbah Crotty green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. red; Mark Freeland green; Pernell Halona red; Jamie Henio red; Vince James green; Rickie Nez green; Carl Slater green; Raymond Smith Jr. red; Wilson Stewart Jr. green; Otto Tso green; Charlaine Tso red; Daniel Tso green; Eugene Tso red; Thomas Walker Jr. green; Edison Wauneka red; Edmund Yazzie NoVote; Jimmy Yellowhair red.

It is now 5:07 pm, 7.20.21 and Speaker Seth Damon announces that Council in Recess until 5:30 pm. Council continues Debating Legislation 0313-21…since about 12:30 pm, today, 7.20.21.

At 5:56 pm, 7.20.21, the Navajo Council FINALLY votes 17 in favor, 6 opposed on allocating about $133M to Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8031/N4 Road Project; Approving and Adopting the N8031/N4 Road Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508, which is on Navajo Partition Lands & Hopi Partition Lands.
The UNOFFICIAL Council Votng Tally on 0313-20 is:
Elmer Begay green, Kee green; Paul Begay Jr. red; Nathaniel Brown green; Eugenia Charles-Newton green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty green; Herman Daniels Jr. green; Mark Freeland green; Pernell Halona green; Jamie Henio green; Vince James green; Rickie Nez red; Carl Slater green; Raymond Smith Jr. green; Wilson Stewart Jr. red; Otto Tso red; Charlaine Tso green; Daniel Tso red; Eugene Tso green; Thomas Walker Jr. green; Edison Wauneka green; Edmund Yazzie red; Jimmy Yellowhair green.
And then after Speaker Damon has Legislative Services Director Manuel Rico read the next Legislation , which is 0315-20, and seeks Council approval to Allocate $1,424,705 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8065 Oraibi Wash Project; Approving and Adopting the N8065 Oraibi Wash Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508, and is sponsored by Delegate Jimmy Yellowhair, Delegates Raymond Smith Jr. motion for Council to recess. I couldn’t hear who Seconded Smith’s motion, but the Council voted to Recess until 10 am, 7.20.21.

APPROVED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SUMMER SESSION, July 19 – 23, 2021, 10:00 AM, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)
VIA TELECONFERENCE: Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 928 871 7160, Passcode: 86515

PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

CALL SESSION TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION

RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO THE NAVAJO NATION

REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
(m) Hon. Edmund Yazzie (s) Hon. Pernell Halona (v) 22-0 (SNV)

RECEIVE THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAJO NATION
(m) (s) (v)

RECEIVE REPORT FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE NAVAJO NATION
(m) (s) (v)

RECEIVE REPORT FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL
(m) (s) (v)

RECEIVE FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE CONTROLLER
(m) (s) (v)

ORAL REPORTS
A. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (m) (s) (v)
B. Indian Health Services (IHS) (m) (s) (v)
C. Attorney General (m) (s) (v)
D. Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (m) (s) (v)

WRITTEN REPORTS
A. Standing Committees (m) (s) (v)
B. Boards and Commissions (m) (s) (v)
C. Bureau of Indian Affairs (m) (s) (v)
D. Indian Health Services Area Director (m) (s) (v)

OLD BUSINESS
(A) LEGISLATION 0313-20: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $19,500,000 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8031/N4 Road Project; Approving and Adopting the N8031/N4 Road Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508
(2/3) SPONSOR: Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair
(m) Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (s) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (v)
04/19/2021 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0313-20 back to the Budget and Finance Committee for a Work Session and to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee then bring back to the Navajo Nation Council no later than the Navajo Nation Council Summer Session; (M) Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 17 In Favor, 00 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
05/18/2021 – Budget and Finance Committee completed work session and provided recommendations.
(B) LEGISLATION 0315-20: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,424,705 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Division of Transportation for the N8065 Oraibi Wash Project; Approving and Adopting the N8065 Oraibi Wash Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508
(2/3) SPONSOR: Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair
(m) Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair (s) Hon. Charlaine Tso (v)
04/19/2021 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0315-20 back to the Budget and Finance Committee for a Work Session and to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee then bring back to the Navajo Nation Council no later than the Navajo Nation Council Summer Session; (M) Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 20 In Favor, 00 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
05/18/2021 – Budget and Finance Committee completed work session and provided recommendations.

NEW BUSINESS
(A) LEGISLATION 0065-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $58,225,000 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Nation Water Management Branch for the Western Navajo Pipeline Phase I project; Approving and Adopting the Western Navajo Pipeline Phase I Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508 (2/3)
SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.
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(B) LEGISLATION 0091-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $2,000,000 in Síhasin Funds to the Can͂oncito Band of Navajos Health Center, Inc. for the Can͂oncito Clinic Expansion Project; Approving and Adopting the Can͂oncito Clinic Expansion Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501 – 2508 (2/3)
SPONSOR: Honorable Jamie Henio
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
(m) (s) (v)
(C) LEGISLATION 0110-21: An Action Relating to Budget and Finance and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Establishing the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Expenditure Authorization Process Thereunder; Waiving Certain Provisions of the Navajo Nation Appropriations Act; Amending 12 N.N.C. § 334 to Authorize Emergency Procurements; Authorizing Reimbursement of the Síhasin Fund and Undesignated Unreserved Fund Balance; Authorizing Central Support and Regulatory Cost Funding; Authorizing Funding to Complete Defunded Navajo Nation CARES Fund Expenditure Plans; Authorizing the Establishment of a Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Office Within the Office of the President and Vice-President
(2/3) SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka
(m) (s) (v)
(D) CONSENT AGENDA
LEGISLATION 0074-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development Committee, Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving Amendment Number One to
the Desert Creek Operating Agreement Between the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
LEGISLATION 0084-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of Mr. Manuel Rico, Jr. as Executive Director of the Office of Legislative Services SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
LEGISLATION 0093-21: An Act Relating to Law and Order, Health, Education and Human Services, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending Section 1703 (E) of the Navajo Nation Child Support Enforcement Act, Title 9, Navajo Nation Code
SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
LEGISLATION 0096-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Naabik’íyáti’ and Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reinstatement of Desiree Renae Casey as a Member of the Navajo Nation SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
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(E) LEGISLATION 0052-21: An Action Relating to the Resource and Development, Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Amending Navajo Nation Veteran’s Trust Fund, Title 12, Subchapter 8, 12 N.N.C. § 117
SPONSOR: Honorable Raymond Smith, Jr.
(m) (s) (v)

CLOSE OF SESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
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