Author Archives: Marley Shebala

About Marley Shebala

I am Dine' (Navajo) and Ashwi (Pueblo of Zuni) and I have been a journalists for more than 30 years on the Navajo Nation. I also taught myself how to use a camera, video camera, and social media. I am still learning. May Peace Prevail on Mother Earth!

Council barely supports Division of Human Services

LEGISLATION 0441-17: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Naabik’fyati’ and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 2 N.N.C. §§ 1701-1706, Enabling Legislation for the Navajo Nation Division of Human Resources SPONSOR: Honorable Steven Begay CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Jonathan L. Hale WITHOUT DEBATE, COUNCL VOTES 9-7 ON LEGISLATION 0441-17 ON THURSDAY, JAN. […]

Council approves Cyberbully laws without debate

LEGISLATION 0366-17: An Act Relating to Law and Order, Health, Education and Human Services, Naabik’fy,Hi’ and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Criminal Code at 17 N.N.C. §§ 203, 209, 303.01, 318 and 319 for Purposes of Addressing Cyberbullying SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Jonathan L. Hale WITHOUT DEBATE, COUNCIL VOTES […]

Council votes for transparency

An Action Relating to Law and Order Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Health, Education and Human Services Committee, Resources and Development Committee, Naabik’iyati’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Amending Rule 21 of the Rules of Order for Standing Committees of the Navajo Nation Council such that Recording of \Votes on all Motions Before the Committee […]

Council on bill to improve transparency in committee votes

LEGISLATION 0356-17: An Action Relating to Law and Order Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Health, Education and Human Services Committee, Resources and Development Committee, Naabik’iyati’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Amending Rule 21 of the Rules of Order for Standing Committees of the Navajo Nation Council such that Recording of \Votes on all Motions Before […]

Council approves bill to fund fire & rescue

LEGISLATION 0355-17 An Act Relating to the Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 24 N.N.C. § 620 of the Navajo Nation Sales Tax; Allocating 1 Percent of the Sales Tax to Navajo Nation Fire and Rescue Services SPONSOR: Honorable Walter Phelps CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Benjamin L. Bennett […]

Council on bill to increase Sales Tax for fire & rescue

LEGISLATION 0355-17: An Act Relating to the Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 24 N.N.C. § 620 of the Navajo Nation Sales Tax; Allocating 1 Percent of the Sales Tax to Navajo Nation Fire and Rescue Services SPONSOR: Honorable Walter Phelps CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Benjamin L. Bennett […]

Council confirms Rhonda Tuni as probationary judge

LEGISLATION 0023-18: An Action Relating to the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Probationary Appointment of Rhonda Tuni as Navajo Nation District Court Judge SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso JUDICIAL BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE RALPH ROANHORSE, Ms Tuni has got her Juris Doctorate degree and New Mexico Bar License and Navajo Nation Bar License. Young people can be inspired […]

Navajo Council confirms Vince James to Government Development Commission

Day Three of Navajo Nation Council winter session convened Thursday, Jan. 25. LEGISLATION 0463-17: An Action Relating to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council : Confirming the Appointment of Mr. Vince James, as the Fort Defiance Agency Representative, to the Commission on Navajo Government Development for a Term of Four Years SPONSOR: Honorable […]

Council votes to recess, reconvene 9 am Jan. 25

DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE MOTIONS TO RECESS. DELEGATE LEONARD PETE SECONDS MOTION. COUNCIL VOTE TO RECESS, 10-9, AT 5:35 PM SPEAKER BATES, WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE PUBLIC SAFETY WORK SESSION ON FEB. 1. AND REQUEST TO HAVE NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE FOR ONE ITEM. COUNCIL SESSION WILL BEGIN TOMORROW, JAN 26, THURSDAY, AT 9 A.M.

Council confirms JoAnn Jayne as Supreme Court chief justice

LEGISLATION 0273-17  An Action Relating to the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of JoAnn Jayne as Probationary Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court SPONSOR: Honorable Edmund Yazzie COUNCIL VOTES ON CONFIRMATION OF JOANN JAYNE AS CHIEF JUSTICE, 17-3. AS SOON AS SPEAKER ANNOUNCES VOTE, THE PEOPLE IN GALLERY CLAP AND SHOUT IN […]