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!

Protest against Navajo government’s NGS purchase

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo community members gather outside Navajo Council summer session to protest negotiations with Wall Street “vulture capitalists” on NGS WHAT: As the Navajo Nation Tribal Council convenes for its summer legislative session, members of the Navajo advocacy group Diné CARE and others will gather outside council chambers in Window Rock to voice […]

Remington rejects Navajo offer to buy firearms company

PRESS RELEASE – CONTROLLER, BUDGET AND FINANCE, SIHASIN COMMITTEES MAKE $525M CASH OFFER TO BUY REMINGTON WITHOUT PRESIDENTIAL INVOLVEMENT WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.- (7-19-18) Responding to a New York Times article that claims the Navajo Nation made an offer to buy Remington Arms Company, LLC, for approximately $525 million cash, President Russell Begaye said his office was […]

Navajo Council supports veterans housing program

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Council supports the establishment of the Navajo Veterans Housing Program WINDOW ROCK – (7-17-18) During the second day of the 2018 Summer Council Session, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council voted in support of Legislation No. 0021-18, establishing the Navajo Veterans Housing Program within the Navajo Veterans Administration. Legislation sponsor Council Delegate […]

Event to obtain delayed birth certificates successful

PRESS RELEASE – Delayed birth certificate public outreach events draw large public response WINDOW ROCK– On July 18,Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) and Council Delegate Steven Begay (Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Naschitti, Tohatchi, Bahastl’a’a’) said they are pleased that many Diné citizens are getting assistance and benefitting […]

Navajo Housing Authority hires CEO

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners hire new CEO, Craig Dougall WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Today the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), announced that its Board of Commissioners have selected and appointed Mr. Craig Dougall as its new Chief Executive Officer. “It is our pleasure to announce Mr. Craig Dougall to take the […]

Interior investigating Interior Secretary Zinke

PRESS RELEASE – Western Values Project Statement on Interior IG Opening Formal Investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke Interior Inspector General Probing Potential Wrongdoing in Zinke’s Sweetheart Real Estate Deal with Halliburton Chairman WHITEFISH, Mont.. — (7-18-18) The Department of Interior’s Office of the Inspector General will be opening a formal investigation to see if Interior […]

Sen. Udall leads hearing on American Indain water rights bills

PRESS RELEASE – Sen. Tom Udall Leads Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Water Rights Bills WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Committee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading a legislative hearing to receive testimony on two bills related to tribal water rights settlements, including Udall’s […]

Fracking workshiop at Dine’ CARE 30th anniversay

WHAT IS FRACKING AND DOES IT BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITIES? Panel at 30th anniversary of Dine’ CARE at Dilcon, NM, SW Fairgrounds SAM SAGE, TRI-CHAPTER ADVOCATE  in 2003, started working with Dine CARE and they were working on what Navajo reservation would look like in next five years. Like white sheet and sprinkles of black pepper […]

Uranium Mining & Transportation Threats

URANIUM MINING THREATS AND TRANSPORT ISSUES PANEL by LEONA MORGAN AT DINE’ CITIZENS AGAINST RUINING OUR ENVIRONEMTN 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT DILCON, ARIZ., SOUTHWEST FAIRGROUNDS. LEONA MORGAN Brought uranium transportation through Navajo reservation and went to Navajo Department of Justice, where we were told that our of their jurisdiction so a non-issue. Disappointed. Decided to go […]

The “devil” in the 1868 Treaty

Dine CARE 30TH anniversary at Dillcon, Az, Southwest Fairgrounds NAVAJO NATION SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE EMERITISS HERB YAZZIE SPEAKS ABOUT 1868 TREATY (Note – As Chief Justice speaks, he refers to Dine’ people) They went to kinds and queens and issued charters to soldiers, you r to go and conquer, by conquest get possession of […]