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!

Navajo Council Delegate says he adopted Stanley Pollack as his tribal leader

STILL HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE LEGISALTION 0256-18: AMENDING TITLE 1 ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES AT TITLE 1, NAVAJO NATION CODE, SECTIONS 701, 702, 752 AND 753 SPONSOR, DELEGATE AMBER CROTTY Had executive sessions with individuals cuz cases sealed so looked at enrollment for alternative way to become Navajo citizen. Average one to two individuals a […]

Naabik’iyati fears loss of fracking revenues

Here at Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee, where Committee members, who are all Navajo Council Delegates, are debating Legislation 0302-18: Requesting the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, All Pueblo Council of Governors and Greater Chaco Coalition and partners to consult with Dine’ Medicine Men Association for any positions taken on fracking […]

Navajo Generating Station buyers lose interest

Upon Middle River Power Announcement, Navajo Community Calls to Redouble Efforts to Transition to Renewable Energy As Middle River Power backs away from efforts to purchase Navajo Generating Station, local Navajo community leaders issued the following statement reacting to the news: “Based on economics alone, this plant was never going to make it past 2019. […]

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 Indian 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 […]