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 hearing Proposals to spend ARP money, 9 am, 3.5&6.21

The Navajo Nation Council has scheduled a week of discussions on the American Rescue Plan Act. Work sessions, which are scheduled to begin at 9 am daily with the exception of April 6, 2021 which will begin at 10 am. If you have questions, please contact Manuel Rico, Interim Executive Director, Office of Legislative Services, […]

Haaland & Mark Ruffalo talk Tribal Impacts of ARP, 11:30 am ET, 4.2.21

PRESS RELEASE – Secretary Haaland and Mark Ruffalo to Discuss Tribal Impacts of American Rescue Plan in Instagram Live WASHINGTON – On Friday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. ET, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and actor and climate justice advocate Mark Ruffalo will hold an Instagram Live conversation to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to build […]

Navajo Council Navajo Permanent Trust Fund-Sihasin Fund meetings, 3.29&31.21, 8:30 am

A G E N D A March 29, 2021 8:30 a.m. DSTVia Teleconference: 669 900-6833Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566Passcode: 86515Presiding: Seth Damon, ChairpersonJamie Henio, Chairperson, BFCRaymond Smith, Vice Chairperson, BFCPlace: Via Teleconference, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (Arizona)Members Present:_ Elmer P. Begay Jamie Henio Speaker Seth A. Damon _ Nathaniel Brown _ Raymond Smith, Jr. […]

Navajo Council calls Day-Long Work Session on Spending American Rescue Plan funds, 10 am, 3.29.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,Once again Prez Nez & VP Lizer think they have the Best Plan to spend the Navajo Nation’s allocation of the 2021 American Rescue Plan, which is the second federal COVID-19 relief aid dollars. And so Nez-Lizer informed the Navajo Council in a March 25 letter to work with their Chief of Staff Paulsen […]

$1.6M for Chapters; $2.6M for Ganado Fire Dept; Opening Navajo Roads on Navajo Council agenda, 3.26.21

APPROVED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION VIA TELECOMMUNICATION March 26, 2021 – 10:00 AMNavajo Nation Council ChambersWindow Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833Meeting ID: 928 871 7160Passcode: 86515 PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO […]

Navajo Farmers & Other Speaking Out on FBI & Navajo Police Alleged Abuse, 11 am – 1 pm, 3.30.21

PRESS RELEASE – INVITATION: Come & Sit Down with Navajo Farmers/Others on March 30, 2021, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hear their Voices Regarding FBI & Navajo Nation Police Raids on Nov. 9 & 10, 2020 SHIPROCK, N.M. – “FBI raid of Navajo Nation destroys 250,000 illegal cannabis plants posed as hemp” was the news […]

Rex Lee Jim to represent Dine’ Healers; Rescinding law that closed Navajo on Naabi agenda, 3.25.21, 10 am

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,The Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee approved their agenda for today’s meeting, 3.25.21, 10 am. To attend the Naabi meeting VIA TELECOMMUNICATION, here is the Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 928 871 7160, Passcode: 86515. Please MUTE your phones. Ahe’hee! Livestream will be available online at:VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncilYouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncilNNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ May Peace Prevail on […]

Delay Reopening of Schools legislation before Health, Education & Human Services Committee, 1 pm, 3.24.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,The Navajo Nation Council Health, Education & Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet at the Shiprock Associate Schools Inc. (SASI), Shiprock, NMVia Telecommunications today, Wednesday, 3.24.21, starting at 10 am. There are two bills on the HEHS proposed agenda that deal with Delaying the Reopening of Schools. To attend the HEHS meeting via […]

Gaming; Navajo Housing Authority; New COVID-19 Aid on Resources Committee agenda, 10 am, 3.24.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,The Navajo Nation government’s Gambling business is scheduled to make a report before the Navajo Nation Council Resources & Development Committee during their Telecommunications meeting today, 3.24.21, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.To attend RDC meeting Via Telecommunications, the Call In Number: 1-669-900-6833 and the Meeting. ID: 732-628-2566 and Passcode: 86515. Please […]

List of $24M worth of Heavy Equipment that is Headed to 110 chapters, 3.23.21

The Navajo Nation Council approved a $24 million appropriation from the Navajo Nation Shihasin Fund on Jan. 20, 2021, for heavy equipment. President Nez signed off on the $25 million appropriation Jan. 30, 2021. The list of heavy equipment requested by and purchased for the 110 chapters is in Navajo Council resolution CJA-01-21, which I […]