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 approves $2M for summer youth employment

Navajo Council approves Legislation 0172-18: An Action Relating to an Emergency for the Navajo Nation; Approving Supplemental Funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance in the amount of $2,000,000 (two million dollars) for Summer Youth Employment to 110 Navajo Nation Chapters, with a vote of 18 in favor, 0 opposed. Legislation Description – The emergency […]

Navajo Council oks $1M for veterans

Navajo Council votes 14 in favor, 2 opposed on Legislation 0147-180147-18: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, And Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving a Disbursement of the Income from the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund in the amount of one million, ninety-four thousand, seven hundred eighty […]

$1M for stipends for Navajo chapter officials fails by one vote

0088-18: An Action Relating to Resources Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Naabik’iyati’ Committee, and Navajo Nation Council; Approving Supplemental Funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance in the amount of one million, twenty one thousand, four hundred thirty one dollars ($1,021,431) to the Navajo Division of Community Development, business units 108014-108123, waiving 12 N.N.C. §§ […]

No Navajo Council legislation to Remove President, Vice President, OPVP attorney

Here at Navajo Council special session at the Council chambers in Window Rock. The Council adopted their agenda with five new items and none of the new legislation addressed the Removal of President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez and Office of the President and Vice President attorney Karis Begaye, who was involved in a […]

Gallup, NM, hearing on 175 percent interest on small loans

PRESS RELEASE – Public hearing on the proposed rulemaking on Small Loans will be hosted in Gallup, New Mexico ST. MICHAELS, Ariz.  – On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed rule changes on small loans in […]

Navajo Supreme Court commemoraes Year of Naaltsoos Sani May 9

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne invites the public as the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation and the Administrative Offices of the Courts hold the first Justice Day at their new offices on May 9. The Supreme Court’s Justice Day is commemorating the Year of Naaltsoos Sani with the theme, […]

Navajo Council Education Committee unanimously supports audit of Window Rock School District

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE, WHICH IS MEETING IN THE BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ROOM IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. THE COMMITTEE HAS ACTED ON TWO BILLS: COMMITTEE TABLED LEGILSATION 0137-18  which seek for the Health, Education & Human Services Committee to update and amend the terms and conditions for […]

Navajo Council on Bill addressing Navajo Education Board

NAVAJO COUNCIL NOW ON Legislation No.: 0496-17 Legislation Title: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Naabik’iyati’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving “The Department of Dine Education Administrative Act of 2017”, Amending the Navajo Nation Code, Title 10, Chapter 1, Subchapter 2, Sections 106 and 107 Establishing Direct Administrative […]

Navajo Transitional Energy Company before Navajo Council

COUNCIL RECESSED FOR LUNCH AND THEY ARE BACK ON COUNCIL FLOOR AND TAKING UP: Legislation No.: 0490-17 Legislation Title: An Action Relating to Resources And Development, Budget And Finance, Naa’bik’iyati’ Committees And The Navajo Nation Council; Approving And Authorizing The Navajo Transitional Energy Company To Pledge 100% Of The Equity Interest Of The Navajo Nation […]

Revenge Porn Act: Council increases sentence & fine

COUNCIL CONTINUES DEBATING LEGISLATION 0428-17: An Action Relating To Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Law and Order, Naabik’iyati’ Committees and the CONavajo Nation Council: Enacting the Revenge Porn Act and Amending Title 17 Sex Offenses DELEGATE DELGATE CROTTY make motion to amend page 7, line 6 to 7, strike 30 and insert […]