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!

COVID-19 killed 252 of our Relatives, as of 6.2.20

PRESS RELEASE – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 252 as of Tuesday. Preliminary reports from nine health care facilities indicate […]

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority announces Hotspots,

NTUA Partners With Choice NTUA Wireless To Provide Access To Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Throughout The Navajo Nation IN RESPONSE TO THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, RESIDENTS OF THE NAVAJO NATION CAN MAKE USE OF WI-FI HOTSPOTS FOR WORK, SCHOOL, AND EMERGENCY USE CHINLE, Ariz., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — […]

Navajo Nation Kayenta court resumes non-essential services, 5.29.20

All cases that are not deemed essential are continued. Updated notice of hearings will be mailed to listed addresses. To limit close contact, filing requirements are suspended at this time. Individuals may fax documents to (928) 697-5541; email to nnkycourt@navajo-nsn.gov; or mail to Kayenta Judicial District, P.O. Box 2700, Kayenta, AZ 86033. If any documents […]

Navajo casinos prepare to reopen in 2 weeks, 6.1.20

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Gaming ramps up Extreme Precautionary Measures During Closure, Prepares for Reopening Casinos and Resort Preparing Safety Countermeasures Flagstaff, Ariz. – Navajo Gaming prepares to reopen all four of its properties by mid-June, including deep cleaning and sanitization of each property: Twin Arrows Casino Resort in Flagstaff, AZ; Fire Rock Casino in […]

Navajo police share COVID-19 challenges, 5.30.20

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Police Department meets challenges of securing personal protection equipment for NPD districts & continues to plan for the future WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Since the first case of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation was confirmed on March 17, the Navajo Police Department has worked tirelessly to secure much-needed PPEs for officers […]

Navajo Human Rights seeks info on Home Depot alleged abuse of Navajo elder, 6.2.20

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission seeking public help on finding Navajo Elder and witness of the Home Depot incident St. Michaels, Navajo Nation (ARIZ) – The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) is addressing the incident at Gallup Home Depot Store No. 3514 where it is alleged that derogatory statements made toward […]

Work sessions continue on COVID-19 expenditure plan, 6.2.20

The Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee is continuing its work sessions from the past two weeks that involve hearing oral reports and accepting written reports from the Navajo Nation divisions, programs, enterprises, etc. Today’s Naabik’iyati work session is focusing on agriculture and a follow-up on water infrastructure. PROPOSSED NAABI AGENDA FOR 6.2.20 http://www.navajonationcouncil.org/MeetingSchedules/2020/JUN/02JUN2020_NABI_Worksession_Agenda.pdf The Navajo […]

Navajo Council urges Nez to sign Navajo CARES Fund Act, 5.27.20

PRESS RELEASE: Navajo Nation Council urges President Nez to sign Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act into law WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council urged President Jonathan Nez to sign the Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act into law. The Council passed the Act at a special session held May 15, 2020 […]

Navajo Council Delegate Pernell Halona honors Tohatchi health clinic front line workers, 5.27.20

5.29.20 Navajo Council PRESS RELEASE TOHATCHI, N.M. — Workers at the Tohatchi Health Care Center received lunches on Wednesday from Council Delegate Pernell Halona in appreciation for their front line responses and community involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tohatchi Health Care Center Director Fawn Damon said, “The staff and I are very thankful for being […]

Navajo Council Naabi talks COVID-19 health & social services costs, 5.27.20

SPEAKER DAMON reconvenes Naabik’iyati from one hour recess.Confirmation that Office of President & Vice President Chief of Staff Paulson Chaco ok report by Division of social Services director Gieshy on social services, CHRs, Long term care to Naabik’iyati..Continue working on getting ok for report from Department of Health director Roselyn Tso. 1 PM, NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE […]