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 Naabi Comm. hears Sexual Assault & MMDRLGBTQ+ Rept. But where Funds for MMDRLGBTQ+?!

It’s now 1:43 PM, 5.12.22, and the Navajo Council Naabik’iyati FINALLY Hearing the “Report from the Naabik’íyáti’ Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) Subcommittee on the United States Department of Justice Consultation Written Report on Efforts to Address the Unacceptably High Rate of Violent Crimes in Native Communities, including the Rates of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons. […]

5.2.22 – Navajo Council Resources & Deveopment Comm meeting on New Fairgrounds 8 am; Naabi meeting on $1.1B ARPA spending packages 9 am

RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Leadership Meeting with Department of Agriculture and Navajo Nation Fair Office Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 8 a.m., AGENDAPRESIDING: Hon. Rickie Nez, Chairperson, Hon. Thomas Walker, Jr., Vice-ChairpersonLOCATION: via TelecommunicationCall-In Number: 1-669-900-6833Meeting ID: 732-628-2566Passcode: 86515 Welcome; Roll Call; Invocation; and Introduction[] Rickie Nez (C) [] Thomas Walker, Jr. (VC) [] Kee Allen […]

Why isn’t NTUA CEO Walter W. Haase on Investigatory Leave without Pay? Protest at NTUA, 10 am, 4.26.22

Window Rock, AZ. (4.25.22) – Diné Sáaniis for Justice will be holding a demonstration on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the NTUA Headquarters in Ft. Defiance. We will gather in the public parking lot on the east side entrance to demand that General Manager Walter Haas be put on administrative leave without […]

Day 3 Navajo Council spring session, 13 legislation left, including $540,528 for Private Christian School, 10 am, 4.20.22

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, the Council referred Legislation 0232-21 back to its Naabik’iyati Committee, and approved Legislation 0208-21. OLD BUSINESS(A) LEGISLATION 0232-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development Committee; Naabik’íyáti’ Committee, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving Oil and Gas Operating Agreements Between the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company for Tohachee Wash, […]

Navajo Council Day 2, 4.19.22, Reporting, Votes, Comments. Ahe’hee for Keeping an Eye on Navajo Govt.

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I posted all my Reporting & Comments about Day 2, 4.19.22, of the Navajo Nation Council Spring Session right here. Enjoy! And Ahe’hee/Appreciation for Keeping an Eye on the Navajo Government! It is now 10:34 am, 4.19.22 and SPEAKER SETH DAMON asks Council to refer Navajo Oil & Gas Company, a Navajo govt […]

Info on Navajo Council legislation 0208-21: Agreement & Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity for carbon credits for California Cap & Trade Program carbon sequestration

LEGISLATION 0208-21TITLE OF RESOLUTION: PROPOSED NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL RESOLUTION; AN ACTION RELATING TO THE RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, BUDGET AND FINANCE, AND NAABIK’iY ATI’ COMMITTEES AND THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL; APPROVING A LIMITED WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY OF THE NAVAJO NATION TO AUTHORIZE THE NAVAJO NATION TO REGISTER AND SELL OFFSET CREDITS FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION UNDER […]

Navajo Council approved spring session agenda & legislation, documents, reports, etc, 4.19.22

APPROVED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCILSPRING SESSION, April 18 – 22, 2022, 10 AMWindow Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)VIA TELECONFERENCECall-in Number: (669) 900-6833Meeting ID: 928 871 7160Passcode: 86515 PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council CALL SESSION TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO THE NAVAJO NATION REVIEW […]

Why does Navajo govt fund Rehoboth Christian School, instead of Calling for Investigation of this Boarding School?! 4.14.22

It is now 10:34 am, 4.14.22, and COUNCIL DELEGATE OTTO TSO motions for Consent Agenda and to include Legislation 0033-22; 0047-22, 0014. COUNCIL DELEGATE EUGENA CHARLES-NEWTON seconds Delegate Otto Tso motion for, CONSENT AGENDA.Unofficial Voting Tally 14 in favor, zero opposed.Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay NoVote; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown NoVote; Eugenia Charles-Newton […]

Same Sex Marriage Legislation on Navajo Health Committee agenda, 10 am, 4.13.22

This is Second Part of HEHS Committee meeting. HEHS voted unanimously to go into executive session from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm regarding personnel matters related to HEHS Agenda Item B. Department of Aging and Long-Term Care Services – Navajo Dept of Health: ➢ Staffing of Senior Centers, ➢ Personnel Issues. Presenter(s): Ms. Valerie Jones, […]