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!

NOTES from Navajo Council committee meeting, spending $600M COVID-19 funds, 5.27.20

SPEAKER SETH DAMONEmergency legislation for special Council session Friday morning. Telecommunications bill ending today so why emergency bill for extension of telecommunications bill needed.Tells Delegate Kee Allen Begay that Legislative Services informed him that legislation for Council and its committees to meet telephonically ended today. We are in a work session. Navajo Health Department Director […]

Naabik’iyati meeting on water projects, 5.22.20

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee has convened its work session on the development of an expenditure plan for the $600 million through CARES Act. The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati is being live streamed, voice only, on the following platforms. VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCILWORK SESSION […]

Navajo Council work session on $600M CARES funds, 5.21.20

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans! The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee scheduled a Work Session on the $600 million in COVID-19 relief funds under the US CARES Act, Title 5. The Work Session is being live streamed and so it will be available to be listened to later if you were unable to listen live. The information presented […]

Navajo Council debate, 5.15.20

I will do my best to keep up with Council Debate so excuse my grammar and spelling, please. And I’ll try to fill in additional information when time permits. COUNCIL debating adoption of its agenda: COUNCIL DELEGATES RICKIE NEZ – WILSON STEWARD make motion to ADD 0109-20 Extend Hemp Pilot Research Project by NM State […]

Navajo Council meeting now 5.15.20

I will try to type as fast as I can to document Council debate, votes on legislation & reports so please excuse typos, grammar, etc. Thank you! Navajo Council special session is Livestream online at: VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ Council debating adoption of agenda which includes the addition of legislation and Reports. […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati meeting 1 pm 5.14.20

PRESS RELEASE – Please see attached memorandum from Speaker Seth Damon regarding the upcoming Naabik’í’yáti’ Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM via Teleconference In light of the national emergency regarding COVID-19, the NABI Committee meeting will be held via teleconference and livestreamed. Livestream will be available online at: VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil […]

Navajo Council committee oks interim changes to scholarship deadlines

5.7.20 PRESS RELEASE – NNC Committee Approves Temporary Changes to ONNSFA Policies in Response to National Health Emergency WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Temporary changes to the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA) policies and procedures in response to the Public Health National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak were approved by the Navajo […]

COVID-19 has killed 102 of our relatives & 3,204 of our relatives have COVID-19 5.11.20

Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases18,055 – Total Tests Administered13,576 – Total Negative Tests COVID-19 Cases: 3,204Average Age: 44Male: 1,503Female: 1,701 Confirmed Deaths: 102Average Age: 65Male: 61Female: 41 Navajo Nation Cases by CountyMcKinley County (New Mexico): 865Apache County (Arizona): 825Navajo County (Arizona): 665San Juan County (New Mexico): 374Coconino County (Arizona): 331San Juan County (Utah): 53Cibola County (New […]

Call for applications for $40M to improve health for Tribes & others

9:40 am, 5.7.20 PRESS RELEASE – U.S. Health & Human Services to Fund Community-Based Patient Outreach in Minority Populations A new $40 million investment in community-based patient outreach efforts aims to improve public health education and messaging in traditionally marginalized populations, announced the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. The investment, […]

If you’re looking to be screened & tested for COVID-19

The New Mexico Department of Health has a page for COVID-10 Screening & Testing https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html and I’ve pulled out sites/locations for Gallup, NM, McKinley County, Farmington, NM, San Juan County, Grants, NM, and Albuquerque. The COVID-19 Screening & Testing page shows sites/locations across NM. Indian Health Service – Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC)Drive ThruDates and […]