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!

Nez signs $14M for Hardship Assistance for Elders; Council approves $14M for Hardship Assistance for Elders & $557M for Hardship Assistance for Adults & Minors, 12.30.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, Navajo Nation President Nez signed the Council’s resolution that approved the use of $14 Million in Unspent CARES funds of the $2.1 Billion in Navajo Nation ARPA funds for Hardship Assistance for elders. The Council approved $14M for Hardship Assistance for elders and $557 Million for Hardship Assistance for […]

$16M for Navajo Hardship Assistance for Elders on Navajo Council agenda, 10 am, 12.29.21

It is now 10:47 am, 12.29.21, and Navajo Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown said he met and visited with nurses from the Indian Health Services Kayenta Hospital at a COVID-19 vaccination & booster shot event. Brown said a nurse told him that she was Mentally, physically, spiritually drained. She was also very sad to see Navajo […]

$1.2B proposed for Navajo Infrastructure & Hardship Assistance, 9 am, 12.16&17.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee started two days of work session on proposed Legislation 0257-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,166,003,000/$1.16 BILLION of Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Funds; Approving the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Expenditure Plans for Water and Wastewater Projects, Broadband Projects, Home […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee meeting, 10 am, 12.9.21

Ya’at’eeh Abini Relatives/Frens/Humans, It is now 10:43 am, 12.9.21, and the Navajo Nation Naabik’iyati Committee continues to debate their Agenda. The Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee continues to debate its agenda:COUNCIL DELEGATE OTTO TSOMotion for Consent Agenda since a Lot of the bills move forward to Council after Naabi action:.0195-21; 0226-21; 0228-21; 0243-21; 0254-21DELEGATE EUGENAI CHARES […]

NTEC & Navajo Power go before Budget & Finance, 9 am, 12.6.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, It appears that Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, is Navajo Transitional Energy Company Day. NTEC had a 7 am special meeting with the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee today, 12.6.21. (See earlier Post) And now, the Council’s Budget & Finance Committee called a Work Session for NTEC to present their Solar/Renewal Projects…LOL […]

Resources Committee holds early AM mtg for Navajo Transitional Energy, 7 am, 12.6.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, The Navajo Nation Council called a 7 am to discuss ONE item on their meeting agenda: Discussion on the 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals and Approving the draft Public Comment by Navajo Transitional Energy Company to the U.S. Department of the Interior, which is due by December 9, 2021. The NTEC Presenter […]

$1.9M for Chapters Emergency Assistance before Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee, 9 am, 11.22.21

It is now 11:51, 11.22.21, and RDC chaiman Rickie Nez kept asking RDC member Mark Freeland is he signed as co-sponsor of 0228-21 and finally Freeland said yes. And so now Rickie Nez wants 0228-21 added to RDC agenda.The Report by DED Project manager Tony Perry was Short & Unanimously Accepted by RDC. Rickie Nez […]

Reports on Dine’ Name for New Plant, Fire Wood Distribution, Dine’ Veterans, MMDR before Naabik’iyati, 10 am, 10.13.21

It is now 3:38 pm, 10.13.21, and Navajo Council Speaker Seth Damon stammering as he tells Law & Order Committee Chairwoman Eugenia Charles-Newton that he will GIVE NEZ& LZIER and their DIVISION DIRECTORS MORE TIME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING WHERE THEY SPENT MILLIONS IN DONATIONS DOLLARS.Charles-Newton Called for INVESTIGATION of Navajo Dept of Emergency Management, […]

Dine’, Acoma, other Indigenous Nations join White Mesa Ute Protest of White Mesa Uranium Mill, 10.7-9.21

White Mesa Concerned Communityprotectwhitemesa.orgMEDIA ADVISORY October 5, 2021 Contact:Yolanda Badback, White Mesa Concerned Community, (435) 459-2461, ybadback427@gmail.comBradley Angel, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, (415) 722-5270, bradley@greenaction.org White Mesa Ute Organize Protest, Spiritual Walk, and Online Conference to Confront the White Mesa Uranium Mill October 9: Protest and Spiritual Walk What: Annual rally, protest, and […]

Senate Legislative Hearing on Water Rights Settlement Bills, 2:30 pm ET/12:30 pm MST.10.6.21

FEDERAL PRESS RELEASE – SCHATZ TO LEAD LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON INDIAN WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT BILLS WASHINGTON – Wednesday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET /12:30 p.m., U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a legislative hearing to receive testimony on S.648, Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes […]