PRESS RELEASE – Navajo communities say they deserve immunity from toxic pollution

Diné citizens call for respect of Diné Fundamental Law and accountability on economics of coal operations, as they ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear case on coal mine expansion and power plant extension operations Burnham, NM. September. 13, 2019 – The longtime Navajo organization, Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, is joining […]

FEDERAL PRESS RELEASE – Former Priest Arthur Perrault sentenced to more than 30 years for conviction on Federal Child Sexual Abuse charges

ALBUQUERQUE – Arthur Perrault, 81, a former Catholic priest in New Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to more than 30 years (365 months) of imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on child sexual abuse charges. Perrault also will be required to register […]

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Government Development Commission meeting Saturday in Cow Springs

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Commission on Navajo Government Development will be holding a regular meeting in Cow Springs, Arizona at the residence of Miss Sally Fowler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM. The approved meeting will be held inside a traditional Navajo male hogan and is open to the public. The Commission […]

Navajo Prez & VP announce Cabinet

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President Jonathan Nez and Myron Lizer Administration PRESS RELEASE – Statement from the Nez-Lizer Administration: The day after we were elected into office, we established a strong and diverse transition team to evaluate and assess potential candidates to serve in the highest positions for the Navajo Nation. […]

Navajo attorney general: $15M for Navajo Oil & Gas illegal

Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch stated in a Dec. 26, 2018, memo to the Navajo Nation Council that Legislation 0448-18, which seeks Budget and Finance Committee approval for the Navajo Nation to invest $15 million into the Navajo Oil and Gas Company “is legally deficient and should be withdrawn.” Branch also stated, “The legislation […]

“END NGS” sign takes aim at Nation leadership

PRESS RELEASE Twin Arrows, Ariz. – Local families and activist, posted a protest sign this week, coinciding with potential Naabik’iyati Committee’s consideration of legislation related to the Navajo Generating Station. “It’s our Indigenous response to ending the continued genocide of our people living in sacrifice zones, under the clouds of pollution from these extractive energy […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati & Health committees meeting Tuesday

Several Navajo Nation Council standing committees are meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and among them are the Naabik’iyati Committee and the Health, Education and Human Services Committee. The Naabik’iyati is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. in the Navajo Nation Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz. The Health, Education and Human Services Committee is scheduled […]

Budget committee to debate NGS payment option, 10 am, Tuesday

The Navajo Nation Council Budget & Finance Committee is scheduled to take up Legislation 0379-18, which seeks the support of the Budget and Finance and Naabikiyati Committees and the approval of the Navajo Nation Council of a Payment Option under an Extension Lease for the owners of Navajo Generating Station to pay Navajo Nation, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, […]

Fate of Navajo business loan fund?

The Budget and Finance Committee Bank Subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the Budget and Finance Committee meeting room, Window Rock, Ariz. The Navajo Nation Council Budget and Finance Committee Bank Subcommittee is scheduled to hear a report from the Navajo Nation Department of Justice about  the Disposition […]

Zinke resigning – finally

THINK PROGRESS – Ryan Zinke will end his tenure as Interior Secretary at the end of the year, Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday. The news comes amidst a whirlwind of scandal surrounding the secretary and as inquiries into his misconduct, including an investigation referred to the Justice Department in late October for potential criminal violations. […]