Bills on Indigenous rights go before Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati is meeting tomorrow, May 25, and a couple of very important bills that deal with the rights of Indigenous people. The bills are: F. LEGOS;ATOPM.0165-17: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’; Respectfully Requesting the United States of America to Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the […]

Navajo Generating Station, test of Trump’s pro-coal stance

LAW360 Analysis: Navajo Power Plant Poses Test For Trump’s Pro-Coal Stance By Andrew Westney Law360, New York (April 28, 2017, 3:33 PM EDT) — The looming closure of a power plant vital to the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe gives President Donald Trump a chance to save jobs, help rural America and support the […]

Is traveling to Albuquerque for a meeting, saving public money?

The Navajo Nation Council BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE has scheduled a WORK SESSION at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque, N.M., April 27. The WORK SESSION is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and deals with very public issues. According to Budget & Finance Committee’s proposed agenda, the committee will hear recommendations from the Navajo Nation Office […]

YouTube: Seraphina A. Nez confirmed to Dine’ Uranium Remediation Commission

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee confirmed Seraphina A. Nez of Tachee/Blue Gap, Arizona, as the first member of the Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission with a vote of 16-0 on Feb. 9, 2017, at the Navajo Department of Transporation in Tse Bonito, New Mexico. Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay sponosored LEGISLATION 0016-17 which was for […]

Escalade bill on Oct. 10 Navajo Council Law & Order Committee proposed agenda

The Navajo Nation Council Law and Order Committee is holding an Oct. 10 meeting, not a hearing, on proposed legislation for the Council to approve the development of the Grand Canyon Escalade Project at the Twin Arrows Casino & Resort near Flagstaff. Law and Order Committee Chairperson and Council Delegate Raymond Smith said last week […]

Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee meeting today, July 13

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee is meeting today, July 13, in the Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz. The Navajo Nation Council is convening their five-day summer session on Monday, July 18, at the Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz. The Council’s annual summer session horseback ride is scheduled to arrive at the tribal […]

Justice for Loreal Benefit Concert at Winslow, Ariz.

On May 27, it will two months since Winslow police officer Austin Shipley shot Loreal Tsingine, 27, five times and killed her on Easter Sunday for allegedly threatening him and another Winslow police officer with a pair of scissors. The Navajo Nation Council has not forgotten Tsingine. On May 16, the Council Health, Education and […]

New Mexico Governor declares wildfire emergency

PRESS RELEASE – New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Declares State of Emergency in Response to Dog Head Wildfire Santa Fe, NM — Today, June 15, Governor Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency in response to the Dog Head Wildfire affecting portions of Bernalillo and Torrance Counties. The Governor has also directed state agencies to […]

Gold King Mine spill reaching Lake Powell Wednesday, Aug. 12

PRESS RELEASE: Officials provide update on water contamination in San Juan County FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) on Saturday, attended a public meeting at the Famirngton Civic Center in which New Mexico State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, State Engineer Tom […]

N.M. Congressman Ben R. Lujan demands “full accounting” of Gold King Mine spill

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the recent spill of mine waste that has reached the Animas River. “The Animas River is a vital source of water to communities in San Juan County and the Navajo Nation, and this spill that has […]