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 […]

Who should spend Navajo Nation $554M settlement?

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee has LEGISLATION 0045-17 on its proposed March 23, 2017, agenda. Legislation 0045-17 would terminate the Sihasin Subcommittee, which is primarily Budget & Finance Committee members, and return authority to the full Naabik’iyati Committee on how the Navajo Nation $554 million settlement is spent. The debate on whether to remove […]

Comments needed on Navajo Council legislation to oppose uranium mining

Navajo Nation Council Delegate JONATHAN HALE who is sponsoring LEGISLATION 0057-17, which seeks to oppose uranium mining on the Navajo Nation, would like the public to submit their comments on Legislation 0057-17 to the Office of Legislative Services ASAP to:  <comments@navajo-nsn.gov> and also to his email at <jonzcomet@yahoo.com). Delegate Hale said comments may be one sentence and simply state that […]

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 […]

Navajo Council Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee meets Feb. 10, 2017

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee is having a special meeting at the Budget & Finance Committee conference room in Window Rock, Ariz., on Feb. 10, 2017, Friday, starting at 10 a.m. According to the proposed agenda of the Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee agenda, the subcommittee will receive a verbal and written […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee meeting Feb. 9, 2017

Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates announced in a Feb. 3, 2017, memorandum that the Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee is having a meeting Feb. 9, 2017, Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. at the Navajo Department of Transportation’s conference rooms 308 and 309. A proposed Naabik’iyati Committee meeting agenda has not been published. Please check the Navajo […]

Dine’ Uranium Commission appointment & Field hearings on fracking before Navajo Council committee

The proposed agenda for the Navajo Nation Council Resources & Development Committee’s Feb. 7, 2017, Tuesday meeting has two bills addressing field hearings about fracking on the Navajo Nation and the first appointment to the Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission. The bills are LEGISLATION 0025-17 : An Action Relating to Resources and Development Committee and Naabi’Iyati Committee, Respectfully […]

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 […]