Navajo Council 6.3.21, 2 pm & Naabi mtg 6.3.21, 10 am

With ZERO minutes to spare, Naabik’iyati voted 22 in favor, zero opposed to Recommend to Council to Approve Legislation 0076-21. It is now 2 pm, 6.3.21. Naabi now goes into COUNCIL ala MODE…

Speaker Damon announced that Amendments approved by Naabi will Die if Naabi does not vote on Legislation 0076-21. It is now 1:55 pm. Naabi MUST end their meeting at 2 pm to go into SPECIAL COUNCIL SESSION. Legislative staff are reading Amendments to 0076-21, which seeks Council approval to REOPEN TRIBAL PARKS.

It is now 1:36 pm, 6.3.21, and the Naabik’iyati has until 2 PM to take action on their Approved Agenda, which now has Five Bills on it, instead of One, which was to REOPEN TRIBAL PARKS. Naabi added four bills to their agenda. WHO KNOWS WHY?! I ask that because it’s only at Naabi, that Council Delegates get to TALK ENDLESSLY, which they tend to do quite regularly. And that happened today, 6.3.21.

Naabi has been debating One Bill since about 10:45 am. Speaker Damon announced to Naabi that they had 18 more minutes to meet and then they go into SPECIAL COUNCIL SESSION mode at 2 p.m., 6.3.21.

It is now 1:45 pm, 6.3.21.

This is the bill that Naabi talked itself into NOT TAKING ACTION ON – LEGISLATION 0076-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reopening of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Welcome Center, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument and Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005; and Supporting Implementation of the Division of Economic Development’s Business Reopening Plan for Businesses Operating Within the Above-Mentioned Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Sites at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005.

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee plan to RAM through THREE BILLS with a CONSENT AGENDA. One deals with San Juan River Drought Agreement that has Proposal to SELL NAVAJO WATER to New Mexico COAL-FIRED POWE PLANTS which Resources & Development Committee Chairman Rick Nez is Sponsoring. Naabi has FINAL AUTHORITY.

Another legislation deals with the spending of the Dine’ People’s ARPA $1.9 Billion & Finish spending the BALANCE of the UNSPENT CARES dollars. Yup, there’s still a BALANCE in the HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM because the Council ONLY Approved one APPLICATION DEADLINE for the Dine’ People to apply for HARDSHIP ASSISTANC .The Council NEVER EXTENDED the HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE APPLICATIN DEADLINE Former Navajo Nation Controller Pearline Kirk Recommended to the Council SEVERAL Times for the Council to APPROVE a HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE. At 11:51 am, on 6.2.21, the Resources & Development Committee Approved a DEADLINE EXTENSION to OCTOBER 2021 for the Navajo Division of Community Development to FINISH SPENDING $23.9 MILLION which is what Nez-lizer Community development didn’t spend of their CARES funds to buy Heavy Equipment. The $23.9 MILLION is to come from The SIHASIN Fund, but the Sihasin $23.9M can be REPLENISHED with emergency COVID-19 relief money – which could be The HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BALANCE of CARES dollars or the $1.9 BILLION in ARPA money…The RDC voted 5 in favor, zero opposed on LEGISLATION 0086-21, “An Action Relating to Resources and Development and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees; Amending CJA-01-21 to Extend the Deadline for the Procurement of Heavy Equipment for 25 Chapters,” which now goes to the Naabik’iyati Committee for FINAL APPROVAL. Council Delegate Mark Freeland & Speaker Seth Damon are sponsoring 0086-21.

The Third Bill was Removed from Consent Agenda which concerned Protecting San Francisco Peaks.

The Second Bill, which deals with extending Deadline for Navajo Nation Division of Community Development to FINISH Buying Heavy Equipment for the chapters was also removed from CONSENT AGENDA so there is NO CONSENT AGENDA…AWESOME

It is now 11 am, 6.3.21

It is now 1:36 pm, 6.3.21, and the Naabik’iyati has until 2 PM to take action on their Approved Agenda, which now has Five Bills on it, instead of One, which was to REOPEN TRIBAL PARKS. Naabi added four bills to their agenda. WHO KNOWS WHY?! I ask that because it’s only at Naabi, that Council Delegates get to TALK ENDLESSLY, which they tend to do quite regularly. And that happened today, 6.3.21.

Naabi has been debating One Bill since about 10:45 am. Speaker Damon announced to Naabi that they had 18 more minutes to meet and then they go into SPECIAL COUNCIL SESSION mode at 2 p.m., 6.3.21.

It is now 1:45 pm, 6.3.21.

LEGISLATION 0076-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reopening of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Welcome Center, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument and Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005; and Supporting Implementation of the Division of Economic Development’s Business Reopening Plan for Businesses Operating Within the Above-Mentioned Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Sites at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005.

NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING (VIA TELECOMMUNICATION)
Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 928 871 7160
Passcode: 86515
Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)
Thursday, June 03, 2021 – 10:00 AM
APPROVED AGENDA
PRESIDING CHAIR: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council
Hon. Seth Damon, Speaker
BUDGET & FINANCE
COMMITTEE
RESOURCES &
DEVELOPMENT COM.
HEALTH, EDUCATION &
HUMAN SERVICES COM.
LAW AND ORDER
COMMITTEE
Hon. Elmer P. Begay Hon. Kee Allen Begay, Jr. Hon. Paul Begay Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (C)
Hon. Nathaniel Brown Hon. Herman M. Daniels, Jr. Hon. Pernell Halona Hon. Vince R. James
Hon. Amber Kanazbah Crotty Hon. Mark A. Freeland Hon. Carl Roessel Slater (VC) Hon. Eugene Tso
Hon. Jamie Henio (C) Hon. Rickie Nez (C) Hon. Charlaine Tso Hon. Otto Tso (VC)
Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (VC) Hon. Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. Hon. Daniel E. Tso (C) Hon. Edmund Yazzie
Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair Hon. Thomas Walker, Jr. (VC) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (C) Chair & (VC) Vice Chair

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS (2 Minute Limit per Delegate)
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
    (m) Hon. Otto Tso (s) Hon. Pernell Halona (v) 21 – 0 (cnv)
  4. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE JOURNALS: April 15, 2021
    (m) (s) (v)
  5. RECEIVE REPORTS: NONE
    APPROVED NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA (6/03/2021) Page 2 of 3
  6. OLD BUSINESS: NONE
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0076-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reopening of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Welcome Center, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument and Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005; and Supporting Implementation of the Division of Economic Development’s Business Reopening Plan for Businesses Operating Within the Above-Mentioned Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Sites at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005 SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    B. LEGISLATION 0085-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development Committee and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Approving and Endorsing the Recommendations for San Juan River Operations and Administration for 2021 through 2022
    SPONSOR: Honorable Rickie Nez
    (m) (s) (v)
    C. LEGISLATION 0086-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees; Amending CJA-01-21 to Extend the Deadline for the Procurement of Heavy Equipment for 25 Chapters SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    (m) (s) (v)
    D. LEGISLATION 0078-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Overriding the Navajo Nation President’s Veto of Navajo Nation Council Resolution CMA-18-21 SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    E. LEGISLATION 0080-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Establishing the Navajo Nation’s Position to Protect and Preserve the San Francisco Peaks, a Sacred Mountain and Cultural Property, for the Navajo People and Other Indigenous Relatives
    SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    APPROVED NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA (6/3/21)
  8. CLOSE OF MEETING; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    Livestream will be available online at:
    VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil
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NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
(VIA TELECOMMUNICATION)
Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 928 871 7160
Passcode: 86515
Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)
Thursday, June 03, 2021 – 10:00 AM
PROPOSED AGENDA

PRESIDING CHAIR: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council Hon. Seth Damon, Speaker
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE
RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT COM.
HEALTH, EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES COM.
LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE
Hon. Elmer P. Begay Hon. Kee Allen Begay, Jr. Hon. Paul Begay Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (C)
Hon. Nathaniel Brown Hon. Herman M. Daniels, Jr. Hon. Pernell Halona Hon. Vince R. James
Hon. Amber Kanazbah Crotty Hon. Mark A. Freeland Hon. Carl Roessel Slater (VC) Hon. Eugene Tso
Hon. Jamie Henio (C) Hon. Rickie Nez (C) Hon. Charlaine Tso Hon. Otto Tso (VC)
Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (VC) Hon. Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. Hon. Daniel E. Tso (C) Hon. Edmund Yazzie
Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair Hon. Thomas Walker, Jr. (VC) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (C) Chair & (VC) Vice Chair

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS (2 Minute Limit per Delegate)
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
    (m) (s) (v)
  4. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE JOURNALS: April 15, 2021
    (m) (s) (v)
  5. RECEIVE REPORTS: NONE
    PROPOSED NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA (6/03/2021) Page 2 of 2
  6. OLD BUSINESS: NONE
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0076-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reopening of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Welcome Center, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument and Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005; and Supporting Implementation of the Division of Economic Development’s Business Reopening Plan for Businesses Operating Within the Above-Mentioned Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Sites at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005 SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
  8. CLOSE OF MEETING; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The public is advised that the Navajo Nation Council Agenda and the Agendas of the Standing Committees are not final until adopted by a majority vote of the Navajo Nation Council or the Standing Committee at a Navajo Nation Council or a Standing Committee meeting pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§163 and 183, Navajo Nation Council Rule of Order No. 7, and Standing Committee Rule of Order No. 8.
    Livestream will be available online at:
    VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil
    NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION VIA TELECOMMUNICATION
Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 2:00 PM (DST)
Navajo Nation Council Chambers
Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)
Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 928 871 7160
Passcode: 86515

PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO THE NAVAJO NATION
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
    (m) (s) (v)
  4. REPORTS: NONE
  5. OLD BUSINESS: NONE
  6. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0076-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving the Reopening of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Welcome Center, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument and Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005; and Supporting Implementation of the Division of Economic Development’s Business Reopening Plan for Businesses Operating Within the
    Above-Mentioned Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Sites at Orange Status Notwithstanding Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-005
    SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
  7. CLOSE OF SESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The public is advised that the Navajo Nation Council Agenda and the Agendas of the Standing Committees are not final until adopted by a majority vote of the Navajo Nation Council or the Standing Committee at a Navajo Nation Council or a Standing Committee meeting pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§ 163 and 183, Navajo Nation Council Rule of Order No. 7, and Standing Committee Rule of Order No. 8.
    Livestream will be available online at:
    VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil
    NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/

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